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Unread 06-26-2013, 09:08 AM   #1
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Submerged my liberty/ blowing computers

While unloading a boat I got cought up in a rut. Proceeded to back far enough to get out of rut. Past rear tire height. Up to brake pedal on driver side and seat height on passenger side.

Any help???

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Unread 06-26-2013, 11:13 AM   #2
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While unloading a boat I got cought up in a rut. Proceeded to back far enough to get out of rut. Past rear tire height. Up to brake pedal on driver side and seat height on passenger side.

Any help???
Is this out of water now?
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Unread 06-26-2013, 11:15 AM   #3
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You never said what's wrong with it...
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Unread 06-26-2013, 11:35 AM   #4
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Yes it is out of water.

It ran for two days afterward. Then did not start. I have power. The starter will turn over with its own power. I have no ignition or power to my fuel inj. My relays seem to be working. Also the vehicle would not communicate with my scan tool.

I cleaned a large wire harness terminal located in cab. Located on left side panel next to drivers left foot. It was green and corroded . All looked good, so I hoped I found the isue. So I installed computer I purchased at salvage yard.

Immediately I had a running truck again. BUT, then it died like it ran out of fuel. I restarted it four times and then I had nothing as before.
YIKES

This is a 2005 liberty with 3.7L and automatic trans.
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Unread 06-26-2013, 11:43 AM   #5
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You might want to check the KJ forum. They might be able to help better than the KK guys (and gals) Liberty KJ Forum
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Unread 06-26-2013, 11:56 AM   #6
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If there is a way to get this on it I would but I keep getting a pop up saying that the kj forum is not takeing new threads
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Unread 06-26-2013, 07:46 PM   #7
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The computer near driver left leg is called FDM in KK model. Is instrument panel on? When you turn the key?
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Unread 06-26-2013, 08:03 PM   #8
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Tim Toe,

I just attempted to move your thread to the KJ forum. These fellas are pretty good at answering questions. Good Luck and hope you get your issue resolved.
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Unread 06-26-2013, 08:10 PM   #9
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Did you turn the car off while submerged?


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Unread 06-26-2013, 08:48 PM   #10
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Yes I shut it off at one point. After I got pulled out it ran right away. It ran two days and probably 100 miles or more. I went to go to work on day two and trouble began.
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Unread 06-26-2013, 08:55 PM   #11
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So it died under water?

when you turn key it cranks and cranks no fire?

Check your oil see if milky.

Setting in drivers seat, did your feet get wet?


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Unread 06-27-2013, 01:45 AM   #12
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There are several connectors under the carpet.

I would advise you disconnect the battery and use a hairdryer on all connectors including the PCM.

You can download the relevant year KJ Service manual here....include circuit diagrams and pictures showing where all the connectors are located.

http://www.colorado4wheel.com/manuals/Jeep/KJ
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Unread 06-27-2013, 07:29 PM   #13
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This is a troubling problem for sure. I use a product called Strike Hold. It is some amazing stuff for penetrating lubricant, displacing moisture. The military kept this a secret for quit a while. It may help you with your electrical problem. I would start with disconnecting every electric connection that got wet, dry it and spray it with Strike Hold... This stuff is amazing..Oilburner
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Unread 06-30-2013, 04:03 PM   #14
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I suspect moisture got in. how dry are your interiors now? keep the doors open and leave it in the sun todry. as far as electronic parts, there are break pedal sensor and accelerator pedal sensor. Under the gear shift harness there are few more electronics and sensors, not sure if they were under water or moisture got in, you may need to open that and dry/clean. I would use deoxit or contact cleaner to keep the moisture away for the connectors
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Unread 07-01-2013, 11:48 AM   #15
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Yup all apart and drying now.
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