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Unread 03-08-2014, 05:23 AM   #1
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Fan moves in/out and leaks oil 2010 liberty

Pulling into work today I heard a rattling sound coming from under the hood. I quickly parked and popped the hood only to see oil all over the front of my engine. After further inspection the fan and pulley appeared to be moving in and out of the front of the engine block. I have never seen this before and was wondering what exactly it could be. I initially thought it was my timing assembly but now think it might be the fan clutch put a hole in my timing case. Any thoughts?

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Unread 03-08-2014, 05:51 AM   #2
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Liberty has an electric cooling fan. Not sure how it could possibly be moving in and out of the engine block. Unless a fan clutch was added. Needless to say you likely need a new water pump.
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Unread 03-08-2014, 06:21 AM   #3
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Yeah I'm no mechanic. hahaha. Would the water pump be the culprit of the oil leak?
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Unread 03-08-2014, 06:48 AM   #4
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Are you sure it is oil and not anti freeze?
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Unread 03-08-2014, 07:35 PM   #5
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+1 for antifreeze. Same thing happened to me and it was a bad waterpump. Do you hear a whining noise coming from under the hood while it's running?
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Unread 03-09-2014, 04:09 AM   #6
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If you have the factory tow package, it has a mechanical fan also. Something has definitely given up the ghost and needs to be remedied before it tears loose. Sounds like the water pump bearing or the fan clutch bearing.





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Unread 03-09-2014, 08:40 AM   #7
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Thanks guys turns out it was the water pump. Got it out and replaced it with a new one and runs like a champ again!
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Unread 03-09-2014, 12:23 PM   #8
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recall on waterpump

When we had our 2010 liberty, there was a recall on the waterpump.
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Unread 03-09-2014, 01:45 PM   #9
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Thanks guys turns out it was the water pump. Got it out and replaced it with a new one and runs like a champ again!
Great news! Was it easy to do?
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Unread 03-09-2014, 04:29 PM   #10
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Glad you had it fixed. I just had the water pump replaced in mine for 3rd time along with the power steering pump and belt tensioner. It was about. 70k miles. All I can say I know have 75k miles on her and Good Year SRA's are still holding up lol!

Dredd- The mechanical fan installed on the Lib with the tow package. Would you or could you measure the diameter? Maybe cost effective if I go with an aftermarket instead of Mopar.
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