Loose oil filter???
I keep getting oil leaks, 2010 jeep liberty, from the oil filter area. It is not from the pressure sender above. I been there 5 times in 2 months with oil leak complaints and each time I am told the oil filter is loose. They tighten it yet after a week or so it becomes loose to start leaking onto the floor. I even seen them tighten it and yet it becomes loose. What could be the reason as they look as it as a mystery also.
I don't know what it is about the Liberty and the oil filter, but I have had to go back two times to two different dealerships to have the filter tightened. From what I understand it is in a real _itch of a location and if you have the skid plate pkg it is even worse to get at.
"If you have a difficult job to do....Give it to a lazy man....He'll find the easy way to do it."
Bought mine used 21 mts ago and I had a leak at the filter and had to tighten it 3 times.Had the oil and filter changed 3 times since and the problem does not seem to recur. Oil changes always done at dealership with regular 5-20w oil.
Yup, had the loose oil filter issue. Dealer changed and it was leaking less than 1500 miles later. They said it was loose and the gasket had a crease in it. Whatever, it leaked overnight when the engine was not running, a drop or two every few minutes. Had a puddle of oil the next morning. They made no charge for the filter or oil, but the color of the filter went from orange to green.
I think mine starts leaking about every 3000-3500 miles. Figure it is time to change oil. I don't like the Chrysler oil filters, but you can't beat the 4 oil changes for $65 at the dealer.
Lovin' my CARBON FOOT PRINT!
Location and access for this filter is conformation Jeep engineers don't have a clue or don't care. Typical " Jeep " bull****. Why anyone buys this crap is beyond me. I charge approximately $40 -$50 for most Lube oil filter services. Jeep liberty w 3.7 liter I charge $130 just because of this issue.
Originally Posted by willrussel View Post
GET OUTTA DODGE!!!!! $130 for an oil change? Jiffy Lube just did my 2012 KK for $68, and that was for synthetic, filter & disposal fee.
oh, and no leaking filters - yet, but it only has 51,000 miles.
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The filter was leaking on my 2012 after I bought it from the dealer and I changed the oil and filter right away just because I wanted to make sure that it had been done and that I knew what the milage interval would be until the next change. I could not believe the location of the filter when I crawled under the vehicle. Filter was finger tight only. By far, the easiest way to change the oil (for me) is to remove the grill and driver's headlight and then reach in. It's still messier than other vehicles I've owned but better. I make sure to lube the o ring on the filter and while some go just a bit past finger tight, I actually use a filter wrench when installing mine and go a bit more. Some will say I shouldn't because I'll never get the filter back off but this is how I have always installed filters and I've never had a filter that didn't easily come off. Haven't had any issues with the filter leaking since that first time. Very poor design by Jeep.
2012 KK Latitude
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