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Unread 12-05-2012, 05:35 PM   #1
barryfishing
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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.

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Unread 12-05-2012, 05:49 PM   #2
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Who's changing your oil? Is that person lubricating the oil filter's gasket upon install?
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Unread 12-05-2012, 06:49 PM   #3
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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.

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Unread 12-05-2012, 07:57 PM   #4
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Yeah it looks like a bear clawed your arm after changimg them.
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Unread 12-06-2012, 05:42 PM   #5
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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.
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Unread 07-10-2014, 06:17 PM   #6
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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.
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Unread 07-10-2014, 07:29 PM   #7
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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.

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