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post #1 of 6 Old 07-13-2019, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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KJ DEAD? What is ur opinion

I need some advice. I have a 2005 Jeep Liberty LTD ED diesel. We have had many problems locating mechanics, parts and advice. Currently, Libby, has had an eval from a local mechanic and she has not faired well. I have all of her problems (will post if interested) and hope that someone can tell me if there might be someone that would take her on as a project. Our mechanic was ruthless in his eval and suggested we trade her for $1000-1500 and move on. However, before I do that I thought I would check with you all.

You helped a couple years back with a “rockers” diagnosis and a vast “education” of a mechanic in AZ. (His wife had the same Jeep!) However, it took him 3 weeks to get it right, but he did it!

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-13-2019, 10:13 AM
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its side ways, and to small for this old mans eyes - SO why not ask specifically what you want help with - I am sure you can understand a worn (bald) tire and headlamp issue...

When I see the price of OEM I think aftermarket.
When I see the quality of aftermarket I think OEM.
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post #3 of 6 Old 07-13-2019, 10:55 AM
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Might be the worst pics i have ever seen in the years i have been here too.

Cost of total repairs? value of the vehicle. If it was something special or perhaps sentimental value, perhaps. The case being what it is and what looks like perhaps rust issue, if rust that tends to be the end of it, unless again it had some real value, its a libby. about disposable really, no real niche here. Perhaps your mechanic is right.

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post #4 of 6 Old 07-13-2019, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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Yep...I agree...wish I could delete them now....can’t see a way yet! I guess I’ve been hoping for a way to save her but I believe that she’s too far gone!7 Dang
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post #5 of 6 Old 07-14-2019, 04:35 PM
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This licensed mechanic and aircraft maintenance engineer suggest your Libby has served it's time. I'm saying that because of the high miles. My 2004 Libby has 260K km and the rust lobsters are eating holes in the bottom of the doors and rocker panels and there are a few other issues but, I'm going to drive it till it drops. Engine and transmission are working normal (knock wood) and I do allot of preventative maintenance.

Every vehicle reaches the "POINT OF ECONOMIC DECLINE" and that is the time to stop putting good money after bad. It's a personal call you will have to make. When my Libby passes on I'm going to get my very first Toyota and I've been a Mopar guy all my life.

All the best to you.
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post #6 of 6 Old 07-15-2019, 10:18 AM
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Trade in value you'd be lucky to get $700 for it honestly. Unless you were buying an expensive car which case they might give you a $1000. Mine came from the Rust Belt and my issues are I can't replace one part, I have had to do total rebuilds. Like my front suspension. As much as I'd like a diesel Libby, I've already done too much work to mine to fix a lot of the same issues and don't want to do it again. The Liberty is the Jeep I hate working on. XJ, TJ, WJ, JK, YJ, I'll do 'em. KJ and KK? Fuggedaboutit!

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