2003 Jeep Liberty



May, 29, 2011 AT 4:42 PM

I have 2003 Jeep Liberty and just had to replace the head gaskets. The week after I pick it up from the garage I get a Mil light, although engine ran fine. It was a misfire but seemed to be a one time accurance so it was reset. Two weeks later I start up the jeep get a flashing Mil light and the engine shuts off. I checked the codes and have misfires on each cylinder (3.7 V-6) and a oxygen sensor slow response. The engine will crank fine but not fire. I will go back to the shop on Tuesday but am looking for any help before then. Thanks for any advice.


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1 Answer



June, 29, 2011 AT 9:44 AM


Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine atleast 3/16 away from ground-have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, Do you hear the fuel pump come On when you turn key on? If not check fuel pump fuse and fuel pump relay if okay-check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs,coil's resistances,cap and rotor,distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it and keep testing

If both fuel and spark is present-check the valve and ignition timing, this will lead you to problems
with compression and valves opening and closing at the wrong time/broken or jumped timing

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