2005 Jeep Liberty CRD, Needs Work

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High Bridge, New Jersey, United States

Features and Specifications

Make: Jeep
Model: Liberty
Type: SUV
Year: 2005
Mileage: 318,215
VIN: 1J4GL48515W657689
Color: Blue
Engine: 2.8 L Turbodiesel Motori
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Diesel
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Gray interior with black Jeep neoprene seat covers front and back
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear

2005 Jeep Liberty

This Jeep is sold As Is. It has been a great vehicle for me but also has problems. It can be had cheap as far as Blue Book value because of these problems, and can be fixed and run, or used for its many good parts. It is high mileage, with over 318K, but these were all done in tandem with a meticulous mechanical maintenance schedule. I changed oil and filter every 5000 miles, using Quaker State synthetic, most done at Shammy Shine in Flemington, NJ. Most miles are highway, as I travel a lot and carry my photo gear to jobs. I’ve done some off-reading in 4x4, all to get my gear to remote places and this Jeep is a champ. Tons of torque. Automatic trans has been serviced routinely and the mechanic said it looks nearly new. Engine is still strong and sounds solid. The tires are very recent and in great shape. It has a functional spare. I bought this at 13,000 miles and immediately put Jeep Mopar neoprene seat covers on so the seats should be in great shape, though I’ve never removed them. It is registered in NJ until Dec 2018 but not insured. Inspection sticker is outdated so I put CA plate on it (since my municipality has a law against having an unregistered/uninspected vehicle stored on private property!). I installed injector tube and fuel filter heating elements and under-dash switches to pre-warm fuel.
What’s Wrong? The power steering hose leaked and it lost fluid. I stopped driving it then, so the pump is in fine shape but it should be fixed before driving or the pump will burn out. I’ve been told the hose is not available from Jeep anymore but there might be one out there or one can be fabricated.
It has a Failed sticker for inspection, as noted. The codes from the NJ Inspection Station are P0401, P1263 and P1265. This has happened every two years for the many I’ve had the car. These are for pollution control, and online you can read that it is a problem, but by most accounts this is a clogged sensor problem because the meshing of Mercedes and Jeep systems did not go well. I have had many fixes done, including having the injectors pulled and cleaned.
The windshield is cracked and should be replaced. As is fitting for a car of this mileage, driver’s pedals and carpet are worn. The finish has very little rust, but there is some around the rear, top/center brake/tail light. The finish is otherwise solid, but there are scrapes, some down to the under coat, especially on the hood though no rust other than where mentioned.
I’ll facilitate shipping or whatever you need to move this vehicle, but do not offer such service. I would recommend towing it, but it is certainly capable of driving onto a car mover. It is not street-legal now because of the CA plate and Fail sticker and lack of insurance, and I wouldn’t drive much because this will burn out the power steering pump, which was perfectly fine when the hose failed and has not been used since.
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