Update 8/6/2022 - Today the Jeep Liberty CRD left for a new home in Illinois. Goodbye, old steed!
Here is the Liberty setting at the Olive Garden in Muncie after I picked it up.
After a couple years of researching the CRD I bought one at Jeep Warehouse on February 17, 2006.
Anyone familiar with my Ford Superduty truck page knows I like to do some customizing to my vehicles. The Liberty is no exception. I'll be putting on stuff for the fire department and some general stuff. I'm not planning on big tires, although a small lift is a possibility.
Here are the options on the Liberty: (window sticker)
- 2.8L turbodiesel
- 5 speed automatic transmission - the same transmission used with the Hemi V-8's
- 22C package
- Trailer tow package
- Skidplate package - I got this mostly for the tow hooks
- Overhead console
- Power moonroof
- Remote start (installed at the dealer) - I decided to get a dealer installed remote start because of the security key the Liberty has and because I presumed a factory engineered remote start would have many features. My presumption was wrong. It does a fine job of starting the Jeep but that's all it does. The remote start I installed on my truck has a pitstop feature, turns on when the battery voltage is low, has many user adjustable settings, etc...you get the picture...and it cost 1/4 as much as the Jeep remote start. (Remote key fob) (Remote start timing) Installation instructions
Click here to read the complaint letter I sent to Chrysler after my aggravating dealer experiences. Read here to see a list of problems I've had with this vehicle.
Upgrades/projects - (My recommended mods)
Spare tire cover - Purchased at Jparts.com
Steering wheel cover - Purchased at Walmart by my girlfriend for Valentine's Day. These are a must have for me.
Rock deflector for the windshield washer bottle
Magnaflow exhaust mod
Visor pouch to increase the Liberty's limited storage space.
Transmission deep pan
TransGo shift kit
Heated mirrors - I found a set on Ebay. A simple remove and replace job.
Kenwood TK-730 2-way radio
Auxiliary reverse lights
Add factory courtesy lights
Description of the CRD intake and concerns
MAP sensor cleaning
Smittybilt grille guard
Whelen Patriot lightbar
Streamlight rechargeable flashlight
CAT fuel filter conversion kit - better, cheaper filtration
Inexpensive air filter mod
Racor fuel filter assembly
Kennedy lift pump
Fuel pressure gauge & Omega temperature sensor
Auxiliary transmission cooler
V6 airbox swap
Larger oil filter
3" rear exit exhaust
Window regulator fix - fix for a common problem.
ABS test - troubleshooting the wiring.
Blower resistor replacement
Sticky window mod
A-pillar gauge pod
Lost KJs - they have an excellent CRD section
Jeep KJ Country