2004 Jeep Liberty Q&A
2004 Jeep Liberty Question: Water pump broke & cylinder decompressed?
The water pump on my Jeep Liberty stopped working causing my battery light to come on. I kept driving, not knowing the water pump had stopped, then lost steering power, steam came out of the engine and the belt came off. They replaced the pump and now state that one of the cylinders has no compression and may have been caused by the engine overheating...is this right? The temperature guage never showed that the engine was hot, just the battery light came on... Help! - Beachbum1
Your liberty has one serpentine belt that runs the water pump, alternator and power steering and thats why the battery light came on because the belt was not turning and it eventually burned through and the steam was cause by overheating because the water pump wasn't turning, probably blew the head gasket and that's why the one cylinder has no compression. the time to replace the one head gasket is 8.5 hrs and to replace both head gaskets is 9.9 - hemicuda
this isn't really a answer but i looking to see what could be wrong with my jeep and sense i like to work on it i never take it to the shop then i ran across how your jeep liberty broke and that is the same thing that my liberty is doing but you just saved me from going through what you went through. to get on to the point shouldn't have the temp. gauge have gone up because mine doesn't either so sense it doesn't read right shouldn't jeep pay for any damaged parts? - robert pullar