Jeep Liberty Problem Report
Jeep Liberty Front/Rear Differential Pinion Seal/Transfer Case Leaks are Common
Leaks at the front and/or rear differential pinion seal and from the transfer case are common. Low fluid level in the differential or transfer case can result in bearing failure. Damaged bearings commonly cause a whine or growl type noise.
i am having exactly the same problem, I already replaced the wheel bearings and the mechanic told me that my differential is out, that either get a new one or rebuild will fix the problem, he said it will cost between $850.00 to $1000.00 to fix this problem, he also said that the bearings in the differential need to be change, I found this cost extremely expensive, my speed sensor went bad, already replaced but my speedometer still not working, I noticed some like oil leaks from the differential. How expensive will be to fix this problem, what is the risk of me driving long distances? please help. - Norlica60
Leak found by Jeep dealer during oil change. Seal changed that very day - this Jeep has a lifetime powertrain warranty without any deductible (!!) and also a purchased lifetime bumper to bumper warranty with a $100 deductible. Total cost here: $0.00 I'll report on any other issues as we go along. - HenryKa
The vehicle makes a grinding noise when the 4x4 is engaged. No evidence of leakage from the transfer case, so assuming the fluid levels are fine. I took it to JL Automotive in Cream Ridge, NJ & the tech told me that the frontrear differential is bad & needs to be replaced. Also, the front left wheel bearing is bad so that's being replaced. My husband just replaced the front right wheel bearing, CV joint & shaft a couple of weeks ago- the shaft was fused to the joint. Never saw that happen before. At any rate, the total cost for repairs at JL is $2450 not including the $470 I spent on the parts for the front right wheel bearing, shaft & joint. - Visitor
Leaks at pinion seal. - Visitor
First the rear and now the fron pinion seal leaks, 179.00 each done at jeep - Visitor
Rear axle pinion seal leaking - Visitor
Leaking differential fluid, when checking fluid levels, found only sludge. Having to replace a cover and seals, front ends. - WeimMom
had the pinon seal changed and now there is a slight noise and a small viberation in it. not a happy camp with this did not have this problem until they fixed the pinon seal.. - Visitor
The rear differential is starting to leak. What a hassle this Jeep has been, and we have 2 years left of payments. What a ripoff, Never use 4 Your Car Connection in Seneca, Pa 16346 - jkachik1
I am too just going through this now. There was no pre-sign that something was happening, jut out of the blue one day it started to make the whining groaning sound when doing between 10-100 and then just gets louder. I have it into a Jeep shop now, waiting for the prognosis!! - Visitor
seal leaked - Visitor
Transfer case hasn't been fixed - nissy35
Groan like bad wheel bearings at 20 mph on up. - Visitor
Leaking seal - jodymc
Brought car in for emissions/safety inspection. Vehicle failed safety inspection because of Rack & Pinion leak. Lost power steering 1.5 years ago, and was fixed by dealer, but apparently this is an ongoing problem. - Visitor
Grinding noise that got worse and worse. Replaced wheel bearings and rear differential. - Visitor
left rear seal and pinion seal went. - Visitor
Front pinion seal is leaking. I will have to replace the seal and drain/fill with new gear oil. - Visitor
Steering wheel vibrates, getting worse when pick up speed. Mechanic diagnosed with need for Front Differential Pinion Bearing Inner and Outer - Visitor
keep replacing new transmission fluid, keep getting transmission fluid on back window, problem not fixed - Visitor
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