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2011 Jeep Liberty ran without oil, did this cause my engine to blow?

Your oil pan didn't rust I would just like to point out that your oil pan can't just rust out. It is made of material that doesn't rust. So when you had a hole in your oil pan it more than likely ...
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Why doesn't the brake caliper piston retract when brakes released?

tl dr: It sounds like you have a bad caliper. The way calipers work is the seal doubles as the retracting device. When the piston (which is basically a cylinder inside the caliper body) is pushed out ...
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Electronic stability control on 2017 Grand Cherokee

It sounds like a steering angle sensor issue. The ESP/ABS ecu uses the steering angle sensor to determine where you are pointing the steering wheel. It then looks at each wheel speed value, it can ...
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Ball mount ground clearance

The height from the ground to the bottom of the ball will be determined by the trailer you're pulling, not the car. The height of the trailer is such that the trailers hitch is horizontal with the ...
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What tire size will provide a softer ride and less oversteer?

Devin- Jeeps are off-road vehicles are NOT meant to have a soft ride. With that being said, no matter what tire you throw on it the ride quality will not change in this way. When I bought my Wrangler,...
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Jeep Patriot RPM Gauge bounces / not right

I don't know for sure, but would bet the gauge itself is bad. One way you could check this is by putting an OBDII reader onto the port and check live data from the ECU to see if it matches what's ...
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Loud Knocking/Clicking While Turning Left

Two things come to mind: Before you drive it any further, check the lug nuts all the way around to ensure they are tight. I've seen a lot of vehicles exhibiting what you are talking about have loose ...
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Jeep won't start

It sounds like your ignition switch is either broken or it has come loose from its mount. If it is simply loose: Put the key in and turn it in the opposite direction, counterclockwise. Wiggle and ...
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97 Jeep Cherokee check gauges light came on and then my battery gauge dropped down to 9 didn't lose any power?

Just to post the OP's answer to get this closed out: "I just got a new battery a few months ago took the jeep up to napa they tested it n its a bad alternator."
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2008 Jeep Wrangler - Suspension squeaks

I have three Wranglers, and there are plenty of places on them to squeak, and not all of them have grease nipples. The most common places that will cause a squeak on the Wrangler, in order of ...
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2006 Jeep Commander - heater is only blowing hot air

bad air duct door You have multiple air duct doors in your car. One of them will control the air from your heater. You may have situation where the servo motor is bad in a particular door. ...
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Impact of cigarette lighter ports on car battery

When you purchase a lighter plug extension that adds three extra plugs, you're not changing the voltage because the plugs are in parallel with each other so that each plug can deliver 12V to the ...
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Should I use a shorter accessory belt?

Looking at the routing it may work with a shorter belt. But it may not have enough tension to drive the water pump without slipping. Dorman may make an A/C delete pulley/bracket. Which would keep the ...
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High beams work, low beams do not. What is wrong with headlight?

There are a few things that could be problems: Confirm that the bulbs are good. I've seen it happen more than once that one bulb burns out and you don't notice, then the second bulb burns out and ...
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unique alternator issue

My first thought is your ground wire to the trailer is not large enough causing a voltage drop to the rear battery. However after some research turns out your alternator is controlled by the PCM and ...
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Radio static with wheels at certain position

Since you've confirmed that all other sources of audio are okay and its only the radio which suffers, then the cause is specific to the radio. My top guess would be damage to the aerial or the aerial ...
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Low oil pressure, car doesn't start. Have I damaged my engine?

tip of the dipstick That's really not so bad. You would never want to drive it that way intentionally, but the sump certainly isn't sucking air at that level. For some reason, I had no indication ...
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Could an air leak into the valve cover produce creamy brown oil?

The answer to your question is "yes" and "no". There is a clue in your question you should address before you go farther. You stated there was a whistle sound from the valve cover. This is an ...
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Does this gear mesh pattern look good?

From the Yukon PDF Link to PDF
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Forgot 4wd on on jeep patriot

I'm assuming that model has a simple 4WD transfer case and not one with a front-to-rear differential. That means that there is no "slip" in the driveline. Generally you feel this when you try to ...
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90 Jeep YJ: Identify part on top of engine?

It's a Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valve. Not sure which engine you have or I would have given you a couple of part numbers. Well, guess I can give you both: 4-cyl FRAM FV200 Standard Motor ...
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Blower Motor Location on my wrangler

Unlike most blower motors found under the passenger side dash, your blower motor is accessed through the engine compartment on the passenger side. There are three bolts holding it in place. Below is ...
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Light bar vs Car battery

Calculate it yourself: If you have a full 66Ah battery, it will be drained within 66Ah/22A=3h. BUT: A battery degrades over time, after a few years, the capacity isn't 66Ah any more. An almost ...
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Correct Relay Splicing Methodology (Backup Camera & Reverse Wire)?

Neither of those diagrams would work the way you want them to. In diagram one power never reaches the lights as up to pin 86 is grounded. In diagram two power reaches the lights, but pin 86 is never ...
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Correct Relay Splicing Methodology (Backup Camera & Reverse Wire)?

You can't do that either way you tried. You need power +86 from the reverse wire, and a suitable ground path +85 for the other side of the coil. You'll have to add wire and find bare metal or ...
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Fixing vibrations caused by replacing springs?

With the moderate amount of lift you've described (1" to 1.5"), you shouldn't need a to drop your transfer case. Dropping the transfer case is done to straighten the angles on the front and rear ...
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My Jeep is making a squeaky noise when I apply the brakes and when I drive slowly it makes a clunking noise

Going only from the information here, I'd say there were two issues going on. Firstly, I'd say that the brake job was done incorrectly/badly. A squeaky noise when you apply the brakes is often ...
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Questions About the "Death Wobble"

It's difficult to determine the root cause of a death wobble from the behaviour alone, but there are some clues. They're just not fool proof. If you find your death wobble is related to speed, and ...
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Jeep Wrangler spark-plug issue

Sounds to me like one of the spark plug wires isn't fully seated. I would check both ends of each cable and make sure they're fully seated. The engine code it produced should give you some idea where ...
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What tire size will provide a softer ride and less oversteer?

I would not think more sidewall would help. The 75 denotes that you have a large amount of sidewall as it is. I would think the best place to look for a softer ride is the springs and shocks. The ...
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