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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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What is the difference between CAN-C and CAN-IHS buses?

CAN-C is the high speed bus that connects the engine, brakes, airbags etc. CAN-IHS is a low speed bus that connects the comfort systems like radio and climate controls.
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1988 Jeep Wrangler - How do I do a DIY alignment?

Rear solid axles on trucks especially with leaf springs are not adjustable. To cause enough misalignment for one wheel to rub something must be damaged. I would start by looking at the center bolt of ...
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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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Does Downshifting (Engine Braking) Cause Extra Wear and Tear?

Some answers correctly identified wear of synchronizers as a possible concern on manual transmission cars, but then they offered double-declutching as a solution. However, it is very hard to correctly ...
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Does Downshifting (Engine Braking) Cause Extra Wear and Tear?

Using up your clutch to slow down all the time? Replacing your clutch will cost you several hundred bucks, and unless you have a lot of special equipment, you won't be able to do it yourself. Any ...
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Battery drains by itself when vehicle is parked (parasitic draw)

Same problem, but another forum suggested that the key in their 98 GC can be removed one click past the OFF position, in the ACC on position. Sure enough, I checked mine and found the battery drain ...
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Manual transmission difficult to put into gear. Do I need a new clutch?

Is it possible to bleed the clutch hydraulics? (I don't remember if the Jeep has that option off the top of my head.) If so, this is where I'd look first. If not, I believe you need to replace them. ...
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Manual transmission difficult to put into gear. Do I need a new clutch?

There is one other thing that can cause what you are describing. There is either a pilot bearing or a pilot bushing that supports the input shaft of the transmission. I don't know which, but if it is ...
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AC clutch engages but still no cold air

If we're ruling out the possibility of a leak in the system and you're still not getting cold air then it's probably due to normal wear/age. The refrigerant system is supposed to be a sealed system, ...
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Fault code 27 with engine light on '94 Jeep Cherokee

You need either a digital storage oscilloscope or a noid light to test signal from the PCM to the injectors. If you don't have a DSO you will also need a multi-meter. You want to disconnect an ...
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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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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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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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Battery drains by itself when vehicle is parked (parasitic draw)

Wow I can't believe the basics are totally not listed here. First of all, since you know its draining the battery, disconnect the battery, charge it, then check to see if it is still draining on its ...
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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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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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what happens to a car that hasn't been driven for 3years?

In no particular order: Clean the fuel tank and fuel filter. Do a full oil change (engine, transmission, diffs). Change the brake fluid. Check the condition of the plugs, plug leads and battery. ...
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AC clutch engages but still no cold air

The problem is the system is low on refrigerant. Since the clutch engages, there is enough refrigerant in the system (pressure) for the clutch to engage. If there wasn't enough in the system, it ...
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Can hooking up jumper cables incorrectly damage the electrical system of the receiving vehicle?

More than likely the resultant issue is a fried fusible link which attaches the ignition to the starter or the starter relay which would do the same. This probably would not have killed the starter. ...
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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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Hard cold starts only

I believe the key clue here is the fact the engine runs rough for a few minutes. This tells me that the cold-start enrichment, where the air-fuel mixture entering the cylinders is slightly rich, isn't ...
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1988 Jeep Wrangler - How do I do a DIY alignment?

This may not be a perfect answer, but here's what I know... I am assuming this vehicle has a solid rear axle. There should be a panhard or track bar that connects the axle to the frame to keep it in ...
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Engine stalls out when I top off my jeep with gas

With the filler neck is a fuel breather pipe which allows the tank to vent air otherwise trapped when the fuel level is topped up. It may be that a breather pipe has become blocked. This can mean ...
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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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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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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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