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Air Conditioner on the 2002 Jeep Liberty


Theresa40
03-09-2007, 12:22 PM
My air conditioning unit went up right after the warranty expired. I was quoted $850.00 for repairs. During my research to repair the vehicle, I found that the cost is so over rated.(Geez). Where can I get a condensor for this vehicle? V6 engine.

Thanks:rofl: :banghead: :frown: :eek:

cusz28
05-13-2007, 12:53 AM
How exactly did the compressor go out? a/c stuff is normally bulletproof...

Theresa40
05-14-2007, 05:33 AM
How exactly did the compressor go out? a/c stuff is normally bulletproof...

I have no idea. I put it in the shop and the freon leaked out, and of course price to repair is over $800.00. I know i can get it repaired for less.

MikeJeep13
05-21-2007, 06:04 PM
mine also failed, same way. After 3 repair attempts the dealer finally says the A/C compressor is "coming apart". $1300 to replace it. :banghead:

In case any other Liberty owners are wondering about their A/C, my symptoms were the A/C could start cold but eventually just blow warm air after a short drive. Problem worse during warm weather of course, I got caught in last summers heat wave. VERY UNCOMFORTABLE!

richardson913
05-27-2007, 06:35 PM
The A/C on our 2002 Jeep Libery also went out. We were quoted $1900 to repair last summer. I couldn't swallow the repair pricetag, so we toughed it out through the summer. I am also convinced that the A/C can be repaired for much less. I am researching pricing for a new compressor and condenser and how much the labor would be to replace. I imagine this might come out much less than what the dealership is telling us.

uglyme1
06-13-2007, 03:28 PM
My 2002 Lib AC started to go out last summer...the clutch on the compressor would engage sometimes (sometimes included smacking the crap out of it with a mallet). Then it would work for a brief period (period!). Well, this year the clutch would not magnetize nor engage at all. My personal mechanic told me what he could get a compressor for but said there were none currently available (sounds like a widespread 'bulletproof' problem). I found one on eBay at half the price, he put it in and the condensor blew. I went back to eBay and got 2 (my sister-in-law had the same problem w/her 02 Lib. But now we're all cool,

stillerfan
07-10-2008, 01:08 PM
Had the exact same problem with my '02 Liberty. Sounds like a defect. The first time mine went it was still under warranty. The dealer replaced the compressor and it worked fine. Went out again last summer and didn't want to spend $950 to replace it so I sufferred through it. Decided today that I couldn't go through another summer without it so I had my local mechanic take a look at it. Told me the clutch assembly on the compressor was overheating and needed to be replaced. Parts and labor comes to $317. I'll find out if it works tonight when I pick it up. If that is the problem you should be able to get it fixed cheaper by going somewhere other than a dealer.

Yancando
08-30-2008, 03:28 PM
I, too, experienced the slipping clutch on the A/C compressor that caused the cold air to quickly turn to warm on my 2002 Liberty. My mechanic originally thought the problem was leaky lines, but replacing them did not fix the issue. Thanks to this site, I was able to provide him with the CORRECT diagnosis to fix the problem. Cost 1100 to replace the condensor (ouch) but I've got cold air again...

LynnsJeep
03-09-2009, 01:49 PM
I also had the same issue with my 2002 Jeep Liberty. My A/C clutch went out and the only place I was able to locate one was from the dealership and it was very expensive, it was almost $400. Labor was free, thank goodness for good friends! Now, less than one year later my condenser has gone out and that is going to cost me over $500. for parts and labor. Can't do without A/C in Houston, even in March. I have to say this is the most major issue I've had with my Liberty. However, I did have my radiator replaced last summer and my friend ordered the new one online for ~$110.00 and installed it for me.

RobertAudette
05-31-2010, 02:02 PM
I am repairing a Liberty 2002 with a 3.7 got 109 000km on it (no mileage) And the condensor is blowed right next to the bracket . Dodge did change the number of it. So it must be a new condensor model by now maybe better.

The condensor is 340$ on Dodge
And i did manage to find it at 138$ at my local autopart. (with garage discount)

Ill put some oil in it. and put freon and hope it will work good..

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