02 Liberty Sport not starting

Discussion in 'KJ General Discussion' started by jonlfischer, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. jonlfischer

    jonlfischer New Member

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 24, 2017
    Location:
    West Virginia
    Had the Liberty for a little while now and no issues. Well yesterday I left work and I noticed it didn't start right....started but not well. Drove it home no issues. Wife took it down the road to the store and 5 minutes later calls me and says the jeep won't start.
    I went and checked the battery even tried to boost it (Nothing) all lights, radio etc still works. Had to call our local garage. They just called and said that it was the key switch, the rod had broke in the column. Anyone ever have this happen?
     
  2. renegade 04

    renegade 04 Full Access Member

    Messages:
    1,432
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2014
    Location:
    Albany New York
    Yup, the actuator pins on the liberty ignition have been known to break as they are weak.
     
  3. Billwill

    Billwill Full Access Member

    Messages:
    1,334
    Likes Received:
    71
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2009
    Location:
    White River, South Africa
    Dealers do not stock this actuator pin assembly....try to sell you the complete steering column assembly! Get a Dorman part.
     
  4. jonlfischer

    jonlfischer New Member

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 24, 2017
    Location:
    West Virginia
    Will probably order a spare. $170 later I have my Liberty back. My buddy at the garage found one at a salvage yard. Do you know the part number for the Dorman.
     
  5. Billwill

    Billwill Full Access Member

    Messages:
    1,334
    Likes Received:
    71
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2009
    Location:
    White River, South Africa
    Do a search here and the other KJ forums for Actuator Pin Assembly for part numbers and how to replace. We do not have any decent alternative part suppliers here in SA so I think I should look into ordering one myself from overseas!
     
  6. Jeremy-WI

    Jeremy-WI Full Access Member

    Messages:
    185
    Likes Received:
    27
    Joined:
    May 20, 2017
    Location:
    Home