2005 Liberty Diesel won't start

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  1. John Dycus

    John Dycus New Member

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    I have a 05 Liberty factory diesel that will not start. Changed the ignition switch & module. Nothing. With key in the on position I could jump it at the starter relay and solenoid. But now it won't start by jumping it. Took it to a 5 Star jeep dealership. 6 weeks later they "tapped out". The tried a new starter, relays, ignition switch / module, key and receiver and various other things. They did they had about 60 hours in it. Of course I had them remove everything they put on that didn't fix it. Wasn't going to fix it by process of elimination....
    Any thoughts? Someone once said something about a relay that would stop it from starting but I forget the name. Something like Auto Shut Down?
     
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    The ASD relay. In the power distribution box under the hood if I remember right. Swap it with a similar relay in the power distribution box to see if the relay is bad.

    Broken actuator pin in the ignition can keep the ignition switch from turning. It's a skinny piece of pot metal that commonly breaks.

    Dealerships have a poor track record on these engines.

    LostJeeps forum has the most info on the 2.8 CRD.
     
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    Thanks for the input.
     
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    Does it turn over but not fire?

    Pump the fuel head to get air out of fuel.

    Any Red LED on left of cluster flashing or ON solid?

    Get codes pulled out at the Dealers or get a good code reader with some advice from the experts here on the Forum...my 2002 Export CRD has no available reader but with the newer CRDs there are a range of readers available.....we can definitely fix your Jeep if we know the latest codes!;)

    If you do not have the 2005 Jeep KJ Service Manuals download them here:

    www.colorado4wheel.com/manuals/Jeep/KJ/
     
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    You can also pull codes out using the "key" trick up to and including 2005 models.;)

    Without starting the engine rapidly turn the ignition ON/OFF three times.

    After the third ON action leave the ignition ON and the Odometer display will show stored codes in sequence from the oldest to the newest...write them down.

    The last one to display is the newest code...read that one up and the few previous ones in the Service Manuals to see what it is complaining about.:confused:

    You cannot erase the codes with this method!:(
     
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    Turns over but will not fire. its, getting fuel. not vapor locked. Changed the ignition switch & module. Tried a new starter. Having a new total power module (fuse box under the hood) installed. Found a used one for $75. Can't hurt to try it.
     
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    Have you tried the "key" trick yet to pull the latest codes out?:confused:
     
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    No. Its at a mechanics garage but when it was at the 5 star dealership, it was not showing any codes with their diagnostic equipment