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Jeep Liberty-02 crack in timing cover broke clamp on hose

Help... Leaking Anti-freeze, clamp broken on hose to Anti-freeze and timing cover craked??? What is an estimate on cost for this type of repair? Recommendation on a great mechanic in Cleveland Ohio.

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  • lia_bennett Feb 17, 2009

    Driving home from work & Jeep ran hot, smoking & anti-freezing leeking and spraying out everywhere. I guess a hose broke off

  • lia_bennett Feb 17, 2009

    Anti-freeze was almost full, weather was above freezing. Driving home @ 4pm truck was smoking and running hot.



    Anit-freeze all on the ground and squirting everywhere.

    Dealer stated it was the timing cover.$$ Think a hose just broke.



    Thk U!

  • lia_bennett Feb 18, 2009

    Thk You!! I will.... Great advice!



    Have a good day!

  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    Reason I asked is that the timing cover is pretty much a "passive" part, under little or no stress. Unless you did not have enough antifreeze in there and it froze, there is little to no chance that it will ever fail, unless it had a casting defect!!! Anyhow, good luck with it!.

  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    just curious....how did that happen????
    can't help withy mech, I'm too far away.
    Betting a couple of hundred at least!!! perhaps 2X that!!!

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It is within your rights to have the dealer show you the "crack" and give a reasonable explanation of why it cracked, BEFORE you permit them to do repair. There is a huge price difference between a hose and a cover. (for that matter, just about anyone with a scredriver & pliers can change a hose)!!!!

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