So I bought an 08 Jeep Liberty from this privileged college kid. I asked him about 5 times, in writing and in person, if it had any mechanical issues. Specifically if it had any transmission issues, being theyre known for that. Told me no mechanical issues, up and down. Fully functioning, no issues. Just a crack in the windshield and some scratches. Took it for a short ride around his neighborhood being it had no plates, obviously couldn’t go far. Didn’t notice anything. Signed the title, drove down the highway. Transmission slipping the whole time. It’s been 3 days and I’ve noticed a slew of issues from small to , possibly, big. Kid doesn’t answer his phone of course.
I feel like the kid or his father tampered with the check engine light. I don’t know if theres a fuse or if the bulb was pulled, but there’s no way the check engine light isn’t on. Guess it’s possible but seems unlikely. Does anyone have experience with this? Is there a way to tell if it’s been tampered with, short of opening the dash and looking for the bulb? I’m gonna hook it up to my obd, but I just wanted to try and solicit someone else’s advise on this.
Also seems like the injectors are bad or clogged, being it sputters at about 1500 rpm. Half the power locks don’t work. Heat only works on certain fan settings. Suspension doesn’t sound right. Sucks. Really got ripped. Buyer beware for sure!
Maybe me having it in writing him promising no mechanical issues will help down the road. Doubtful though.
Any help about the check engine light is appreciated!