Hey guys, I am going to be taking my Liberty into my mechanic this week and wanted to know if anything I am going to list with my car seems to be issues connecting to each other, or things people have experienced and since alleviated.
Car has 200k mi. by the way, RWD, auto. transmission.
Love to know your opinions:
Oil maintenance light comes on every other couple times I start my car, but not every time, and stays on for the ride until I shut car off
Something smelling like burning under hood
Drove up a local grade recently, and after its hill on the straightaway, there was some smoke/fog coming inside cabin vent— opened windows and let it air out, eventually stopped 5min later, no lights or other signs of overheating, drove on for 30 minutes more just fine.
Also—Failed heater core? (Am OK with having bypass by the way👍)
Symptoms I have noticed:
Sweet burning smell in cabin
Smell of fumes when I crank fans
—>Heat DOES work, but using the fans system pumps in a lot of fumes— feels unsafe to use, I don’t use it. A/C is lacking a bit (using A/C specifically is no concern to me until summer season, I don’t desire a repair for that).
—>No leaking on mats though as noted by many forums online.
Car’s dash temp gauge is always stable, right in the middle.
RPMS idle at 600 and from 2000-3000 while driving
Occasional puff of (white) smoke from exhaust—not common or an everyday thing —But usually strong smell of exhaust/burning outside while car is running.
7pm of 3/5/23, reversing into the driveway, headlights showing smoke/steam from under hood.
My main concern: concerning fumes coming into cabin and strong exhaust, whatever that relates to, and triggered oil maintenance light.
Fluids all very recently serviced:
+rear differentials serviced
-trans. fluid replaced (I think? Big Brand replaced the gasket and said the fluid came out with it and so they replaced/topped off its fluid.)
-new sparkplugs (all)
-new transmission gasket
-new neutral ignition safety switch
-new air cleaner to cylinder head hose
Only other maintenance I’m aware of are:
-due for serpentine belt
-ball joint replacements? (squeaks over dips.)
Car actually drives really nicely, makes no noise of any struggling, smooth idle.