2009 jeep liberty heat

Asked by Jan 19, 2017 at 03:03 PM about the 2008 Jeep Liberty Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2008 jeep liberty.  The heat has completely
store on the drivers side.  The blower works but the
drivers side vents blow cold air.  The wierd part is
that the passenger side still heats up.  It is divided
exactly down the middle of the car.  Both the intake
and the outtake heating core pipes are hot, doesn't
that mean hot water is going through the core?
Would this be a damper problem? Dealership said
it was the core and the temp of the hoses didn't
matter. They also said it can't be back flushed.  
With the hoses being hot and the temp being so
perfectly divided I don't think it's the core.  I need
some opinions.

3 Answers


sorry , i don't have solution but have same issue on 09 liberty, replaced heater core 3 years ago $$$ and replaced heater box last year $$$, passenger sided blows hot and drivers side blows cold , dealer says maybe heater core is blocked. which doesn't make sense if heat on passenger side and controls are not dual controls. Also replaced blend door actuator(needlessly) . There must be a door some where that is not directing hot air to drivers side.

5 people found this helpful.

Flush your heater core out both ways. Let sit with clr then flush again.


I had the same issue in my Jeep. One half of your heater core is for the passenger side and the other half is for the driver side. If the driver side is clogged it will by pass it and go through just the other half. This will cause intake and outtake tubes to be warm but only half your heater core is hot. I put in a good antifreeze cleaner. Drove the vehicle for a few hours on the highway, then immediately drained the radiator and then flushed the normal way and then went back and back flushed with water at a high preassure. (yes this may put a hole in the heater core) but I was okay chancing a hole. If you do put a hole in the heater core then you replace it but if you don't then you are good to go. from the sounds of it you have the exact same issue and this will fix it. It took me 3 flushes over the course of a year to finally get it all cleaned out.

Your Answer:


Looking for a Used Liberty in your area?

CarGurus has 4,291 nationwide Liberty listings starting at $1,695.


CarGurus Experts

  • #1
  • #2
  • #3
    G A Arne
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealersTM


Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,890 Great Deals out of 83,848 listings starting at $1,200
Used Jeep Patriot
409 Great Deals out of 7,918 listings starting at $1,800
Used Jeep Wrangler
547 Great Deals out of 19,586 listings starting at $2,990
Used Jeep Compass
969 Great Deals out of 41,019 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Escape
1,790 Great Deals out of 86,014 listings starting at $1,400
Used Jeep Commander
27 Great Deals out of 881 listings starting at $2,500
Used Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
1,315 Great Deals out of 78,654 listings starting at $6,999
Used Chevrolet Equinox
1,776 Great Deals out of 94,168 listings starting at $1,870
Used Honda CR-V
1,085 Great Deals out of 85,985 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota RAV4
1,156 Great Deals out of 57,907 listings starting at $1,895
Used Dodge Nitro
34 Great Deals out of 1,043 listings starting at $1,990
Used Ford Explorer
1,782 Great Deals out of 92,297 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota 4Runner
479 Great Deals out of 31,757 listings starting at $2,495

Used Cars For Sale

2012 Jeep Liberty Limited For Sale
8 listings starting at $5,995
2011 Jeep Liberty Limited For Sale
14 listings starting at $6,000
2010 Jeep Liberty Limited For Sale
15 listings starting at $5,900
2009 Jeep Liberty Limited For Sale
3 listings starting at $5,500
2008 Jeep Liberty Limited For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 28 listings starting at $3,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.