Jeep Liberty Grille Assembly Troubleshooting To-Dos
Ever wondered how your Liberty's cooling system gets enough air inflow? You just have to look at the front end of your car. The answer is right there: your Jeep Liberty grille assembly. Thanks to the grille's design, your Liberty gets the air it needs-plus some aesthetic enhancements. However, its location also makes your assembly prone to damage. Listed below are the common problems with the grille assembly:
Broken grille assembly
With its front location, your grille welcomes majority of the road hazards you meet while driving. Be it an unfortunate front-end collision or a nasty instance of damage caused by road debris, your Jeep Liberty grille assembly stands a greater chance of receiving most of the blows, and these, in turn, are likely to result in a broken assembly. Before frantically heading to an auto repair shop, gauge the extent of damage first. Normally, the broken portions can be glued back together using a bonding agent. But if the breaks already appear extensive, opt for a replacement instead. Replacements for a Jeep Liberty grille assembly usually cost from $53 to $130.
Due to constant exposure to alternating seasons of cold and heat, your grille assembly can also have cracks over time. Road accidents, too, can cause a similar problem-only in a shorter time frame. Luckily, crack repair can be accomplished overnight, and it is actually a DIYer-friendly task. You only need to use an automotive filler to repair the cracks. In some cases, grinding tools may also be necessary so that the filling can have a bigger and deeper base for adhesion. Once dried and hardened, excess layers of car filler can be sanded off for a more polished look in the repaired areas.
Your Jeep Liberty grille assembly is also exposed to the hazards of an annual winter season. Add to this the road salt that the snow-covered streets call for. With these combined, your grille will surely rust after some years of use. Good thing there's a quick fix to rusting, and that is none other than painting. Just sand off the affected areas of your grille assembly and lightly apply layers of appropriate automotive paint. To get the right kind and color, consult your owner's manual or your service dealer. Just allow the paint to dry and voila! You now have your assembly as good as new.