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Old 06-01-2012, 12:11 AM   #1
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10 day old jeep - leak identified

Hello everyone.

I've had my wrangler unlimited '12 for around 10 days now. Did the break in and had the first inspection service completed yesterday.

I started the jeep this morning to warm up, and l left it running for around 20 mins as i had something to do.

Got back to it and noticed some water beneath it. I was planning to have my first go at desert driving today, but not sure of how serious this is.

I attached some pictures for a bit of guidance.

From the pictures, the white box on the left side is the culprit, in the second picture you can actually see the little drop coming together before it falls ;p (PS: the pipe next to the white box looks rusty as hell! is that normal?). Didn't spend more time taking pictures as it was quite hot under there.

Due to my very limited mechanical knowledge of the wrangler at this point, can any of you kindly give any information regarding this.





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Old 06-01-2012, 05:58 AM   #2
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Not really sure but IMO, you shouldn't have rust under the hood of a 10 day old vehicle. Just sayin'...

As for water being under it, it's perfectly normal to find puddles of WATER under your vehicle, as the heating/air system does drip condensation. Normally, as long as the puddle isn't antifreeze, oil, or transmission fluid, I wouldn't be concerned, but your vehicle is under warranty, so bring it in if it makes you feel better.

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Old 06-01-2012, 08:55 PM   #3
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Did you have the AC on? Condensation..
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:21 PM   #4
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With the JK, you don't even need the AC button on. The compressor will kick in for all setting except for the vent only setting.
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:16 PM   #5
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First , the rusty pipe is your drive shaft. And yes that's normal.
If there's no color to the liquid then I would say condensation. Though I have never seen that much before.
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:20 PM   #6
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Thanks all to the responses!

Yes, it seems condensation; I just panicked when that amount was there within 20 minutes, but I guess that's what very humid weather causes.

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