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Old 10-06-2010, 04:38 PM   #1
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Leak behind front passenger tire

I just bought an 06 Rubicon and noticed something is leaking behind the front right tire. Any clues?

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You will need to provide us with a much more detailed description to get any help. Is it in the cab, under the jeep, etc?

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If you can take a picture of the leak and the surrounding area that will really help in identifying the problem.
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What color is the fluid? Clear, green, brown, etc.
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Did you feel it? Smell it?
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Did you feel it? Smell it?
Taste it
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Have you been running the A/C?
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I just bought an 06 Rubicon and noticed something is leaking behind the front right tire. Any clues?
Condensation from the air conditioning????
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Guarantee it's the ac drain
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If it looks like water, smells like water, feels like water, tastes like water, then it's water, likely from your air conditioning condensate drain and nothing to worry about (normal process), unless it's inside your cabin.
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If it looks like water, smells like water, feels like water, tastes like water, then it's water, likely from your air conditioning condensate drain and nothing to worry about (normal process), unless it's inside your cabin.
They never said where they are, would you have the AC on if you were in N. Dakota today.
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I love it when a newb posts up a question with no details, then everyone chimes in with more questions and answers, but the original poster never even bothers to look back at the thread and answer some of the questions.
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I love it when a newb posts up a question with no details, then everyone chimes in with more questions and answers, but the original poster never even bothers to look back at the thread and answer some of the questions.
I was just thinking the same thing. Why ask a question and then never check back.
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Probably realizes "it's water under the bridge". Would be nice to get some feedback though as we may learn something new or confirm what we thought.

I have no air conditioning in my Jeep, but in my Van I keep my setting at floor/defrost normally except on hot days. Even with the air conditioning off, the system will engage the air conditioning for defrost purposes automatically, colder weather not excluded. That way the air conditioning is not left idle for months at a time, long periods of no use tending to cause problems according to some bulletins on the operation of the system. Hence condensation drips, even on a cool day.
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I think it is one of the mods just screwing with us.
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Maybe a passing dog mistook it as a fire plug
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You gotta figure they posted the same thing on 10 other forums, got their answer on one of the others, and abandon us like red headed step children........
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Mmmyeah, dog shoulda aimed higher
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Could be the blinker fluid leaking but that would make a noise wouldn't it, like wink, wink?
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Sorry...not running the AC. Its kind of a greyish/black color, oily but not like engine oil. It does have a smell but its not strong. Maybe has something to do with brake fluid, rack and pinion, cv boot...just guessing
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Sorry...not running the AC. Its kind of a greyish/black color, oily but not like engine oil. It does have a smell but its not strong. Maybe has something to do with brake fluid, rack and pinion, cv boot...just guessing
This description sums it all up. I bet it is the cv boot or the blinker fluid.
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The last time I checked my jeep didn't have a rack and pinion or any CV boots! WTH? did I get ripped off?
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The last time I checked my jeep didn't have a rack and pinion or any CV boots! WTH? did I get ripped off?
No you did not and be glad, they are expensive to fix compared to the steering TJ's have.
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Sorry...not running the AC. Its kind of a greyish/black color, oily but not like engine oil. It does have a smell but its not strong. Maybe has something to do with brake fluid, rack and pinion, cv boot...just guessing
Grease out of a fitting or grease seal maybe. Sometimes fittings will dump grease back out after a lube job. Have to make sure the fitting is working okay. Sometimes seals get holes in them and leak, eventually the grease finding its way to the ground.
When you say behind the tire, do you mean toward the engine or toward the back wheel?
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The muffler bearing needs replacement.
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The muffler bearing needs replacement.
Thought they used sealed bearings in mufflers, so the grease couldn't get out and cause smoky air pollution.
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It can not be the muffler bearing because the so called grayish blackish liquid is behind the front tire area of discussion. Besides, muffler bearings never wear out.
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It can not be the muffler bearing because the so called grayish blackish liquid is behind the front tire area of discussion. Besides, muffler bearings never wear out.
Don't know about the "not wearing out" part. Couldn't even find any evidence I had a bearing the last time I changed a muffler. Must have worn out.
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It can not be the muffler bearing because the so called grayish blackish liquid is behind the front tire area of discussion. Besides, muffler bearings never wear out.
Good call. It must be the piston return spring.
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Sorry...not running the AC. Its kind of a greyish/black color, oily but not like engine oil. It does have a smell but its not strong. Maybe has something to do with brake fluid, rack and pinion, cv boot...just guessing
To get this back on track, EXACTLY where is the fluid dripping from. The axle tube? Brake assembly? Hub? From the firewall drip tube? You're not really giving enough clues for any serious help to be given.

A good sharp well lighted (use a flash) photo of where the leak is coming from would be very helpful.

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