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Old 08-22-2012, 03:36 PM   #31
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Good to hear people are aware of the problem now. I hope the foam works well make sure he foam is dense enough that any rubbing won't tear the foam and put you bAck into the same space.

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Old 08-23-2012, 04:26 AM   #32
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Good to hear people are aware of the problem now. I hope the foam works well make sure he foam is dense enough that any rubbing won't tear the foam and put you bAck into the same space.
It should be OK. It would certainly be something I would check while doing any under vehicle maintenance, just to play it safe.

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Just checked mine and it had rubbed a nice flat spot on the transmission line in 2,600 miles. Thanks for the info. This saved me some grief down the road!
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Old 08-31-2012, 09:06 PM   #34
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Just checked mine and it had rubbed a nice flat spot on the transmission line in 2,600 miles. Thanks for the info. This saved me some grief down the road!
Bummer. I'm glad you caught this.
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Was just referred to this post after starting another thread. 2012 jk with 18k miles. found puddle of transmission fluid under it today and took to dealer. had the same issue. tran fluid line to the radiator had rubbed. i have show then tech the above thread which they were not to familiar with and the dealer is installing new lines.
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:27 PM   #36
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Was just referred to this post after starting another thread. 2012 jk with 18k miles. found puddle of transmission fluid under it today and took to dealer. had the same issue. tran fluid line to the radiator had rubbed. i have show then tech the above thread which they were not to familiar with and the dealer is installing new lines.
I hope this thread not being near the top continues and this is not a big issue for others.
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:14 AM   #37
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I hope this thread not being near the top continues and this is not a big issue for others.
Apparently you identified a problem that Fiat Chrysler has decided to fix:

Chrysler to recall 630,000 SUVs worldwide
It's also recalling 221,000 Jeep Wranglers worldwide from 2012 and 2013 to fix transmission fluid leaks, according to documents posted Thursday on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website

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Great post. I missed it the first time around. I'll check mine and if I have the problem I'll either fix it our get to the dealer asap.
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I just checked mine...manufactured in October, 2012. There is already a thick rubber sleeve going all the way around that bend so it is apparently something they caught mid-year.
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I just checked mine...manufactured in October, 2012. There is already a thick rubber sleeve going all the way around that bend so it is apparently something they caught mid-year.
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All 2012 and 2013 wranglers will get a recall notice in July about this...if it is not rubbing it will get a protective sleeve, if rubbing you will get new lines + sleeve.
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All 2012 and 2013 wranglers will get a recall notice in July about this...if it is not rubbing it will get a protective sleeve, if rubbing you will get new lines + sleeve.
And where are you getting that information? I doubt that it is correct. They are recalling about 220,000 Wranglers worldwide...sales are somewhere approaching 200,000/year. From what I discovered on mine, it appears that only 2013 models manufactured before a certain date would be recalled. Mine has the sleeve and was produced last October.
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2012 & 2013, reading comprehension problem......?
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Does this only apply to autos?
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I have a leak or more of an oozing so should I wait for recall or go now??
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I have a leak or more of an oozing so should I wait for recall or go now??
Yes go right in. It may all dump out in a matter if days if it is oozing. You don't want that. I had that. Not sure if Jeep is redesigning the lines but perhaps that is why it isn't happening until July but my service tech just rebent the replacement lines to clear each other then reinforced with foam to protect some.

I believe it is autos only but don't quote me.
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Mine is Feb 2013 built and already has the protective sleeve...
Good info, great post
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:21 PM   #49
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And where are you getting that information? I doubt that it is correct. They are recalling about 220,000 Wranglers worldwide...sales are somewhere approaching 200,000/year. From what I discovered on mine, it appears that only 2013 models manufactured before a certain date would be recalled. Mine has the sleeve and was produced last October.
You got lucky - mine was born in October 2013 as well, checked it today after seeing this and mine has no sleeve - and has been rubbing. It's not bad, I guess I'll check it again in daylight and decide whether to sleeve it or have the line replaced.
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You got lucky - mine was born in October 2013 as well, checked it today after seeing this and mine has no sleeve - and has been rubbing. It's not bad, I guess I'll check it again in daylight and decide whether to sleeve it or have the line replaced.
I don't see how a sleeve is going to stop metal rubbing against metal long term. It really needs to not be touching at all. Foam is not enough IMO.
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I don't see how a sleeve is going to stop metal rubbing against metal long term. It really needs to not be touching at all. Foam is not enough IMO.
In one of the many threads on this topic now someone stated that they bent the line out of the way an foamed it to prevent the issue which would fix it. I plan on checking mine as well an seeing how mine is holding up. If I don't have it ill be getting it fixed how I stated
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Yes, auto trans ONLY.
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Moabite, I received this information from Automotive News.
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I should have said all AUTO TRANS built between Jan 23, 2011 and Feb 23, 2013.
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That is what mine looks like. Build date in late October 2013.
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The dealership I took mine to replaced something, but i can't remember what. Also, said he could find no recall. Dealerships are a waste if time!!
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That is what mine looks like. Build date in late October 2013.
Late October 2013?
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I just checked my wifes jkur (born 4-13) it has the foam sleeve on the PS line and what appears to be a hard plastic coating on the tranny line and enough room to fit my finger between them.
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Find a short section of vacuum line with a large enough inner diameter to go around the tube. Split it open longways with a knife and then wrap it around the line.

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