I have an 08 Rubicon Unlimited which just had the right side axle seal fixed last year at the end of August. We haven't really done much off-roading but racked up about 50,000 kms in just over a year. While changing my tires (trying out Federal Couragia MTs') it was noticed by my off-road shop that the same axle seal was leaking again!
Off to the dealership I went to do a few things. There was a transmission sensor recall for JKs and I was getting the "death wobble".
After refusing to honour the warranty on the work, the customer service manager tried to bone me with an $860 estimate and told me that they may have been able to justify doing the work under their warranty if I had been going to them more for servicing.
I know. Sort of gives the term customer service a whole new meaning.
Anyways, I kindly told him that I could get it done at another shop for $250 and continued to go about the business with the recall stuff.
This is when it got interesting. While doing a diagnostic, they goofed and somehow fried my entire ECU module. Needless to say, they had to replace it and it cost them a few bucks and a lot of negative publicity.
I'm wondering if there is a good seal that we should be using instead of the stock. Should I be thinking of upgrading to heavier axles too?
Looking forward to some opinions.