My Jeep has 28,000 miles on it and now i smell anti freeze and front driver side brake acting up the brake isn't worrying me as much cause thats probably something simple, but the smell i can't find any leaks isn't running hot.. 28,000 miles isn't nothing. No check engine light. i dont abuse it i go to some trails like once a month but nothing serious.
I am assuming it is under warranty....so take it to the dealer and play dumb..." I smell anti-freeze." Let them find it. And if they don't take it back in a couple weeks and try again....this gets it documented and will show there is an issue and if it "fails" (whatever it is) might be able to get t fixed even if warranty is up because they didn't fix what is broke now.
Not your job to fix or tell them what it is, just tell them the problem.....good luck!!
Over flow is full no warranty 2008 model automatic
If the overflow bottle is full, as you said, then the coolant is leaking out the overflow tube when it gets hot and expands inside it. There should be hot and cold marks on the side of the bottle to indicate what the level should be at, depending on the coolant temp.
There is a vent on the overflow tank, you may have fumes coming from there. I have had an on/off coolant smell with no leaks for awhile. This is second hand advice that I received from other forum members.
A lot of times the lower connections/hoses (more concealed) can hide leaks.
Also, becareful if you ever refill it. Put the same color in whatever you do. Even if the bottle says "safe for every color antifreeze" don't use it. I've filled up a overfill tank that was green with orange, leaked the next day. Had to replace the water pump. Just an FYI.