I am new to the forum but I have been voyeristically reading many of the posts that have been submitted for a while.
My question/ problem-
I have a 2002 Wrangelr 4X4 short wheel base with 2 1/2 spring lift (recently added) and 130,000 miles. After installing the lift with a friend, I felt the need to take the jeep in to get it aligned. I took it to a Jeep/Chrysler/Dodge dealership and explained that I just put a lift on the jeep and wanted an alignment- they said ok. Also, there was a bolt that "appeared" to be loose (the one that has the metal tag hanging down on the passenger side- suposedly it connects the front axle to the frame) because the metal tag was not tight. I asked if they could check that while they had it up on the lift.
I am called later with an $800 list of parts that they "recommend" before they can do any kind of alignment. I dont have the money right now so I told them I needed to pick the jeep up. I go by to pick it up and there is a $110 charge for "checking everything out". I find out that they checked both diff, all fluid levels, valve cover gasket, rear main seal.... End of story- I had to pay $110 to get my jeep out of hock and there were no "repairs" and I still don't have it aligned.
Am I missing something here?
Can they align it without changing out these parts?
Should I blow ANOTHER gasket to one of their managers?