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eldomi809 09-06-2013 02:30 PM

In huge need of advice with the JK
 
I figured you guys could offer some advice.
I just got the jku rubi about a month ago it has 71k miles on it and it has what i believe is a 2.5 TF lift with about 1.5 or 2 inch spacers. I have had many issues with the dealer .. Multiple trips to service replaced from steerin damp. This week they did front links (factory rear) and like idiots they replaced all 4 brake pads but on passenger side rotors which make the car pull to one side when braking. The big issue is that there is some thump/kocking noise in the front end particularly in the drivers tire and all they are saying is live with it because there is nothing wrong with the suspension but the lift kit is making the noise. Ive owned it for a month and the car has been there for almost half of the time.. Should i live with it .. Fight for them to put it back to factory or ask for my money back ( financed 23k for it). Looking for advice.
I really like the jeep because it comes bassicaly with everything i would need (e-disco-lockers-dana 44 axless-navi) and minimizes my immediate and future cost of having to personally put those items in it.

TrueNorth 09-06-2013 03:23 PM

I'd take it to a reputable local mechanic and get a non-biased diagnosis.

I've found most car dealerships (not just Chrysler) rarely diagnose problems correctly the first time.

If the ECU doesn't throw a code they're lost.

Case in point;

We took my waifes Mazda to the Mazda dealer 3 times for overheating and they failed, failed and failed again to simply realize the thermostat was stuck open. They would just let it idle for 5 hours burning gas and just say "it's fine" it would overheat on the way home. Fail.

Pep boys replaced the thermostat for $70 in about 1/2 and hour, It's been fine ever since.

peanut09 09-06-2013 04:13 PM

So you have had it a month its yours now, not sure how you could get the dealer to take it back so to speak... That being said you might as well take it to a reputable place and figure out what is wrong and get it fixed or fix it yourself. Its got 71K miles on it and is way out of warranty so not much they are going to do.

3JKs1H1 09-06-2013 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by peanut09 (Post 4350049)
So you have had it a month its yours now, not sure how you could get the dealer to take it back so to speak... That being said you might as well take it to a reputable place and figure out what is wrong and get it fixed or fix it yourself. Its got 71K miles on it and is way out of warranty so not much they are going to do.

+1.

It's a used vehicle, I'm not sure what kind (if any, from your dealer) warranty is on it. Honestly, you're lucky to have them fix anything. Sounds like wear and tear. It's a used, lifted Jeep w/71K, so you should expect some worn front end and suspension components (plus other crap like the battery, water pump, service of diffs, etc)

eldomi809 09-06-2013 05:40 PM

Under Ma state law the selling dealer has to provide warranty for 60 days after purchase and theres the lemon law which i could use to get out of the car since its been back for repairs 3 times for the same noise/issue. but i think ill end up keeping it and just taking it to another shop to get a better opinion


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