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ennis222 10-06-2010 05:38 PM

Leak behind front passenger tire
 
I just bought an 06 Rubicon and noticed something is leaking behind the front right tire. Any clues?

jgorm 10-06-2010 06:00 PM

You will need to provide us with a much more detailed description to get any help. Is it in the cab, under the jeep, etc?

Indy 10-06-2010 06:00 PM

If you can take a picture of the leak and the surrounding area that will really help in identifying the problem.

Atthehop 10-06-2010 06:04 PM

What color is the fluid? Clear, green, brown, etc.

InfernoGirl 10-06-2010 06:25 PM

Did you feel it? Smell it?

Firemonkey 10-06-2010 06:36 PM

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Originally Posted by InfernoGirl (Post 805566)
Did you feel it? Smell it?

Taste it :D

47MTP 10-06-2010 07:03 PM

Have you been running the A/C?

TJeepman 10-06-2010 07:05 PM

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Originally Posted by ennis222 (Post 805487)
I just bought an 06 Rubicon and noticed something is leaking behind the front right tire. Any clues?

Condensation from the air conditioning????

composto86 10-06-2010 07:45 PM

Guarantee it's the ac drain

TJeepman 10-07-2010 06:44 AM

If it looks like water, smells like water, feels like water, tastes like water, then it's water, likely from your air conditioning condensate drain and nothing to worry about (normal process), unless it's inside your cabin.

Atthehop 10-07-2010 02:23 PM

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Originally Posted by TJeepman (Post 806460)
If it looks like water, smells like water, feels like water, tastes like water, then it's water, likely from your air conditioning condensate drain and nothing to worry about (normal process), unless it's inside your cabin.

They never said where they are, would you have the AC on if you were in N. Dakota today.

530ktm 10-07-2010 02:38 PM

I love it when a newb posts up a question with no details, then everyone chimes in with more questions and answers, but the original poster never even bothers to look back at the thread and answer some of the questions. :flipoff:

Atthehop 10-07-2010 02:49 PM

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Originally Posted by 530ktm (Post 807109)
I love it when a newb posts up a question with no details, then everyone chimes in with more questions and answers, but the original poster never even bothers to look back at the thread and answer some of the questions. :flipoff:

I was just thinking the same thing. Why ask a question and then never check back.

TJeepman 10-07-2010 03:27 PM

Probably realizes "it's water under the bridge". :flipoff: Would be nice to get some feedback though as we may learn something new or confirm what we thought.

I have no air conditioning in my Jeep, but in my Van I keep my setting at floor/defrost normally except on hot days. Even with the air conditioning off, the system will engage the air conditioning for defrost purposes automatically, colder weather not excluded. That way the air conditioning is not left idle for months at a time, long periods of no use tending to cause problems according to some bulletins on the operation of the system. Hence condensation drips, even on a cool day.

N39-W120 10-07-2010 03:54 PM

I think it is one of the mods just screwing with us.

Ibuildembig 10-07-2010 04:12 PM

Maybe a passing dog mistook it as a fire plug :)

InfernoGirl 10-07-2010 04:20 PM

You gotta figure they posted the same thing on 10 other forums, got their answer on one of the others, and abandon us like red headed step children........ :firedevil:

Ibuildembig 10-07-2010 04:50 PM

Mmmyeah, dog shoulda aimed higher :D

TJeepman 10-07-2010 05:45 PM

Could be the blinker fluid blinker fluid leaking but that would make a noise wouldn't it, like wink, wink?

ennis222 10-08-2010 09:44 AM

Sorry...not running the AC. Its kind of a greyish/black color, oily but not like engine oil. It does have a smell but its not strong. Maybe has something to do with brake fluid, rack and pinion, cv boot...just guessing

530ktm 10-08-2010 09:59 AM

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Originally Posted by ennis222 (Post 808692)
Sorry...not running the AC. Its kind of a greyish/black color, oily but not like engine oil. It does have a smell but its not strong. Maybe has something to do with brake fluid, rack and pinion, cv boot...just guessing

This description sums it all up. I bet it is the cv boot or the blinker fluid. :rofl:

jeepjones 10-08-2010 10:07 AM

:eek:The last time I checked my jeep didn't have a rack and pinion or any CV boots! WTH? did I get ripped off?

Atthehop 10-08-2010 10:18 AM

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Originally Posted by jeepjones (Post 808723)
:eek:The last time I checked my jeep didn't have a rack and pinion or any CV boots! WTH? did I get ripped off?

No you did not and be glad, they are expensive to fix compared to the steering TJ's have.

TJeepman 10-08-2010 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by ennis222 (Post 808692)
Sorry...not running the AC. Its kind of a greyish/black color, oily but not like engine oil. It does have a smell but its not strong. Maybe has something to do with brake fluid, rack and pinion, cv boot...just guessing

Grease out of a fitting or grease seal maybe. Sometimes fittings will dump grease back out after a lube job. Have to make sure the fitting is working okay. Sometimes seals get holes in them and leak, eventually the grease finding its way to the ground.
When you say behind the tire, do you mean toward the engine or toward the back wheel?

jgorm 10-08-2010 11:07 AM

The muffler bearing needs replacement.
http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:1...earing.jpg&t=1

TJeepman 10-08-2010 11:23 AM

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Originally Posted by jgorm (Post 808815)
The muffler bearing needs replacement.
http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:1...earing.jpg&t=1

Thought they used sealed bearings in mufflers, so the grease couldn't get out and cause smoky air pollution.:)

530ktm 10-08-2010 11:54 AM

It can not be the muffler bearing because the so called grayish blackish liquid is behind the front tire area of discussion. Besides, muffler bearings never wear out. :) :crash:

TJeepman 10-08-2010 12:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 530ktm (Post 808884)
It can not be the muffler bearing because the so called grayish blackish liquid is behind the front tire area of discussion. Besides, muffler bearings never wear out. :) :crash:

Don't know about the "not wearing out" part. Couldn't even find any evidence I had a bearing the last time I changed a muffler. Must have worn out. :D

jgorm 10-08-2010 12:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 530ktm (Post 808884)
It can not be the muffler bearing because the so called grayish blackish liquid is behind the front tire area of discussion. Besides, muffler bearings never wear out. :) :crash:

Good call. It must be the piston return spring.
http://kalecoauto.com/images/pistonspring.jpg

Jerry Bransford 10-08-2010 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by ennis222 (Post 808692)
Sorry...not running the AC. Its kind of a greyish/black color, oily but not like engine oil. It does have a smell but its not strong. Maybe has something to do with brake fluid, rack and pinion, cv boot...just guessing

To get this back on track, EXACTLY where is the fluid dripping from. The axle tube? Brake assembly? Hub? From the firewall drip tube? You're not really giving enough clues for any serious help to be given.

A good sharp well lighted (use a flash) photo of where the leak is coming from would be very helpful.


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