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Old 11-18-2015, 02:01 PM   #31
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This brings up a question. I was planning to have C gussets installed when I replace my ball joints, but to do that, don't the axleshafts have to come out? Then the dealer could claim that removing and re-installing them damaged the seals?
Would not installing C gussets be a better idea? I have the Lifetime Warranty on my '14 2 Dr. Rubicon. Planning 255/80-17 KM2's, which are 33.5". Off-road every ride.
After replacing my ball joints the driver side seal started to leak. Even after informing the service manager of this, they still did the seal under warranty.

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Digging up an old thread, have what looks to me to be a fairly minor leak with some drops of gear oil on the rear driver side, on the inboard (ie visible) side of the shield that covers the brake rotor, and a bit of spatter inside the wheel rim. Need to check my oil level but doesnt seem to be driving unusually and doesnt look like too much fluid has come out yet.

Noticed after what was probably the highest temps the Jeep has seen, in Death Valley area last week with temps up to 115F, and with some reasonably hard driving at those temps up mountain grades. Jeep only has 17k miles, 2017. Anybody had a seal fail this early? It's been off road a fair bit, but no extreme rocks, no real mud, only one deep stream crossing thousands of miles ago and fluid looked fine after that. Had recently changed fluid after finding a fairly minor metal shaving attached to my ARB dipstick magnet, things looked fine with cover removed.

Will dealers give any hassle on a warranty repair for lift (with track bar relocation bracket bolted to axle in this side), 35s, aftermarket diff cover? I haven't had any warranty work since all these mods, not sure if these city slickin SF Bay Area dealers are very mod friendly.

Running 80W-90 Lucas dino oil.

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Here's a picture, haven't cleaned it off, but no new flow seems to be coming out after whenever this leak occurred, probably during the high temp trip last week. Checked oil level and it's fine so not much must've come out. Suppose I'll get it into the dealer and see if they'll hassle me or not for warranty repair with tires and lift.
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Changing the brakes on my 2018 JKU this weekend and noticed the driver's side front axle seal was leaking. Taking it back to the dealer today to have them fix it. As far as the brakes go, front were ok, backs were bad. Mud and sand will chew your brakes up good.
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Changing the brakes on my 2018 JKU this weekend and noticed the driver's side front axle seal was leaking. Taking it back to the dealer today to have them fix it. As far as the brakes go, front were ok, backs were bad. Mud and sand will chew your brakes up good.
Hello broncobill1964,

Just following up with on your dealer visit, were they able to address your concerns?

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Here's a picture, haven't cleaned it off, but no new flow seems to be coming out after whenever this leak occurred, probably during the high temp trip last week. Checked oil level and it's fine so not much must've come out. Suppose I'll get it into the dealer and see if they'll hassle me or not for warranty repair with tires and lift.
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Keep us updated on your dealer visit. If we can be of any assistance, send us a direct message. We'd be glad to help.


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Old 07-12-2019, 07:08 PM   #36
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Hello broncobill1964,

Just following up with on your dealer visit, were they able to address your concerns?


Hello DesertRubi,

Keep us updated on your dealer visit. If we can be of any assistance, send us a direct message. We'd be glad to help.


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Yes. Picked up my Jeep today. They had it done yesterday but I could not get there before they closed.
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Yes. Picked up my Jeep today. They had it done yesterday but I could not get there before they closed.
Thats great to hear, feel free to reach out to us in the future if assistance is needed.

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Old 07-17-2019, 10:58 PM   #38
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Unfortunately it looks like I'm going to have to call tomorrow and setup an appointment to take my Jeep in. I was installing some rails this evening and while I was crawling around under there I found where it looks like I've got a leak on the front passenger side. I've got less than 11k miles on mine so can't say that I'm super excited about it.
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Old 07-18-2019, 02:43 PM   #39
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My driver side front was leaking at ~56K miles, so they both got swapped out.

Now I've got a bad ABS sensor on the driver side at 60K, intermittent. Related? Maybe. I ordered a sensor and will swap it out.

I was planning on trying to keep this thing another 3-4 years, but I'm thinking it might get swapped on a new pickup soon while it's still got a fair amount of value. I bought this damn thing new thinking I'd get 100-150K miles out of it without issue, instead there's an annual problem. Shame since I love the vehicle, hate the lack of reliability.

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