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Had Jeep replace my radiator and after having to take it back twice to get it right I thought everything was good. It’s running good, but I noticed two things...the left and right grille to condenser seals were just cut off and not replaced. Do those need to be there? And on the passenger side I found a huge wiring harness just hanging loose. Seems it should be attached to something. Also the bottom of the new radiator looks dirty to me...doesn’t rub off though. Any input is appreciated.


 

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Sure. I know they cut the seals. I don’t know why. Are they not really required? The seals weren’t torn, clearly cut and not replaced. The double snap piece on the back of the harness connector came out. One side of the clip for it is broken. I dunno if they did it or not. I’m guessing yes, but I don’t know for sure. I got it back in place and zip tied the harness wires to stabilize it. Sigh
 

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The cable harness is attached to the body rail (idk the correct name) I don't think its an issue can be zip tied in place if needed.
As for the seals those imo are needed to prevent air from passing around the radiator.
I would order and install them.
https://www.quadratec.com/parts/jeep-wrangler-jk-radiator-parts
Is this a dealership work?
 

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I figured as much...I found even more damage. Someone at the dealer went nuts tightening the air tube to the fan shroud. The captured nuts are all but ripped thru the top of the plastic. Ugh. I managed to reattach the harness with the original clip, although it’s still damaged and not holding right, but I did zip tie the wiring to that metal piece you pointed out and it seems solid enough. I’m just disgusted with what I’m finding. Gotta call the advisor again tomorrow. WTF.

 

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Dealer!? Im stumped, the way they treated the padiator seals, looks more like a "scrap yard style" radiator removal.
And from "mechanic" point of view replacing Jk radiator is not a complicated job.
I would send all of this to FCA to see what they have to say about it.
 

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Thanks. Just messaged Jeep Cares. Any idea how long they take to reply? I’m guessing it went thru. Nothing has bounced back so far. I’m contacting the advisor as well.


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While we are one the topic, this is the bottom of the new radiator. It’s kinda dirty looking and the rail at the bottom looks bowed compared to the core. Thoughts?
 

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Thanks. Just messaged Jeep Cares. Any idea how long they take to reply? I’m guessing it went thru. Nothing has bounced back so far. I’m contacting the advisor as well.


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IDK never actually contacted them yet. But as I understood they are forum members which is great imo.
 
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