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Old 05-04-2014, 03:02 PM
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Re: Grease In Both Front Wheels... Normal?

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New cv boot failure victim here...

Today is exact of one week of ownership... 300 miles on it and grease went out all over on driver side wheel. Jeez! Guess that jeep dealership will be my 2nd home
Build date bro....
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Old 05-04-2014, 04:13 PM
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Re: Grease In Both Front Wheels... Normal?

Yoel-- Honestly, no idea. I will find out build date soon... thanks
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Re: Grease In Both Front Wheels... Normal?

Took delivery on my Limited Wednesday, read up on this issue Saturday. Checked yesterday evening and both front rims have grease everywhere. Less than 400 miles and it is back to the dealership. Build date is 3-14...
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Yoel-- Honestly, no idea. I will find out build date soon... thanks
Just so u know it's on drivers door inside edge....mo/yr upper left of label and mo/day/hr on lower right.


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Re: Grease In Both Front Wheels... Normal?

Just got home from a weekend away (didn't take the jeep) and checked the cv joints. So far so good...no grease, everything is intact, and the yellow paint marks seem to line up on both sides. I took pictures and can attach them later. Also grabbed a pic of the suspension linkage with the rubber piece guys are talking about as well. Mine is an Laredo Altitude build date 4-14 with 145 miles.

When I was taking pictures I turned the wheel to full lock and boy there is a lot of tension pulling back on the boot with the wheel in that position. I can see how easy a boot would slip off during a sharp turn if the clamp wasn't super tight.

I will check them daily as I'm concerned I could still have the issue and they just haven't come loose yet.

Thanks to all the posters in this thread. Good luck to everyone.


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Old 05-04-2014, 11:19 PM
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Re: Grease In Both Front Wheels... Normal?

^^^^^^^

A third issue contributing to this CV boot clamp problem COULD BE that if the smaller diameter end of the CV boot (inside side) was mounted too far up the shaft toward the inside, then maybe that is pulling on the CV boot. I would guess the baffles in the CV foot should mostly, but not completely, unfold during turns, etc. and should never be "stretched" per se during any motion of the CV joint.

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Re: Grease In Both Front Wheels... Normal?

^^^^^^^

Hmm, funny u mention it...had a related concern when looking at everyone's pics. Many of them show a completely shiny polished 1/2" or so portion of the large diameter shaft immediately beginning at the outboard boot end with the remaining 1/2" or so weathered/surface rusted. When I saw that it jumped out at me as how could that be? Why is there such a demarcation line. Logic said the shiny section was (and maybe should be) covered by the boot. I could not progress on that thought track as soon as I saw that everyone's post repair pics showed the exact same condition.

A common design element to handle the horizontal tension on the boot/clamp attach point is to have a grooved channel that the boot/clamp seat into to provide better resistance to that force and to provide a better seal. Don't think this shaft has that but can't tell without a close-up of a failed unit where the boot/clamp are unseated.

So, didn't sleep at the Holiday Inn Express last night.

Here's yours after....
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Re: Grease In Both Front Wheels... Normal?

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When I was taking pictures I turned the wheel to full lock and boy there is a lot of tension pulling back on the boot with the wheel in that position. I can see how easy a boot would slip off during a sharp turn if the clamp wasn't super tight
Look forward to see photos as to how much the boot is stretched when you turn the wheel to full look...please post soon! Thanks...
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Re: Grease In Both Front Wheels... Normal?

Attached (hopefully if I do it right) are pics of the passenger (1 pic) and driver (2 pics) side CV joints at full lock. I took two pics of the driver side because I found two yellow witness marks but only one extends from the rubber boot to the metal part where it mates up with the hub on the wheel side...the other witness mark stops short. Not sure why they'd do that.

From the pictures it doesn't look like the boots are stretched that much. I know when I saw them while taking pictures yesterday that was the first thing that struck me...they were really stretched. That is probably by design...it just really stood out to me.

Again Laredo Altitude picked up April 30 and built on April 14 with 140-ish miles.
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Re: Grease In Both Front Wheels... Normal?

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Attached (hopefully if I do it right) are pics of the passenger (1 pic) and driver (2 pics) side CV joints at full lock. I took two pics of the driver side because I found two yellow witness marks but only one extends from the rubber boot to the metal part where it mates up with the hub on the wheel side...the other witness mark stops short. Not sure why they'd do that.

From the pictures it doesn't look like the boots are stretched that much. I know when I saw them while taking pictures yesterday that was the first thing that struck me...they were really stretched. That is probably by design...it just really stood out to me.

Again Laredo Altitude picked up April 30 and built on April 14 with 140-ish miles.
Looking at those pictures it appears the Shiny outer surfaces have a groove in them. Perhaps the boots were meant to be seated over this groove....????

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Looks like everyone else's pictures...
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Re: Grease In Both Front Wheels... Normal?

Hello.
First off Im new to Jeep / Chrysler/ Fiat. Not real knowlegable about their products.
I found out about this issue and this web site over on Jeepforums.com from PhillyAnts post there. I decided to join this site too because there seems to be a little more info.
I have a 2014 GC Laredo 4x4 build date 03/14 MDH #'s 022821 last 8 of VIN EC422445 with 2075 miles on it and "NO" grease on rims or on boots . Do you need whole VIN?
Can some one explain the MDH #'s compared to the 03/14 build date on the sticker to me , and then compared to what others who have had the issue have on their dates. Where am I compared to them since I have no grease issues yet at over 2K miles.

I also looked to see if any yellow marks to line up on the boots but only see purple ones that dont line up with anything. Is there something I should look for to see if I can expect this issue in the future?
Hopefully I dont sound too ignorant here, just trying to figure this out.
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