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Old 05-27-2014, 03:06 PM
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Re: Grease In Both Front Wheels... Normal?

Hey Muidaq,

Next time you talk to them, would you ask if they replaced the second one because it was failing (or about to) or if they were instructed to by Jeep due to the build date or batch number etc?

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

Hey guys, I have a new Overland with about 300 miles on it, MDH is 4/9/2014; trying to decide if I'm about to join the "grease club". Can someone take a look at these and let me know what they think?

Alignment marks on driver's side look pretty close and boot is completely dry. On passenger's side the purple marks are about 90 degrees off and there is just the very slightest bit of grease on the edge of the band.
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Re: Grease In Both Front Wheels... Normal?

Tough to say at this point.

Looks to me that the one with a slight amount of grease showing is about to crap out. One crap-out usually means they both will.

I would drive it around until they both bite it or you'll be going through the replacement process twice (like me). They'll only fix them withan obvious failure because the can't admit the failure at the production level.
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Re: Grease In Both Front Wheels... Normal?

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Hey guys, I have a new Overland with about 300 miles on it, MDH is 4/9/2014; trying to decide if I'm about to join the "grease club". Can someone take a look at these and let me know what they think?

Alignment marks on driver's side look pretty close and boot is completely dry. On passenger's side the purple marks are about 90 degrees off and there is just the very slightest bit of grease on the edge of the band.
Eh, maybe like redddog said, watch it...btw, what exactly is the MDH on your sticker? can't be what you quoted...it's 6 digits...MD are obvious but the H is the first 2 digits of the 4 digit military hour of day so a 20 is 2000 is 8p., 06 is 0600 is 6a, etc..
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Eh, maybe like redddog said, watch it...btw, what exactly is the MDH on your sticker? can't be what you quoted...it's 6 digits...MD are obvious but the H is the first 2 digits of the 4 digit military hour of day so a 20 is 2000 is 8p., 06 is 0600 is 6a, etc..
MDH is 040902, so I'm assuming that means 2 am on 4/9
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MDH is 040902, so I'm assuming that means 2 am on 4/9
Yep.

So that's a Wednesday and I hear Weds is a good build day but 3rd shift....oooh!

Just yankin ya, all myth BS...

I am suspect tho of moved witness marks, keep an eye on em.
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Show of hands.

How many of you know a Salesman who would say, as you we're signing your deal "hold on. Before you sign that, I just wanted to let you know that me and some of the other sales people have heard that the front axle is going to crap-out in a couple of weeks and you'll be driving a minivan until we get our heads out of our arses. Should only be a couple of weeks though."

Anyone? Anyone?
JEZZ you sound more pissed off than me.... At least you have a loaner, that may not be the case for me.

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

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I think recalls...for any vehicle take many months.

From the post, Jeep must have identified the batches affected and are in the continuing to remove them from the supply chain and fixing vehicles. As far as notifying Jeep owners who haven't noticed the issue yet, haven't heard anything on that yet.
Yeah, and as they scurry to locate all of the ones that may have a problem, inevitably someone will have a couple dozen hidden on a shelf somewhere "just in case" that creep back into the supply chain. Or, someone will enter the wrong batch/date range, etc. etc.

Its a big company with lots of folks involved. S***t happens.

Then, you get the dealers, some of whom only care about selling ONE vehicle to a customer, not repeat business. And even for the dealers not in that category, some have folks working for them that are just a tad "challenged" compared to others...
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Re: Grease In Both Front Wheels... Normal?

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I just got it back. The alignment is fine but the wheel is just not centered and there's all kinds of torque steer. They said theyre going to get with chrysler on tuesday to see if something is wrong with the replacement axle shaft.

This is getting ridiculous. It's Darcars in silver spring
If you reset your "B" trip mileage just as you pull in, can you tell if they even gave it a driving test? Or is your tech the famous one armed man from The Fugitive?
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Alignment marks on driver's side look pretty close and boot is completely dry. On passenger's side the purple marks are about 90 degrees off and there is just the very slightest bit of grease on the edge of the band.
On your picture on the left, there is a sticker on the axle partially hidden. If you had yours on the lift for the pix, any chance you snapped one of that sticker?
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Re: Grease In Both Front Wheels... Normal?

The photo on the right definitely shows grease seeping out. The one on the left seems to be missing the marks on the metal which may be because the clamp/band has rotated a lot so it isn't in the photo.

I think the answer to the mystery, based on these two pre-failure photos, is that the metal band simply was not installed tight enough. Grease is leaking under the boot causing the boot to move causing the loose clamp/band to move causing more grease to come out causing the boot to move more and the clamp/band to move more....etc. etc. etc. The only other cause would be that grease was initially under the boot in the clamp/band when installed and should not have been resulting in the clamp/band not being able to serve it's purpose.
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Hey Muidaq,

Next time you talk to them, would you ask if they replaced the second one because it was failing (or about to) or if they were instructed to by Jeep due to the build date or batch number etc?

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The tech either saw something or prompted the other to fail. It wasn't a Jeep directive.
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