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Old 04-12-2014, 11:35 PM
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Grease In Both Front Wheels... Normal?

So I noticed a few days ago that the inside of my front wheels had loads of grease in them. Nothing in the rear wheels. Does anyone know if this is normal for a new Jeep? Should I be concerned? Here are a few pictures.
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Old 04-12-2014, 11:39 PM
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Re: Grease In Both Front Wheels... Normal?

I would get it checked out, as you may have a problem with the CV boots and may be a sign of something more serious.
The grease could get on the brakes and lead to a much worse situation.
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Re: Grease In Both Front Wheels... Normal?

Yikes, can't imagine that's normal. None on mine at delivery or 6k later. That's fresh looking fling. Dealer NOW my friend.
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Re: Grease In Both Front Wheels... Normal?

That's not normal!!
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Old 04-13-2014, 03:46 AM
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Re: Grease In Both Front Wheels... Normal?

As enforcer said it looks like CV joint grease, take it to a dealer before it gets on your brakes


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

Not normal. The last time I saw something like that on one of my vehicles it was a wheel bearing.
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Re: Grease In Both Front Wheels... Normal?

Oh wonderful. Guess I'm not driving to New York tomorrow. Thanks for the feedback everyone.
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Re: Grease In Both Front Wheels... Normal?

My guess is CV boots. When I had my 2011 the half shafts in the rear had to be replaced due to leaking boots.
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Re: Grease In Both Front Wheels... Normal?

I dropped my Jeep off yesterday to get it checked out. I don't know the full details yet but the dealer just called and told me he put 2 brand new axles on it. He said something about the bands coming off. I was busy so I couldn't really get into detail with him. Is there anything I should ask when I go pick it up? I don't have a bunch of knowledge when it comes to things like this. What does his explanation sound like to you? He said he has never seen anything like this happen.
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Re: Grease In Both Front Wheels... Normal?

Probably one of these (~ 1 in. and ~ 4 in. clamp bands on each boot end)..

The one on left is inner boot, on right is outer boot on one shaft so you have 4 of these boots and since your grease was on the inside of rim the closest band would be the 4 incher in the right photo (outer shaft boot).

I mean, anything can happen but BOTH front wheel shafts? I don't buy it. That's an assembly not a failure issue. Freaky deaky man.

But, all fixed now.
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Re: Grease In Both Front Wheels... Normal?

may want to go to the quarter wash place and see about getting and grease blobs off before you go home.
with the high pressure you should be able to clean them wheels up good.
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Re: Grease In Both Front Wheels... Normal?

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Probably one of these (~ 1 in. and ~ 4 in. clamp bands on each boot end)..

The one on left is inner boot, on right is outer boot on one shaft so you have 4 of these boots and since your grease was on the inside of rim the closest band would be the 4 incher in the right photo (outer shaft boot).

I mean, anything can happen but BOTH front wheel shafts? I don't buy it. That's an assembly not a failure issue. Freaky deaky man.

But, all fixed now.
Yeah that was pretty freaky. Hopefully that is the last of my problems.
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