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Have QL, but it never acts up. 46 76.67%
Glitchy, but not worth fixing. 3 5.00%
Failed, successfully repaired the first time. 4 6.67%
Failed, successfully repaired after repeated tries. 5 8.33%
Failed, repair(s) refused or still unsuccessful. 1 1.67%
Failed, repairs unsuccessful so replaced vehicle. 1 1.67%
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:39 PM
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Re: Has Your Quadra-Lift Ever Acted Up?

Just back from the dealer; hars ride, QL was in a kind of safety program. Now had a reset and drives great again . Mainly because the mecanic has had a special education for the JGC QL. He knew what he was talking about.
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It's the compressor, which hopefully will get replaced next week. No surprise there, but what was unusual is that yesterday they found that a QL cable plug, in its normal location, is exposed to the weather. It was waterlogged, so they sealed it up with silicone or some other goo after drying it out and cleaning it up.

I don't recall seeing reference to this wet plug issue elsewhere, so it might be worth keeping in mind. I should have asked the tech where this plug is located; I'll try to remember if I see him again next week. It would seem like a good idea for everybody to seal this, but we've gotta know where it is, first.
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It's the compressor, which hopefully will get replaced next week. No surprise there, but what was unusual is that yesterday they found that a QL cable plug, in its normal location, is exposed to the weather. It was waterlogged, so they sealed it up with silicone or some other goo after drying it out and cleaning it up.

I don't recall seeing reference to this wet plug issue elsewhere, so it might be worth keeping in mind. I should have asked the tech where this plug is located; I'll try to remember if I see him again next week. It would seem like a good idea for everybody to seal this, but we've gotta know where it is, first.

It sounds like you got some BS the first time. The problem you are having is either low nitrogen or a bad compressor in all the cases I have seen posted. In most cases it seems to be the compressor. If they really did do a repair they should have been able to test it and see that its still not working properly. Its just amazing to me that a dealer would return it to you like that, but its sure not the first case on here.
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:58 AM
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Re: Has Your Quadra-Lift Ever Acted Up?

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Having the QL crap out is a right of passage.

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With the prevalence of compressor issues, it just seems like its a matter of time. My problems started at about 20k miles. Had the Jeep about 10 months when it started
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It sounds like you got some BS the first time. The problem you are having is either low nitrogen or a bad compressor in all the cases I have seen posted. In most cases it seems to be the compressor. If they really did do a repair they should have been able to test it and see that its still not working properly. Its just amazing to me that a dealer would return it to you like that, but its sure not the first case on here.
Yes, it's the compressor, and Parts called today to say it came in. I can't get there for a few days, but at least a proper fix is forthcoming. As to nitrogen, it passed the pressure test.

It's still interesting that there is an electrical connector somewhere that gets waterlogged. Granted, that wasn't the cause of the QL acting up, but it is one of those things that shouldn't be happening and would seem to be a universal design flaw. If I remember, I'll see if the initial mechanic can tell me where that plug is located, and I'll pass this info on. No good can come from a water-soaked connector, and with this knowledge folks can open it up, blow it out, then seal it with silicone caulk or electrician's putty.

BTW, the compressor tanked after only 11k miles. Hope the new one lasts longer, but I'm beginning to feel mighty good about the lifetime Maxcare we bought late last year!

Finally, turns out Jeep trains and certifies selected techs for QL repair. Our dealer has two such guys, but the first repair was done by another fellow because the other two techs weren't available (confusion at the SA desk). Sure, it shouldn't have worked out that way, but in the end this resulted in their finding a connector issue that wouldn't otherwise have surfaced. Soak an electrical connector long enough and you'll have a problem, so that has been headed off.
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Yes, it's the compressor, and Parts called today to say it came in. I can't get there for a few days, but at least a proper fix is forthcoming. As to nitrogen, it passed the pressure test.

It's still interesting that there is an electrical connector somewhere that gets waterlogged. Granted, that wasn't the cause of the QL acting up, but it is one of those things that shouldn't be happening and would seem to be a universal design flaw. If I remember, I'll see if the initial mechanic can tell me where that plug is located, and I'll pass this info on. No good can come from a water-soaked connector, and with this knowledge folks can open it up, blow it out, then seal it with silicone caulk or electrician's putty.

BTW, the compressor tanked after only 11k miles. Hope the new one lasts longer, but I'm beginning to feel mighty good about the lifetime Maxcare we bought late last year!

Finally, turns out Jeep trains and certifies selected techs for QL repair. Our dealer has two such guys, but the first repair was done by another fellow because the other two techs weren't available (confusion at the SA desk). Sure, it shouldn't have worked out that way, but in the end this resulted in their finding a connector issue that wouldn't otherwise have surfaced. Soak an electrical connector long enough and you'll have a problem, so that has been headed off.


Thats if there was an electrical connector that had a problem. It would be interesting to know if that was really the case. It seems clear the person that checked it out didn't throughly check out the system before returning to you. If the compressor is bad that would mean after he did this supposed repair it would still not work. I mean really how could someone do a repair and then not check it out to see if it works ok?
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Thats if there was an electrical connector that had a problem. It would be interesting to know if that was really the case. It seems clear the person that checked it out didn't throughly check out the system before returning to you. If the compressor is bad that would mean after he did this supposed repair it would still not work. I mean really how could someone do a repair and then not check it out to see if it works ok?
Agreed, but the point is that he discovered something that is a potential problem even if it had nothing to do with the QL failure. Sort of like Columbus sailing for India and discovering America.
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Agreed, but the point is that he discovered something that is a potential problem even if it had nothing to do with the QL failure. Sort of like Columbus sailing for India and discovering America.

My point was they probably didn't discover anything. It sounds like it was just someone that didn't know anything about QL. I mean why wouldn't he test the output of the compressor? If it was an electrical problem it would be throwing codes and the service air suspension message would be on. I would think the person had to know it was still not working when it was returned to you. I could be wrong though.
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My point was they probably didn't discover anything. It sounds like it was just someone that didn't know anything about QL. I mean why wouldn't he test the output of the compressor? If it was an electrical problem it would be throwing codes and the service air suspension message would be on. I would think the person had to know it was still not working when it was returned to you. I could be wrong though.
You're right, the first guy was not certified for QL. Both their QL guys were tied up with other jobs, so he gave it his best shot. On my second trip they put one of the QL techs on it and he found the compressor was giving out. Tomorrow the new compressor goes in.

Sure glad this is all warranty, because otherwise the total cost would probably be $1,100-1,200.
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At long last, I can answer this poll. Today the QL compressor was replaced (part MSRP is $845) under warranty, as it had corroded. I plan on checking further on this tomorrow, but at first glance it seems that water entered through a connector plug, then worked its way to the compressor, causing the corrosion.

Whatever, it now works nicely. Hope it stays that way!
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