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Old 05-23-2014, 04:21 PM
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Replace Axel Shaft/Booster Covers on 6 day old 2014 Wk2 EcoDiesel!?!?!

Guys I am looking for some advice here...I just bought a 2014 jeep overland ecodiesel and I smelled an awful smell for a few days when driving it....it only has 300 miles on it now and I brought it in to the dealer. They checked it out and said somethign was leaking from a booster cover? and hitting exhaust which was burnign up and causing the smell. Now they need to replace the entire axel shaft?? Does this sound like something for grounds for a replacement vehicle or am I over reacting... A car I have had for 12 days has been in the shop 6 of the 12 days already.

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Re: Replace Axel Shaft/Booster Covers on 6 day old 2014 Wk2 EcoDiesel!?!?!

im pretty sure you wont get anywhere as far as a replacement... its only when its many issues over a longer period (or a massive amount of issues at once)

that does suck though

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Re: Replace Axel Shaft/Booster Covers on 6 day old 2014 Wk2 EcoDiesel!?!?!

I don't know what you mean by booster cover, but if they are replacing an axle shaft you have most likely been bitten by the same problem described in this thread:


Some GCs with build dates from Feb and March appear to have gotten a bad batch of axles from the supplier. Seems the boot clamps weren't tightened down, allowing the grease to escape and get flung about. If some of that landed on the exhaust, or your turbo, it would probably smell pretty bad.

It also appears to be limited to GCs with the 2-speed transfer case. Those axles are a different part than the ones used for non-2-speeds.
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