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Stuck on vacation.. 2014 summit

i guess it could be worse..

just drove 3000 miles to hood river OR from lousy-ana for a vacation from the rancid heat, in my brand spanking new 2014 summit.. Which I had been waiting to arrive for 1.5 years, literally(had to wait for the 8spd)

should have known i had a lemon when i picked it up from the dealership and the radio started acting haywire(not responding to 50% of commands.. still happens all the time.. have to pull over/turn off/ let sit for 5 minutes to reset.. but that's a whole other issue for which I have had the dealer look at with no resolve as of yet)

so yesterday, front end air suspension went out completely.. "service air suspension immediately" comes on.. can hear front tires hitting the wheel wells at even the slightest bump

called Chrysler this morning they told me to take it 20 miles away to the C. H. Urness Motor Company in The Dalles.. when i got there, they informed me that they were too swamped to even run diagnostics and it wouldn't be until friday that they could look at it.. of course, there was 3 guys in front of the garage, chilling like they were paid by the state.. in the same spot when i went in and left 30min later when i left.. Then they proceeded to send me along my merry way.. no loaner?! no "hey, that's not safe to drive, let us look at that real quick"..wtf?? my response.. "where's the nearest RR dealership?" if i'm gonna have a junker it might as well get me laid..

now, i guess i'm just gonna have to drive it till friday, when they can see me.. sucks that the house i rented is on a long steep rocky driveway.. sucks that I'm wasting my vacation dealing with this.. sure it's about to get a lot worse..


was about to post then went out to take some pics.. just noticed that the left axle looks like it's at a different angle in the boot than the right axel also looks a lot more extended.. jeep is not on a level surface so may be the issue.. or, could the axle be broken? I did hit a pothole yesterday but it was only about 10" in diameter.. seemed to jolt vehicle a bit more than expected but not much
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Re: Stuck on vacation.. 2014 summit

some reason, it published left axle photo upside down
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Re: Stuck on vacation.. 2014 summit

That half shaft looks like it is Just in that position from the suspension being all the way down. Have you tried resetting the air suspension by pulling the two fuses in the power box under the hood?
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Re: Stuck on vacation.. 2014 summit

no.. but would love to try that.. wish the service manager thought of it.. what 2 fuses ?
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nevermind.. found em.. trying
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Good let us know what happens.
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Re: Stuck on vacation.. 2014 summit

doesn't seem to be working.. removed the 40 and the 10 fuse and also tried with removing the relay.. is there a specific reset process? i can hear what seems to be the compressor kicking on by the front passenger side but no lift..
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doesn't seem to be working.. removed the 40 and the 10 fuse and also tried with removing the relay.. is there a specific reset process? i can hear what seems to be the compressor kicking on by the front passenger side but no lift..

If the compressor is running and nothing is happening the system probably lost the charge from a leak.
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Re: Stuck on vacation.. 2014 summit

any idea what kind of down time I'm looking at for repairs? as stated.. here on vacation till next wednesday then supposed to drive 3000 miles back home
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When they said it was unsafe and offered to take a quick look, did you let them?



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When they said it was unsafe and offered to take a quick look, did you let them?



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no one offered!!! Service Manager sent me along my merry way.. even went back inside to express my disbelief

told him i just drove 25 miles to get there on it

said they were too booked.. couldn't even run diagnostics until friday.. he wouldn't even come outside to look at it..
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any idea what kind of down time I'm looking at for repairs? as stated.. here on vacation till next wednesday then supposed to drive 3000 miles back home
If its a leak they will have to locate the leak and then order parts. Finding a leak is usually using soap bubbles and just going over the system. Whats going to take the time is getting the parts so I think if it goes in Friday you will be hard pressed to have it back Wednesday. I had a 2011 Overland and it had a bad compressor from the factory and it took a week to get the part and then just a day to install and then the dealer needs to have class 5 nitrogen to refill the system. A lot depends on the dealer is this a large dealer with someone with a lot of knowledge and experience with the air suspensions?
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