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Old 08-24-2015, 12:15 PM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Limited Shocks leaking

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BTW, just got of phone with dealer again. They want 220 per shock!!! they said they would work a deal, but i would have to come in to discuss. total with taxes was 570!
That is crazy! Tell them to jam it. There is no doubt you can get 2 shocks cheaper than that. Try Midas or Goodyear. Even places like Big-O if you have them in your area. I would look it over and see what's involved. You could most likely do it yourself if there are no special tools are required. (Spring compressors & that sort of thing). It is strictly a bolt on item.

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2014 Grand Cherokee Limited Shocks leaking

Yea it's 3 bolts for the shock lol... And one nut to attach the shock mount to the new shock before installing.


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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Limited Shocks leaking

I just took my 14 in last week for this. The left rear was leaking. Luckily I caught it at 35,800 miles. They looked at all 4 and the other rear one was leaking as well, so they replaced both under warranty. Seems to be a fairly common defect from what I gather.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Limited Shocks leaking

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I just took my 14 in last week for this. The left rear was leaking. Luckily I caught it at 35,800 miles. They looked at all 4 and the other rear one was leaking as well, so they replaced both under warranty. Seems to be a fairly common defect from what I gather.
Standard suspension or quadralift?
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Limited Shocks leaking

Just had left rear on '14 Overland replaced under warranty at 35.1k miles, since it developed a leak.

Is this common with the airbag suspension?

Knowing my luck, the right rear will go after the bumper to bumper expires in less than 1k miles.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Limited Shocks leaking

. . . aaaaaaand when I brought my '14 Overland in for its 45k service, I was informed that the left rear is now leaking.

It's now out of warranty and the extended will not cover wear items, such as shocks, even though this is a known issue.

Any advice on this?
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Limited Shocks leaking

Is all of this shock leaking in any way attributed to cold weather? I know when I lived in Chicago it didn't take much to cause this in very cold weather. A fast trip over a set of rough railroad tracks, in sub zero Winter weather would do it. Or slamming into one of the many potholes that decorate Chicago streets during the Winter months. The fluid is very thick, and the seals are hard due to the cold. And all of the corrosive salt they dump on the roads every 15 minutes doesn't help either.

Since I've moved to the desert Southwest I have had 2 sets of shocks on my 1991 F-150 in 150,000 miles. But none of them were leaking. They just went bad and wouldn't dampen anymore.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Limited Shocks leaking

By extended, do you mean the Chrysler MaxCare service contract? If so, it has been discussed several times on the forum, and the conclusion was that the air suspension components are covered. There is a phone number on the contract you can call for assistance. Keep us posted, and good luck.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Limited Shocks leaking

Actually, it's a 3rd party extended warranty. Not sure why my dealership didn't offer the Max Care.

Here is something interesting though, I called my non-dealership mechanic to look up an aftermarket set, since the OEMs suck and they're on backorder anyway. They checked around and no one has an aftermarket shock for the 2014 Overland w/ the air bag suspension (quadra lift). And, according to the dealership, the OEM shocks are on backorder.

Chrysler agreed to replace the bad one, but they would charge me a $100 deductible. I really don't want the same POS that will leak again in another 30k.

Has anyone else found an alternative shock?
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Limited Shocks leaking

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Not sure why my dealership didn't offer the Max Care?
They offer the most profitable extended warranty they can sell. In many cases Max Care isn't it. Just like investment brokers will push the best investment for them, not you. Many will steer you to a dog with fleas if it puts a few extra bucks commission in their wallet. They live on commission. Car dealerships are no different. These dealerships have their phones ringing off the hook with companies trying to sell their warranty packages to them.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Limited Shocks leaking

It's pretty easy to change the rear shocks. I had to change mine since they were bad. There's an online manual somewhere on the forum but if you like I can gloss over it. The biggest pain, which made my 1 hour afternoon project a 5 hour pain in the neck, was attaching the new shock to the upper bracket. Depending on what kind of shock you get you have to have a special tool to tighten the nut on top of the piston rod to the bracket.
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