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Old 06-17-2016, 03:27 PM
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MY16 Overland 4x4 - Control Arm Bushing seepage

I've had my new 2016 Overland 4x4 hemi for about 10 days now and have about 950 miles on it so far.

I noticed yesterday that there is some lubricant seeping from the front side of the outer bushings on the lower control arms. It is only seeping on the front (nut side) of the bushing. It is seeping on both sides but more so on the passenger side. There is no seepage on the rear (bolt head) side of the bushing or on the rear control arms, only the front.

Is this normal or should it be taken in and looked at? It's certainly not normal on other vehicles I have owned so wanted to check with others here before taking it into the dealer so I know a bit more if this is a pattern failure or common thing.

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Re: MY16 Overland 4x4 - Control Arm Bushing seepage

Mystery solved and rather obvious in hindsight, posting results here in case helps others with same question in the future.

It was simply some sort of lubrication agent applied either during assembly or by a later tech. There is no reservoir of grease or oil in that bushing, it was just residual compound that now being exposed to dirt, was collecting dirt.

Cleaned up with a few sprays of brake cleaner and I expect the issue is resolved.
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Re: MY16 Overland 4x4 - Control Arm Bushing seepage

There have been issues with leaking shocks so keep an eye on it.
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