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post #1 of 6 Old 10-27-2016, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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Should I be worried?

Looking for advice on how to handle the current situation with my Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Less than 2 years old, and just had the shocks replaced and the axle seals were leaking oil. All is fixed now, and thankfully still under warranty. However, is this something that happens often with jeeps? Is this an easy fix, or should I be very concerned? Hardly has 30K miles on it, and in my past life, I've never replaced shocks, and definitely haven't had axles leaking. With this being my first Wrangler, I was looking for feedback on how severe this? Should I be concerned? Should I get out of this jeep now vs. later? Any feedback or experience from others is welcome Thanks guys?

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post #2 of 6 Old 10-27-2016, 09:48 AM
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It is not the norm for the seals and shocks to go that quickly so I would not be as worried as you are, just take a deep breath and relax.
Anything made by man can fail but shocks and seals usually last a lot longer than that. Time to go out and have some fun!

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post #3 of 6 Old 10-27-2016, 02:21 PM
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I would question the facts. what was wrong with the shocks? did you see them leaking, jeep did what?? The seals rear? did you see oil leaking down the wheels? or same if front.

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post #4 of 6 Old 10-27-2016, 11:00 PM
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Surprised to hear those kind of issues this early, sometimes some bad components pass through inspections.
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post #5 of 6 Old 10-30-2016, 01:18 PM
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My 2003 TJ has the original shocks and axle seals except I went ahead and put new seals on the front when I installed an Aussie locker in that differential. They weren't leaking, but it was a cheap and easy thing to do while it was apart.

I use the Jeep almost exclusively for hunting, so only have about 55,000 miles on it presently. But many of those miles have been offroad in the mud and muck that comes with the great outdoors.

I've found the Jeep to require no more maintenance or repairs than any other vehicle I've ever owned.
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post #6 of 6 Old 10-30-2016, 02:17 PM
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Remember that a failure of one component has no connection to failure of other components down the road. But just because your axle had a leak problem doesn't mean anything else is likely to prematurely fail... it's all just statistical distribution.

It's not uncommon for vehicles to have a couple of problems over the first couple years that were not obvious when they left the factory... that's what the warranty is good for. By the time the warranty is up, it's a reasonable bet any hidden issues would have already been found

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