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Unread 03-01-2010, 07:04 PM   #1
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Leaking Oil

It appears my '10 Liberty Limited is dripping oil from right under the driver's seat. I had the vehicle for about 2 weeks, but only just noticed the oil stain on my driveway. I've started to put cardboard under it to monitor it's dripping.

I'm scheduled for a trip to the dealer this Saturday, but was wondering what some of you may think about what may be the culprit.

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Unread 03-02-2010, 03:17 PM   #2
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I don't think it's oil. I got my camera and a flashlight and saw where the fluid was dripping from. It's dripping from a few places under the driver's seat, and it's pink in color.

Here's a picture.

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Unread 03-02-2010, 03:22 PM   #3
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That would ATF,looks to either be coming from the t-case or from your transmission.Best to have the dealership tow it in ASAP,they will cover the tow if you call the roadside assistance #.
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Unread 03-02-2010, 04:02 PM   #4
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Thanks. I'll deal with this tomorrow.

ATF?
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Unread 03-02-2010, 04:06 PM   #5
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ATF = Automatic Transmission Fluid. Definitely get it to the dealer. That's not right for a brand new Jeep.
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Unread 03-02-2010, 04:27 PM   #6
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Thanks. Is something like this repairable at the dealer level? What would be the course they should take to repair this?
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Unread 03-02-2010, 04:30 PM   #7
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Thanks. Is something like this repairable at the dealer level? What would be the course they should take to repair this?
Anything is repairable at the dealer level,and yes your covered under the 3/36 bumper to bumper warranty.
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Unread 03-02-2010, 04:32 PM   #8
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I meant to say, just by looking at this picture, what do you think would need replaced or repaired? I realize without physically seeing it, a diagnosis is not true, but I just wanted some opinions.
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Unread 03-02-2010, 06:52 PM   #9
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A bad gasket on the tranny. Maybe improperly tightened bolts. Could be something worse too. I'm not sure. A brand new vehicle shouldn't have leaks.
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Unread 03-03-2010, 03:57 PM   #10
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It looks like a gasket is leaking,where you see the bolts.
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Unread 03-07-2010, 07:03 PM   #11
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Leaking gasket was the diagnosis. The Jeep dealership came to my location and gave me a loaner car while they repair it.

Thanks.
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Unread 03-07-2010, 08:02 PM   #12
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Thats pretty good service,thanks for letting us know what the problem was.Good Luck with your Liberty.
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Unread 03-07-2010, 08:50 PM   #13
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My wife's '09 had the same thing going on. Annoying. It's the tranny pan leaking. Makes me want to actually get on my back and look underneath next time I buy a new vehicle.
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Unread 03-09-2010, 01:37 PM   #14
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Just got my Liberty back. A visual inspection shows no leak. I guess time will tell.

Here's what they did:
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Unread 03-09-2010, 07:22 PM   #15
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Looks like they did the RMS on the tcase
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