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Unread 04-28-2014, 04:26 PM   #1
justafam
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Transmission Pan Rusted through

So I'm in Florida enjoying the nice January sun when I noticed a stain on my Sister-in-law's driveway. Checked under my '08 Liberty and discovered it to be transmission fluid. Luckily local Ford/Jeep dealer was open on Sat, put up on hoist and poked his finger through a rust hole in the trans pan. NOT impressed. I know we live in a harsh environment here in Eastern Canada, however I have never heard of a trans pan rusting through, let alone on a 6 year old vehicle.

Anyone here experience same thing or do you think may be sub par material?

Randy

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Unread 04-28-2014, 04:54 PM   #2
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I see it a lot and on other vehicles besides Jeeps.Gotta wash the undercarriage often during the winter.
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Unread 05-01-2014, 10:05 AM   #3
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I had to have mine swapped out a couple months ago, during a routine oil change it was noticed...mine is also a 2008..rusted right through. I thought it was a bit early, but was only like $50 for OEM one.
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Unread 05-01-2014, 07:08 PM   #4
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That's no good. Don't make them like they used to I guess. Does anyone know if transmission pan has been upgraded since 2008 or are we all facing the same problem? I have a 2011. They salt the heck out of the roads around here. I wash it often and will keep an eye on it. Thanks for the heads up.
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Unread 05-01-2014, 07:53 PM   #5
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Geez...plastic radiators...tranny pan rust through...what's up with parts quality anymore?
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Unread 05-01-2014, 08:58 PM   #6
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.what's up with parts quality anymore?
Federal mandated safety items increase vehicle weight and the company's must reduce weight where they can to meet federal mandated MPG standards.
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Unread 05-04-2014, 07:11 PM   #7
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Seems its not an isolated case, however that doesn't make me feel better. I usually keep my vehicles upwards of 15 years. My 85 cherokee was still going strong when I was transferred to Europe in 97 and passed it down to my daughter, hope the Liberty makes it at least that long.
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Unread 05-05-2014, 06:10 AM   #8
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My 2010 has some pretty bad rust forming on the transmission pan as well. Since I am still under warranty I will see how willing they are to fix it. Should be pretty simple thing to convince them to fix. Sadly it seems it isn't just a 2008 thing... And I do wash under the truck all winter long... The rest of it is all squeaky clean under there.
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