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Unread 05-14-2013, 10:43 AM   #1
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Question Fluid leaking...

I have this fluid leaking from underneath my GC. Itís definitely not oil like but more watery.

I first noticed it a week after I bought it and took it back to the dealership. I was concerned since the Jeep was only a week old. Dealership was pretty good about it and they lifted the Jeep and inspected it underneath and said that itís related to AC. They couldnít see anything else leaking underneath. So I took their word for it but now itís started happening again. This time itís definitely not hot in Vancouver, BC and I leave mine on ďautoĒ temp.

Since this is my first Jeep, and I havenít experienced this AC leak in any of my previous vehicles regardless of how hot it got. Is this normal for other GCs?

My first warranty will expire soon so just want to get it all looked at before I start paying out of my pocket.

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Unread 05-14-2013, 10:57 AM   #2
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I promise no blinker fluid jokes.

With the HVAC in "auto" mode, the A-C can and will activate at any temperature above freezing or there about. It is normal for condensation to drip from the underside of your Jeep.

I am surprised to hear you never noticed it with your other vehicles.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 11:07 AM   #3
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Where are you finding the fluid in relation to the vehicle.

My thoughts its most likely the AC.
if its near a wheel,have you looked to see if a shock is leaking?

My Jeep and my Ram both put out water type fluid when the a/c is used.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 11:13 AM   #4
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Thx HMCS....I had my Google open this time just in case

Honestly I am not 100% sure whether it dripped from my other vehicles. I had two hand me downs from my dad or my older brother. So I probably didn't care if stuff was leaking on those vehicles but I am almost certain nothing else leaked other than oil....lol.

Maybe I am more aware (and paranoid) this time especially since this is my first brand new vehicle.... and of course thanks to this forum
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All vehicles will "leak"/drip condensation/water when the AC is running. It is normal. however, the location of said "leak" is important. If it is dripping from underneath a portion of the rear or something then obviously it is not AC related.
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Where are you finding the fluid in relation to the vehicle.

My thoughts its most likely the AC.
if its near a wheel,have you looked to see if a shock is leaking?

My Jeep and my Ram both put out water type fluid when the a/c is used.
Its almost in the center and closed to the front wheels. I don't think its the shocks. I think HMCS is correct that it is likely a condensation since that is also what the dealership said.

I have a 20 sec video but not sure if and how to post it here.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 11:18 AM   #7
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I am confident it is the AC. Normal operation.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 11:29 AM   #8
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I am confident it is the AC. Normal operation.
Alright then....that settles it. Thank you Gentlemen. Now I should get back to work
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Unread 05-14-2013, 11:41 AM   #9
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You live in BC rather than the Washington DC area temps in the low 100's and dew points of 80 or more at times. You need the AC
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Unread 05-14-2013, 11:58 AM   #10
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You are correct but I am not complaining about the AC or BC temp. I was merely asking if the leaking fluid is of any concern since my warranty is expiring soon
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