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Unread 07-03-2013, 08:01 PM   #1
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New Jeep Owner... A little worried

I finally pulled the trigger on a brand new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland, 5.7L V8.

Leaving the dealership something wasn't right and turns out the engine had issues and they had to replace a rod because cylinder 3 was misfiring. This was a sales person explaining the issue to me so I asked him to provide paperwork with what exactly was repaired. I haven't picked this paperwork up yet so I don't have the exact details.

Now the Jeep is running great... but I'm a little paranoid. Now I see water leaking from underneath and I wanted to post here to make sure its what I think it is. I think its just the condensation from the A/C, but I want an expert to set my mind at ease.

Below is a pic of the leak. Thanks for the help!

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Unread 07-03-2013, 08:15 PM   #2
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I am not an expert but since I posted similar question and was told it is AC condensation. I also confirmed that with my dealer. Overall GC is a solid vehicle but I understand your situation, a seed has been planted and now you will be more aware and even hear/see every little sound etc.

Enjoy your Jeep :-)
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Unread 07-03-2013, 08:29 PM   #3
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Looks like by those 2 pipes "L" shape you have rust already ?
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Unread 07-03-2013, 09:09 PM   #4
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A/C. But I am no expert
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Unread 07-03-2013, 09:54 PM   #5
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Looks like by those 2 pipes "L" shape you have rust already ?
Thats exactly where its dripping from. I thought AC dripping would come from the front, that was why I was concerned.

I didn't even notice the rust color, seems after inspecting the bottom a little more I have rust in a couple places. This doesn't seem right for a brand new Jeep. Even the brake disks have some rust showing.
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Unread 07-04-2013, 09:38 AM   #6
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Disc brake rust starts the moment you remove them from the box and spray off the protective coating with brake cleaner.
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Unread 07-04-2013, 09:47 AM   #7
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So I shouldn't be worried about all these rusty parts? If this was your brand new Jeep what would you do? More images here: http://imgur.com/a/dd3kQ

I'm just looking for others opinions. To me it feels like some of these parts missed the rust proofing phase at the plant.
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Unread 07-04-2013, 10:06 AM   #8
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So I shouldn't be worried about all these rusty parts? If this was your brand new Jeep what would you do? More images here: http://imgur.com/a/dd3kQ

I'm just looking for others opinions. To me it feels like some of these parts missed the rust proofing phase at the plant.
Looks normal to me. Definitely didn't miss any rust-proofing phase.
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Unread 07-04-2013, 10:55 AM   #9
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It all looks normal to me, also.

Sent from my underground lair.
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Unread 07-04-2013, 11:23 AM   #10
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Looks good. Every new car on any lot has this rust in the same places. Normal.
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Unread 07-04-2013, 01:56 PM   #11
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After further research and the above responses, It appears this is normal. Thanks everyone who replied... now I can go back to relaxing about my new purchase.
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Unread 07-04-2013, 03:27 PM   #12
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Ya ,all looks normal.

But good job looking out for rust spots.

In the past all my jeeps started rusting around the 5 year mark.
Even my Liberty .
I bought the rust protection on my Liberty and it was painted under warranty 4 times (doors, rocker panels, rear window hinges and cargo area).

Enjoy your new ride...its a great truck!
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Unread 07-04-2013, 08:45 PM   #13
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Areas that are not panted will get surface rust on them
There are a number of parts that are never painted

The brake disks can never be protected or painted
Just look at any car and you find the same issues
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Unread 07-08-2013, 08:49 AM   #14
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The rust is normal. To save money, a lot of manufacturers use a special type of metal that rusts and forms a protective layer vs painting. The main thing to be aware of here is that some people will sand the rust off. This is fine if they then paint over to protect the metal but if nothing is done, the metal will rust again and form its own protective barrier.

A lot of bridges utilize this metal as a layer of rust is just as protective as a layer of paint and doesn't require a crew to repaint the bridge every few years.
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Unread 07-10-2013, 01:04 PM   #15
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One way to find out if it is condensation from the A/C is to see if the fluid tastes like water.

Click & Klack, the Tappet brothers, say that if you have yellow fluid on your garage floor to check the radiator and check the cat's litter box to see if it needs attention.
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