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Unread 04-25-2013, 08:45 AM   #1
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Noisy water pump

This is more of a FYI in case you get the same problem.

For about a month now, i've noticed this chirping noise coming from the engine when ever I'm idling. While cruising, there's also a faint high pitched sound. Took it in for service the first time and they attributed it to a bad idler pulley bearing. They replaced it and the noise was gone for about a day.

The next day the sound came back but was pretty dim. When the sound came back reliably like before, took it in for service again and this time they said that it was a noisy water pump and of course, the water pump has been on backorder for a month now...

Maybe there's a reason for the water pump being on backorder

btw still <9000 miles on the 2013 overland...Can believe the number of times I've had to take this car in for service already. All minor stuff, but it definitely chips away at the possibility of me ever buying another american car

I love this car...but it's not easy... This may be the first car that I buy EXTRA warranty protection after my extended warranty expires

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Unread 04-25-2013, 10:28 AM   #2
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chips away at the possibility of me ever buying another american car
Funny how most of you WKII guy's are saying that same thing,it's not a bmw or the like.Be glad you didn't buy a Land Rover,it would hardly ever leave the shop.With a VW your check engine light would have poped on by mile 1000,out of all the VW's I've worked on(from '13's and older) 9 out of 10 have the MIL on and many have less then 30k on the ODO.


Oh and almost all your imports now are actually made here in the states so your really never going to get away with "not buying American" much any more.
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Unread 04-28-2013, 03:01 PM   #3
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Lower initial quality...as a first impression (a very important one) for american cars.

I've had a nissan altima, Mazda cx7, and Subaru wrx. If i combined all three car's lifetime service visits, it'd still be less than my 2013 overland and it's still under 9k miles.

I'm sure all cars will have their issues and you could make the same arguments. However, its all about my personal experience.
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Unread 04-28-2013, 05:04 PM   #4
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Lower initial quality...as a first impression (a very important one) for american cars.

I've had a nissan altima, Mazda cx7, and Subaru wrx. If i combined all three car's lifetime service visits, it'd still be less than my 2013 overland and it's still under 9k miles.

I'm sure all cars will have their issues and you could make the same arguments. However, its all about my personal experience.
To many techno gizmo's,will always be in the shop more.

My $17,000 Jeep has only been to the dealership for 1 recall in 11 years.I use the dealership for coolant and trans flushes but that's it.Never has left me starnded and nothing has broken that was not my fault when offroad or normal wear and tear.No ABS,ESP,heated seats,leather seats,and has manual shifted t-case(always has) so much less to go wrong.
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Unread 04-29-2013, 07:29 AM   #5
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Heh...most of the things are basic car stuff...aside from the QL bug its all basic.
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