sigh, my jeep has been back and forth to the dealer for a month now.
- first trip I was told the leak was transmission plug, they supposedly pulled the transmission and transfer case to confirm, looked to me like rear main seal
- second trip I was told the leak was front driveshaft
- third trip I was told the leak was the oil pan verified with dye, they supposedly pulled the transmission,transfer case, engine to get access to the oil pan gasket
- fourth trip I'm being told the leak is on the top of the engine, I suspect now the oil cooler. Presumably the intake has to be removed to gain access to the oil cooler.
Haven't seen my jeep now for 10 days, I have a really crappy loaner vehicle, but at least its not leaking.Each trip, I'm without my vehicle for 3-4 business days.
Very, very disappointed, makes me more sad and frustrated to type this message.
I will post back when it's finally fixed, but just a warning to anyone that discovers a mysterious oil leak that before repairs begin the techs need to be absolutely positive what the source of the leak is, don't let them eyeball it and start tearing stuff apart.
I still love my jeep, just frustrated with the expensive techs that cannot fix it.