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Unread 01-19-2010, 11:50 AM   #1
fitz_brad
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Rust - 2008 2 door Saraha JK!

I am sure this has been discussed in detail before, so I apologize but I coudln't find exactly what I was looking for -

My 08 JK is beginning to rust on the muffler and I've read horror stories about what a hassle it is to get things with rust taken care under warranty. So a few questions -

1. Is rust covered? I live in Maryland, so we get a decent amount of rain/snow most years.
2. I've had the Jeep about a year and 3 months, should I try and get it taken care of now?
3. Is it really a big deal?

I love my Jeep, this is currently the second I've ever owned and I keep it in pretty nice shape - washing it about once every few weeks in the summer, etc. I owe a lot of money on it still, so I want to keep it in excellent running and physical condition as I plan to own it for years to come!

Thanks for any replies ahead of time!,

Brad

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Unread 01-19-2010, 11:58 AM   #2
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No warranty on a rusty muffler. Wire brush the rust and paint the muffler with flat black Rustoleum or barbecue paint.
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Unread 01-19-2010, 12:52 PM   #3
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1) no
2) No, dont worry, your muffler can rust off and its still not a big deal.
3) see answer 2.

like NCB said, if its bothring you, scrape off the rust and flat black it. I think mine was rusty the day it came off the lot.
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Unread 01-19-2010, 03:52 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies, I am going to keep an eye on the door hinges now that I see people have been having issues with them.
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Unread 01-19-2010, 04:08 PM   #5
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It's not a Jeep, but my previous car, a 1998 Acura Integra, had its entire exhaust system rusted over from the headers to the muffler. As far as I know, its standard for the exhaust system to be rusty. As long as its surface rust, your good to go.
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Unread 01-19-2010, 08:03 PM   #6
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yeah I have a 07 and rust on the hinges... dealer is working on it right now
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Unread 01-20-2010, 09:22 AM   #7
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Keeping the hinges lubed is pretty easy, but even if you don't and it becomes a real problem in five years...they are cheap and easy to replace with aftermarket parts! Just like a lot of stuff on Wranglers - that's part of the attraction.

Every time I change a tail-light bulb in 2 minutes, with a screwdriver, from outside the vehicle, I remember why I love my YJ.

When I attempt the same thing in my Passat, lying in the trunk with a pen light in my mouth, trying to wrestle some delicate plastic and 15 wire connectors past the 6-CD changer...I want to replace it with another Wrangler.
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