Leaking axle seal?

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Guys whose seal is leaking what is the year and MDH(sticker inside driver door frame M=month, D=day, H=hour ) of your truck?





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Guys whose seal is leaking what is the year and MDH(sticker inside driver door frame M=month, D=day, H=hour ) of your truck?
2021. MDH is 121809
 

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Guys whose seal is leaking what is the year and MDH(sticker inside driver door frame M=month, D=day, H=hour ) of your truck?
Just told they are replacing my rear passenger axle as well. I'm going to pick it up now and will bring it back next Wednesday once they get the part. It's a 2021. I'll get the MDH once it gets home.
 

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2021. MDH is 121809
I checked mine after seeing your MDH.
The right hand axle seal is leaking and my MDH is 121823.
 
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I checked mine after seeing your MDH.
The right hand axle seal is leaking and my MDH is 121823.
Hmm, 12/18 was a Friday. Wonder if the assembly line worker was having a bad day.. :)
 

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Hmm, 12/18 was a Friday. Wonder if the assembly line worker was having a bad day.. :)
Yeah, and every shift it would seem.
 

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My right rear is leaking also
2021 Rubicon Diesel
MDH 101610
 

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My right rear is leaking also
2021 Rubicon Diesel
MDH 101610
So there has to something wrong with the install process on the line - either robot or human DGF.
 

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But you wouldn’t normally change an axle for a damaged seal. This fishy to me and experience tells me there is more to it than FCA cares to admit at this point.
It could just be they don't have the service manual and steps for changing a seal on a rear axle. These techs now-a-days are suppose to fix things by a step-by-step procedure put out by FCA. Even though they've probably done it a thousand times on a JL or JK. Since JTs are relatively new all the service procedures haven't been developed or published to the techs yet. This happened to me with a sunroof on a brand new car that had a slider break. Instead of replacing a $100 part with labor they authorized a $8k repair of cutting out and replacing the entire roof because FCA hadn't supplied the techs with the necessary steps in replacing the broken parts. If it seems stupid it's because it is.
 
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Yeah, I wonder what the total warranty costs are for each manufacturer, and how much that translates to each vehicle produced.
Also how much less they could be sold for with a 60% improvement in QC.
 

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Had the wife take mine in today for the axle leak and the service manager tried telling me there were no leaks. I told him exactly where it was leaking and that I have photos of it. He begrudgingly said he would have the tech look again and didn't call me back, but the wife said they ordered parts for it.
 

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Just went and checked. 12 29 02 and mine is leaking too. Right side only.
 

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