Last post on Jul 14, 2008 at 9:47 AM
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#8 of 17 Re: I have a question 2008 Wrangler Advice [mac24]
Apr 30, 2008 (10:08 am)
My 97 has a bit of rust, but it is all on the dents, scrapes, and gauges it has gotten while offroad.
If you really like the Wrangler, ask them about swapping in something like a Flowmaster aftermarket one (they pay what the OEM one would cost and you pay the difference).
My Jeep is such that if I'm not happy with OEM parts, I go aftermarket and Wranglers have a HUGE aftermarket support structure.
I agree that the answers are correct, even though what they say really bites. As for the door hinges, get em replaced. My guess is the paint isn't applied properly and moisture gets in there to get the rust going. My 97's bolts have rusted, but I don't put the nuts on either to cover it. They're off most of the spring/summer/early fall anyway.
#9 of 17 Oh so fustrated!
Apr 30, 2008 (10:19 am)
With all the return visits for the leaks(4 to date) I'm just starting to get angry with all the dealers BS a new 2008 Jeep Wrangler or any New car/truck should not be rusted after a few months..Sorry not the correct forum to vent!
#10 of 17 Re: Oh so fustrated! [jr318]
May 22, 2008 (6:40 am)
Order an aftermarket exhaust from JC Whitney or Quadretec, it's a jeep...anything can be replaced!!
#11 of 17 Re: Oh so fustrated! [skywalk27]
May 22, 2008 (7:05 am)
I know about buying a new one. but its a new Jeep im thinking that they might stand behind what they make and they haven't...Poor customer service...And its new why should i pay to have it replaced out of my own pocket, is what i was getting at.Just doesn't seem at all right I so wish i came here before i bought cuz i would have never bought a jeep now im stuck with a rusted muffler and leaks.(still)
Thank you tho!
#12 of 17 Re: 2008 4 door Wrangler Need Advice [jr318]
May 23, 2008 (7:35 am)
I've also had my Jeep Wrangler Sahara back to the dealer four times; the first starting a week after I purchased it. Every invoice I have received shows that the leaks were sealed; in seven different locations! I have since contacted Chrysler Jeep and filed under the lemon law. I have been contacted by a Jeep customer relations manager. He wants me to take it to another dealership where "the problem will be corrected". I want him to take it back and return my money. We'll see what happens.
May 29, 2008 (4:58 am)
For those of you with the leaks, who is using the hard top? Is anybody using the soft top?
I've seen similar things happen with the 2 piece hardtops that are available for the TJ as well. With the soft top, the leaks actually seem less likely as the primary seal point along the windshield is secure. To me, those multi-piece fiberglass tops would be subject to warp under heat/sun and pressure from driving. Yeah, I know they should be designed to handle that, but I just don't trust stuff like that too often.
If you bought the dual top option, you may want to consider swapping on the soft top to see if the problem goes away. That would at least narrow the issue to the top itself.
May 30, 2008 (9:42 am)
I have a soft top, but that is not the problem. It is coming from the bottom up, not from the top down.
#15 of 17 Re: Oh so fustrated! [jr318]
Jun 14, 2008 (3:58 am)
The leak is an issue that I have not had to deal with on my '08 Wrangler. I have not had ANY issues and I am thankful. But as far as the muffler, based on other jeep forums, I knew it was gonna show rust in a very short time and folks suggested simply spraying it with barbecue grill paint. It was the first modification I did. Its simple high-heat spray paint in the can. I got mine from one of the hardware stores (Lowes, Home Depot). It not only covers any rust, it looks a whole LOT better than the silver(?) muffler sticking out from under the Jeep. And the hinges should be replaced by the dealer. Its a paint issue and that would suck to look at everyday. Take the advice of the Chrysler rep and take it to a dealer that he says will repair it. But only if you still love the Jeep. If you don't love the Jeep by now, then every little thing that goes wrong is gonna p*&% you off more. Good Luck!
Jul 14, 2008 (5:35 am)
Last night I borrowed my friends Jeep Wrangler Sahara and took off all of the windows and the top. I didn't put anything back on when I got home and went to bed. I woke up to realize that it had been rainning all night into the jeep. I went out this morning to put the top on and start soaking up the water with some towels. Once I started to drive the car an hour later, the rpms would drop to almost 0 when I put it into neutral. Did I ruin the cars electral system, or will it all dry out and be ok?
#17 of 17 Re: Wet Jeep [rhinorp]
Jul 14, 2008 (9:47 am)
The problem may well resolve itself but the very first thing to do would be to call your friend and let him/her know what happened.
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