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    Mystery Leak

    I'll try to get to the point. My 2011 JKU started leaving two small puddles of what appears to be pinkish liquid on my driveway.
    It looks to me like it is originating from the engine compartment. I thought it could be coolant, since my resevior is filled to about 2 inches below the min line. It started with the unusually cold weather, and I think it is from idling with the heater on in the morning.
    I took it in for service. They couldnt find a leak in the coolant system but pressure testing apparently showed them I needed a new radiator cap.
    The next morning, same drips on the driveway, same pattern, different spot.
    After visulally inspecting the entire engine compartment, I found what could be the source. Check the picture, and if you know what this is please tell me. I would very much appreciate it.
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    Transmission fluid


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountainjk10 View Post
    Transmission fluid


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    ☝️ This. Those fittings are prone to leaks. I cut mine, flared the hard pipe and used hose clamps to repair it.

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    If your dealer couldn’t tell where that leak is coming from I wouldn’t trust them to even touch my Jeep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jellymon View Post
    If your dealer couldn’t tell where that leak is coming from I wouldn’t trust them to even touch my Jeep.
    Lol. Truth.

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    Have you tried making sure your tampon is in all the way? If not, it can cause the leakage you’re experiencing.



    . As others have said, sounds like transmission fluid.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jellymon View Post
    If your dealer couldn’t tell where that leak is coming from I wouldn’t trust them to even touch my Jeep.
    Correct! I think my 6 year old could’ve found that leak with his eyes shut from a mile away.
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    transmission lines, it's common and should be covered under warranty

    take it to a different dealership that actually looks at the fucking area where it's leaking

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    Holy shit, they missed that? I’d get that fixed as soon as possible but from some other shop. Like others said, it’s a common issue with the early year JKs and if I’m not mistaken, prone to start fires if left unresolved.


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    ^^ Agreed. That’s a great way to not have a Jeep anymore.
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