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Old May 27th, 2007, 08:25 AM
ddavis ddavis is offline
Daniel Davis
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 48
Is the dealership right?

I recently had a couple leaks on my 03 DII and took it into the dealership to have them fixed under warranty. These are the seals they list used:
1 ERR7280 GASKET-CYLINDE
1 ERR6490 SEAL ASSY-CRAN
1 LVF100400 GASKET-OIL PAN
1 ERR2640 SEAL ASSY-CRAN
2 LUN000010 SEAL
1 ICV00000 SEAL
2 ETC4524 GASKET
It looks like they replaced the front cover gasket, rear main seal, oil pan gasket, and transfer case input shaft seal.

After a couple of weeks, I notice the coolant gurgling sound in the heater core, and smell coolant in the engine bay, especially after running the engine hard.

I leave the vehicle with them again to diagnose the coolant smell and a couple of other minor things and call after a day or so only to be told there is not a coolant leak and that some coolant must be burning off the exhaust from the prior seal work. I'm calling bullshit.

There is no leaking coolant visible in the engine compartment and I have never found coolant under the vehicle.

Are they just blowing me off?
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Old May 27th, 2007, 08:48 AM
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Daniel Long
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: New Mexico
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After you've run it for a while pop the hood and try to figure out where the coolant is leaking to. Listen for pops/fizzles. Check the cats on both sides, this is a common leak point on DII's.

It is common to have left over coolant in the engine bay after that amount of work, but I wouldn't trust them, especially if it was warranty work.
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Old May 28th, 2007, 11:11 AM
Fivespddisco
 
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Hose off the engine to get it clean and then run it around.
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Old May 29th, 2007, 12:45 PM
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Jack Quinlan
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are you monitoring the cold coolant level in the reservoir?

are you actually losing coolant?
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Old May 29th, 2007, 08:29 PM
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Daniel Davis
 
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I haven't got the vehicle back yet to really monitor the issue. However, the dealership finished the other minor things (rocking front seats, ABS modulator) and after telling me it would be ready today, called me back and said they could smell coolant when running the vehicle and wanted to keep it longer. Actually, I couldn't believe they cared enough to want to check into it further.
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