I took my Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited to the dealer for an oil change. They informed me that they had found water in the gear oil for the front differential only. The rear was fine. I am not an expert in Jeeps, but I grew-up in a gas station, and I find this impossible to happen for the following reason:
1. I have been driving the car in Tucson Arizona for the past 5 months (this is a very dry place)
2. I know that I have not taken the car 4-wheeling for the past 12 months (I know, it is a shame to do this to this type of car, but we have been very busy doing other things, like finding a new job, starting a new job, selling the house, family, etc.)
They claim that the water could have gone in through the hose/vent for the differential during a rain or while I wash the car. But it does not rain so hard here and I know I have not washed the car, neither. They "inspected" for any leaks or problems and did not find anything to report, as strange as this may seem.
So, my question to you is: Can you think of a reason of why/how this could happen to an otherwise well taken care of and barely used car like mine? My main concern is that I would like to figure out what happened so that I can fix it or prevent it from happening again.
Any ideas, theories, and/or comments will be welcome.
Thank you so very much:
Ivan Collazo, PhD
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Saturday, May 9th, 2009 AT 6:01 PM