New Willys. Leaky Shocks.

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From what I’ve read, seems to be a common issue on these. I have about 1200 miles on my Willys. Found the front drivers shock leaking today.

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I had my right rear replaced at about 8k for leaks.
 

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I might be having the same issue? ‘21 Willys Unlimited. 16,700 miles. Hard to tell if the oil spots on the frame are the same thing. Driver rear.

@dougiebros did you get yours replaced?
 

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When I gave away my rubi suspension I noticed 2 shocks were leaking. 🤷‍♂️
 
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I might be having the same issue? ‘21 Willys Unlimited. 16,700 miles. Hard to tell if the oil spots on the frame are the same thing. Driver rear.

@dougiebros did you get yours replaced?
Have not taken it in yet. I parked it and took another car up north for a couple weeks. Once I’m back down state I’ll get it taken care of.
 

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I checked all shocks and only the driver rear potentially has an issue. I cleaned it up with some degreaser and will just monitor to be sure. I’ll update once sufficient time/mileage has passed.
 

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Didn’t take long… I can already see more fluid leaking down from the cover. I’m at just over 17K miles so I’m wondering if I should go ahead and upgrade to something better on all four corners.
 
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Didn’t take long… I can already see more fluid leaking down from the cover. I’m at just over 17K miles so I’m wondering if I should go ahead and upgrade to something better on all four corners.
I thought the same thing. Mine is too new to not just get it replaced under warranty though. If it’s a continual problem, I’ll swap them out for something else.
 

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Me too. Found a clear pool of fresh clean oil under my new 2021 Willys JLU with just 600 miles on it. I thought that maybe they didn't tighten the oil drain plug, but found the source to be the front drivers side shock with a green oil dripping from it. I will have it replaced under warranty until I decide to upgrade all 4 corners.
 
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I still haven't fixed mine yet. Still drives the same.

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You guys got me all worried. just went out and checked all 4. All dry at 19.5K miles.

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