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Old 02-28-2019, 10:43 PM
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2013 JKU Rubicon. Religious oil changes. 42k miles crank bearings ate themselves. I told the dealership this is not something that should be happening on an engine with 42k miles. They said no it shouldn't but it will be 10 grand if you want us to fix it. Towed it out of there to a shop for a full rebuild for $5200 100,000 mile warranty. Way to go Chrysler.
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Old 03-01-2019, 04:34 AM
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So I'm guessing you're outside of the 5 year/100K mile power train Warranty? Hopefully, someone else can chime in but I do recall FCA extending the power train warranty on 2012/2013 JK's due to some engine related problems. I would definitely look into that if I were you. You may be able to get reimbursed for your $5200 expense.

That definitely stinks. I would be fuming and running a flag up whatever poll I could find. Listening to a single dealership, unfortunately tends to leave you with bad information because they're often lazy and don't go out of their way to seek a better solution for you.

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Old 03-01-2019, 04:57 AM
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I've been following this forum daily for 7 years. I think this is the first post I've ever seen about a 3.6 motor blowing up. The extended warranty to 150,000 miles for the 2012 and early 2013 was for the left side head issue. Seems to me yours must have had some latent defect.
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$5200? Seems you would be able to find a 3.6L someone yanked out that you could drop in for much less than that (including labor). No?
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$5200? Seems you would be able to find a 3.6L someone yanked out that you could drop in for much less than that (including labor). No?
I'm seeing used/rebuilt 3.6L Wrangler engines on Ebay for around $3K. Consider all the labor to replace it, $5200 doesn't seem all that bad to me.
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I'm seeing used/rebuilt 3.6L Wrangler engines on Ebay for around $3K. Consider all the labor to replace it, $5200 doesn't seem all that bad to me.
I've seen them for sale around here on CL for $1800, and sitting for months. I guess cost of the engine is definitely big X factor in that equation.
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That's sucky, a failure like that at only 42k (assuming proper maintenance) is very likely some kind of latent manufacturing defect.

For $5200 I hope you're getting a fully remanufactured (not just rebuilt, there is a big difference) engine from Jasper or another high-quality vendor. A Japser reman is about $4,400, plus installation.
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You're like 350 miles from Vegas. Call Robbie at MoTech... they constantly have low mileage 3.6 pulls from JKs undergoing LS swaps.
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I have checked around a bit but unless I want to spend more time an probably money than I care too it’s probably mute. I had options for a cheaper engine but at the end of the day I would have saved at best 2 grand and still not had a warranty and have had to deal with any installation issues that arose. 2 grand plug and play with a 100k. Mile waranty sounded like a deal to me. This does not seem to be a regular issue so I suppose I can chalk it up to just my luck. Anyway I should have her back this week!

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This is a first for me as well. Dealer is a douche, if they'd contacted Chrysler for you it would most likely have been paid for under goodwill.
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