Some models are susceptible to rear main oil seal failures in dirty or dusty conditions. As dirt and dust collect on the oil seal, the abrasion wears through the sealing surface. A rubber plug, installed above the starter, is being used in production that prevents the dust entry near the seal and extends the life of the seal. The plug is available from MOPAR and should be installed any time a rear main seal service is performed.
Dusty conditions may cause the rear main oil seal to leak on Jeep Cherokee
Average mileage: 100,000 (100,000–100,000)
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