After driving around town the last couple of days, I have a few things on the immediate to do list.. First, there was a recall in 2001ish for a parking brake assembly that was never done on my jeep so the part has been ordered and the local jeep dealership is going to install it free either on Friday morning or Monday morning. 2nd, I need to adjust the steering gear box to hopefully fix the play in the steering wheel.. I've been told to replace it, but hopefully adjusting it will do the trick and save me $170 ish.
Also going to dump the gas tank and replace all pertinient fluids. Don't know when the last oil change was performed so I will know that I have done it. The jeep fires right up so I don't think I'm going to mess with replacing any spark plugs or anything, but this may be something I do before shipping the car off in February, or maybe in April when I get to Turkey so it's not just sitting for the 2-3 month trip that it takes to transport a vehicle overseas
4 brand new tires and an alignment on Monday morning.. The tires are close to being done, and I don't feel particularly safe driving too long on it. The spare is on the jeep now and it's the wrong size tire completely... Before leaving I will buy a 5th tire to have new working spare that matches the rest. Comes out to about $721 from a friend of mine's tire shop (GoodYear).
After these, I have a clutch issue to sort out. At least my first instinct is it's a worn clutch... While driving in 1st and sometimes 2nd (manual transmission) it will be accelerating fine and then all of a sudden it feels as if I'm in neutral.. The engine revs but the jeep does not continue to accelerate. There's 110,000 miles on the jeep (at least thats what the odometer says...) so if it hasn't ever been replaced before then it's probably that time. Hopefully this fixes the problem and I can move on to making her look pretty
The "pretty" will be sanding down all of the interior/exterior and monstalining everything. The paint now is red so I will stick with red for the exterior, but am undecided on red or black for the interior. My passenger door is currently bunjied closed.. Hopefully it's just the lock mechanism (easy fix). Also the "tailgate" is off a little bit due to some body work issues.. Hopefully I will get to it but it's not really a priority yet