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Old 11-17-2008, 10:41 AM   #1
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2005 Grand Cherokee Maintainence ?

We purchased this rig new and now it has 52,000 miles on it, the dealer wants to do the driveline maintainence on it, trannny, diffs, tc, etc. for just $500.00! We have only pulled our pop up camper with it about 5 times, so it has not done much towing in its 52,000 mile life. Is this something that I should do? If it is are there cheaper alternatives out there, quick lube shop, local mechanic etc. Should I do all of it, or just some of it like just the tranny, or some other combination?

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Old 11-17-2008, 10:47 AM   #2
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i think it would be beneficial to do. it never hurts to do preventative maintenance. i wouldnt take it to the dealer though, i think dealerships charge way too much for their services and parts. i would either do it myself or check your local mechanic, he could pobably use the business anyway

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Old 11-17-2008, 11:18 AM   #3
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^what she said. do the maintenance, and try one or two reputable shops. don't go somewhere just cuz they're the cheapest! don't do quicky lube either. go somewhere where a mechanic is doing the work.
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Old 11-17-2008, 11:06 PM   #4
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If you have an Aamco near you go to them. They do quality work and even though they are expensive compared to quick-e-lube and other places similar to that they know what they are doing. It should be around 200 with an automatic tranny for tranny, transfer case, and differentials. It will still be much cheaper than the stealership.
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Old 11-18-2008, 09:20 AM   #5
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The maintenance for $500 is a great deal, but thats where they get ya'... They'll pull it in for maintenance, and suddenly they'll find all the horrible problems and say "oh well this needs that for $300, and you could use a new whatsit for $250, and your headlight fluid is low, so thats gonna be another $600...". And they'll be damned sure to make it sound like you can't leave without it. So if you've got the intestinal fortitude to walk out of there ignoring everything they told you after they finished the maintenance, go for it.
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