I have a 10/2003 2.4TJ with 45000miles on the clock.
Manual says replace the timing belt on 90000miles.
My mechanic says 90K or 96 months(about now)which one
What do you think?
I would say it does not sound like a bad idea to replace it now at 45. I know a great many import cars have it done at 55 or 60k. So based on how old the belt is vs the low miles might be good peace of mind for the next 90k miles or 8 years.
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Oh, my bad, didn't know that. I always forget the 2.4 is not an AMC engine than the 2.5 and 4.0. Anyway, that suck it has a timing belt. My parent just had to replace the timing belt on their Infiniti, cost 800$, should be a lot easier on a Jeep though.
My 1991 Honda Accord 4 cyl says to replace the timing belt every 80-90,000 miles or 6 years. Mine was replaced for the first time 3 years ago (17 years old) at 75,000 miles and the Honda mechanic had a hard time finding any cracks in the old one to show me how much it needed replacing. Said it probably would have lasted another several years.
Course I don't know if you can compare a Honda with a Jeep, and I have both. I had to replace the front bearing hubs on the Jeep at 8 years old and 54,000 miles but the Honda is still going without any sign of wear or noise. Disc pads on the Jeep have been replace twice and the Honda still has the original front pads and rear shoes.