Hey guys! I'm the proud new owner of a '94 YJ SE (4x4, 5 spd manual, 4.0, soft top), and I'm going through and doing a checkup of all the important maintenance items. I have a few questions that I haven't found through the search yet, so I'm wondering if maybe someone could chime in.
1.) I have no manual with no specs. How do I go about finding which transmission/differentials/transfer case I have? Does any of this even matter when it comes to fluids? I tried using the VIN, but that doesn't give detailed info.
2.) Am I overlooking a spot to actually check these fluid levels? None of my previous vehicles with manual trans. have had a dipstick, but being a Jeep noob, I thought I'd ask.
3. ) There's a very small leak around the bell housing. My nephew has an '87 model, and his leak in the same area was the clutch cylinder. Thoughts?
Thanks a bunch! I'm sure I'll be checking back in regularly as I start getting this thing adventure-ready!
I'm kinda off topic, but one of the most important maintenance habits to develop after your fluids and grease is your frame maint. Many jeeps have plates welded on just about where the rear leaf shackles are on the frame. Salt and crap in general lays inside the frame and rots from inside out. Next time you're at the carwash, stick the wand into one of the frame hole and watch the crap spew out. Do this on a regular basis and it'll help keep the frame from rustin thru
This is an old Car and will need work from time to time, you should get a Factory Service Manual if your going to do the work yourself, the other books don't cover the main things you really need to know to do the job right the first time, and not have to do it over, right the second time around!
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X2 on the factory service manual. It has every piece of the entire thing blown up and listed. While this forum is fantastic, the manual is a great tool as well, especially if you're just getting to know the jeep.