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Old 09-02-2013, 10:10 PM   #1
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Creeping up on 45,000 miles. How should I service my Jeep?

So as the title states, I am going on 44,000 miles. I am thinking of working on my Jeep next weekend but I do not know where to start. As of now, I plan to change my oil and my differential fluids as I have hit some hard mud twice in the last 20,000 miles I have had the Jeep. What are some other things I should look at cleaning, checking, replacing? Thanks for any info.

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Old 09-02-2013, 10:29 PM   #2
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I too was worried/wondering....called the Jeep dealer, informed of something like "$250 service or you'll DIE" etc etc.

Went to trusted local independent garage.

They suggested doing an overall look, check for codes, change the oil, defer the diffs as I don't do any mudding....

Plugs. PLUGS??? I asked......no sign of needing them after pulling one.

and I was left with a whopping $49 bill including filters and oil.

I now am facing the dreaded "60,000 mile NOW WHAT" challenge.

Got another 1500 mile road trip coming up too.

Maybe I'll get a new jug of upholstery cleaner.....

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Old 09-03-2013, 12:36 PM   #3
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I just went through my 07 at 50K a couple months ago and did everything I could think of.
Actully made a big difference in shifting and driving.

If your still on the factory transmission and transfer case fluids now would be a good time to replace them.

Spark plugs might look ok but you'll feel a little more pep and probobly get better MPG with new plugs.

Coolant seems to last a long time on these. Not sure if it breaks down over time or not. Had mine flushed and replaced at 50K.

Brakes pads are super easy to replace on JK's, if they're 50% or less couldn't hurt.
If brake fluid is black good time to replace as well.

If battery is more than 2 years old have it load tested.
Stock Chrysler batterys seem to die rather quickly.

Airfilter.

Rotate tires, including the spare!

Far too many Wranglers on the road with 50% tread and brand new spare on the back.

Good wax before winter will protect your clearcoat and prevent peeling.
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