Just bought a 2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport with 73000 miles. It was very well maintained. It has all original equippment except for upgraded wheels and tires. Good carfax report. That aside. Is there anything i should do/check immediatly? Anything mechanical that tends to ware out that should be checked by this many miles?
If your jeep didn't come with a complete owner's manual, you can download one from jeep.com, and you should be able to call 877-IAMJEEP and ask for a printed copy. Then I'd check the the scheduled maintenance section and go from there.
2014 JKU FE - 'Celticon' - Hydro Blue Pearl - Auto - 3.73 - Premium Soft Top - TeraFlex 2.5" Lift w/Rancho 9000xl Shocks - 15" MBTKO/33" DuraTracs - TeraFlex Monster Trackbar/Adjustable LCAs - ACE Rock Sliders/Cargo Basket - Rampage Recovery Bumper - Crown Stainless Brake Lines - MORE Dead Pedal - Polk DB651/6501
My build thread: StarBrite's Celticon
His 2010 has a 3.8 though. Just go through and check fluids, change if needed and make sure steering and suspension tight. Check ball joints for play, track bar and just make sure you are good to go before anything could get worse.
Bought a 2010 about a year ago. No problems. I've read about some using oil pretty fast, so keep a close watch on it until you see how yours will do. Mine uses some, about 1 qt/5000 miles which I can live with.
Thanks for the good recommendations of what to look out for. I do have an additional question. There is a weird feel in the steering wheel at times. No a sound but just a feel. When driving at any speed I sometimes feel a "bump" in the steering wheel. I took it in to my local Jeep service and they checked it out but didn't really find anything. Anybody had experience with something similar?
Steve2012. Checking for the items you suggested. If I find anything loose will those be something I can fix myself and will most need to be torqued? I'm not much of a mechanic but wanting to learn on my Jeep. Thanks.
My rule of thumb is unless there is great records on used vehicles I buy, I replace all fluids. Front and Rear diff, engine oil, transfer case, transmission. Inspect throttle body, air filter, brake fluid, pads and rotors.