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Old 07-19-2014, 08:22 AM   #1
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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?

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Old 07-19-2014, 08:26 AM   #2
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and congratulations!

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.

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Old 07-19-2014, 08:33 AM   #3
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Looking forward to see what other say. The 3.6 is totally new to me, but I knew the 4.0 inside out. For the 4.0 that many miles is about a 1/4 of it's life. Not sure how bullet proof the 3.6 is.
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Old 07-19-2014, 12:35 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 07-19-2014, 12:39 PM   #5
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Also keep on eye out for oil consumption. These tend to use some excessively on occasion.
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Old 07-19-2014, 01:51 PM   #6
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I'd recommend you check the torque on all the bolts on the fron end, don't want to get the "death wobble".

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Welcome. I would buy a LCA bolt kit and replace the factory bolts.
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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.
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Old 08-27-2014, 07:34 AM   #9
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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?
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Could it be bump steer?

Bump Steer Explained - Circle Track Magazine

http://www.quadratec.com/jeep_knowle...article-68.htm

You can look for bump steer posts here, too. There are many.
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Old 08-28-2014, 11:26 AM   #11
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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.
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Yes pretty much make sure torqued properly, you can do yourself
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Old 08-28-2014, 02:24 PM   #13
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Your Jeep is a great vehicle to learn on.

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.
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Yes easy to learn. When in doubt google or you tube it. You will find out how to do it.

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