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Old 05-27-2013, 10:23 AM   #1
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2006 Wrangler X need advice

I bought a 4.0 Auto 2006 Wrangler X with just under 70k miles and love it but with any used vehicle not sure how well the previous owners kept/maintained it. I am like many people looking to do as much of the work (mods and basic) as possible. My first question is what does a Jeep of this age and mileage need in terms of regular service at this point? I could go nuts and flush all fluids and change filters and plus and bleed brakes and the whole 9 yards but is that necessary/recommended at this point? The brakes are squealing so I assume new pads are in order.

I'm no mechanic so if you answer this you might not want to assume I know anything :P

Oh and I know I need to grease it (certain things) but no idea what and have never done it so if someone could line me out there (guy i bought it from sent a grease gun so I've got that going for me

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Old 05-27-2013, 10:37 AM   #2
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If your not sure what the previous owners have done, it may save you in the long wrong to change out the fluids, spark plugs, brakes ect which IMHO is what needed to be done as preventive maintenance will make your jeep last as long you care about it.

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Old 05-27-2013, 10:46 AM   #3
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If your not sure what the previous owners have done, it may save you in the long wrong to change out the fluids, spark plugs, brakes ect which IMHO is what needed to be done as preventive maintenance will make your jeep last as long you care about it.
That seems like sensible advice for sure. Looking for a comprehensive list as to what fluids should be changed and what is recommended for them.
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:46 AM   #4
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There are 7 zerk fittings on your steering components, I use marine grade lithium grease. I'd go thru it and change all fluids, motor oil, trans, diffs, transfer case, etc, and begin changing your oil every ( opening can of worms here) 3 to 5 thousand miles, or if you are comfortable with Mobil 1 actually lasting 10k miles do at least that.. Flush and replace coolant. Put a new air cleaner in, and take your throttle body off and clean thoroughly, I clean mine every 50k miles. Find your O2 sensors, unplug them clean them, and apply electrical grease to the plugs, put new spark plugs in it. Check and replace all your brake pads and rotors.. If you do these minor maintenance things you should be good to go for a very long time... BTW, if you have non-ethanol gas available use it.. It'll be cheaper in the long run, and you'll spend less money per mile, as non-ethanol yields around 2 more mpg ... Good luck !
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Old 05-27-2013, 11:51 AM   #5
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I concur with the above list. I change my oil between 5-7k. I'm also lazy, so I have a shop do that and grease all the fittings at the same time (free or another 7 bucks depending on where you go). Everything else I do at home. Tranny fluid change is easy enough, but definitely the more difficult on the list. Also the most expensive to have done at a shop. There are plenty of youtube videos that show you exactly what to do for each of these. So watch one first, then go off and hit the tool chest.

If you do plan on doing work yourself, you need a quality set of torque wrenches.
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