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Old 05-12-2011, 06:33 AM   #1
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First Lube Job on a TJ and need some info...

I am getting ready to do the first full lube job (for me) on a TJ. Does anyone have a diagram of all the Zerks that I need to hit? I'm also switching to full synthetic and was thinking 10w-30 but some people say 20w-30 for my hotter climate... Thoughts?

Also I want to do some standard maintinence (140K miles) what do you recommend I do. I really don't know what the PO has done or not done...

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I just did ours (136000), had 6 zerks. 2 upper ball joints, 2 tie rod ends, 1 pitman arm, 1 drag link. Now that said, you'll need to also check to see if someone in the past replaced anything. Like the joints in the drive shafts. They could have zerk fittings.

I'm running 10W30 Mobile 1 in ours (Florida)

On ours I went the whole route underneath. New fluids in the diffs, tranny and filter, transfer case. Also full tune up,plugs/wires/cap/rotor/air filter.

Top end I lucked out. Has new hoses and belt, coolant,new tensioner, new water pump, new battery.

Who ever had ours previously took care of it. Bottom changes had been done previously as the gaskets had silicone on them and had a/m plugs in the diff, and the fluid looked OK, but I figured for the small cost it was worth the piece of mind.

Most likely I'll end up pulling the tank and replacing the the filter, figure 136K is asking a lot out of it.

I also took the time to degrease the engine compartment and whole under carriage so I could check for leaks later on.

And pulled all four wheels to check the brakes. Lubed the slides on the calipers, anti seized the bolts, lubed the shoes on the backing plates and applied anti seize to the star wheel adjuster. Pads and shoes looked new, and rotors/drums had no major scoring.

Gives you a good view too with the wheels off to look at axle seals and such. Check the U joints for signs of play or rust around the caps.

Went around the suspension bolts and made sure all was tight and no slop in anything.
No Death Wobble here!

Lubed all the latches, found the hood prop rod, looked virgin. LOL.


Then I figured the mechanical end was so nice it was only fitting to do the body.
Buffed the whole beast, waxed, detailed the interior (pulled the seats, console, and carpet), new wipers, waxed the rims, dressed the tires(new but did check the air pressure and chalk test em), scrubbed the top and dressed it, lubed all the zippers.

Engine compartment along with the tune work, and since I didn't have to touch the cooling or belts, I snugged the valve cover bolts, and went around looking at the harnesses to make sure nothing had come loose, no corrosion, looked over the p/s system, a/c hoses, etc. Checked all the lights, aimed the headlights and fogs.


Pretty much I went from front to back and checked/repaired/replaced as needed.

If she's going to treat me nice, she's going to be taken care of too.


Whoops, forgot, I also took it to Advance and had em check it for codes, and test the starter/alternator/battery.

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Old 05-12-2011, 08:34 AM   #3
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I just did ours (136000), had 6 zerks. 2 upper ball joints, 2 tie rod ends, 1 pitman arm, 1 drag link. Now that said, you'll need to also check to see if someone in the past replaced anything. Like the joints in the drive shafts. They could have zerk fittings.

I'm running 10W30 Mobile 1 in ours (Florida)

On ours I went the whole route underneath. New fluids in the diffs, tranny and filter, transfer case. Also full tune up,plugs/wires/cap/rotor/air filter.

Top end I lucked out. Has new hoses and belt, coolant,new tensioner, new water pump, new battery.

Who ever had ours previously took care of it. Bottom changes had been done previously as the gaskets had silicone on them and had a/m plugs in the diff, and the fluid looked OK, but I figured for the small cost it was worth the piece of mind.

Most likely I'll end up pulling the tank and replacing the the filter, figure 136K is asking a lot out of it.

I also took the time to degrease the engine compartment and whole under carriage so I could check for leaks later on.

And pulled all four wheels to check the brakes. Lubed the slides on the calipers, anti seized the bolts, lubed the shoes on the backing plates and applied anti seize to the star wheel adjuster. Pads and shoes looked new, and rotors/drums had no major scoring.

Gives you a good view too with the wheels off to look at axle seals and such. Check the U joints for signs of play or rust around the caps.

Went around the suspension bolts and made sure all was tight and no slop in anything.
No Death Wobble here!

Lubed all the latches, found the hood prop rod, looked virgin. LOL.


Then I figured the mechanical end was so nice it was only fitting to do the body.
Buffed the whole beast, waxed, detailed the interior (pulled the seats, console, and carpet), new wipers, waxed the rims, dressed the tires(new but did check the air pressure and chalk test em), scrubbed the top and dressed it, lubed all the zippers.

Engine compartment along with the tune work, and since I didn't have to touch the cooling or belts, I snugged the valve cover bolts, and went around looking at the harnesses to make sure nothing had come loose, no corrosion, looked over the p/s system, a/c hoses, etc. Checked all the lights, aimed the headlights and fogs.


Pretty much I went from front to back and checked/repaired/replaced as needed.

If she's going to treat me nice, she's going to be taken care of too.


Whoops, forgot, I also took it to Advance and had em check it for codes, and test the starter/alternator/battery.

Wow! Great list! I'm going to dress it up, print it out and staple it to the wall of my garage!

Thanks!
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No problem, Like any piece of machinery, maintain it and it will last. Even an ornery beast like a Jeep.

OK and I am anal. So I do it all if I'm going to do it.
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No problem, Like any piece of machinery, maintain it and it will last. Even an ornery beast like a Jeep.

OK and I am anal. So I do it all if I'm going to do it.
@Shelby427, I agree, take care of it and it will take care of you. I too, just bought an 06 TJ and am currently going over everything as I have no clue what was done and not. Also, working on rust prevention!!!
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As far as oil I'm running 20/30 in mine. 140,000 miles 2.5 4 banger in Arkansas.
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Old 05-12-2011, 06:31 PM   #7
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beleive there are 7 unless you have had u joints changed

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/how-...rks-86856.html

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