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Old 04-23-2010, 09:06 AM   #1
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need the words of a wise jeep owner

alright so me and the jeep hit 155,555 miles the other day...

when i bought it it had 148,000

and the realization of a couple things came to mind...the previous owner (although he is a great guy, i know him personally) only did the very basic maintenance and even towards the end end of him owning it, he barely did that

so my question is, are there any strange things i should check/replace/lube/grease/etc

i should take care of on the side of saftey

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Old 04-23-2010, 09:13 AM   #2
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i already did the basics

oil
belt
spark plugs
the tranny was flushed
new air filter


im talking about the more advanced, less odvious things

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Old 04-23-2010, 09:22 AM   #3
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What year is it? 4 or 6 cyl? Auto I assume?
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:26 AM   #4
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oh, its all in my jeep profile but its a 2000 6cyl, yes auto
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:35 AM   #5
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Sorry didn't check... But you could change your diff fluid, flush your coolant. Use a turkey baster and suck out your power steering fluid, then fill with new, start the engine and turn the wheels lock to lock a few times and repeat untill all fluid sucked out looks clean (might not look perfect but better then old at least). Bleed the brakes if they don't feel very responsive, but don't top off the brake fluid unless you have new pads on it only fill it to where it was when you started. And always use factory spec fluids

Just a few things to keep you busy!!
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:44 AM   #6
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In addition to the advice from ratuna, which is what you'd do with any classic car,
I'd add:
clean the drain tube from your cowl vent.
clean/replace the differential vents
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Old 04-23-2010, 04:54 PM   #7
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wow, thanks guys

i guess ill have a couple things to do tomorrow lol
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Old 04-23-2010, 05:12 PM   #8
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Exchange your transmission fluid. Check your u joints in your driveshafts and your front axles.
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Old 04-23-2010, 05:27 PM   #9
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Old 04-23-2010, 05:32 PM   #10
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then wash & wax it

It's good to see that you're going to give it some love
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Old 04-23-2010, 06:01 PM   #11
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i also notice a squeak-squeak-squeak that correlates to my suspensions travel over a bump....something needs grease?
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i also notice a squeak-squeak-squeak that correlates to my suspensions travel over a bump....something needs grease?
You have a Wrangler with 160k miles that squeaks going over bumps? Outrageous!

Yeah - grease everything, of course, but it ain't going to solve it. Replace all the bushings everywhere and it'll help. But you'll just get new squeaks. New body mounts. New springs.

Or turn up the radio.
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Old 04-23-2010, 07:08 PM   #13
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You have a Wrangler with 160k miles that squeaks going over bumps? Outrageous!
i expected an answer like that haha

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Or turn up the radio.
that i can do with ease, dont even need to get my hands dirty
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Old 04-24-2010, 06:19 AM   #14
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Have you noticed if the transmission is slipping any during shifts? It's pretty easy to adjust the bands, or have a mechanic do it next time you flush the transmission.
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actually slipping is the lest of my troubles with the trans...it also leaks like a fountain

but i just got a much younger tranny on ebay...buddys gunna rebuild that

swap it with the one i have installed

rebuild my current one...and hopefully make some profit

i won the one on ebay for less the 200 after shipping
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:10 AM   #16
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Change out the upper and lower radiator hoses.
The night I bought my TJ the hose cracked. It had never been changed at 80K.

Change out the little rubber gasket that comes out of the transfer case to the rear driveshaft, it tends to leak after the rubber gets hard. Or install a SYE.
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Old 04-24-2010, 03:24 PM   #17
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oh the water pump went to crap on mine a couple months after i bought it, so the hoses are new
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:01 PM   #18
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Clean out the PCV valve!
Its the elbow at the back of the cylinder head. It will have chunks of crude in it.
The Elbow doesn't come out of the valve cover but the tube coming out will pop off. It will help the "blow by" problem and any Jeep over 80k should have this done.
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so take off the tube running to the 90 degree elbow at the back of the valve cover andddd...use a brush to clean it?

whats the "blow by" problem?
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I used a pipe cleaner and the valve that is on the other end that goes directly into the exhaust manifold unscrews and I used break cleaner to clean it.

Blow By is when these valves get clogged up and its starts blowing oil into your intake manifold and eventually into your air filter. Can dramatically reduce life of the motor but I've seen blow by go for 40k more miles before a motor has to be replaced.
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Old 04-26-2010, 08:18 PM   #21
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Be careful the plastic tube can be brittle. A speaker wire works to shove the gunk through as well.
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Old 04-27-2010, 10:52 AM   #22
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Can dramatically reduce life of the motor but I've seen blow by go for 40k more miles before a motor has to be replaced.
yikes, thats what i mean, id never ever of known that, now that i do thats good vital information
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Old 04-27-2010, 11:29 AM   #23
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also, i no the nv231 is chain driven...
does the chain ever have to be replaced...reason i ask is ever since i got it
first gear make a whirling winding noise 1/2 of me thinks its normal the other 1/2 thinks its the chain whining

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