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Old 06-08-2013, 06:00 AM   #1
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P/M recommendations for 97 w/80k

Thanks to everyone on this forum for all the wonderful tips (I'm a lurker mainly). I've had my stock 97 for 4 years now and wonder why it took me so long to join the club! Been over many great Colorado trails (including Black Bear last fall) and want to continue to do so.

Got my 97 with 60K and want to keep her running smoothly. What do you guys and gals recommend for preventative maintenance at this point in her life? I personally do the engine oil (+ lube) regularly. I know many rubber bushings are starting to dry rot so anything along those lines is appreciated, but I'm mainly looking for engine stuff. I had the computer go out 2 summers ago (in town luckily). Also had the manual transmission oil (and transfer case oil) replaced when I got her.

Thinking radiator flush, brake fluid replacement, power steering fluid, spark plugs (cables), tranny fluid but any other suggestions would be appreciated. THANK YOU!

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Old 06-08-2013, 07:20 AM   #2
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I just got a 97 TJ and so far have changed oil/filter, cap/rotor, plugs/wires and will be cleaning and refilling the differentials this weekend. Still need to lube chassis, drain and fill TC and change the trans filter.

I would also suggest checking your serpentine belt and pulleys; I had an idler pulley freeze up and burn and shread off the belt last Friday, did my first road side repair of my new TJ also...haha

Good luck, have fun!

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Old 06-08-2013, 07:28 AM   #3
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Spark Plugs & Wires,Check/Replace Raditor & Heater Hoses & Belt,Grease all Grease Fittings,Change Fluids in Transmission-Transfer Case-Front & Rear Differentials,Bleed/Flush Brakes,Inspect all Brakes,Rotate Tires,Check Condition of Battery & Clean Terminals if Needed,Check Air Fiter,Check all lights + Wipers.
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