|08-08-2013 08:02 AM|
I'm gonna let you guys in on a secret about batteries. They don't really die. Industry secret. Its why Wal-Mart or Advance Auto gives you $5 back for the core, but a salvage yard will give you up to $12 back for it...they get recycled. As in reused. Cause they aren't really dead unless the case is cracked or a terminal destroyed, but even those can usually be saved.
My brother-in-law has done countless get rich quick schemes and like most, they don't pan out. One of them wasn't a get rich quick scheme, but a personal business called Battery Doctor. Its a niche business, he had connections at a local post office and was able to get a foothold there and got an annual contract. On the side, he'd charge folks $30 to re-condition their batteries, giving them a full 3 year warranty. Not pro-rated, full. Look around your local Craigslist for a Battery Doctor. They can do any battery, regardless how dead or old. Most charge between $30-$50. If you bring them extra old batteries, most will deduct some off your bill as they will usually turn around and sell those.
And its more than just adding new electrolyte. Its a whole conditioning process. I don't buy new batteries anymore. Good luck!
|08-07-2013 09:25 PM|
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|08-07-2013 03:20 PM|
For me it would depend entirely on how old the battery was. If it's near the end of it's probable service life, I'd put a new one in. A new battery will be less expensive than a tow from the middle of nowhere and/or other potential costs.
|08-07-2013 08:05 AM|
|08-07-2013 08:01 AM|
|Verf||BTW, the Eastwood Internal Frame stuff is only $15.99 with free shipping on Ebay and its direct from Eastwood. Best deal I could find, so I ordered 3 since I needed to do it anyway, lol.|
|08-07-2013 08:00 AM|
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|08-07-2013 05:20 AM|
|UnlimitedRubicon||Replace the serpentine belt (keep the old as a spare) and flush the cooling system.|
|08-07-2013 05:08 AM|
the o.p.'s TJ is a 2003 which of course does not have a distributor cap or plug wires. but changing the spark plugs is an excellent idea.
at 90K you should change all the driveline fluids (differential, xfer case, trany).
i'd also think about coating the inside of the frame with Eastwoods internal frame coating if you have not done that yet, you will need 2-3 cans for the complete frame.
|08-06-2013 10:53 PM|
|08-06-2013 02:13 PM|
Changing out correctly working parts can leave you with broken parts in the end.
|08-06-2013 01:42 PM|
Thanks for the tips!
|08-06-2013 01:26 PM|
|Robertsk1||Plugs, cap, rotor, wires...|
|08-06-2013 01:24 PM|
|DBoat||I am doing a complete cooling system upgrade and change out.. belt, hoses, fan clutch and radiator. I have 89,000 on the clock. New battery and battery cables too.|
|08-05-2013 05:00 PM|
|jherrington||fluid changes if you haven't already been doing so.|
|08-05-2013 04:53 PM|
|jiminmanjr||Just bumping up... in case someone has a suggestion.|
|07-31-2013 12:30 PM|
90,000 mile check-up
My 2003 Jeep Wrangler Sport is coming up on 90,000 miles. Aside from a clutch pedal that occasionally squeaks, everything on the ride is pretty good. Regular maintenance, a few repairs (sway bar for Death Wobble, etc.), and I know I need new tires before winter.
Any suggestions of other things I should consider/review/must do?
Appreciate the input!