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cchartrand 08-12-2013 05:14 PM

What are we missing??
 
My question to you forum members is this.... What do most TJ owners miss, or put off during routine maintenance? Give us a top 3, and explain.

Big Sarge 08-12-2013 05:20 PM

Answers to this will vary. Greatly vary based on a few things. 1. Location in the world
2. What the Jeep is used for
3. What you and others consider "routine"

My PO didn't even rotate tires but claimed to have performed routine maintenance regularly.

James.crawford14 08-12-2013 05:22 PM

Grease fittings, change diff gear oil, steering stabilizer hell I don't know

Gold Miner 08-12-2013 05:27 PM

Thoroughly clean bacon storage locker under seat

Big Sarge 08-12-2013 05:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gold Miner (Post 4070086)
Thoroughly clean bacon storage locker under seat

That's for French fries not bacon! LOL

Water Dog 08-12-2013 05:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gold Miner (Post 4070086)
Thoroughly clean bacon storage locker under seat

I'm still trying to find bacon air freshners.:rolleyes:

GoldenSahara00 08-12-2013 05:47 PM

1. check all steering/suspension bolt for torque - people are lazy and there's a lot

2. ALL fluid check/changes - people don't know how to do tcase, trans, etc or too lazy

3. Stuff like change ball joints on knuckles/steering when they get worn out. - people don't know or realize.

I'd say something like checking tire pressure, brake fluid/coolant etc is stuff that gets skipped over a bit too.

Honestly I don't do all this stuff regularly but I always have an idea of where everything is just from working on around it and checking it at random times.

IncendiaryWit 08-12-2013 06:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Water Dog (Post 4070137)

I'm still trying to find bacon air freshners.:rolleyes:

Never doubt the power of the internet.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/ea0c/?srp=5

PStov98TJ 08-12-2013 06:01 PM

1) Greasing things like trackbars, tie rod ends, drag link, etc.
2) Suspension/steering torque specs
3) Checking and changing fluids other than engine oil. For some reason, everyone talks about learning how to change the engine oil, but what about diffs, t-case, trans?

For some reason, some people don't realize that just about every mechanical part on a car requires oil or grease to function. And I think alot of people neglect even checking them to see if they're contaminated or old and needs changing.

Lando25 08-12-2013 06:18 PM

1) thoroughly cleaning and detailing the underside.
2) rotating tires
3) taking your windshield down for inspection.


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