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kenpoengineer 09-15-2010 02:48 PM

2003 TJ w/151k What's Going to Break Soon?
 
Hi All,

I have a 2003 TJ 6 cylinder 4.0 engine Wrangler with 151k miles on it. The only thing I've replaced are brake pads, rear rotors, engine belt, battery and water pump/thermostat. It's almost winter time and I'd like to prepare for whatever. What is about to break and need replacement or repair? Thanks in advance.

Atthehop 09-15-2010 03:15 PM

Properly serviced nothing should break.

Carter Off-Road 09-15-2010 05:36 PM

Nothing will break if you take care of it. And if you are acting crazy....well you gotta pay to play!

JeepnJim 09-15-2010 06:13 PM

Replace your hoses. The only two times a 4.0 has left me sitting roadside was because of a busted hose, once a heater hose and once an upper radiator hose. In the dead of winter. At night. Both times. Hoses are cheap and easy to replace.

kenpoengineer 09-17-2010 09:08 AM

Thanks. I've replaced hoses for winter. Everything else is original. What about clutch, differentials, bearings, man trans fluid, etc. I've never had this thing in to a dealer for maintenance .... maybe I should have it checked out?

mrcarcrazy 09-17-2010 09:46 AM

Change the fluids in the Difs and the transmission and transfercase if you haven't.

meyers 09-17-2010 10:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kenpoengineer (Post 773736)
Hi All,

I have a 2003 TJ 6 cylinder 4.0 engine Wrangler with 151k miles on it. The only thing I've replaced are brake pads, rear rotors, engine belt, battery and water pump/thermostat. It's almost winter time and I'd like to prepare for whatever. What is about to break and need replacement or repair? Thanks in advance.

Rear Rotors?

Gladius 09-17-2010 10:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by meyers (Post 776190)
Rear Rotors?

Well duh, they're there right below the Flux Capacitor.

JeepnJim 09-17-2010 11:40 AM

Blinker fluid and muffler belt.

97'wrangler 09-17-2010 07:22 PM

What some good fluids for the diffs.? And manual trans? I am think about changing them because I have over 200,000 miles on my jeep.:) any advice

pokey 09-18-2010 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kenpoengineer (Post 773736)
Hi All,

I have a 2003 TJ 6 cylinder 4.0 engine Wrangler with 151k miles on it. The only thing I've replaced are brake pads, rear rotors, engine belt, battery and water pump/thermostat. It's almost winter time and I'd like to prepare for whatever. What is about to break and need replacement or repair? Thanks in advance.

If you still have your original radiator you're very lucky. The plastic on top usually cracks around 60K ( unless Jeep used better radiators in '03 than earlier TJ's)

Quote:

Originally Posted by 97'wrangler (Post 776811)
What some good fluids for the diffs.? And manual trans? I am think about changing them because I have over 200,000 miles on my jeep.:) any advice

A good fluid for your manual tranny is Redline MTL or MT90

kenpoengineer 09-20-2010 07:27 AM

Thanks for the information so far. Will change fluids before winter.

Yes, the 2003 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon "has" rear brake rotors. Interesting buggers are they have regular outside brake pads and, onthe same assembly, inside drum style pads used for the emergency brake.

Regards


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