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Old 06-17-2014, 06:56 PM
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Maintaining a New Jeep

I recently bought a 1999 Sahara with a 4.0 I6 (manual transmission). It has 106k miles on it and the following additions:

Skyjacker lift
33x12.50x15 tires
15x10 wheels
Cold air intake
Hardtop
4.10 gears
Rear locker
New front and rear bumpers with rear tow hitch


I would just like some advice on how to maintain it and keep it running for as long as possible.

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Old 06-17-2014, 07:08 PM   #2
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The same as anything else.

Keep the oil changed on a regular basis and replace air and oil filters.

Check the fluids in the transmission, differentials and X-fer case and replace as needed.

If you have an air locker then check your compressor and air lines.

Grease the suspension system as needed as well as the gears on the winch. If your winch has a steel cable it also needs a light coating of grease from time to time.

Wash your Wrangler after playing in the dirt/mud. It looks cool but it really isn't healthy.

Keep the right amount of air in your tires and every once in a while, check your lights.

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If you don't have the full (at least last several years) maintenance history on it, assume that in the last months of ownership there may have been some items skipped at the least.
People rarely invest a bunch of money in maintenance items just to sell or trade their vehicle.
Get the owners manual if you don't have it and bring it up-to-speed with the maintenance schedule.
Lube the suspension, steering, etc. Change fluids out, check brake pads, etc.

They can last a long time if cared for and not just "ridden hard and hung up wet."
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:43 PM
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Get the owners manual if you don't have it and bring it up-to-speed with the maintenance schedule. Lube the suspension, steering, etc. Change fluids out, check brake pads, etc.
Where can I get an owners manual? I couldn't find it online
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Where can I get an owners manual? I couldn't find it online
Www.jeepslimited.com it's a free download. You have to register. It's cool though. No junk email. You can get a FSM there too. They have all the tj years except 04 I think.
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