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60K Mile Tune-up


 
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Black2001TJ
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 6:16 pm    Post subject: 60K Mile Tune-up Reply with quote

Let me know if I got everything:

- Change my spark plugs (did at 30K)
- change my tranny fluid (did at 30K - oh and it's manual)
- change my tcase fluid (did at 30k, hopefully I'll get the SYE and just do it then to save dough on the fluid)
- check brakes (possible change fronts, making quite some noise)
- change serpentine belt
- change axle fluids (did these at 45k last)
- clean my air filter (did this at 40K - it's the K&N)


That's all I can think of off the top of my head, any other recommendations? Anything with power steering or anything else?

TIA
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't forget to check the flasher fluid. flipoff agree
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did ya tighten the Power Band?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're crawling around the Jeep, grab a grease gun and hit all your zerks up. Check all the CA bolts and stuff like that. Not part of any scheduled plan, but it doesn't hurt either Smile .




Oh yeah, get the synthetic blinker fluid. They're 75% brighter than convential fluid Mr. Green .
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about distributor cap and rotor? Plug wires?

EDIT: Forget about that...you've got a 2001. That's distributor-less ignition, correct? I'm thinking of my 99 and other similarly ignited TJs.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You probably also want to rotate your tires and check the bearings.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kinda off topic, but what Trannie oil did you use? I know the FSM says to use Mopar only due to some soft metals in the trannie...but I always view these advertisements and ways to keep you forking out money to Mopar.

I intend to use Redline MTF, I'm SO sick and tired of 2nd gear being so difficult when its this cold, I get a small grind the first time I shift into 2nd every morning, after that first time it's OK, but I know I'm not doing my trannie any favors. I figure a synthetic would cure this problem.

Just curious as to everyone's thoughts on this...


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know this will stir controversy, but I use Redline in all of the stuff that doesn't get changed often (ie tranny, t-case, axles, etc.) I've put ~40K miles on my truck and 10K miles on my jeep without any problems. I found that after I switched, it became easier to shift both. And if you have trouble finding it locally, Summit Racing carries it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KnightFire wrote:
Kinda off topic, but what Trannie oil did you use? I know the FSM says to use Mopar only due to some soft metals in the trannie...but I always view these advertisements and ways to keep you forking out money to Mopar.

I intend to use Redline MTF, I'm SO sick and tired of 2nd gear being so difficult when its this cold, I get a small grind the first time I shift into 2nd every morning, after that first time it's OK, but I know I'm not doing my trannie any favors. I figure a synthetic would cure this problem.

Just curious as to everyone's thoughts on this...


KnightFire


And here's me thinking somthing was wrong with my gearbox. I have the same problem when it's real cold.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use the Pennzoil Synchromesh, it's a synthetic as well. Works great, once I lose the tcase drop, I'm confident I'll be able to get into 2nd in the 15 degree weather easier..
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black2001TJ wrote:
I use the Pennzoil Synchromesh, it's a synthetic as well. Works great, once I lose the tcase drop, I'm confident I'll be able to get into 2nd in the 15 degree weather easier..


same stuff i'm running. it took a few weeks to get enough to fill the tranny, but eventually autozone restocked Smile last winter on the DC lube it was stiff shifting when cold...this winter so far (which has been plenty cold) i've had no probs Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 6:42 am    Post subject: Re: 60K Mile Tune-up Reply with quote

I'm at 60k myself... and I'm glad to find this post.

How bad is replacing the serpentine belt? I've poked around the engine compartment a bit, and don't see a tensioner... and it doesn't appear that the alternator swivels to set the belt tension.

Before I take a knife to that belt... can anyone tell me the proper procedures to tighten it?

thanks,
Lawrence

p.s. I should mention that this is a 4-cylinder, no AC. Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lawernce 914--I have a 97 TJ wi/4.0. The belt is removed/adjusted by moving the aduster/idler pulley by the p/s pump. Loosen the bolt that faces foward (in center of pulley, 18 MM, if I remember right). Now take a 15 mm socket , a u joint and a long extention and turn the bolt located behind the pulley. After you have installled the new belt, let the engine run for a few min. to stretch the belt and then retighten.

Edit: Oops,it 's a 4. Still procedure should be similar.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2005 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you... it's pretty close. I guess somehow I missed the tensioner and thought it was just another pulley! Smile

-Lawrence

curly5759 wrote:
Lawernce 914--I have a 97 TJ wi/4.0. The belt is removed/adjusted by moving the aduster/idler pulley by the p/s pump. Loosen the bolt that faces foward (in center of pulley, 18 MM, if I remember right). Now take a 15 mm socket , a u joint and a long extention and turn the bolt located behind the pulley. After you have installled the new belt, let the engine run for a few min. to stretch the belt and then retighten.

Edit: Oops,it 's a 4. Still procedure should be similar.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just changed the serpentine belt on my 2001 XJ today. It's a 15mm bolt.

If you have a 15mm wrench, life is good.

If you have only a 15mm socket, like me, it helps to remove the fan in
order to get to the bolt.

Loosen that bolt most of the way, then back out the other tension bolt
most of the way. Remove the belt, inspect the pulleys, install the new belt.

Tighten the main bolt first, and then fine tune with the tension bolt.
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