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post #1 of 2 Old 06-09-2003, 06:41 AM Thread Starter
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I've got an '89 Cherokee Laredo automatic and needed some input. This was the family commuter car since we got it back when it was new, and it's got over 300,000 miles on it. Same engine (what a beast ) and pretty much everything else is the same except for a few repairs/replacements my dad has done to it over the years. The brake master cylinder is shot and I'm gonna replace that this week sometime. It got me to thinking though and after that I want to really fix up the rest of it. It's been a really good vehicle since it hasn't needed any major repairs, but I know there's lots of stuff that could/should be replaced since it's got so many miles on original parts.

That's where I was hoping you guys/gals could help out. I just need advice on things I should give top priority to replacing first. There's a few minor leaks of some fluids and I'm pretty sure it's from the various hoses. I don't really want to do any performance mods yet, I just want to get it tip-top in stock form. Besides that, what do you all think? Any advice welcome.


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post #2 of 2 Old 06-09-2003, 08:25 AM
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I'd change ALL the fliuds. Check all the vaccum lines and do a good tune up. You didn't state when the last one was done. Most of the leaks shouldn't be too hard to fix so tackling them is a good idea. I would them check the water pump and alternator. Then again if nothings broke, why fix it. You didn't say how far it's driven each day. If it hasen't been out for a good drive in awhile, take it on one. It'll give it a chance to burn off alot of junk.

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