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Unread 07-28-2010, 08:05 PM   #1
Red_92_YJ
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preventative maintenance

i have a 92 yj with just over 215000 miles on it. I use this jeep as my DD and am lookin for some basic repairs to make it more reliable. I drive this jeep around 300 miles from school to my house then 300 back to school once a month. my question is what would be the best things to do so i dont end up on the side of the road.

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Unread 07-28-2010, 08:17 PM   #2
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Change all fluids often.
The obvious ones like oil and engine coolant,but you have to think about the diff fluids, and tranny fluids as well. None of those take a lot of time or effort but can go along way. I would also do simple things like make sure your tires are properly inflated, it says you have stock size tires so 225 235's could be around 32 psi and be fine. If its too high or low you could have problems in certain situations like a blowout for example. If you aren't familiar with changing some of those fluids im sure there are great write-ups on here for you to follow if you search. Im not sure where you stand mechanically just letting you know about the writeups.
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Unread 07-28-2010, 08:31 PM   #3
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A timing chain gone bad will strand you on the side of the road real quick. 4 cylinders I am more concerned about than 6 cylinders. Plus excess play in the chain, etc really can effect how it runs.
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Unread 07-28-2010, 09:02 PM   #4
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Hoses are and belts should be changed if you don't know their age ( or if more than 4 years old).

Keep the battery terminals and cables clean and treated with anti-corrosion spray.
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Unread 07-28-2010, 10:49 PM   #5
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General tune up on top of the fluid changes...change spark plugs, wires, distributor cap, rotor, air filter and fuel filter. That won't cost too much for everything and takes about an hour or so in the driveway.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 01:34 AM   #6
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Lube everything that has a zerk fitting. Total time would be about 5 minutes.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 03:46 PM   #7
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what about axles? Bearings?
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