I noticed like 2 months ago that my moms 4.0 the cv boots were cracked and getting ready to go and the coolant level was dropping very slowely over the last year or so..
I checked under the Jeep today to see how things were and the passenger cv boot is torn and grease is everywhere now. The other side is still intact but its got some big crackes in it and itll tear soon..
I found the coolant leak too and its coming from near the lower radiator hose on the drivers side.. But its the actual radiator leaking its drooling down from up top somewhere. so i assume the radiator has a pin hole in it and needs replaced too.. Her tranny fluid needs done as well, and there is a bunch of other things that need done.. The steering stabalizer is like the most rusty peice of metal i've ever seen. but it doesnt leak .. but i assume that needs replaced.. The mount its on tho is rusty as hell too and id be afraid to even touch the bolt on it in fear of breaking the mount lol. Its getting rusty in other parts too but too bad.. The zerks where the joints are the rubber bushings feel dry as a bone.. All the shocks are gone... the ones in the rear the dust sheild are so rusty i can peel metal chunks off them.. Also all the spot welds or weldings on the I beams are getting rusty.. How should I go about cleaning those up and protect them from further rust ? I dont want the welds to rust so much that the metal comes apart.. The Beams themselves are good tho, very minor rust inside and out.
So it seems age and miles finally have caught up to her Jeep lol.
So Im wondering, How much/hard is it to replaced the radiator and cv axles ? and what radiator should I get ? I plan to also remove the check ball in the tranny line but i dont know how to go about doing that. I fear removing the old rad and stuff will make the old ball stuck and burn up the tranny.