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Unread 10-05-2009, 07:26 AM   #1
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Timing belt ?

does my 96 zj 4.0 have a timing belt?

I ask because i know in the past cars should have them replaced around 75k or so otherwise they can cause serious damage when they fail. My jeep is at 95k but I don't see anyone here ever mention timing belts? Thanks

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Unread 10-05-2009, 07:28 AM   #2
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No it has a chain that does not need to be replaced. Truck engines typically do not use timing belts.
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Unread 10-05-2009, 07:38 AM   #3
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Oh good.... Thanks.

Any other routine maintainence I should be doing around the 100k mark?

I just bought the jeep 2 months ago so I plan on doing the usual stuff, plugs wires cap rotor, probably a new fuel filter too.

Also want to flush and replace coolant, tranny, front and rear diffs and TC fluids.

It already has a new alternator, battery, and Crankshaft sensor (had the infamous crank-won't-start problem, the new sensor pixed it for me)

any other basic stuff I should do at 100k? Thanks
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Unread 10-05-2009, 07:50 AM   #4
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Your fuel filter is in your fuel tank and is part of the fuel pump assembly. Just so you know.

Air filter should be on the short list.

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Unread 10-05-2009, 08:02 AM   #5
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Is it? I thought it was outside the tank... Maybe I was looking at the wrong thing underneath my jeep then... lol. It did look like the fuel filter pic I was looking at online though.
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Unread 10-05-2009, 08:09 AM   #6
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On your '96 it might me. Thought it changed to in-tank in '96 but I could certainly be mistaken.

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Unread 10-05-2009, 08:29 AM   #7
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I think the 96 did have a filter. I could be wrong. The WJs did but not all the ZJs did. Looks like your list is pretty complete.
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Unread 10-05-2009, 08:31 AM   #8
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My '96 ZJ has a fuel filter in plain sight in front of the fuel tank. Very simple to change.
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Unread 10-05-2009, 08:42 AM   #9
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Bingo, there is your answer. Super easy change.

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Unread 10-05-2009, 08:48 AM   #10
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Ditto on filter outside of tank on my '96.
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