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post #1 of 6 Old 04-08-2009, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
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Wj experts advice What repairs need attention and which dont?

I was at my jeep dealer getting a front end alignment and they noted some items that need to be addressed. Are some of these common to a Wj with 100,000 and arent too big an issue? Which need to be addressed if any....

1)Power steering return line has a leak

2)Right front CV boot is leaking

3)Trans output shaft seal is leaking

4)Transfer case input seal is leaking

My 99 wj has 100,000 on it for reference....


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None of those NEED to be addressed immediately. I would take care of them as soon as the budget allows.

The first one to take care of is the CV boot, replace the whole shaft.
And keep an eye on the fluid levels.

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Forgot these items too

Rear brakeline rusted

Upper control arms are rusted severely
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If the upper arms are starting to rust through, I would replace those soon as snapping one those while driving would not seem that fun to me.



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Upper Control arms then the power steering return line.

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The power steering return line is something that you can easily do yourself. And it shouldn't cost much because it's just a short rubber hose.

1. Take out airbox
2. Remove the three bolts holding the PS pump to the engine block (be patient, these are loooooong bolts and they're in a tight space)
3. See if you can twist the PS pump around to get to the return line on the bottom. If you can, skip to step 5; if you can't, then go to step 4.
4.Take off the pressure out line (you'll NEED an 18mm flare nut wrench, don't even try any other tools or you may round the bolt). Now twist the pump around to get to the bottom.
5. Remove hose clamp from the nipple, and slide the rubber hose off.
6. Remove the other end of the hose from the PS gear
7. Put everything back together in reverse order.

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