2001 4.0 almost 150k, use store brand oil 10w30 and usually fram filters every 3500 miles, had to do (rough mileage) headgasket at like 120k, crank sensor at 135k trans flush at 130k, trans rear output speed sender and govenor solenoid at 139k, oil pan and rear main seal at 144k.
maintenance wise prob 1 lol i mean i dont go looking for issues every day but if i notice somehting i check it and repair it, and i give it a once over at every oil change when i have it in the air.
this is my second wj and third jeep (had a 98 wrangler)
2001 WJ 4.0 Laredo...3rd owner. Bought it for $1,500.00 with 224,000 miles. Currently has 265,000 miles. I had to replace the radiator, fan and fan relay. Fan created havoc as the polarity was backwards. Swapped out 7 radiators in a month and a half and 8 relays in 2 weeks, before FINALLY finding the issue. Lesson learned? Don't trust aftermarket parts.
Just replaced the passenger CV axle shaft and have brand new rear upper control arm and ball joint waiting for a nice day to be installed.
Upgraded quite a few items...
- factory foglights, multi-function switch, and relay.
- factory auto-dimming mirror.
- luminescent gauges.
-'03 grille painted black (plasti-dip) with chrome rings
-'04 Overland rock rails
-Jeep brand push bar
-Jeep brand bug deflector
-'10 Wrangler Unlimited X steel 5-stars (plasti-dipped black)
Driving a 12 year old vehicle with really high mileage and LOVING it!
2003 4.7 Limited. 155,000 miles.
Always Mobil 1.
No engine or drive train problems. Some valve noise on cold start but it goes away on warm up.
Two replacements of the stupid blend doors, one under warrantee, one at 125,000.
One replacement of AC compressor, lots of hard use, I live in AZ.
Three replacements of the stupid power windows drive system.
The usual brake pad and disc services.
Lots of hard off-road use on the old mining "roads" of Arizona.
Total replacement of the loose stock low ground clearance suspension system with a IRO 4" long arm lift front and rear. Great lift kit! Replaced front drive shaft while everything was taken apart. Worn out suspension bushings were my excuse to do this :-) 32" Goodyear SilentArmor tires. Great tires, quiet on highway, adequate traction and Kevlar toughness off road. New rear bumper spare tire carrier because big tires don't fit inside anymore. Now it's an off road beast but still a civilized daily driver. Wife's only complaint is that it's "higher".
Right now, knock on wood, runs like a new car. No complaints, no desire to replace. Great car.
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99 4.7L limited
D44 with Yukon 3.73 gears, Spartan Locker
Maint scale #3
Use Mobile 1 High Mileage Synthetic
At 125,080 My PCM went bad. Rplaced it from a unit from autoemcs.com with no problems thus far.
Have some problems with my AZC, think my blend doors are bad.
Vibration on decel at speeds over 45 mph.
2000 Laredo 4.7L Selec-Trac. 177K miles, Leather, 245 tires, tow package, crappy CD changer, full size spare, roof cross-rails & sunroof. Changes & fixes: Rear Addco sway bar & greasble bushings, upgraded headlights, upgraded tail lights, new hood struts (replaced 2X), new rear hatchglass struts, new radiator (replaced 3X), new oil pressure sending unit (replaced 4X), 2 new speed sensors, 2 new door lock actuators, new ignition key cylinder, chrome front tow hooks, Mobil 1 Synthetic 5/30, Purolator Pure One oil filter, EBC slotted & dimpled rotors, EBC Greenstuff pads, new front shocks (replaced 3X), new rear shocks (replaced 2X), new IRO steering stabilizer, new timing chain cover, new water pump, thermostat, new thermostat housing, new high pressure power steering hose, Michelin-X radials, new sunroof assembly, new single-piece lug nuts, new exhaust manifold studs & gasket on driver's side, new Durango alternator. Jeepforum.com sticker, Visit cobaltboatsforum.com when you can!
209,00 on our 4.0.
The wife bought it 10 years ago, put 185,000 miles on it. I took it over after I bought her the escape. Put 3,000 on it in 2 months. Dead nuts reliable. In ten years, I've put 5 radiators in it, just replaced the factory water pump 4 months ago, 1 cooling fan and a transfer case ( wife's fault, she ran over a stump and tore it off).
It needs a rebuild badly. Very worn wrist pins. Sounds like an old detroit on a cold morning. Still runs good though, so screw it. Gonna drive it until it breaks something.