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Unread 09-06-2013, 06:52 PM   #1
Kirk1009
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I just bought an 02 WJ 4x4 with 111k miles about 6 months ago. I have replaced the front rotors, calipers, and pads, the engine belt. Did a transmission service, replaced the spark sencor and all 4 shocks. does anyone have any suggestions of what I should takel next. truck still rides a little rough, although I did buy some pretty cheep shocks. and the engine is still idleling a little rough. any suggestions would be appreciated thanks

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Unread 09-06-2013, 07:14 PM   #2
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Congrats and welcome!

If you don't know when it was last done, open up the diffs and make sure there's no metal in the bottom, and fill with new fluid. Replace spark plugs with champion truck plugs. Would change coolant as well if you don't know how old what's presently there is. Then look at hubs and ball joints and look for play in them. After that, Check your control arms and if they need replacing. For the upper a-arm in the back, check the bushings on it, and the ball joint that joins it to the top of the diff. Another part that I find wears is the front swaybar bushings. When they wear past a certain point it allow the swaybar to move side to side through the bushings. It'll end up being a clunk noise when the front is flexed, like going over a curb or dip in the road, especially when turning. As well, check for play in the u-joints on the rear driveshaft and if the pinion seals seap and need to be replaced. I'd also check the front drive shaft, and determine what type you have, and if the rezeppa on the t-case end, is the boot intact or fipped. Also drain and refill the t-case unless you know when it was last changed.
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Unread 09-06-2013, 07:25 PM   #3
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Thanks cykaaro. I appreciate the info. I will start checking these out this weekend.
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Unread 09-06-2013, 07:27 PM   #4
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Once the fluids are changed, you know when they've been done, and others are things that typically go. Been replacing all of my suspension parts last while. Now just my steering to get fixed as it's off, but looks like it may be just an alignment is needed as it's off.
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Unread 09-06-2013, 07:30 PM   #5
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t-case? the Transmisson case?
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Unread 09-06-2013, 07:32 PM   #6
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t-case = transfer case.
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Unread 09-06-2013, 08:57 PM   #7
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Congrats and welcome!

If you don't know when it was last done, open up the diffs and make sure there's no metal in the bottom, and fill with new fluid. Replace spark plugs with champion truck plugs. Would change coolant as well if you don't know how old what's presently there is. Then look at hubs and ball joints and look for play in them. After that, Check your control arms and if they need replacing. For the upper a-arm in the back, check the bushings on it, and the ball joint that joins it to the top of the diff. Another part that I find wears is the front swaybar bushings. When they wear past a certain point it allow the swaybar to move side to side through the bushings. It'll end up being a clunk noise when the front is flexed, like going over a curb or dip in the road, especially when turning. As well, check for play in the u-joints on the rear driveshaft and if the pinion seals seap and need to be replaced. I'd also check the front drive shaft, and determine what type you have, and if the rezeppa on the t-case end, is the boot intact or fipped. Also drain and refill the t-case unless you know when it was last changed.
Don't forget to use the HOAT coolant. Zerex G-05 or buy the pink stuff from the dealer.

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