i dont know if it helps cause im new too i just got an 83 cj7 and its got a 3.5 lift on it so i dont think it really matters. but then again it may be the difference in the years what kind of transmision is in that 3,4,or 5 speed?
well truth betold this is my first jeep and first time on this forum. i am currently rebuilding it and have never gotten to drive it yet. but i hear it both good and bad. sorry i cant help you very much as i am just learning my self. selene
Well, pretty easy stuff, and should only take a couple hours..but can get pricey when you add up all the fluids.
Axles, remove the cover plates and drain the fluid. Look for chipped teeth or any signs of wear. Seal the cover plates with a little rtv (just a smear) and new gasket. Fill with GOOD 75/90 gear oil (synthetic if you can afford it). Note, if you have Trac-Lok (limited slip) you should use 80/140 and additive. Approx 7.5 pints
Transfer case, remove the drain plug on the bottom (uses an allen wrench). Drain the fluid and look for discoloration, moisture, metal, etc. Replace the plug and fill with GOOD 75/90 gear oil (again, synthetic if you can afford it). Approx 4 pints
Transmission, remove drain plug (not sure where the one on the T-176 is located). Drain fluid and look for discoloration, moisture, metal, etc. Replace the plug and fill with GOOD 75/90 gear oil (again, synthetic if you can afford it). Approx 3.5 pints
Oil (I assume you know how to do this one) Approx 6 qts
Coolant, drain radiator (make sure the engine is cool). Remove the temperature sending unit (right rear corner of engine). Fill radiator with water and flushing mixture (till water comes out of the sending unit hole). Replace sending unit and continue to fill radiator till full. Drive required time (as per flushing mixture instructions) and repeat process filling with 50%mixture of ethylene glycol. (This may cause some comments because there are a number of different coolants with a number of different stories about them...stay away from DEXCOOL...aside from that, typical Prestone/Peak should suffice...if you want to get all technical you should use green Zerex). Approx 5 quarts (little over 1 gallon coolant)
Brakes (I try to flush a pump or two from my brakes every year or two...it seems to keep things inside from getting rusty). Have a helper pump the brakes to build pressure. Open the bleeder and let fluid drain (try to catch it in a cup or hook a hose to the bleeder). Repeat till fluid is clear and not rusty. Be certain to NOT pump your reservoir dry. Check it after each pump until you are comfortable with how much fluid is drained. Usually no more than 1 large bottle
Power Steering (I would think you already did this one when you replaced the pump...) Remove the return hose from the power steering pump (the one attached with a hose clamp) and place the hose in a bottle to catch fluid. Be sure to plug the nipple where the hose connects too. Start the motor and add fluid to the pump as fluid is pumped into the canister... Again usually no more than 1 large bottle
So, your parts list will be:
1 large bottle brake fluid
1 large bottle steering fluid
6 qts oil
8 qts gear oil
1 gallon coolant
Axle cover gaskets
1 tube RTV
Congradulations on the Jeep. Im a Sophomore in High School and my dad gave me his Jeep back in July for my Birthday. 1986 Renegade. Jeep's are addicting. Jeep's will always have a repair list, so dont sweat it.
R.I.P 1986 Jeep CJ7 Renegade "Last of a Great Bread"