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Unread 04-11-2013, 10:42 AM   #1
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General Maintenance Questions

I have a 2010 JK with 43,000 miles on it. I purchased it from the dealership used with 7,000 miles on it. Since purchasing it, I have done no maintenance to it other than changing the oil at regular intervals. I contacted the dealership and asked them about it and they recommended that I get I believe either a 30,000 mile or 40,000 mile service for which they wanted around $400. That seems extremely pricey to me for what is basically fluid changes if I'm not mistaken. My question is what exactly you should do to maintain a JK, as far as maintenance and if i can do any of this myself. Any and all input is appreciated.

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Unread 04-11-2013, 10:53 AM   #2
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Follow the schedule on the owners manual. All of the fluid changes can be done in your garage.
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Unread 04-11-2013, 11:54 AM   #3
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I would say oil. Transfer case. Both axles. There are plenty of great write ups and if you browse the sticky section you'll find a few. Also look up YouTube and google. And see if you can find some vids. I do my axles in under 30 minutes front and back
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Unread 04-11-2013, 01:26 PM   #4
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I would say oil. Transfer case. Both axles. There are plenty of great write ups and if you browse the sticky section you'll find a few. Also look up YouTube and google. And see if you can find some vids. I do my axles in under 30 minutes front and back
This... and if you have an auto, consider draining and replacing the fluid. TBH, any time you buy a used auto, you should consider doing all of those just so you can begin with your own maintenance cycle.
Then start checking your bushings for wear, hoses too.
Spark plug wires, plugs themselves... etc
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Unread 04-11-2013, 03:38 PM   #5
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X2 on following the manual. Don't guess and take the "I would say" or I would do". Just follow the manual and you'll be fine. The schedule is there for a reason.
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Unread 04-11-2013, 04:08 PM   #6
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I was curious as to wether some shop oter than the dealer could be trusted to do the service as I don't really have all the time in the world, thoughts?
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Unread 04-11-2013, 04:14 PM   #7
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I was curious as to wether some shop oter than the dealer could be trusted to do the service as I don't really have all the time in the world, thoughts?
Just avoid the Quick and Dirty oil change shops like Jiffy Lube and EZ Lube and such. Get referrals from other Jeep owners in your area.
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Unread 04-11-2013, 04:24 PM   #8
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4x4 shops would be a great place to start of you want a better chance at quality service. Lots in my area provide maintenance services and have decent prices.

Although a axle is usually $100 I can do both for that price.
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Unread 04-11-2013, 11:46 PM   #9
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I was curious as to wether some shop oter than the dealer could be trusted to do the service as I don't really have all the time in the world, thoughts?
Changing the oil on these things is not difficult, particularly if you have any kind of lift on your jeep. Change the diff oil is ridiculously simple and quick. You'll spend more time on your iphone surfing the web while the fluids drain than you will actually turning a wrench or pouring.
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Unread 04-12-2013, 08:55 AM   #10
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I use a trusted tech around the corner from me. He's honest, knowledgeable and gets me in and out of the shop quickly.
Keep records and you'll be fine
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