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post #1 of 8 Old 03-12-2019, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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Service interval for 200,000

My 2004 WJ I6 is nearing 200,000 miles and I wanted to see what is recommended for service. So far I’ve changed the front bushings and all coil spring isolators. Going to change all rear bushings, spark plugs, trans and engine mounts, oil, valve cover gasket, differential flluids and transfer case fluid.
Transmission fluid has been recently changed.
What other things should be serviced/replaced at this miles?
Is it worth putting money in it and keep it going? It is mainly a DD in N.C. on highways. And it has been great!

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post #2 of 8 Old 03-12-2019, 01:03 PM
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You're set.
Now fix the spelling of Raleigh in your profile...

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post #3 of 8 Old 03-12-2019, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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Service interval for 200,000 WJ

Ha! I’ll change that. Thanks!
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post #4 of 8 Old 03-12-2019, 02:14 PM
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I just got a WJ a couple weeks ago, so I'm no expert on these particular vehicles.

Changing all the fluids is a good idea. I've also do a half-hearted cleaning of the motor and transmission to identify leaking/seeping areas (Power Steering pump leaks like crazy, small leak from transmission pan gasket so far). Any older vehicle is probably going to need fluids and filters, and suspension is usually the other thing on the list.
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Sounds good. I also need to replace some weather seals. What about water pump, O2 sensors, other sensors or any other seals of importance I’m missing?
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post #6 of 8 Old 03-13-2019, 07:03 AM
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I also need to replace some weather seals. What about water pump, O2 sensors, other sensors or any other seals of importance Iím missing?
This is how full restorations get started...
It starts with replacing a light bulb in the tail light, then you figure on fixing the chaffed wires, which in turn leads to some touch-up of paint chips near the rear corner, and while underneath fixing the wires, you notice some rust spots that should be taken care of....

Next thing you know the whole vehicle is a pile of parts and and you won't be driving the thing for at least a year!

You could go crazy replacing this or that, those sensors, or this seal. Can you replace things as a preventative measure? Yes. Should you? Maybe. But it will get crazy expensive.

Fluids I would change. That's considered maintenance. Going ahead and replacing sensors that haven't failed? I wouldn't. Unless they are hard to get at and you're already in that space for something else. But even then, I'd think hard about it.

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Is it worth putting money in it?
That's a question only you truly have the answer to. Do you plan to keep it forever? Is the current condition good enough to keep forever? How much money do you have to throw at it?

No one here in inner-space can answer that for you, but we can (and will) give you our opinions!

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post #7 of 8 Old 03-13-2019, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for all the input 99sajeep! I do think it’s worth putting some money into it and doing this and that to it slowly. It’s been a good Jeep. Taken us back and forth to Ohio and other vacations with our dogs many times. Does great in the snow. We also keep it parked in the garage and keep it pretty clean.

I really don’t want to start having car payments and I think doing what I can on my own is totally worth it. I’m hoping to get well into the 200,000 miles.
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post #8 of 8 Old 03-14-2019, 08:35 AM
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Other fluids to check:
Coolant
Brake
Power steering

Also the thermostat depending on age.

99sajeep makes a very good point, in general wait for things to go wrong before replacing them. As for should you continue putting money into your Jeep, my opinion is yes. I'd rather spend money here and there for maintenance and repairs than make a monthly payment for a car loan.

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