Required maintenance

by Pertneer on August 12th, 2011

Every vehicle needs a routine maintenance plan and a Jeep is no different. A Jeep that is used off road is often in need of extra care. Depending on the type of offroad use the maintenance is only slightly different. Take for instance the difference between mud and rocks. With mud you would not believe the places this stuff can get into. I find that i go through an unusually large amount of u-joints due to there limited life span and ease of mud penetrating there critical parts.

I go through a check list before i go out on any trail.

  • Grease U-joints
  • Check Wheel bearings
  • Grease ball joints
  • Check steering linkage
  • Check for drive shaft damage

This list is just a small part and has many subcategories. these are in addition to the normal

Checking fluids:

  • Oil
  • Brake fluid
  • Coolant
  • Power steering fluid

It is also a good idea to take extra of these with you on any trip. I will post a full list of required equipment at a later date.

During my routine check after my last trail trip I noticed a major leak in my transfer case as well as a leak in a coolant line. It is a never ending battle. The fixes for these item will be detailed this weekend when the repairs are done. If time permits maybe try to get the beadlocks to quit leaking air.

 

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