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Re: WK2: 100k mile 'review'

Excellent review! You didn't mention replacing the battery so I am assuming it's still original. 100,000 that's a lot of start ups!

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Re: WK2: 100k mile 'review'

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Consider yourself lucky that yours have lasted so long. Anyone who's owned any of the early model year GC's can tell you how piss poor their rotors were for wearing and warping within 8-10K miles or less of new. Chrysler denied the problem from 93-02 before they finally fixed them.

Got mine fixed as part of the purchase of my 02, dealer change the front calipers and pads to the Akebonos.

Still have my 02 WJ, brakes are really no big deal to me, cost of new rotors and pads isnt that much if you go the Rockauto route. Two beer job too.

My former boss had a 99 and spent more time bitching about the brakes, told him to go buy a pair of loaded rebuilt akebonos, rotors and pads and spend some quality time with the WJ and change them and shut up about it LOL He wasted more time fighting with the dealer, note he bought it used so no warrranty. I just have no tolerance when there is a solution to a problem and people will still do things the hard way.
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Re: WK2: 100k mile 'review'

A lot of activity on this thread.

This summer I have a small list in my head of what's going to be done to maintain this truck to make it tip-top for the impending fall/winter.

1) Tires. I'm still rockin my second set, and I am being cheap about replacing them. I will go with the Michilen LTX M/S2 again.

2) Plugs. Not sure when I will get to it, but I have deferred for long enough, and I will do it when I have the appropriate "free time" to spin a wrench.

3) Battery. Mine is original; and I hate getting stranded for being a cheap-a** and this is a 22 minute job.

4) Brakes. Though I have not had to replace em yet, the front rotors are starting to warp, and I am sure that pad wear is getting us close to having to do this one.

5) Overall cleanup of the interior. This is an all day job, because even though I have the weather tech liners, the salt and debris from the winter is still ground into the carpet, and it looks rough. I tend to do this 'detailing' project every summer when time permits.
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Re: WK2: 100k mile 'review'

At 123.4k, I put on a set of new shoes. I went for the Michelin Defender LTX M/S, hopefully good for another 70k miles.

As I was headed home with a pretty large load of mulch and rocks for the house; the brakes started to make noise --- guess that I am going to replace the pads on all 4 corners (rears are spent, pads are low and hitting the indicator on the rotor; front rotors are spent, and if I am replacing the rotors in front, I am going to do the pads as well.)
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Re: WK2: 100k mile 'review'

Not that anyone would but avoid at all costs the Bosch Platinum +4 spark plugs. I used them in another FCA product and one of the plugs lost an electrode in the cylinder. All in it cost me $2,400 for a defective $5 POS plug.


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Re: WK2: 100k mile 'review'

Did the rear brakes last night. Once the Jeep was in the air, it took me about 20 minutes per side; seriously: very easy. I of-course did not run into anything obscene (like a frozen caliper or the like) and was able to plow right through the job. For anyone who is a typical DIY-er on the fence about doing their own (rear) brakes: I recommend they bust out the 7mm allen wrench and get to it!
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Re: WK2: 100k mile 'review'

Ok --- not really review or thread worthy in my eyes, so I will just add here.

I did the front brakes (rotors AND pads).

The FRONT caliper pins require use of a 7/16 hex drive (allen wrench) tool that is a little bit obscure for a normal set of tools and I had to get one. That barrier was cleared, and I was able to get the caliper pins off, and then get the caliper bracket off and replace the rotors. On my 2011MY, there is an O-ring on the hub that 'retains' the rotor in place (kind of clever for a manufacturing/ease standpoint, rather than using a set-screw to hold it in place). Once the O-rings were out, the rotors were frozen to the hub, and I had to influence them with my large dead-blow hammer to come off so I was able to put the new rotors on. All in: 2 hour job up front.

I lubed the pads, caliper pins and slide rails, and this thing is like new.
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Re: WK2: 100k mile 'review'

did you bleed the brakes to swap fluid out or no? just wondering it there is any thing special when bleeding on this GC or is it same old way?
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Re: WK2: 100k mile 'review'

hows the transmission after all this time? have you changed the trans/axle/diff fluids at all, aside from having the one replaced?
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Re: WK2: 100k mile 'review'

"did you bleed the brakes to swap fluid out or no? just wondering it there is any thing special when bleeding on this GC or is it same old way?"

..Nope. I did not bleed the brakes. Just pushed the pistons back into the caliper and made sure that we didn't have a brake fluid overflow in the reservoir and called it a day. I've never added brake fluid, and frankly speaking, you're not really supposed to open and add the reservoir: brakes are a closed hydraulic system. Amazingly: the fluid was also still very (very) clean when I took a quick peak in there. I can only assume that the time that I looked into the brake reservoir was the first time it's ever been opened.

"hows the transmission after all this time? have you changed the trans/axle/diff fluids at all, aside from having the one replaced?"

I have not flushed the trans or either differentials. The front differential (actually, the transfercase) was replaced with new fluid, so I am only going to assume that the front case will be fine for the duration unless it starts leaking for whatever reason.

The trans seems to be shifting just fine, and aside from having replaced the eLSD (rear) motor, things seem to be working just fine (knocking on wood).

On to the other items on the 'to-do' list...
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Re: WK2: 100k mile 'review'

Still in love with my 2013 JGC Overland and its Hemi(though I'm not looking forward to a plug change.)


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