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Can any of yall help me figure out what needs to be done for the 100k service? Id just rather do it myself than pay a shop a crazy price but ive been looking online with no success as to what needs to be done
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Can any of yall help me figure out what needs to be done for the 100k service? Id just rather do it myself than pay a shop a crazy price but ive been looking online with no success as to what needs to be done
I guess my 1st questions would be.....

Are you noticing any issues with Brakes, Suspension, Steering, Operation, Etc??

What history, if any, do you have on the car?

Based on those answers, if you notice issues obviously want to get those fixed. For example, car pulls to the right OR is all over the road OR doesn't idle well Or.....etc, etc.

But for the basics and no history, I would be focusing on the Maintenance items like Fluids, Brakes, tune-up and such. At a min, FLUSH the ENTIRE cooling system. Inspect all your Brakes and do a Fluid Flush on the Brake fluid. Change the Filter and flush the trans fluid. Drain and refill the Diff. Full tune up with new Plugs and Wires and possibly new CapnRotor. Go over everything you can with a fine tooth comb. Not sure of your location or Inspection laws but consider taking it to a shop and have them get it on a lift and inspect the Steering and Suspension for you. Get details of what if anything needs to be done and do yourself or pay for the work.

Also consider what improvements can be made while doing some of these repairs. For example.... Drop the Trans pan for filter, consider getting a larger (truck) pan. If doing any suspension work, maybe consder upgrades like Poly Bushings, Lower Springs or Jeep Steering Shaft to name a few. There isquite a bit that can be done to REALLY improve these cars.

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I'd add...

Pull injectors and have them professionally cleaned.
Change hydraulic brake hoses front & rear.
Check evap hoses on canister front of right tire just behind front bumper.
Control arm bushings were beyond toast on mine as well.

Brake hoses rarely get changed, and are generally in poor condition.
Injectors get dirty...reasonably cheap to get them cleaned.
The evap hoses on mine were in horrid shape, way rotten, collapsing/cracked/ literally crumbling nasty black goo.




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ive been looking online with no success as to what needs to be done
I reached into the glovebox and grabbed the owner's manual.

At 100K miles read very much like 4DoorSS's list. Spark plug wires were on the list.

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Thank you all i have i think alot of info here to get started i truly appreciate you guys, will update


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Can any of yall help me figure out what needs to be done for the 100k service? Id just rather do it myself than pay a shop a crazy price but ive been looking online with no success as to what needs to be done
I guess my 1st questions would be.....

Are you noticing any issues with Brakes, Suspension, Steering, Operation, Etc??

What history, if any, do you have on the car?

Based on those answers, if you notice issues obviously want to get those fixed. For example, car pulls to the right OR is all over the road OR doesn't idle well Or.....etc, etc.

But for the basics and no history, I would be focusing on the Maintenance items like Fluids, Brakes, tune-up and such. At a min, FLUSH the ENTIRE cooling system. Inspect all your Brakes and do a Fluid Flush on the Brake fluid. Change the Filter and flush the trans fluid. Drain and refill the Diff. Full tune up with new Plugs and Wires and possibly new CapnRotor. Go over everything you can with a fine tooth comb. Not sure of your location or Inspection laws but consider taking it to a shop and have them get it on a lift and inspect the Steering and Suspension for you. Get details of what if anything needs to be done and do yourself or pay for the work.

Also consider what improvements can be made while doing some of these repairs. For example.... Drop the Trans pan for filter, consider getting a larger (truck) pan. If doing any suspension work, maybe consder upgrades like Poly Bushings, Lower Springs or Jeep Steering Shaft to name a few. There isquite a bit that can be done to REALLY improve these cars.
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I'd add...

Pull injectors and have them professionally cleaned.
Change hydraulic brake hoses front & rear.
Check evap hoses on canister front of right tire just behind front bumper.
Control arm bushings were beyond toast on mine as well.

Brake hoses rarely get changed, and are generally in poor condition.
Injectors get dirty...reasonably cheap to get them cleaned.
The evap hoses on mine were in horrid shape, way rotten, collapsing/cracked/ literally crumbling nasty black goo.



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ive been looking online with no success as to what needs to be done
I reached into the glovebox and grabbed the owner's manual.

At 100K miles read very much like 4DoorSS's list. Spark plug wires were on the list.
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@100K miles and 20 plus year old it does depend on how the vehicle was operated .. what repairs done etc.. then the climate it is operated .

fluid replacing is important all fluids from brake to drive train and power steering.
use the same fluid as the book says ..

on the opti/ignition system that if not worked on I would remove the opti check it out clean it install new gaskets and cap then replace the coil, ICM and plug wires/ spark plugs.. use a tube like 8OZ dielectric grease and put a good amount in each plug wire boot..

I just had to fix my shift interlock .. I had to push the brake pedal all the way to get the shiftier interlock to release.. so I removed the brake pedal switch lower one and I tested it with it removed from bracket to reveal if it was the switch.. opened up switch used a point file removed the TIT on the contact and tested it ,, worked,,then screwed it back in to the bracket.. electrical switches do have issues this old . replace the fan relays for engine ..O2 sensors need replacing @100K miles..not easy ..

window rollers also they are breaking when this old .. so get some rollers before they break, hard to get ..

the charcoal canister hoses must be replaced ,, time is the killer on these .. hoses collapsed on my 96 .. caused high pressure in the gas tank ..use gloves before touching the hoses..
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