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Maintenance

Postby daytonboi [OP] » September 24th 2010, 4:26am

After Thanksgiving I will be making a move from up North down to the South. My van has approximately 162k miles on it. What kind of maintenance do I need to have done between now and then. As far as what's been done, the only things that I know for sure that have been done are a coolant flush, brakes, oil changes, fuel pump, air filter. I'm planning on doing the from and rear diffs and transfer case this weekend.
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Re: Maintenance

Postby astroturf » September 24th 2010, 4:27am

Tune up?
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Re: Maintenance

Postby hlrjmulder » September 24th 2010, 4:31am

I would do a tune up, change the oil, and check the belt and all hoses for signs of wear. Its easier to replace them now if they look bad then it is to do it on the side of the road.
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Re: Maintenance

Postby Duck Hunter » September 24th 2010, 5:03am

get an AAA card.. I got one for christmas..
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Re: Maintenance

Postby rev_les » September 24th 2010, 5:12am

Duck Hunter wrote:get an AAA card.. I got one for christmas..

X2......make sure the tires are good, and properly inflated,clean windshield,rain x or aquapel, carry water with you, ( just in case) sedate the kids, and you oughtta be ok. Where ya heading to?
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Re: Maintenance

Postby RECox286 » September 24th 2010, 10:19pm

My 2 scents:

1998 is starting to sound like a long time ago. With over 150k mi, I would look under the truck for signs of rust and wear. Especially the suspension and steering stuff.

These trucks are notorious for idler arms, ball joints, sway bar link bolts. In the rear, check out the spring retainers, and anchor plates, you may find these plates somewhat eroded.

Next thing I would recommend is to check out the motor and tranny mounts. The motor mounts are captive, but when they ultimately fail, will give you terrible vibes @ Idle.

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Re: Maintenance

Postby tex star detail » September 25th 2010, 2:42am

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