Operation & Maintenance

2007-11 Jeep JK Wrangler
3.8L V6 Engine Oil Change Write-Up

August 07th, 2013

As everyone knows, changing your engine oil is a necessary part of routine maintenance on your Jeep JK Wrangler and, it’s one that is required on a regular basis.

Differential Fluid Service Write-Up

May 22nd, 2013

Changing the fluid in your Jeep JK Wrangler's differentials is an important part of routine maintenance. New gear oil will insure your differentials will be properly lubricated and functioning properly. And, unlike previous Jeep Wranglers, you will not need to pop open the differential cover in order to perform this maintenance. Granted, I do recommend that you do so anyway from time to time (every other fluid change) as it will give you a chance to inspect the gears within it for any damage or unsual wear.

Jeep JK Wrangler NV-241 / NV-241OR
Transfer Case Service

March 05th, 2013

As a good part of routine maintenance on your Jeep JK Wrangler, it is highly recommended that you service your NV241 or NV241OR transfer case once every 30,000.

Jeep JK Wrangler Rear Brake Pad Replacement

January 28th, 2013

I have been able to get as much as 36,000 miles out of my Jeep JK Wrangler's rear brake pads but it's not uncommon to burn through them in as little as 15,000 miles.

Bleeding Your Brakes on a Jeep JK Wrangler

January 27th, 2013

Whether you've just installed a set of new brake lines or worked on your brake system in a way that required you to disconnect any of your brake lines, it is absolutely necessary that you bleed your brakes before you drive your Jeep JK Wrangler.

TECH TIP : Jeep JK Wrangler Headlight Adjustment

January 23rd, 2013

If you've just installed a new set of headlights or, maybe even a taller suspension lift, there's a good chance that you'll need to make an adjustment to your headlight beams.

2012 Jeep JK Wrangler 3.6L
Pentastar Engine Oil Change Write-Up

May 24th, 2012

Changing your engine oil is a necessary part of routine maintenance and really, it's something that anyone can do. In fact, thanks to the design of the all new 3.6L V6 Pentastar engine, it's something that easier to do than ever before. This short write-up will explain in detail what all is involved and just how little you will need to do. And, after you done this on your own, I can almost guarantee that you’ll never take your Jeep back to your dealer or a shop to have it done for you again.

Jeep JK Wrangler Door Removal

April 29th, 2010

Without a doubt, there really is, only one Jeep. Unlike any other vehicle available today, a Jeep Wrangler is the only one that's specifically designed to perform exceptionally well off road and right out of the box. Of course, another key feature that makes a Jeep so unique is the fact that above and beyond being a convertable, it's also purposefully built to have it's doors removed as well. In this configuration, the Jeep finds its true identity as an individual - it's not a car, not a van, not a truck and most certianly, not an SUV.

Jeep JK Wrangler 42RLE
Automatic Transmission Service

September 21st, 2009

Changing out your Jeep JK Wrangler's 42RLE Automatic Transmission fluid and filter is something you should do as a good part of regular maintenance. And, while doing this isn't something as easy as a normal engine oil change where you basically pull a drain plug, swap out an external filter and refill with oil when done, it certainly isn't a difficult job and doing it yourself can save you a lot of money. Of course, having the right tools will make all the difference and as is the case with all my write-ups, I have included a complete list of everything you will need to make this job go without a hitch.

Jeep JK Wrangler Torque Settings

March 02nd, 2009

As a part of routine maintenance or anytime that you work on your Jeep JK Wrangler, it is important that you tighten any bolt and/or nut that gets removed back to the appropriate torque settings as is outlined by the Factory Service Manual. Obviously, failure to get a bolt and/or nut tightened enough can result in them eventually coming loose and while that can be a real problem, tightening them too much can also be a problem as you can run the risk of breaking them. Needless to say, knowing the proper torque setting for each bolt and nut on your JK is important to know and the list below should help you to know just how much you should be tightening them to.

Jeep JK Wrangler Maintenance
Emergency/Parking Hand Brake Adjustment

February 06th, 2009

Are you finding that you are having to pull up on your Jeep JK Wrangler's emergency/parking hand brake higher and higher in order to get it to work? Or, are you finding that even after pulling it up as high as you can, your JK still tends to roll on an incline? Unfortuantely, it is not uncommon for your JK's e-brake to lose its effectiveness over time but fortunately, there is a way to make adjustments to it with simple tools and with relative ease.

Jeep JK Wrangler NSG-370
Manual Transmission Service

October 21st, 2008

As a part of good routine maintenance, it is highly recommended that you service your NSG 370 manual transmission once every 30,000 miles. Changing your Jeep JK Wrangler's transmission fluid will give you an opportunity to inspect the magnetic drain bolt for any signs of abnormal wear going on inside (i.e. large chunks of metal attached to it) and new fluid will help keep things operating smoothly.

Go Topless - Lowering the Sunrider Soft Top
on a 2007 Jeep JK Wrangler 4-Door Unlimited

September 23rd, 2006

Jeep JK Wrangler Soft Top RemovalI've heard a lot of people say that the new 2007 Jeep JK Wrangler 4-Door Unlimited is unique in that it's the only production SUV in the U.S. market today that is also a convertible. As if being able to drive a Jeep Wrangler topless was some kind of new option - LOL!!

Opening Up the Sunrider Soft Top Sun Roof
on a 2007 Jeep JK Wrangler Unlimited

September 19th, 2006

Jeep JK Wrangler Sunrider Soft TopWhen Jeep first introduced the TJ Wrangler Unlimited back in 2004, it came with the added feature of a Sunrider Soft Top. And, unlike the soft tops of old, the new Sunrider was designed with the ability to open up the front half with ease effectively making it into a sun roof.

Jeep JK Wrangler & Unlimited
Freedom Top Removal

September 17th, 2006

By far, one of the best new design features offered on the 2007 Jeep JK Wrangler is the addition of a 3-piece sectional hard top, also known as the Freedom Top.

Unlike hard tops of the past that gave you only two options, on or off, the new Freedom Top gives you no less than seven different ways for you to open up the cab of your Jeep to elements. Remove both front panels or just one at a time to give sun or shade to the driver or front passenger as desired. Or, leave the front panels in place and just remove the rear half to give your Jeep an instant bikini top.