Maintenance For Your 21st Century Jeep Wrangler

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The 2021 Jeep Wrangler is the most rugged and reliable off-road vehicle available. It’s a great deal for anyone who owns one. The rugged reliability, high mileage and off road performance make it a supercar for any discriminating buyer. It is just as rugged as its name suggests and the price varies according to features offered.

One of the best-known features is the Jeep Wrangler’s suspension system.

Suspension Bushes

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Suspension bushes or rebound dampers are used to control how the tires roll over terrain. The main purpose of suspension bushes or dampers is to add rigidity to the suspension, which helps in improving cornering capabilities. When the suspension is already set up, it is referred to as a damping system. When the suspension is adjusted, it helps the tire roll better and takes less punishment when the wheel comes to land. On a long drive, the suspension can also help reduce the unevenness of the ground, because the suspension is able to retain the same suspension travel. This improves the accuracy of turns with less loss of speed. It improves the handling as well.

The Installation

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The main part of the suspension system is the suspension bush. The size of the suspension bushes will depend on the weight of the vehicle. The size of the suspension bushes can be determined by reading the Vehicle Information Package (VIP), which comes with the vehicle. It states the minimum and maximum weight for the Jeep Wrangler. In addition, it will mention what kind of suspension bushes should be installed in your vehicle. Before you install the suspension bushes, you must remove the wheels off the vehicle. This is usually done with the help of a jack, which is under the bed. You have to loosen the lug nuts, which are located behind the front wheels. Once the nuts are loosened, you can disconnect the steering pump and remove the entire transmission to get to the suspension bushes. These are made of hardened steel, so they are unlikely to bend even after a strong collision. You need to use the lugs as leverage to slowly loosen them and remove them from their spots.

The Wheel Replacement

After removing all the suspension bushes and replacing the wheel, you should install the new ones, following the instructions provided by your vehicle owner’s manual. Make sure that the bolts are tightened to a secure position. If you feel that there is something dented at one of the suspension mounts, you should tap it lightly with a hammer to make sure that it does not need to be replaced. If you feel that there is excessive wear at any point in the suspension, replace the entire spring system.

Check the sub-spray or lubrication areas of the suspension bushes. They should always be clean and should look clean and shiny. They should also be properly lubricated with grease or oil. If the sub-spray lines are dirty, you can clean them with a small vacuum cleaner or with mineral spirits.

Catalytic Converter

Before reinstalling the suspension bushes, you should pull out the catalytic converter and drain off the oil and gas in the engine. Then, attach the new suspension bushes, following the instructions on your vehicle owners’ manual. Do not forget to use the right vehicle gloves when working on the engine. In addition, before embarking on any project involving the replacement of suspension bushes, be sure to follow all shop and vehicle maintenance procedures to prevent damage to your vehicle.

It is important to remember that the tires and the springs need to be replaced after every 500 miles or three thousand miles. When doing this job, you need to make sure that you have the correct tire pressure. Also, keep in mind that overloading the tires will only lead to flat tires and possible hydroplaning. If you are unfamiliar with the job, the tire change will be easy with the help of a mechanic.

Wrapping Up

It is also important to check the coils on the Jeep Wrangler. Each spring has twelve coils, which are wound tightly together. Overheating causes damage to the coils. If you find that the coils are loose, you can replace them. However, if they are completely damaged, you should consider replacing the entire coil system.

To help maintain the total integrity of your suspension system, you should keep it clean. The best way to clean your suspension is by using soap and water. Wash the vehicle and then dry it with a soft cloth. If you decide to wash the suspension, make sure to wear boots.

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