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Schedule A
Schedule B

XJ "A" Maintenance


The Maintenance Schedule on this page was taken from the 1996 Jeep Cherokee Owner's Manual, but should be similar for most model year Cherokees as well.

Schedule A

At each fuel stop  
  Check engine oil level, add as required
  Check windshield washer solvent and add as required
Once a month  
  Check tire pressure and look for unusual wear or damage
  Inspect battery and clean and tighten terminals as required
  Check electrolyte level and add water as needed
  Check fluid levels of coolant reservoir, power steering fluid, brake master cylinder, and transmission and add as needed
  Check all lights and other electrical items for correct operation
At each oil change  
  Inspect exhaust system
  Inspect brake hoses
  Rotate the tires at each interval shown on Schedule "A"; (7500 miles) or Schedule "B" (6000 miles)
  Check coolant level, hoses, and clamps
  Lubricate propeller shaft u-joints and slip splines
  Lubricate suspension ball joints
After completion of off-road (4WD) operation, the underside of the vehicle should be thoroughly inspected. Examine threaded fasteners for looseness
     
7500 miles 12,000km 6 months
  Change engine oil
  Replace oil filter
  Lubricate steering linkage (4x4 only)
15,000 miles 24,000km 12 months
  Change engine oil
  Replace oil filter
  Lubricate steering linkage
22,500 miles 36,000 km 18 months
  Change engine oil
  Replace oil filter
  Lubricate steering linkage (4x4 only)
  Inspect brake linings
30,000 miles 48,000 km 24 months
  Change engine oil
  Replace oil filter
  Lubricate steering linkage
  Replace air cleaner filter
  Replace spark plugs
  Inspect and adjust drive belts
  Drain and refill ATF
  Drain and refill transfer case fluid
37,500 miles 60,000km 30 months
  Change engine oil
  Replace oil filter
  Lubricate steering linkage (4x4 only)
  Drain and refill manual transmission fluid
45,000 miles 72,000km 36 months
  Change engine oil
  Replace oil filter
  Lubricate steering linkage
  Inspect brake linings
  Flush and replace engine coolant at 36 months, regardless of mileage
52,500 miles 84,000km 42 months
  Change engine oil
  Replace oil filter
  Lubricate steering linkage (4x4 only)
  Flush and replace coolant if not done at 36 months
60,000 miles 96,000km 48 months
  Change engine oil
  Replace oil filter
  Lubricate steering linkage
  Replace air cleaner filter
  Replace spark plugs
  Inspect and adjust drive belts
  Drain and refill ATF
  Drain and refill transfer case fluid
  Replace fuel filter (Federal only)
  Change ignition cables
67,500 miles 108,000km 54 months
  Change engine oil
  Replace oil filter
  Lubricate steering linkage (4x4 only)
  Inspect brake linings
75,000 miles 120,000 km 60 months
  Change engine oil
  Replace oil filter
  Lubricate steering linkage
  Drain and refill manual transmission fluid
  Flush and replace engine coolant if it has been 30,000 miles (48,000km) or 24 months since last
82,500 miles 133,000 km 66 months
  Change engine oil
  Replace oil filter
  Lubricate steering linkage (4x4 only)
  Flush and replace engine coolant if it has been 30,000 miles (48,000km) or 24 months since last
90,000 miles 144,000 km 72 months
  Change engine oil
  Replace oil filter
  Lubricate steering linkage
  Replace air cleaner filter
  Replace spark plugs
  Inspect and adjust drive belts
  Drain and refill ATF
  Drain and refill transfer case fluid
  Change ignition cables
97,500 miles 156,000 km 78 months
  Change engine oil
  Replace oil filter
  Lubricate steering linkage (4x4 only)
105,000 miles 168,000 km 84 months
  Change engine oil
  Replace oil filter
  Lubricate steering linkage
  Flush and replace engine coolant if it has been 30,000 miles (48,000km) or 24 months since last
112,500 miles 180,000km 90 months
  Change engine oil
  Replace oil filter
  Lubricate steering linkage (4x4 only)
  Drain and refill manual transmission fluid
  Inspect brake linings
  Flush and replace engine coolant if it has been 30,000 miles (48,000km) or 24 months since last
120,000 miles 192,000 km 96 months
  Change engine oil
  Replace oil filter
  Lubricate steering linkage (4x4 only)
  Replace air cleaner filter
  Replace spark plugs
  Inspect and adjust drive belts
  Drain and refill ATF
  Drain and refill transfer case fluid
  Replace fuel filter (Federal only)
  Change ignition cables
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created: April 19, 2003

Updated August 20, 2003