Changing both tires so might as well change ?

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Changing both tires so might as well change ?

Post by flw »

My GW is a '98 and 49,000 miles with no known history from previous owner.

I'm having both my tires changed next week so as long as the front and rear wheels are off, might as well have X, Y and Z done ?

Only looking for things related to the wheels being off. i.e. Does the rear disk brake need the rear wheel off to change on a GW ?

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Re: Changing both tires so might as well change ?

Post by Five »

Check wheel bearings, brake pads, and change the final drive oil.
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Re: Changing both tires so might as well change ?

Post by WingAdmin »

You can change front and rear brake pads without removing the wheel. I'd check the bearings and replace the final drive oil, also lubricate the final drive splines as well as the driveshaft splines.

This is just me, but I remove the brake rotors from the wheels any time I'm doing tire or bearing work. Brake rotors are like gold - and just about as expensive - and one little accidental ding could cost you a couple hundred dollars.
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Re: Changing both tires so might as well change ?

Post by raycw »

Now would also be the time to remove the final drive unit (usually called the 3rd member), pull the drive shaft out and lube the splines (front and rear) with some Moly 60 lube. It's a little bit of a PITA but better now than later.

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