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Old 02-19-2009, 01:15 AM
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Twenty-Five PLUS important items/maintenance to do on 87 to 92 models:

2. Get a Owners MANUAL.
3. Check torque of wheel lug-nuts, several incidents reported.
4. Check performance of ABS ac***ulator and ABS pump.
5. flush brake fluid from pump and master cylinder.
6. Replace brake hoses at wheels and ABS relay at 75,000 miles.
7. Drain coolant (do NOT flush) and refill with 50/50 mix. Engine seals tend to fail.
8. flush HEATER and its hoses.
9. Replace hoses, serpentine belt. Carry a spare belt.
10. Replace wipers. Carry a spare set, hard to find.
11. Drain transmission fluid (do NOT flush), refill and replace filter.
12. Remove soft top helper springs. They break the boot well.
13. Carry a jumper for the VATS ignition on a 89 and newer. When it fails, you are stuck.
14. Modify the top pull down motor assy. Carry instructions of how to repair.
15. Install a boot-cover restraint system to avoid accidental opening.
16. Lotion seats (use formula with: lanolin, mink oil & neatsfoot oil). Repair as needed.
17. Replace spark plugs with platinum plugs. Also replace primary wires.
18. Find & test manual releases: parking brake, fuel door, trunk release, trunk partition.
19. Clean all electrical contacts you can pull and apply die-electric-lub.
20. Clean the door latches.
21. Lubricate the soft top weatherstrip with Dupont Krytox. It is EXPENSIVE to replace.
22. Repair frayed edges, cables, rips, holes on soft top. Waterproof canvas.
23. Check the spare tire. Often it is flat.
24. Inspect tail light bulbs, assure they are well mounted in the sockets. Arrays tend to melt.
25. Lubricate all latches/hinges in hood, trunk, also lub antenna mast, door hinges, etc. (do NOT lub door latches which must be free of oil).
26 - Add a 14oz bottle of LUCAS Transmission fluid.
27 - Wax the tail lights and headlights.
28. Buy a Diagnostic System Pocket Manual (codes book).
29. Make sure that you dont store car with a full tank full of fuel (with E85 ethanol) that turns to GELATIN or varnish.
Old 04-23-2009, 08:43 AM
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I love this list!! Thank you!!

Old 12-14-2013, 09:56 AM
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After reviewing the list I am left to wonder:
How does one flush the heater w/o flushing the engine and radiator?
Why would one not want to flush the engine/radiator?
Old 09-11-2014, 12:29 AM
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All suggestion about the necessary items of maintenance are really original and everything discussed in it is also genuine. As an mechanic i know well about the cars and their maintenance product,all the lists are nice.
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