Dealer Maintenance - What besides oil and filters?

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Hey jeepers. I tried searching in multiple spots for this so I'm sorry if this is known info.

I'm looking to start doing my own oil changes and other maintenance. I haven't done for 20+ years because I didn't need to but for whatever reason at 38 years old, I really enjoying working on this jeep much more than any previous jeep or truck. Plus the oil change on this looks like it couldn't be easier.

My question is, what other maintenance is the dealer doing doing your oil change that I need to look at or do? Air filter and cabin filter, obviously. already changed both just because. There aren't any grease fittings that I am aware of, other than the ones on the steering that I installed. I have already rotated my owner tires twice. I can check tires and brakes and stuff like that. I can check fluids. But is there anything that actually needs done at the regular intervals?

Also, some people talk about dealer flashes or updates when they're in for service. Many unplug their Tazer JL's in case the dealer has to "update"..... is that a real thing? is there a way to know if you need an update? Are updates required or is there something else they get into the system for? I found a link somewhere on here to the chrysler page that you can put your vin into. It says my uconnect 8.4 system on my vehicle is current. What about things like updated flash for electronic power steering or something? I've heard people mention that being a thing. Is that all part of the uconnect? or are their other system flashes that I can have the dealer check and do?

I'm about ready to roll 15K miles. I was debating going back to the dealer in a couple weeks for my last wave oil change. However, I just installed my Tazer last week and I ordered an oil catch can I want to install. I was debating if I even need to bother going back to the dealer at all for any reason. I bought the oil change stuff and will do it myself unless there is something I should get done or updated.

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change the gear oil in the diffs and atf in the transfer case.

maybe clean the bore of the throttle body, I wipe the inside with clean towel with some CRC TB/Intake cleaner.
 

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change the gear oil in the diffs and atf in the transfer case.
Definitely; the oil in the rear differential will be black and full of metal if it is anything like what others (including myself) have posted. I would up the viscosity to 75W-140 while you are at it.
 

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Definitely; the oil in the rear differential will be black and full of metal if it is anything like what others (including myself) have posted. I would up the viscosity to 75W-140 while you are at it.
about to do this myself here soon!
 
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change the gear oil in the diffs and atf in the transfer case.

maybe clean the bore of the throttle body, I wipe the inside with clean towel with some CRC TB/Intake cleaner.
I have diff fluid on my to-do list. I was going to do a month ago or so and upgrade my diff covers. But I'm hoping to re-gear soon and didn't want to waste good diff fluid. I watched several videos and the diff fluid looks super easy. I bought the drain pan for that and then realized the oil change was as easy. Good call on cleaning out the throttle body.
 

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Mine has 7,000 miles so I've changed oil, filter, air filters, coolant, brake fluid, steering fluid, brakes, diff fluids, washer fluid, spark plugs, injectors, batteries, hoses. Sent in an exhaust gas sample and they suggested I replace the catalytic converter so did that. Tires are looking a little worn so they are next. You know, the normal maintenance stuff on a new one year old vehicle.
 

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What power steering fluid did you use and how did you change it, suction out of the reservoir ??
 

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I don't know - I gave my grandson $50 to do it and he said he did it.
 
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on my prior maintenance records from the dealer, they noted "electrical system" in the services performed. Does anyone know what that means or entails? Thanks?

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Changed my differential gear oil today, 11k miles, rear was jet black but front wasn’t bad at all, no metal on the drain plug magnets but a tiny bit of of grey sludge was there. Overall very easy to do, used Royal Purple 75w-140 in the rear and then finished the bottle in the front before topping off with 75w-90. After adding the friction modifier in the rear I used less than 3 1qt bottles total.

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