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Maintenance 101 Videos

Maintenance 101 videos I made (hope they help make these jobs seem less daunting!):

All of this was done on a 2006 WK, 4.7L, 4x4

How to change your Engine Oil:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYIVD5a-1Ak

How to change your Serpentine Belt:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_XWv9uCRYc

How to change your differential fluid (front and rear):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNdHmpQQJJQ

How to change your Spark Plugs (two part video):
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqP87FFsffA
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eh3GDaHAyM

How to change your Transfer Case Fluid:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AwW-MMujZI

How to change your Transmission Fluid & Filters:
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81tt6-CC0VE
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVCFvvPGkNc
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wcKFSeslj8

Let me know if you want me to do any other videos and I'll record it next time I am under the hood.

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Awesome! I haven't bought the Commander yet but these will certainly help me when I do them all for the first time. Any differences between the 4.7 and the HEMI that we should know about?
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I am surprised that know one on this forum has talked about a coolant flush. I know we have the good coolant (HOAT), but sooner or later it will need to be changed.

I will be changing mine hopefully in March and I will create a "How to" with pictures if you will not create a write up.

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What is the OE serpentine belt brand, Mopar? Dealer wants $59 for a replacement belt. I'm wondering if the typical aftermarket brand, like a Dayco is OK to use. I'd rather get something that is better than OE and I'm not sure if the Dayco's cut it.
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What is the OE serpentine belt brand, Mopar? Dealer wants $59 for a replacement belt. I'm wondering if the typical aftermarket brand, like a Dayco is OK to use. I'd rather get something that is better than OE and I'm not sure if the Dayco's cut it.
I'm confident in saying Mopar doesn't make belts.
They're likely provided by a company, such as Dayco, with the Mopar markings and part# under contract.
So, a Dayco/Goodyear/whatever, domesticly produced belt will be as good as a Mopar labelled belt.
I mention domesticly produced because I'm seeing some offshore junk showing up at parts stores.

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I'm confident in saying Mopar doesn't make belts.
They're likely provided by a company, such as Dayco, with the Mopar markings and part# under contract.
So, a Dayco/Goodyear/whatever, domesticly produced belt will be as good as a Mopar labelled belt.
I mention domesticly produced because I'm seeing some offshore junk showing up at parts stores.

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You've built my confidence up on changin my own transfer fluid. Thank you. Very informational vids, and a dabble of humor. A+ !

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Great info here. I'm wondering how you dispose of the various fluids, though?

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Great info here. I'm wondering how you dispose of the various fluids, though?
Just dump them anywhere so that they can get into the ecosystem or drinking water supply.

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I had good luck asking a local mechanic about it. He has a bulk tank that someone comes and empties. He told me I could dump my used oil in it.

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