First - my experience leads me to believe that a mall crawler should go 200k without major work. Mine was hard mileage - farm work, oilfield roads and lots of hunting. The following items will need to be replaced before 300k (probably): front bearings, u-joints, fan motor, evaporator core, valve cover gaskets, alternator, rear oil seal, water pump and possibly rear differential seals. After 300k, it is the CV axles, king pins, rear differential seals, all ball joints and the LCAs. The LCA's just rust up due to position and road grime and salt - making alignment difficult to maintain. Do the UCAs when you swap out your struts for a lift kit or for wear.
I would recommend letting a shop do the following repairs: evaporator/heater core; rear oil seal and rear differential seals. #1 requires nearly complete dashboard disassembly; #3 requires a lot of tricky tools most people don't have and #2 requires parting the engine from the drivetrain at the rear of the block - can be done, but you better have a friend a a long weekend.
I am about to buy a brake master cylinder, as I can feel the current one has some wear, but it hasn't gotten critical. I'm looking for a used one via junkyard due to the cost of new. Then I can do a rebuild on the original one without any rush. PS pump is also on my junkyard list.
This may sound weird but we are always doing something like 4x4, washing , a good coat of wax picture, a new sticker, wheels, lift, super charger or just an oil change the point is what you did today to or with the FJ cruiser.
This is my favorite thread on the jeep forum and probably the most...
This thread is only for what you did "WITH" your FJ today.
Please use the other thread for what you did "TO" your FJ today.
Took the Shiba`s on a mission to PetSmart. Stopped at Famous...
With all the bad news and horror stories on this forum I would like to know if anybody has a high mileage FJ. If so how many miles and what kind of troubles if any have you had. I like this truck and would hate to think it is fragile.