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Unread 05-13-2013, 11:04 PM   #1
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Cherokee stock rims encylopedia - by drew and not u

Jeep fluids specs - by Billet

Shock bolt replacement: a fix with pics (Heavy) - by XJ Xtreme

The Official SYE (Slip Yoke Eliminator) Thread *All Read* - by XJK

Hood release cable replacment - by AmnSyd

4.0L Injector swap - by dukie564

Installing JK shocks on my XJ (write-up) - by freemans97XJ

'97 XJ Taurus fan swap installation - by justanotherjpr

HD Offroad no-lift shackle relocation boxes - by Mike934

H.D. Offroad relocation brackets V2 installation by dukie564

How to mount your XJ rear bumper inside the uni-frame - by justanotherjpr

How to replace the turn signal switch on '97+ XJs - by the weirdo

Servicing a turnsignal/hi-lo beam stalk switch - by Azzy

XJ rear hatch dome light switch repair - by M35A2

Cutting and folding rear fenders - by 89SAFARIXJ

Cut And Fold Rear Lower Quarter Panels - The Right Way! by Paraleyes

Installing a 1996 XJ alarm system - by Loveland-WJ

Fixing 97+ Window Lock Switch for Dummies - by itasor

Child Safety Switch Bypass for XJ Windows **Write Up** - by 303_XJ

Removing stubborn rear leaf springs - by Azzy

Transmission mount replacement - by Mean Max

97 XJ Blower Motor removal/replacement - by mortalenema

Grand Cherokee 136 amp alternator upgrade - by Razor.

Greasing the slip-joint on 96+ XJs! - by cricketo99

How to extend the rear differential vent - by dukie564

Starting system diagnostics for no-crank situation - by dukie564

Durango steering box and ZJ tie-rod install on an XJ - by dukie564

A/C to OBA conversion write-up - by RussoGuitar

Installing ZJ rear seat headrests in an XJ - by TPI Monte SS

Installing a C-Rok inner Steering Support brace - by bmyohn

ZJ Rear Disc Conversion to 8.25" Write Up - The Whole Truth!!! - by TPI Monte SS

blower moter blown melted reistor switch wire fix - by 1995sport

Fuel Sender FIX---WRITE-UP - by 79chiefs

Crash Course in Brain Surgery - Replacing ECU capacitors - by sasquachYJ

Fixing bad caps in sealed type XJ PCMs by - LagartoJuancho

XJ coil spring rates - by gunselman

Basic Maintenance - 4.0L serpentine belt tension adjustment - by Mean Max

Headliner Redux - by kzjim

Ben's "you already have a relay box" Relay Box - by WKdeuce

Stock Cherokee tire carrier information - by Holder350

Refurbishing the NSS - by troubled96xj

Removing 97+ doors with power *write-up* - by sharpie

The 0331 head swap thread - by jeepkid03

The Official XJ 4.0L Motor Mount Thread - by NW99XJ

AW4 Solenoid replacement write-up (no 56k). - by freemans97XJ

How to: Fixed grooved caliper brackets on a Dana 30 - by justanotherjpr

My ACTUAL Evaporator/Heater Core Removal/Installation Thread..... - by xjguy98 & f430fan

Harmonic Balancer Replacement "How-to" - by graxirena

XJ Clock Spring Repair Write-up - by BIGGJERRYC

Replacing the Door Check - by morrie

How to reindex the camshaft position sensor - by Kevin108

Aussie Install Chrysler 8.25 29sp Write-Up - by JeepN4KC

Complete Instructions for Eliminating Oil Filter Adaptor on Jeep XJ Cherokee - by Darp

Install a new style front clip on your early generation XJ - by fedx95

How To: CPS Install for XJ 97+ with AW4 - by V1GiLaNtE

**Writeup** Installing Cruise Control In Your 97+ XJ - by bmyohn

Valve cover gasket replacement...lots of pics - by samger2

Replaced Engine Ground Strap *Writeup* Lots of picks!! - by Jmila1901

How to find all XJ parts on clearance at Rock Auto - by V1GiLaNtE

Rebuilding The NP-231 Linkage - by Hudson

Dual battery/isolated batteries/winch/welding - by JeepHammer

Headlights info - by mschi772

Winter Tires - by mschi772

For those of you wanting to do the Peugeot to AX-15 swap this thread is for you! - by goneboating06
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If you own a Renix Jeep, you'll want to check this out. > Cruiser's Mostly Renix Tips
Cruiser was a Service Manager and Shop Foreman at a Jeep dealership from 1980 through 1992 while Renix was the powerhouse of jeeps.
Originally Posted by cruiser54 View Post
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Revised 03-09-2014
Instructions have been written *
Photos included with instructions **

1 - Ground refreshing*
2 - C101 connector refreshing**
3 - Connector and relay/receptacle refreshing**
4 - Coil/ICM contacts*
5 - Checking sensor grounds*
6 - Sensor ground upgrade**
7 - CPS testing and adjusting**
8 - TPS testing and adjusting**
9 - ECU connector refreshing*
10- Trans plug connector refreshing*
11- Throttle body and IAC cleaning*
12- Setting your 4.0 to #1 TDC**
13- Renix Distributor indexing**
14- Restoring throttle butterfly adjustment*
15- Rear main seal diagnosis*
16- Vacuum test for exhaust restriction*
17- HO engine into Renix*
18- Improving the instrument panel ground**
19- Headlight harness installation*
20- 4WD shifting tips*
21- Renix EGR valve test*
22- Renix vacuum harnesses**
23- CPS timing advance mod**
24- 4.0 Engine date codes**
25- Valve cover mod**
26- Oil Filler cap Mod*
27- C101 Connector Elimination**
28- Setting base idle
29- Renix O2 sensor diagnostics
30- Oil filler cap fix
31- Using water to remove carbon
More helpful Renix links...
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Unread 09-20-2013, 05:54 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by dmill89 View Post
Yep, here are the 2-letter Jeep model designations if it interests you.

Jeep Model designations:
XJ: 84-01 "Regular" (not Grand) Cherokees.
SJ/FSJ: "Full Sized Jeeps" Wagnoeer (pre-84), Grand Wagoneer, Cherokee (pre-84), J-Series trucks
YJ: 87-95 Wrangler (1st gen)
TJ: 97-06 Wrangler (2nd gen)
JK: 07+ Wrangler (3rd gen)
ZJ: 93-98 Grand Cherokee (1st gen)
WJ: 99-04 Grand Cherokee (2nd gen)
WK: 05-10 Grand Cherokee (3rd gen)
WK2: 11+ Grand Cherokee (4th gen)
KJ: 02-07 Liberty (1st gen)
KK: 08-13 Liberty (2nd gen)
XK: Commander
MK: Patriot/Compass
MJ: Comanche (an XJ Cherokee based pickup)
CJ: "Civilian Jeep" pre-wrangler "Jeep Jeeps".
KL: The "new" 2014 Cherokee.
Originally Posted by CCKen View Post
Here's pics of the grounds:

G100. The main battery to chassis ground.

G101. The main ground for the PCM, TCM, and O2S heaters.

An alternate chassis to battery ground path is through the radio interence suppression bonding strap on the firewall. It's woth checking/cleaning.

Check/clean these grounds and get back with your results.

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