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Unread 04-10-2010, 06:21 PM   #1
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89 YJ deal of the century, now i have alot of work to do!

so five days ago, i am driving my girl home from work.
out of no where, she leans over, turns down the radio, and says,
"We should get a Jeep!"

so of course i lean over and

3 days later
ALOT lost sleep on craigslist
and hours off my cellphone peak time minutes!
The day i got her!


The day after.


guy traded me my car, $100, and some sweet kicker L5 subs!
drove it home, topped all the fluids, welded an exhaust leak (and removed the dog) then the next day (today) hit the trails!

specs:
I6
5 Speed
Looks to be all stock but has the (typical) random wires and vacuum lines laying loose everywhere
Vacuum controlled front axle lockers???
not alot of rust for a northern jeep

problems:
4 wheel never properly engaged.
I rocked it from forward to reverse to get the front axle to engage and start spinning,
HOWEVER the hubs never engaged
I was told it could be a vacuum line in the wrong spot, crimped, or disconnected.

Also the heat doesnt work
the vacuum line from the exhaust manifold to the firewall was all wrong
(yes i searched the forums before i started askin questions i mod for an iphone forum so i know whats up!)
the valve had a line connected to it that wrapped around the intake and carb and connect to some bundle of lines!
the hose from the firewall was just laying on the valve cover
so i unplugged the one that seemed to go nowhere from the top of the valve and connected it to the hose going to the firewall (i may have read this wrong or misunderstood it, please correct me if i got that wrong)
heat still doesnt blow
so i suspect the blower motor.

any help would be appreciated

this forum comes HIGHLY recommended!
looks awesome so far!


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Unread 04-12-2010, 03:59 PM   #2
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That is an awesome deal! Not to mention that you have an awesome girl too! I paid $400.00 for my basket case, and it is still in the garage.

BTW. My wife and I bought a 1965 CJ5A Tuxedo Park on our honeymoon. We also bought ourselves (her) a 2007 Wrangler Unlimited last year.

Maybe we should start up a thread on our girls and their suggestions and/or approvals on buying a Jeep?
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Unread 04-12-2010, 04:08 PM   #3
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oh lol,
hows she like the garage?
i mean the jeep.
j/k

that would be a funny thread tho about the wifeys ideas and comments.
i saw a couple girls in the build section who do good work.
sure they would get a kick out of it.

anyway, so i nuttered it yesterday
big improvement
still runs a lil rough since i did the timing by ear (and the 1600 rpms since my tach dont work)
plus i dont have a vacuum gauge to set the idle and what not on the carter
runs better tho

now i still need to get the 4wheel actuating
unless someone on here tells me other wise soon,
i am gonna go out there and rip out all those stoopid vac lines and just leave the dizzy, pcv and 4wheel.

and i wanna do a CAI asap

suggestions?
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Unread 04-12-2010, 04:25 PM   #4
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Get some front shafts out of a TJ or XJ. One piece instead of the two-piece vacuum and they have bigger u-joints up there.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 04:38 PM   #5
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Get some front shafts out of a TJ or XJ. One piece instead of the two-piece vacuum and they have bigger u-joints up there.
how do those engage if not by vacuum?
and whats something like that run?
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Unread 04-12-2010, 04:59 PM   #6
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Maybe we should start up a thread on our girls and their suggestions and/or approvals on buying a Jeep?
My wife urged me to get my '47 CJ2A that I was eyeballing. It's almost ready for it's first 'historic' plates.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 05:09 PM   #7
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My wife urged me to get my '47 CJ2A that I was eyeballing. It's almost ready for it's first 'historic' plates.
A 1947?????
you sure you arent due for pre-historic plates?? lol
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Unread 04-12-2010, 05:09 PM   #8
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how do those engage if not by vacuum?
and whats something like that run?
Shafts can be had for about $20-30 at a junkyard. But you will need to make a plate to block off the axle housing when you throw out the disco. You'll also need to replace the seals. Here is a link

http://stu-offroad.com/axle.asp

For some reason it won't let me open up the page to link the actual article, but on that site it's the "Putting Tj Dana 30 shafts into a YJ"

They are always engaged, meaning the drive shaft is always spinning, but unless you're in 4wd, no power is being put to the wheels
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Unread 04-12-2010, 05:15 PM   #9
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cool,
thanks for the info guys keep it comin
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Unread 04-12-2010, 05:16 PM   #10
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My '91 is primarily the wife's rig. We bought it bone stock some 12 yrs ago. She lets me drive it so long as I continue to upgrade it. She would rather have an upgrade performed on the rig rather than any jewelry! That being said, any discussion of running without a cat is highly frowned upon on this forum. There is no performance to be gained with out one and it only comes at an expense of your emissions and being a scuff law of the fed.... e'nuff on that subject... start modifying to turn your rig into what you want it to become. (get a cat to begin with) Congrats on your new ride. It is a way of life
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Unread 04-12-2010, 05:30 PM   #11
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If you don't want to do the shafts and seals for the one piece you might want to check out the homemade posi-lok write-up in the faq's. Basicallly it gets rid of the vacuum disconnect and replaces it with a manual disconnect. Instead of vacuum to engage the fork you engage it with a heavy duty brake cable like on a bike. The original posi-lok is about $200 but the homemade can be done for about $50 with parts from napa.

Before you do anything with $$$ I would rip the vacuum apart and see what exactly is the problem. No reason to spend money if you don't need/want to. Could be something simple. Mine has randomly caused me problems when it's really cold out
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Unread 04-12-2010, 05:44 PM   #12
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ok, i sense ALOT of sensitivity about the kittys so i will leave that part out from now on. (even tho it took almost 3 days for mods to approve the thread and could have easily removed that part before hand)

good lookin out on the home made lockers.
i had already kinda assumed that was what i was going to have to do until i dropped the funds on lockers
and am i right in assuming upgrading this axle is a waste of time and money?
just get a fatter axle with lockers already in it?

and what about my vacuum lines?
remove all but the pcv and dizzy?
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Unread 04-12-2010, 06:00 PM   #13
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And you called me the prick?
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Unread 04-12-2010, 06:43 PM   #14
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good lookin out on the home made lockers.
i had already kinda assumed that was what i was going to have to do until i dropped the funds on lockers
and am i right in assuming upgrading this axle is a waste of time and money?
just get a fatter axle with lockers already in it?

and what about my vacuum lines?
remove all but the pcv and dizzy?

The vacuum disconnect is not a locker. Posi-lok is somewhat of a misleading term. It, and the vacuum disconnect, simply slides a collar over the shaft and connects the two on the pass side. See the enclosed pic. The vacuum pushes a collar over the right hand side shaft and "locks" them together. One of two things most likely. The fork is not engaging the collar even with the vacuum present or the vacuum lines are shot. Figuring this out is what I meant by "rip apart the vacuum".

I don't think upgrading a D30 is a waste of time. The high pinion version is quite strong. I feel like an idiot not knowing this for sure but I'm assuming your 89 is a HP 30. I'm pretty sure it is.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 07:27 PM   #15
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And you called me the prick?
you are sooo mature dude!
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