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Unread 06-19-2013, 06:39 AM   #241
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Glad to hear it. You are officially road worthy!

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Unread 06-24-2013, 12:22 PM   #242
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Well I drove the Jeep to work 4 days out of the week last week and all of friday running errands. The following observations about the shakedown session after I was crawling around underneath yesterday.

1. My left front shock is blown and leaking fluid (need replaced anyways because they're for a 2" lift)
2. My steering stabilizer is leaking fluid
3. Valve cover is leaking again. I'll need to go at it with a bigger bead of rtv (I could never get this cover to seal on my brothers jeep so I expected this)
4. Rear pinion seal is leaking (knew that already though)
5. Gas gauge now jumps irratically. After some research it seems the damper in the gauge gave up which is not uncommon
6. My voltmeter for the battery doesn't seem to work correctly. I measured ~14.5v on the battery terminals so it has to be in the wiring or gauges.
7. I have an unknown driveline/bearing/loose chain'ish noise when letting off the gas on the highway. I'm thinking its the tcase chain, but am not ruling out the rear diff. If it's the diff, hopefully it's just low on oil because of the bad seal.

I'll be tackling these things as time/cash/motivation allows. I have everything for the valve cover and rear pinion so I will probably start there, but I'm going to take things at a slower pace for a little so I don't get burned out.
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Unread 07-25-2013, 06:26 AM   #243
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Since I haven't updated for a month I guess I'll throw a status up here

It's basically sat since my last post as I'm trying to find some time between vacations and a busy work schedule to do some repairs.

It actually would not start when I went to move it into the driveway over vacation, so I left it on the street until we got back. I looked into that last Sunday by taking the battery to get tested at advance which tested good.

Then I went down the line to the starter. I unbolted it and out poured a couple ounces of water of all things. Pic of the puddle that came out is below. It seems the cowl drain was positioned directly over the starter and with the heavy rain we've been getting the water must have seeped in.
I'm going to let it sit in front of a space heater to dry it out tonight in hopes its still good, but my hunch is the motor is toast.



After that I got around to replacing the pinion seal. My pinion does not feel so healthly when I rotated it around so well see if that is actually the source of my driveline noise. If it is I'll be looking for an 8.8 sooner than nature intended. I'd have to look in the yard I go to but the guy said it was 150 complete if I pull it myself

I also reinstalled the front driveshaft since I've been putting that of since the trans replacement. I'm hoping to get all these issues solved so I can make it over to rausch with my bro in sept.
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Unread 07-27-2013, 10:59 AM   #244
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I took the starter to get tested at autozone while returning some warranty items. Tested good. So I figured it was down to a wiring problem

Threw it back in when I got home after cleaning every terminal. It turns over. I shut it off and nothing. No dash lights no fuel pump, nothing. I leave the key On and wiggle the battery cable and all my electrics kick on.

I took off the hot lead for the solenoid and find that the stud screwed into the starter was loose! :Brickwall: Tightened it up and it starts consistently now. At least I spent the time to track it down instead of throwing money at it.

I was hoping to get the valve cover gasket done today but i woke up to rain. And I also have to warranty return my radiator (once i find the receipt) since its leaking under the top header now
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Unread 08-02-2013, 09:56 PM   #245
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forgive my newb questions

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Update time.. Passenger side Rollbar footing

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the lady wanted to help



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Had to bend up a piece of 16 gauge since I didn't buy a replacement panel. Not too bad for only having a bench vise I think


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Welded

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Seam sealed and primered
but what the white seam sealer stuff? i have never been around welding. thanks
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Unread 08-02-2013, 10:06 PM   #246
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Unread 08-02-2013, 10:13 PM   #247
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but what the white seam sealer stuff? i have never been around welding. thanks
It's just to seal the joint up. Welding the joint can create pin holes it the metal. I believe most auto makers use it to seal panels so moisture doesn't get through as well
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Unread 08-11-2013, 12:06 PM   #248
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Well I just got home last night from vacation in Wyoming, so today is most likely going to be a lazy day. I do plan on jacking up the rear of the jeep to see if the "highway noise" is in either the transfer case or the rear end while it's running in gear. I should have more info on that by the end of the day today.

I was doing some JF surfing last night and landed on some info on how to find your engine's build date. So I ran out to take a look



Casting Number points to 1983-1988 year range and the 503U29 decodes to a 150 C.I.D. 2.5L built on March 29, 1985

When I had the cylinder off, I saw that the pistons were .030" over already pointing to a rebuilt motor. So it did not surprise me that I had an engine built in 85

The Cylinder head has casting # 893 with a year stamp of "85" towards the rear. It would seem that both cylinder head and block are from an 85 build date, 7/16" head bolts

I am also having starting issues again. If it does the clicking/no start deal, I can jiggle the positive battery cable and it will turn over. I'm going to go ahead and replace the terminal connector and see if that fixes it. It does look cracked at the tightening bolt and kind of "rocks" on the battery terminal. I might just replace positive battery cable all together if that doesnt work. The whole thing sounds like a bad connection or short somewhere in the battery cables
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Unread 08-11-2013, 07:05 PM   #249
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I ended up replacing the positive battery terminal and haven't had a problem starting it today, but I'm going to hold off saying "it's fixed" since it has been a tricky problem.



This was the old one


And tracked down my driveline noise to the transfer case. I'll try to post the video. It's hard to hear since my engine is noisy but you can hear a random clunk/scraping noise

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Unread 08-11-2013, 07:15 PM   #250
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Video of the t-case noise.. hopefully I post it correctly

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDT3B...ature=youtu.be
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Unread 08-12-2013, 06:39 PM   #251
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My first official post back on the forum after the surgery. How's it going? Did you figure out the noise?
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Unread 08-12-2013, 09:28 PM   #252
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My first official post back on the forum after the surgery. How's it going? Did you figure out the noise?
Honored it's on my thread welcome back Que. I hope you're recovering well

It's.. going lol. I'm going to swap the tcase out with my brothers old one so I can get out on the trails in September. I'll tear it apart eventually to see what was the matter
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Unread 08-12-2013, 09:43 PM   #253
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My surgery had me off the trails till spring but I'm going to live vicariously through the forum. Take pics. The tcase should be easy. They are cheap and easy to find. Man it seems like you have had a tough year turning a wrench on the heap :-)
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Unread 08-13-2013, 07:34 AM   #254
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My surgery had me off the trails till spring but I'm going to live vicariously through the forum. Take pics. The tcase should be easy. They are cheap and easy to find. Man it seems like you have had a tough year turning a wrench on the heap :-)
Yeah it's been a ride for sure. I guess that's what happens when you let something sit. I will be sure to take pics and maybe some video
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Unread 08-13-2013, 07:38 AM   #255
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Well I was looking on Craigslist for a d300 (just checking prices) while I'm entertaining the thought of a 231/300 doubler, and ended up bringing this home last night


89 XJ dana 44!

It'll need regeared for me to use but I couldn't pass it up for what the guy was asking. I might look into getting a used trac-lok for it as well
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