SHE WOULDN'T START....BEEN THAT WAY FOR DAYS. WOULD START WHEN SHE WANTED, SO:
1) Installed new battery ($69)
2) Installed new alternator ($65).......still wouldn't start!
3) Installed salvaged starter ($37).....still wouldn't start! Click....Click....Click.
4) With some helpful tips at the very end of the day.....installed a salvaged Starter Relay ($17)......she fired right off!!
But then, I broke the little plastic thingy that closes and opens my choke plate on my carb. Spent 3 more hrs trying to figure out a way to fix the stripped screw that holds the plastic thingy in place......fixed it....what a day!!!
Just got done, 14 hrs later, cracked my first beer (well deserved). It sucked that probably my battery was fine, alternator was getting ready to go, didn't need a starter and the one thing that would have made it work was that stink'n little metal block of a relay switch!!! Upsetting. A days worth of bad checks, but at least I can drive the YJ now!
Added second Optima yellowtop and wired with battery isolator.....and replaced that little metal thingy called a starter relay that I somehow cooked.
88 Wrangler, 4.5" Rubicon Express Extreme springs, custom shackle lift, 3" body lift; 4th 258 I6 bored .030 over with HEI ignition and RV cam, Weber carb, ported head/intake and headers; SYE and a Woody; Detroit locker rear 30-spline D35, Power-lok front D30, 4.10 gears and 36x12.50 Super Swamper TSL; custom axle u-bolt swap with nuts on top; raised all 4 lower shock mounts flush with tubes after destroying stock ones in Tellico; 4-wheel disc brakes; dual Optima yellowtops, Ramsey 8000 with dash remote, soon to be fully caged; Survived Tellico Rock Garden and Ledge with a Peugeot BA-10/5 tranny - but the Peugeot has now been swapped for an AX-15...I finally saw the light!
Today was a busy day
1-took out the saws all and cut down the front bumper
2- fixed a coolant leak
3- fixed and oil leak
4- removed my old crappy seats and put in new ones from a 91 cavalier THEY LOOK GREAT and feel so much better BEst part direct bolt in YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS
5- hooked up my piaas on the bumper.
well thats it for now
Changed oil/fluid in both diffs, t-case, and trans.
Changed Vac switch on t-case
Removed cleaned and inspected axle disconnect
Put my front drive shaft on (it's been off since the last Paragon Trip )
New Bosch Platinum plugs
Dropped tire air to 25psi
greased everything that had a Zerk
We are expecting 6-12" of the white stuff so I hope to be posting on the Snow Pics thread by tomorrow
Come to think of it, I haven't done that in a while. It is pretty amazing how much space you have in there once you get rid of all the junk...
Mine was so bad, I actually removed it to clean it, but what I actually like is not having the console in there (which isnt a reality) but I am going to look for a lower profile console or something, it seems like it gave me so much more room, of course without it I have no place for all my "crap"
got the YJ a spankin new 20 foot 15000LBS recovery strap for recovering all the stuck cars on the highway tomorrow after the "blizzard"
Good luck! Its nice to try and help people but MOST of them will turn on you in a heartbeat if any damage is done to their vehicle AND won't help you at all if something breaks on your Jeep. I'd offer them the use of my cellphone to call a tow truck and nothing else.
__________________ His : 1992 YJ (Almighty 4 banger) Hers: 2004 WJ Columbia Edition (4.7HO)
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thats about the truth (but your up north! down here folks are more appreciative )
In helped pull some women out of a ditch a few weeks ago, It was around 1:00 AM, and I had a cop stop and berate me for "interefering in a possible DUI case" geesh, the ladies werent drunk (that I could tell) it was raining big time and I was just wanting to help ....