hey is it just me or do all things on yj's turn into projects...i have a 88 yj and putting on a warn bumper which shouuld of taken and hour at the most ended up taking 4 hours and my timing chain gasket which should of taken 5 hours took alot longer....i mean with it being old i no it may take a little longer cauz bolts are rusty and u can strip them and all..but after all that said im putting in 5 point harnesses and the tube bar that has everything that i need should bolt right up and hopefully wont turn into a project more than 4 hours....any tips on removing the seatbelts i have removed the drivers one and replace it already but what about the passenger one anytips on getting that out besides pb blaster and maby some heat
thanks i think im gonna use a wrench with a breaker bar so i dont strip the torx bolts they have been in there for 18 years and i dont want to shock them and ahve a cahnce that they stip..im gonna do a breaker bar and apply slow and even pressure
breaker bar prolly wont work....impact gun works awsome caseu of the leverage u get you can push straight down on the gun, cause of the local of the bolts it just works better, i tried a breaker bar it kept twisting in the torx and eventuall stripped it, i cut that one out. The impact gun took the rest out in about 30 seconds
hey is it just me or do all things on yj's turn into projects...
I understand your pain. It took four hours to replace shock absorbers because of the 16 years of rust and whatever. After that experience I just startd multiplying by 4 the time I figured I needed to do whatever work. Now that it is my daily driver I really have to be careful. Fuel filter took over 3 hours due to rusted bracket and a skid plate that came off in about 137 pieces. Body mounts and bushing replace is on going, averaging about 20 minutes per and I won't include the time for the one bolt that is currently broken and I hope to drill out this weekend.
I guess it is the good/bad. I have an unaltered original YJ. I could be fighting with a mess created by someone else.
if you use pb blaster for a couple of days before hand (most times, even a few minutes can work), and an impact gun, you wont have a problem with 99% of the bolts.. the spring main eye bolts and the body mount bolts are sometimes the toughest..
just put antiseize on any bolt you remove and you will be good to go..
Bye to the old - 1988 6 cyl 5 speed with a 94 rollbar, tomken 2x4 rocker skids and homebrewed OBA.
Hello to the New - 1999 TJ Sport 4.0L auto.. stock for now
YA impact gun thats what i said....stripped my jeep down to the frame with and impact gun and a good set of sockets and torx sockets, doors, tailgate, body off, fenders, everything gutted it...it was fun