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Unread 11-10-2013, 11:15 PM   #1
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Hey everyone. Just wanted to introduce myself.

The name is Robert and I live in the "great" state of California. Apart from wheeling I also do trackdays on my R6 and enjoy spirited weekend rides.

I picked up my 93 Grand Cherokee from my brother for $500. He purchased it as a parts vehicle but never got around to it..... When I brought her home she needed some love. She needed a new steering gear box, new water pump, coolant hoses, spark plugs, fuel filter, new interior/exterior bulbs, tires, heater core and she now needs new brake pads. She runs great now.....I have a very minor coolant leak.... It's speratic too, very weird lol.

I definitely have plans for a lift, tires, rims, skid plates, rock rails, and some bumpers. I'll keep updating this thread as the upgrades come along.


:Cheers


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Unread 11-11-2013, 05:08 AM   #2
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Good luck, throw up some pics.
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Links to axle rebuilds, mount replace,a/c box rebuild,ect in history section of my profile page
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Unread 11-11-2013, 04:39 PM   #3
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Welcome, and glad to hear another one has been saved!
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Unread 11-11-2013, 06:41 PM   #4
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Hey everyone. Just wanted to introduce myself.

The name is Robert and I live in the "great" state of California. Apart from wheeling I also do trackdays on my R6 and enjoy spirited weekend rides.

I picked up my 94 Grand cherokee from my brother for $500. He purchased it as a parts vehicle but never got around to it..... When I brought her home she needed some love. She needed a new steering gear box, new water pump, coolant hoses, spark plugs, fuel filter, new interior/exterior bulbs, tires, and she now needs new brake pads. She runs great now.....I have a very minor coolant leak.... It's speratic too, very weird lol.

I definitely have plans for a lift, tires, rims, skid plates, rock rails, and some bumpers. I'll keep updating this thread as the upgrades come along.


:Cheers
Welcome to the forum! Glad to hear that ZJ isn't rotting away anymore.

Check the common problems thread in my signature to track down the coolant leak.
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Unread 11-18-2013, 11:23 PM   #5
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Sorry I haven't been active but I've been busy wrenching, lol.

I'll throw up some pics tomorrow morning.

I just did a drain/fill/filter on the tranny. Dirty!!!!! Lol. I was amazed how gunked up the magnet was. Replacing front rotors/pads tommorow morning.

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Unread 11-19-2013, 05:48 PM   #6
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Finished dropping in new rotors/pads today. Crazy how worn these things were, now I just to bleed the brakes with new brake fluid.

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Unread 11-20-2013, 10:56 AM   #7
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Ouch! Good thing you did a brake job...
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Unread 11-20-2013, 11:15 AM   #8
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Ouch! Good thing you did a brake job...
Lol, seriously. I didn't hear anything weird when I bought it from my brother but after removing the tire to try and find my coolant leak, I decided to take a peak at the pads and was I surprised.

For 295,xxx miles..... She's not running bad after everything I've done. I'm really pleased with my purchase..... Glad I didn't let her rust away on my brothers drive way.
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Unread 11-20-2013, 11:20 AM   #9
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Definitely a good save. If I were you, I would take a peek at the throttle body and see if it needs a cleaning. If no one has cleaned it in 295k miles then it will need to be cleaned.
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Unread 11-23-2013, 11:03 PM   #10
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Some pics from today.

Jeep did great. Weird thing is though..... It's been taking some time to crank over after I shut her off and let her sit for 5-10 minutes.... I need to crank her over a couple of times. Doesn't happen all the time but more than half the time.

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Unread 11-24-2013, 11:27 AM   #11
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Weird. Might be a tired fuel pump.

Nice to a see a jeep in her natural habitat
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Unread 11-26-2013, 02:58 PM   #12
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Weird. Might be a tired fuel pump. Nice to a see a jeep in her natural habitat
I've done some research and it seems like my PCM may have taken a vacation. I'll be attempting the PCM fix sometime this week I hope.
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Unread 11-26-2013, 04:23 PM   #13
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I juust fixed my pcm/ecu. The guy i bought it from (used on craigslist) called it an ecu and was confused when i asked for a pcm.. Just heads up. And mine did the same thing but only for 2 times of turning of and trying to start again. Finally it died out while running in the bank drivethru with a long line of ppl behind me. Lol but i replaced the part and she fired right up. and cleaning the therottle body is a biigy once TB is off its a good idea to eaither clean or replace the three sensor on the TB. It was a world of diffrence for me after i got her running.. I have 5.2l
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Unread 11-26-2013, 04:28 PM   #14
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I juust fixed my pcm/ecu. The guy i bought it from (used on craigslist) called it an ecu and was confused when i asked for a pcm.. Just heads up. And mine did the same thing but only for 2 times of turning of and trying to start again. Finally it died out while running in the bank drivethru with a long line of ppl behind me. Lol but i replaced the part and she fired right up. and cleaning the therottle body is a biigy once TB is off its a good idea to eaither clean or replace the three sensor on the TB. It was a world of diffrence for me after i got her running.. I have 5.2l
Good to know. I'll have to clean the TB as well. I also have the 5.2.

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Unread 11-27-2013, 12:59 AM   #15
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Just finished the PCM fix on my jeep and it worked!!!!!

She fires right up!
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