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Unread 03-04-2013, 04:28 PM   #16
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New lower control arm bushings all the way around. Not too bad of a repair, except for the front bolt on the front driver side control arm, that was tough to get to working around the brake rotor. I just turned my wheel all the way to the right, and then used like 20 inches of wrench extensions and a long breaker bar and pipe, and it came off nicely.

Also put in a new steering damper, to replace the stock one, and it made the wheel a lot easier to turn. Baby steps.

And replaced my upstream oxygen sensor with an NTK. That sure was fun getting that b-word off... But it fixed my stalling out problem when I started my Jeep.

Up next is the viscous coupler! I'm excited for this one, and I'll take lots of pictures and maybe some video. We will see...

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Unread 03-11-2013, 03:43 PM   #17
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New fluid and gasket in the rear differential, and new speakers in the rear doors to fix those worn out, surround-less speakers that were there.

The gears look darn good in the rear differential, I was excited to see that.
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Unread 04-09-2013, 03:17 PM   #18
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Today was an amazing day, 80 degrees compared to the 30s we'd had over the past week.

So today was the installation of the rear door panels, which I removed when I replaced the speakers awhile back. I waited so long because I ruined most of the door panel snaps taking the door panel off, and I wanted to try to glue the vinyl armrest back on, mine was peeling unfortunately. So here are the pictures of the armrest which I think looks pretty good, but might not after a few days in the sun...:

Glued:


Weighed down:


Installed!:



I also disconnected the keypad that controls the memory seats and mirror, stupid function anyway, and now I can finally use my remote thingy. And something I've been keeping my eye on for awhile now, is the front track bar that I replaced. I replaced it with a Moog track bar and its got quite a bit of rust on it, which appears to have accumulated rather quickly. And by quickly I mean less than 2000 miles and 3 months. Take a look:




Granted I do live in the "salt belt" but the OEM track bar didn't have nearly this much rust on it, and it was installed for 16 years. I had better hopes for how the Moog would hold up.
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