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Unread 11-07-2013, 11:53 AM   #16
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One of my bolts broke off leaving the threaded part in the hole and its broke off flush on the inside but i look underneath and i can see the bottom part of the threaded part of the bolt sticking through. I can almost put vice grips on the end and attempt to turn it. it sticks down like an inch or more.

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Unread 11-07-2013, 05:28 PM   #17
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Whats wrong with your heater
Nothing is wrong with the heater, but seeing as there is now zero insulation in the car, it would be damn cold in the mornings!

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I heard remote starts really give you problems in these jeeps. Espically since the factory electrical work has so many problems
So maybe I will just avoid any electrical work...

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One of my bolts broke off leaving the threaded part in the hole and its broke off flush on the inside but i look underneath and i can see the bottom part of the threaded part of the bolt sticking through. I can almost put vice grips on the end and attempt to turn it. it sticks down like an inch or more.
I'll give this a look next time I am working on it!
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Unread 11-07-2013, 07:07 PM   #18
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its worth a shot it would annoy the **** out me knowing my seats are welded in lol.
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Unread 11-11-2013, 11:54 PM   #19
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A pro I was gonna go through for a new alarm/remote start kit said they wouldn't even touch it and very highly recommended taking to a dealership and have them pull out/disable the factory alarm system because it all is just too touchy. Most of the time, the factory alarm system starts going haywire with aftermarket kitd. It's a little different for the different model years, mine's a 95, so take that as you wish.
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Unread 11-12-2013, 12:33 AM   #20
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A pro I was gonna go through for a new alarm/remote start kit said they wouldn't even touch it and very highly recommended taking to a dealership and have them pull out/disable the factory alarm system because it all is just too touchy. Most of the time, the factory alarm system starts going haywire with aftermarket kitd. It's a little different for the different model years, mine's a 95, so take that as you wish.
I have a remote start I my 94. Works really good. Best buy installed it. They did something with the alarm to by pass it.
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Unread 11-12-2013, 08:36 AM   #21
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I have a remote start I my 94. Works really good. Best buy installed it. They did something with the alarm to by pass it.
This is the first time in a long time I've heard Best Buy do good work. Maybe you got lucky and had someone who cared and knew a lot about their job.
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Unread 11-12-2013, 09:04 AM   #22
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This is the first time in a long time I've heard Best Buy do good work. Maybe you got lucky and had someone who cared and knew a lot about their job.
I'm sure glad they did! And it is a cheap remote start.
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Unread 11-18-2013, 08:44 PM   #23
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This is the first time in a long time I've heard Best Buy do good work. Maybe you got lucky and had someone who cared and knew a lot about their job.
x2. It's been a good 9 or so years since I heard of Best Buy doing anything decent, let alone good. Glad it worked for ya! I'll have to look into that again, see if I can find someone that would guarantee the work(doubtful but worth a shot)
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Unread 11-23-2013, 10:55 AM   #24
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I just put the Jeep through inspection, and it passed with flying colors (all it needed was a horn!). All of the fluids, except the transfer case, have been swapped. All in all, between the bedliner, fluids, inspection, tires, and full brake swap, I was able to get this thing on the road for about $1,000. All it needs now is a steering stabilizer. Any recommendations?
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Unread 11-23-2013, 11:34 AM   #25
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Unfortunately, I sheered the two rear bolts on both front seats. So if I get in an accident, I would probably die.

I am going to weld the seats to the floor to make sure that doesn't happen. All in all, the smell of the bedliner (very strong) has almost dissipated after two days.
Did you get the seats welded in?

If you havent got to that yet, try drilling through the center of the bolt from inside. start with a small bit and step up a size and drill again. then when you get almost out to the threads get under it with a pair of vice grips and turn it out from the bottom. the material that is left will be weak so it just deforms and turns loose. i used a scribe to get the remaining metal out. I spent all day on two bolts.... but i didnt have welder and nothing better to do.
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Unread 11-24-2013, 06:37 AM   #26
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Just hit the factory tacked on nut with a cut off wheel and use your own nut
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Unread 11-25-2013, 10:51 AM   #27
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Did you get the seats welded in?

If you havent got to that yet, try drilling through the center of the bolt from inside. start with a small bit and step up a size and drill again. then when you get almost out to the threads get under it with a pair of vice grips and turn it out from the bottom. the material that is left will be weak so it just deforms and turns loose. i used a scribe to get the remaining metal out. I spent all day on two bolts.... but i didnt have welder and nothing better to do.
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Just hit the factory tacked on nut with a cut off wheel and use your own nut
They have been completely welded down. I didn't personally do it, though.

I have a minor leak in the upper radiator hose and have also found some coolant sitting on the floor. 1) fortunately it isn't carpet, but bedliner , and 2) I had a bottle of coolant flopping around in the trunk, so it may have actually came from that? Will report back if I figure out what is wrong.
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Unread 11-25-2013, 04:52 PM   #28
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FWIW, the weld job on the driver's seat:





It gets the job done (but my ****ty camera on my phone doesn't, apparently).
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Unread 11-26-2013, 10:32 AM   #29
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First i'v seen a seat base welded in, i'd have opted for fixing it.

Your a local.. i'm through Conshy all the time enroute to Jeffersonville.
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Unread 11-26-2013, 02:07 PM   #30
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FWIW, the weld job on the driver's seat:





It gets the job done (but my ****ty camera on my phone doesn't, apparently).
that will not hold in an accident. looks like it was done with a soldering iron! lol
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