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post #16 of 30 Old 06-03-2013, 04:40 PM
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I finally got it out of security mode. I grounded the yellow/purple wire in the drivers door. Started right up. Just need to put the panel back on. It had 3 wood screws holding the whole door panel on.
better then just duct tape haha


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post #17 of 30 Old 06-03-2013, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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better then just duct tape haha
Agreed! The previous owner really didn't believe in bolting everything together when he was finished working. Missing bolts everywhere..

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This is how I found out it won't stay stopped in park.
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post #19 of 30 Old 06-03-2013, 06:56 PM
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This is how I found out it won't stay stopped in park.
hahahaha! ok now that's funny.

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post #20 of 30 Old 06-18-2013, 12:12 AM Thread Starter
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Does anyone know where I can find the bolts required to get the front driveshaft back in? I need to see if the VC is bad or not.

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post #21 of 30 Old 06-18-2013, 07:43 AM
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Does anyone know where I can find the bolts required to get the front driveshaft back in? I need to see if the VC is bad or not.
You don't need to test the VC. In the 1993-1995 ZJs, removal of the front shaft damages the VC very quicky. It's toast.
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post #22 of 30 Old 06-18-2013, 09:43 AM
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No point in trying to test it

Reliability is relative
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post #23 of 30 Old 06-18-2013, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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Well thanks for the input. That's depressing...

I guess I should start looking at my options if I want to get that thing off road ready

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Well thanks for the input. That's depressing...

I guess I should start looking at my options if I want to get that thing off road ready
replace the VC, or swap in a 242 or 231. VC is around 350 if you do it yourself. i picked up a 242 from the junkyard for 90, had to get the right input for it from a different junkyard (242 was early gear cut, my 249 was late gear cut) and that cost me another 30.

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replace the VC, or swap in a 242 or 231. VC is around 350 if you do it yourself. i picked up a 242 from the junkyard for 90, had to get the right input for it from a different junkyard (242 was early gear cut, my 249 was late gear cut) and that cost me another 30.
Thanks for the help. I'm going to visit a junkyard this weekend to see if I can find any 231 or 242 transfer cases to potentially use. How do I find the gear cut? Do I have to test it or is it displayed somewhere?

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nice rig. and there is a write up for TC swap stuck at the top of the forum. It has awesome detail. Should answer everything for you.
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nice rig. and there is a write up for TC swap stuck at the top of the forum. It has awesome detail. Should answer everything for you.
Thanks! Now I'll do my homework.

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post #28 of 30 Old 06-24-2013, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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Went to the junkyard on Saturday.. Found some potential candidates for a transfer case. Surprisingly a lot of the ZJs there were 2wd. Didn't know it was that common.

Now I have a new question. There seems to be low oil pressure. Gauge reads right around ~25 and does not fluctuate while driving. I know it works because when it starts the oil pressure comes up from 0. My dads 4.0 TJ always reads at least 40 on the gauge with the 4.0 so that's why I'm concerned. It's a fresh motor and doesn't burn oil so I don't know what would cause low pressure. Any suggestions would be great!!

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post #29 of 30 Old 06-24-2013, 12:59 PM
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This is how I found out it won't stay stopped in park.
Ohhhh man that gave me a good laugh, thanks for posting that I needed to laugh.

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post #30 of 30 Old 06-24-2013, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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Ohhhh man that gave me a good laugh, thanks for posting that I needed to laugh.
You're welcome! I have no idea how long it was like that, I was in chipotle for at least 30 minutes!

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