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cyberbrain 02-04-2008 07:51 PM

sad day, today
 
Well, it looks like today is a sad day for my jeep. my front CV joint broke to the point of it being undriveable. I got just about everything off the front axle, but then it happened. one of the hub bolts broke. While attempting to remove the bolt, I took a look underneath and I started to cry. Some of the issues I found are the following:
1. pass cv joint is going out,
2. major oil leaks in the front and rear of the engine
3. Front pump on tranny leaking
4. Tcase leaking (stupid 249)
5. Steering box is leaking badly


I have come to the conclusion i will most likely trade my jeep in on a newer pickup or SUV. But I will stay in the jeep, dodge, or possibly chevy.

Casper4x4 02-04-2008 08:01 PM

na not a sad day... a great day.

First thing you do is upgrade your axles and regear them and locker it. If na pay like 250-300 bucks for an axle at a junk yard...
bigger tires and a bigger lift, no more BB.
I am sure u can get a cheap TC, i picked mine up for 50 bucks and 50 bucks to install it wasnt that bad.
As for the leaks i am in the same situation as you, i am going to get mine fixed up soon.
Steering box... pick up a new one or get one at a used one from a yunk yard.

speedbullet2 02-04-2008 08:31 PM

How bad was the cv

cyberbrain 02-04-2008 08:47 PM

the drivers side is totally gone. most of it is not present in the CV joint itself. The pass side, boot is almost completely gone, no more grease left. Moving the boot you can see scoring on the joint itself.

BLACKzj52 02-04-2008 08:47 PM

those arent too horrible.
those are all very fixable.
-just get new U joing front axle shafts
-go to the jyard and get a tcase
-find a used steering box online. you can get them for like 100 somethin
-tranny pump not sure about.
-my engine has got some minor oil leaks as well. looks like the rear main seal to me. (there are write ups all over the place to fix that)

chin up man. its fixable and wont cost a fortune

cyberbrain 02-04-2008 08:50 PM

I know there are fixes for them and all. and I am sure I can easily fix them without a doubt. But this is my DD work vehicle, I have already dumped 3g into fixing the rest of the stuff that already broke. I have a completely new cooling system, i replaced most of the accessories on the front of the engine. This CV joint I hate to say is the straw that broke the camels back

5.9 ANDY 02-04-2008 08:50 PM

get a 1999 dodge durano steering box, it is larger than stock.

XJAdventure 02-04-2008 08:50 PM

I don't blame you for wanting something different. Change is fun. But keep it in the family, go Jeep.:thumbsup:

cyberbrain 02-04-2008 08:53 PM

I love the grand's, and I can see myself owning another one. But I think I am gonna look into a wrangler or a ram 1500, either way it will be 4x4

BLACKzj52 02-04-2008 08:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cyberbrain (Post 4772803)
I know there are fixes for them and all. and I am sure I can easily fix them without a doubt. But this is my DD work vehicle, I have already dumped 3g into fixing the rest of the stuff that already broke. I have a completely new cooling system, i replaced most of the accessories on the front of the engine. This CV joint I hate to say is the straw that broke the camels back

my jeep is my DD too. i havnt driven it for 2 weeks. due to a squeaky fan belt. leading me to tear down my ps pump and waiting for new parts to come in.
i also got bored and tore apart my accessory bracket and painted it, and got my rear axle and "frame" painted.
i will finally be able to drive it again tomorrow. i miss it a ton.

ZJ_Dave 02-04-2008 08:57 PM

If you don't want to fix it can I buy your BB?

_Kyle_ 02-04-2008 09:11 PM

It's a 93....you've got to expect that things will need repairs with age. Hell, my buddy has a 99 XJ that's need more parts and work at 57k than my 96 ZJ thats going to turn 163k soon. If you have already put that much money into it, selling it is pointless as you will loose it all. At least now you know it will be set for a while. Get a buddy who is into Jeeps like you (works well since me and smrtjustin go to school together and are ironically members here before we met), and have them help you out. These are all fairly simple repairs. They might not be the cheapest, but they definitely are doable.

haumana 02-04-2008 09:23 PM

Srt ... Srt ... Srt ... Srt ...

cyberbrain 02-05-2008 03:53 PM

Well the jeep is up for sale. I am asking 900 without the BFG's. or 1500 with the BFG's since they only have 8k mi on em.

cyberbrain 02-05-2008 03:56 PM

I have replaced the following:

Entire cooling system, from Radiator to hoses
Recharged AC. Pressure sensor needs replaced, but it blows cold
new fan belt
new alt
new bat

2 inch BB,
new water pump, with cherokee pulley
Efan conversion

the CV joint on the drivers side is bad, but it needs to be replace. But it is still driveable, I just wouldn't go very far on it.

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