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post #1 of 25 Old 05-21-2007, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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This sound stupid but my oil cap won't come off

All it does is click and turn, it doesn't come off, it's really gay.
Oh, and its a 99 WJ.


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post #2 of 25 Old 05-21-2007, 03:44 PM
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Righty tighty, lefty loosy right?

I had that on my old Durango where the dealership over tightened the cap. Ended up having to break off the top of the cap, then using plires to unscrew it. It sucked.

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post #3 of 25 Old 05-21-2007, 03:47 PM
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I believe I heated the valve cover with a propane torch when that happened to me. Can't recall exactly but it came off and worked since.
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All it does is click and turn, it doesn't come off, it's really gay.
Oh, and its a 99 WJ.
So it's having or showing a merry, lively mood or given to or abounding in social or other pleasures?

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post #5 of 25 Old 05-21-2007, 03:56 PM
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Doesn't sound stupid at all. Sounds like the ratcheting device that lets you know when you've got it tight enough has started ratcheting backwards.

I seem to remember a post some time ago where the member had to snap off the top of the cap as Arlo mentioned.

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It does sound stupid
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post #7 of 25 Old 05-21-2007, 04:12 PM
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I had that on my old Durango where the dealership over tightened the cap. Ended up having to break off the top of the cap, then using plires to unscrew it. It sucked.
This is exactly how I get my oil filler cap off everytime. Pop the top off and use pliers to turn the threaded part out!! I think I am just going to epoxy the whole thing together one of these days. Who cares about the clicky!

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Actaully it does not sound stupid becuase mine is hard as hell to get off... I useually just grab the chanel locks and whip it off...

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post #9 of 25 Old 05-21-2007, 04:17 PM
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I bet she could take the cap off for you sissies
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post #10 of 25 Old 05-21-2007, 04:42 PM
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just snap the top piece off and then use channel locks for the actual threaded cap. i did that with my xj and left it like that

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I bet she could take the cap off for you sissies
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She can take off anything she wants...

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post #12 of 25 Old 05-21-2007, 04:48 PM
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Why would you want to take it off? It isn't like you're supposed to put anything in that hole??
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Why would you want to take it off? It isn't like you're supposed to put anything in that hole??
Just fresh oil.... I guess when your tranny blows up you don't really need to worry.

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post #14 of 25 Old 05-21-2007, 04:54 PM
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Just fresh oil.... I guess when your tranny blows up you don't really need to worry.

I thought you had to put a little into the filter and start up the jeep, then repeat.
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I just tip my jeep upside down, and pour it back into the drain hole

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