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Unread 07-20-2009, 02:00 AM   #1
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Update on my new WJ after pep boys inspection

I had them run an extensive check on everything for about $140. The engine runs great for 99k, transfer case i legit, everything powertrain related is in tip top shape.

BUT there were a few things wrong. At the dealership, I pulled up a code 52 and 53 on the dual climate, and told that to the mechanic. There ended up being a restriction on the left side, and to fix it there would need to have some filters replaced.

NOTE: It only pulls up code 52 now, and I fixed nothing.

The alignment was a bit off and the left front bearing is making a bunch of noise, so It needed to be replaced. Thats all they said I needed to do.

Before I start spending that money for fun and cool mods, Im going to need to fix the **** thats wrong.


OH and the pep boys diagnosis test pulled up some fault in the CAT but Im replacing that with a new exhaust Kolak's hooking it up with.

So in order, these are my plans for the next month or so.

-Alignment fix
-Bearing replaced($200 installed)
-Check that code 52(my a/c and heat works AMAZING though)
-I pulled up a P0161 which is a fault o2 heat sensor yesterday, but today it says "done"! so does that mean it went away???
-New steering wheel(where can I get one from?)
-New exhaust!!


-----------(Sep. Oct.-ish)-------------- BELOW THIS LINE

10% tint all around, 25% in front, with a strip of limo on the windshield

2.5 BB

Powder coat stock wheels????($400)

I also hardcore steam cleaned the carpets, and DAMN was that water dirty.

I seafoamed the crank case and fuel tank today, too affraid to take off the intake because I dont know what Im doing.

soooo yea Ill keep you guys updated!

Comments and thoughts please!!!


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Unread 07-20-2009, 02:52 AM   #2
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get a can of amsoil powerfoam for the intake real simple to do
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Unread 07-20-2009, 03:51 AM   #3
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get a can of amsoil powerfoam for the intake real simple to do
I dont know how to take off the air intake
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Unread 07-20-2009, 06:13 AM   #4
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-Bearing replaced($200 installed)
you can get the part from napa for around 104 before tax, put it on yourself and save some cash for bigger better things!
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Unread 07-20-2009, 07:28 AM   #5
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First off, AVOID PEPBOYS!!!

Secondly, with the mileage you have, as a general rule on all engines and transmissions, don't do too much cleaning. You'll inevitably break loose some dirt, clog up some port somewhere and start some bearing of oil. Transmissions are especially bad to flush if it hasn't been done as regular maintenance. Typically, unless you bought the car/truck with low or no mileage, it's best to just drain and fill while changing filters. I'm even hesitant to use Seafoam with a higher mileage engine that I don't know for these reasons.
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Unread 07-20-2009, 09:58 AM   #6
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Good idea to get it looked at before-hand and glad it checked out alright. I guess if you A/C and heat don't bother you, don't waste your money until it's really broken.

Like they said, be careful about how much you clean stuff (engine and powertrain wise). Sometimes it's the contaminants that stop the leaks
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Unread 07-20-2009, 10:01 AM   #7
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Any respectful shop would have checked it out for free for you.
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Unread 07-20-2009, 10:55 AM   #8
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I'm not so sure, Firestone, PepBoys and the like all charge for it.
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Unread 07-20-2009, 11:54 AM   #9
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Yea but you're better off going to a family owned shop or something of the like. My Dad owns his own shop and will check out cars customers bring in that they want to buy. He doesn't charge them even if they aren't his regular customers.
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Unread 07-20-2009, 12:06 PM   #10
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I'm not so sure, Firestone, PepBoys and the like all charge for it.
he did say respectful.
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I dont know how to take off the air intake
hey if you need help doing things ill help its really easy to take the intake off
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hey if you need help doing things ill help its really easy to take the intake off
Im nervous to do that now! I dont want to get any leaks nown
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