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Unread 03-23-2011, 03:09 PM   #1711
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Changed the oil, installed a stereo cause half of the buttons on the old one didn't work anymore:

Took off the rear vents and my wife re-painted them with Krylon Fusion. They were missing most of the white paint anyway and I think they look better in black:


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Unread 03-23-2011, 03:23 PM   #1712
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installed new Drive Shaft
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Unread 03-23-2011, 05:20 PM   #1713
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Replaced the very old and dirty air filter with a new one. Also cleaned the Throttle body.
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Unread 03-23-2011, 06:56 PM   #1714
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Zone lift came in mail today. Got the rear in no prob, the front not so much I cannot get the two bottom front control arm bolts out I've cut em but they still arnt coming out? anyone else have this problem if so how did u get em out
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Unread 03-23-2011, 08:31 PM   #1715
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New passenger side cv joint. It started clicking somethin fierce today on my lunch break, after I got back to work and parked it I noticed a half inch sized ball bearing on the ground and my cv boot was junk. Stopped at vip, got cv joint for $60 and put it in in 2 hours, 30 min of that was drilling and tapping a new hole for the stripped out caliper bolt. The old cv had 1....yes ONE of the 6 bearings left. Successful day
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Unread 03-23-2011, 09:14 PM   #1716
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Removed my receiver from the hitch!!!!


I tried to get it out when i bought it in September with no luck. soaked it in PB blaster tried again with heat no luck. Left it until today heated it up real hot and melted candle wax where the receiver and hitch meet. Watched as the wax was wicked in kept heating then hit it with the same BFH and the moved on the first hit!!!! Kept hitting and out it came

I thought my buddy was messing with me even my Dad was watching (and mocking me) couldn't believe it
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Unread 03-23-2011, 09:17 PM   #1717
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Removed my receiver from the hitch!!!!


I tried to get it out when i bought it in September with no luck. soaked it in PB blaster tried again with heat no luck. Left it until today heated it up real hot and melted candle wax where the receiver and hitch meet. Watched as the wax was wicked in kept heating then hit it with the same BFH and the moved on the first hit!!!! Kept hitting and out it came

I thought my buddy was messing with me even my Dad was watching (and mocking me) couldn't believe it
Lol, mine was so rusted, but an Impact wrench got it out just fine!
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Unread 03-23-2011, 09:47 PM   #1718
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got my temporary replacement d30 from the junkyard til my taxes come back then ill go get the HP30 and order the gears for it.
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Unread 03-23-2011, 11:16 PM   #1719
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fixed my blend door problem by discovering I did not plug the motor back in after replacing the heater core.....Re-set front caster and checked the toe
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Unread 03-23-2011, 11:39 PM   #1720
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driving home from the gf's after it snowed tonight, took the backway and there is this little warehouse shortcut i take where water normally pools and it was all a thin sheet of ice. so glad i put my stock wheels and tires back on and love the full time 4WD! was at full lock and spinning for minutes haha i loved it! it does donuts so well it was spinning on a dime and making myself dizzy. then i saw smoke pooling around everywhere and was like oh **** so i stopped, turned the jeep off and got out and instantly smelled burning rubber haha. i had burned through the ice and it was spinning the tires on the pavement which was roasting the tires. so now there are a bunch of pieces of melted black rubber all over the fenders lol.

i pulled into the driveway and my dad was walking out to his truck getting something and he could still smell the burning rubber hahaha
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Unread 03-24-2011, 06:31 AM   #1721
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I painted my grill black to match the bumpers and side cladding. It looks better than I thought it would. I will try to put up some pics soon.
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Unread 03-24-2011, 07:14 AM   #1722
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painted my mirrors and wired up my cb!
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Unread 03-24-2011, 11:38 AM   #1723
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Zone lift came in mail today. Got the rear in no prob, the front not so much I cannot get the two bottom front control arm bolts out I've cut em but they still arnt coming out? anyone else have this problem if so how did u get em out

I turned mine right out with the help of a butane torch, & some PB Blaster.. If you didn't cut the heads off the bolts spray them with PB, and turn them out with a socket & ratchet. The problem is that the bolt is fused to the bushing due to age... Spray the bushings where the bolt goes through, heat it up, & turn them out.. If you had to, you could also drive them out with a punch & a BFH. Hope you have those replacement bolts, they're hard to find. Ask me how I know
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Unread 03-24-2011, 12:11 PM   #1724
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I turned mine right out with the help of a butane torch, & some PB Blaster.. If you didn't cut the heads off the bolts spray them with PB, and turn them out with a socket & ratchet. The problem is that the bolt is fused to the bushing due to age... Spray the bushings where the bolt goes through, heat it up, & turn them out.. If you had to, you could also drive them out with a punch & a BFH. Hope you have those replacement bolts, they're hard to find. Ask me how I know
93 the oldest of them all came out with PB BLAST only issue i had was dropping the 15mm socket down the unibody rail while removing the Rear upper control arms never to recover
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Unread 03-24-2011, 12:20 PM   #1725
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Guess what bolt fused itself to the bushing for me?


axle side front control arm bolt PITA
thats right, you CANT get to the back of it
after 3/5 hours, lots of liquid wrench
i tightened the nut back up and stacked washers taped together over the exposed back side of the bolt
then i turned bolt left until the washers(being pushed back by the nut) pressed tight against the axel tube
and cranked with a cheater bar til it popped. i was afraid i was going to dent the axel tube

control arm bolt should be a breeze. as said above, PB, punch, and a BFH
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