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post #1816 of 47764 Old 04-02-2011, 11:55 AM
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93 ZJ window struts

After a good washing inside and out. I replaced the struts on the back glass. Much easier than the ones on the lift gate. Now everything on the ZJ works with the exception of a rear door lock that doesn't unlock with the rest of them. The interior cleaning was a pain since I had to back out of a mudhole and left the driver's window down. Big mistake! On another note, I went to trade my wife Isuzu Rodeo on a 2003 WJ Limited and upon reading the carfax, we found out that the odometer that said 121,000 had been installed in a Jeep with over 200,000 miles. The dealer was embarassed and pi$$ed at the wholesaler. The wholesaler was pi$$ed at the guy that sold it to him, etc, etc. I talked to a guy that works at the Jeep dealership and he said that the only way to do that was to change out the dash cluster. Oddly enough, the origanal owner had a clean title that stated 121,000. Buyer beware. The bad thing was that the WJ was clean, in good condition and drove great. Back to the ZJ. Time to get muddy again!!

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post #1817 of 47764 Old 04-02-2011, 02:58 PM
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Stopped in at autozone for oil and a filter. While I was there I had them check the computer to see how old my Duralast battery was. 11 years almost to the day. Decided that was long enough to stretch a battery, so I installed a new Duralast gold, changed my oil, and while the battery was out, replaced the flakey pass front headlight bulb.

I couldn't remember how old my battery was, and could hardly believe it was 11 years. If this one lasts that long, I hope it is in a new jeep by then.

That's darn impressive for a battery. I never had that good of luck with Duralast batteries. Nice!

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post #1818 of 47764 Old 04-02-2011, 06:03 PM
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took my hitch off today.... rusted out and wanted to be safe and replace it for the summer when i take the boat out
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post #1819 of 47764 Old 04-02-2011, 07:40 PM
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That's darn impressive for a battery. I never had that good of luck with Duralast batteries. Nice!
I agree. I have replaced batteries at least once in each of my Ranger and our other WJ jeep. I wish I had that good of luck with lotto tickets.

I dont drive my ZJ a lot in the winters, but I have rode a lot of trails every summer and fall. On the trails, I stop often and almost always shut it off. Hell, I have rebuilt the wiring harness in my driver door crotch twice during the life of that battery.

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I broke mine today =( Need to fix it by monday ... sigh...

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post #1821 of 47764 Old 04-02-2011, 09:10 PM
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Xgerstandtx added a hitch to my bumper and we also got my high mounted. I also cut back my tail pipe some so it won't hang so low!
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post #1822 of 47764 Old 04-02-2011, 09:48 PM
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Xgerstandtx added a hitch to my bumper and we also got my high mounted. I also cut back my tail pipe some so it won't hang so low!
... I still ever time I see that bumper ^!!!

Today I got my skids cleaned up and painted. Tried to start to put them on then got called into work early.
So they will go on tomorrow!

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post #1823 of 47764 Old 04-03-2011, 02:22 AM
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Drove it today. For the first time in 300000000 years.

Still need to work out a bunch of little things here and there.


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post #1824 of 47764 Old 04-03-2011, 07:45 AM
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After a good washing inside and out. I replaced the struts on the back glass. Much easier than the ones on the lift gate. Now everything on the ZJ works with the exception of a rear door lock that doesn't unlock with the rest of them. The interior cleaning was a pain since I had to back out of a mudhole and left the driver's window down. Big mistake! On another note, I went to trade my wife Isuzu Rodeo on a 2003 WJ Limited and upon reading the carfax, we found out that the odometer that said 121,000 had been installed in a Jeep with over 200,000 miles. The dealer was embarassed and pi$$ed at the wholesaler. The wholesaler was pi$$ed at the guy that sold it to him, etc, etc. I talked to a guy that works at the Jeep dealership and he said that the only way to do that was to change out the dash cluster. Oddly enough, the origanal owner had a clean title that stated 121,000. Buyer beware. The bad thing was that the WJ was clean, in good condition and drove great. Back to the ZJ. Time to get muddy again!!
You should have made him a lowball offer on it. He may have taken it just to get rid of the problem.

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I went to trade my wife Isuzu Rodeo on a 2003 WJ Limited and upon reading the carfax, we found out that the odometer that said 121,000 had been installed in a Jeep with over 200,000 miles. The dealer was embarassed and pi$$ed at the wholesaler. The wholesaler was pi$$ed at the guy that sold it to him, etc, etc. I talked to a guy that works at the Jeep dealership and he said that the only way to do that was to change out the dash cluster. Oddly enough, the origanal owner had a clean title that stated 121,000. Buyer beware. The bad thing was that the WJ was clean, in good condition and drove great. Back to the ZJ. Time to get muddy again!!
The mileage being stored in the instrument cluster is correct. If the cluster and the title match (when was the title issued?), then it sounds like the carfax is wrong.

If it's in good shape and drives fine, I would just offer something low. They'll probably accept to get it off their lot.

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post #1826 of 47764 Old 04-03-2011, 01:12 PM
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Today I replaced 2 door panels that were aging and worn and replaced a blown-out speaker. Beautiful day.
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post #1827 of 47764 Old 04-03-2011, 02:12 PM
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Replaced both idler pulleys, & replaced valve cover gasket. Re-painted valve cover & replaced both rubber grommets & PCV elbows. Next thing to figure out is the e-brake issue once again... Replaced shoes, cables & freed up everything then adjusted it all up & it STILL DON'T HOLD!!! I can't figure this thing out for the life of me, wish I knew what it was b/c you almost need 2 hands to pull the handle it's adjusted so tight. Spent 3 hours yesterday trying to get this thing to work.
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post #1828 of 47764 Old 04-03-2011, 03:31 PM
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Replaced both idler pulleys, & replaced valve cover gasket. Re-painted valve cover & replaced both rubber grommets & PCV elbows. Next thing to figure out is the e-brake issue once again... Replaced shoes, cables & freed up everything then adjusted it all up & it STILL DON'T HOLD!!! I can't figure this thing out for the life of me, wish I knew what it was b/c you almost need 2 hands to pull the handle it's adjusted so tight. Spent 3 hours yesterday trying to get this thing to work.
You shouldn't have to have it that tight. You'll break the cable in it, unless it's already broken.

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post #1829 of 47764 Old 04-03-2011, 06:32 PM
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Replaced my d30 spider gears-all i can say is holy crap-pucker factor at every step! (never cracked a diff until last week)
i took a vid of my bad spiders/rollpin and pics of my steps to replace them, if it does click and grenade on me this week i'll do a writeup as having one would have helped my confidence alot with attempting this


replaced tensioner pulley
removed my t-case drop as my lift officially settled out to 4" (so my pinion angles changed) -which is bs b/c i have RC 3.5" springs up front and 1.75" pucks on top of that and isolators still there, you do the math.
so takin the t-case drop off was easier than readjusting all my uppers.


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post #1830 of 47764 Old 04-03-2011, 06:43 PM
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I painted my back bumper and repainted my wheels today. I used Rustoleum Hammered Brown.
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