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post #19156 of 44814 Old 01-15-2013, 10:58 PM
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Respooled my winch today, had to pull this guy out a couple of days ago.

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post #19157 of 44814 Old 01-15-2013, 11:03 PM
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Installed an overhead console and an auto-dim rear, works perfectly. Managed to get everything I needed from a part out in the classifieds. Tomorrow I'll be wiring up the temp sensor and using some rust converter on a few minor (but growing) blemishes.
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post #19158 of 44814 Old 01-15-2013, 11:58 PM
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drove it to the junk yard to try to buy it some things... they only had 3 ZJs...

no 242 bezels to replace the cracked one... 2 of them were V8s the other... a 2WD
no wheels so i could go full size spare
no tow hooks... one had a hitch but no way to get it off unless i had some help and some jack stands (the rims it was propped up on were right under the hitch in the back)
pulled a headlight switch (the dash light dimmer on mine occasionally needs a smack) and a rear wiper motor


BTW i found that the driveshaft from a 2WD ZJ will work just fine to hold the liftgate up if the supports are shot
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post #19159 of 44814 Old 01-16-2013, 12:07 AM
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Used it to tow my "new daily driver", a 1999 Nissan Sentra, which decided to stop running today. No spark, fuel pump turns on, but there is a weird clicking from the evap canister purge control valve whenever I try to turn it over.

The Jeep did a great job, love the zj; if only it got better gas mileage.
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post #19160 of 44814 Old 01-16-2013, 05:03 AM
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That is an attractive idea... But finding parts for a 5.9 is more difficult than I'd initially imagined. Turns out they're all either blown or installed, local to me. Also 93 octane.

That said, the biggest problem for the thought of taking your parts niner is getting it to me lol. You're practically on the other side of the country.

Related note: How do people overheat their engines? Do they not pay attention to their temperature gauges? I've never had it happen to me and I used to drive a GMC truck with a huge hole in the radiator and a concurrent leak from the heater core.
The PO (for a month or so before I bought it) was a not-so-smart redneck.

The 93 octane thing is changeable, there's a dealer flash out there to de-tune it a little to allow 87 to be run, but IIRC, it hurts gas mileage a little so it may or may not be worth it.
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post #19161 of 44814 Old 01-16-2013, 05:10 AM
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drove it to the junk yard to try to buy it some things... they only had 3 ZJs...

no 242 bezels to replace the cracked one... 2 of them were V8s the other... a 2WD
no wheels so i could go full size spare
no tow hooks... one had a hitch but no way to get it off unless i had some help and some jack stands (the rims it was propped up on were right under the hitch in the back)
pulled a headlight switch (the dash light dimmer on mine occasionally needs a smack) and a rear wiper motor

BTW i found that the driveshaft from a 2WD ZJ will work just fine to hold the liftgate up if the supports are shot
Take the cubby that's in place of the Vic. Someone on here will buy it I bet.

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post #19162 of 44814 Old 01-16-2013, 06:49 AM
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Bad vc will cause uneven tire ware up front correct? The insides on my fronts look a wee bit lower than the outsides. I'm probably gonna pull my font drive shaft untill I can get a 242 if that's the case

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post #19163 of 44814 Old 01-16-2013, 07:16 AM
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Bad vc will cause uneven tire ware up front correct? The insides on my fronts look a wee bit lower than the outsides. I'm probably gonna pull my font drive shaft untill I can get a 242 if that's the case
Bad ball joints or poor alignment can do that too. The VC wore the tires on the outside edges with mine.
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post #19164 of 44814 Old 01-16-2013, 07:23 AM
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Bad ball joints or poor alignment can do that too. The VC wore the tires on the outside edges with mine.
Ball joints are brand new. And it just got aligned. I think the alignment is bad because it pulls to the left. But the place I took it too said that its my tires. Which Is wrong because it did it on my old tires too. I have called them multiple times and they say its not there alignment. So I'm gonna take it to a different shop and have them check it. And I'll probably never go to this place again.

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post #19165 of 44814 Old 01-16-2013, 10:31 AM
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I'm pretty sure a bad VC will always yield outside wear on the front tires.

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post #19166 of 44814 Old 01-16-2013, 10:42 AM
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I'm pretty sure a bad VC will always yield outside wear on the front tires.
It is on mine anyways
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post #19167 of 44814 Old 01-16-2013, 10:51 AM
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It should just yield extra wear on the fronts. If it's wearing to the inside or outside, it's not because of the VC (although that'll make the wear worse). With a stock alignment, mine wore badly to the outside. Now, they wear pretty evenly or slightly to the inside.
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post #19168 of 44814 Old 01-16-2013, 11:40 AM
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I'm happy with the way it turned out, replaced that dang vanity mirror light while I was at it. Didn't get to clean her up or take care of those little rust spots, got some more rain/snow .
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post #19169 of 44814 Old 01-16-2013, 12:03 PM
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Got around to flushing the heater core.... now it's working extremely well. Also took a wire brush to all the pulleys and replaced the serpentine with a Dayco... damned belt squealing is finally gone.

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post #19170 of 44814 Old 01-16-2013, 01:52 PM
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Spent some time with the Jeep today because the weather was a little nicer. On the agenda: finally remove the AC drier and clean the throttle body and the IAC. Anybody know just how much oil in the intake justifies the plenum repair? There might be a thin coat on the inside, but there's definitely nothing sitting on the bottom like some people have.



Anyway, on to the cleaning.




All done...


IAC



These little quick disconnects are straight from Satan.



Logan's "Pile of **** That Has No Business In My Engine Bay"


Getting there...


All buttoned up. I want to get some plugs for the old AC holes. Just something to plug them up that looks clean. I also need to find somewhere new to run that coolant temp sensor wire that's just sitting there.

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