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Unread 02-05-2013, 12:12 AM   #19801
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Redid all my tierod ends didn't help my death wobble and maybe made it worse.
have an alignment done since redoing the TREs?

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Unread 02-05-2013, 12:50 AM   #19802
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Painted my differential covers white. We'll see how clean they can stay! lol
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Unread 02-05-2013, 01:34 AM   #19803
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have an alignment done since redoing the TREs?
It's too late going in Tomorrow for that and tire balancing.
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Unread 02-05-2013, 07:01 AM   #19804
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Speaker controls on steering wheel now

Don't know if they work
Will find out tomorrow

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Unread 02-05-2013, 10:31 AM   #19805
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Spent 12 hours yesterday trying to get the V8 out of the parts ZJ, to absolutely no avail. The hoist just won't lift it on its own. It's a 1-ton hoist, this powertrain does NOT weigh that much.
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Unread 02-05-2013, 10:46 AM   #19806
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Spent 12 hours yesterday trying to get the V8 out of the parts ZJ, to absolutely no avail. The hoist just won't lift it on its own. It's a 1-ton hoist, this powertrain does NOT weigh that much.
Did u Unbolt the mounts? Just a thought...or check the fluid in the hoist if hydraulic?
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Unread 02-05-2013, 11:15 AM   #19807
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The motor is completely free of the Jeep. I used a floor jack to get it off the mounts and it's just sitting on the floor jack right now. If I take the jack out, the hoist will just sink. And I topped off and bled the hoist ram, so it should be lifting. But it isn't.
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Unread 02-05-2013, 11:39 AM   #19808
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Alternator finally **** the bed this morning on the way to work. That's what I get for putting it off. I knew it had at least a bad diode in it, but it stopped working totally. I limped into Advance running on battery juice only. I had him load test it and he confirmed my thoughts. Alternator was toast. So, $144 and about 15 minutes later I drove out of there with a reman 136A alternator in place. Definitely not what I wanted, but it'll do for now. I'd really like one of the 150A from Quadratec.

I guess it's not that bad. With high beams, efan, and the heat blasting the volt meter didn't drop below 14. That's good. Anyway, the pictures...

Out with the old, in with the new:


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Unread 02-05-2013, 11:56 AM   #19809
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Alternator finally **** the bed this morning on the way to work.
At least its shiny! Itll help make that engine bay look nicer lol. Damn good thing you had some extra cash after you bought that damn thing.
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Unread 02-05-2013, 12:43 PM   #19810
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At least its shiny! Itll help make that engine bay look nicer lol. Damn good thing you had some extra cash after you bought that damn thing.
I'd already planned on getting one because mine was on the fritz, but not a crappy, over priced reman. Oh well. And it's not staying shiney--it's getting painted.
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Unread 02-05-2013, 01:21 PM   #19811
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The motor is completely free of the Jeep. I used a floor jack to get it off the mounts and it's just sitting on the floor jack right now. If I take the jack out, the hoist will just sink. And I topped off and bled the hoist ram, so it should be lifting. But it isn't.
Two options come to the front of my mind.
Is it inside a garage? Drill some lag bolts into a few different studs and you can easily use a couple ratchet straps to give it that little extra oomph, while still allowing you to roll the jeep away once the engine clears.
The other involves removing heavier accessories to lighten up the load. On a 5.2, pulling the water pump, alternator, a/c compressor, and accessory bracket should lighten it up a bit. Are you removing the whole drivetrain as one unit?

I guess what you really need to do is figure out how much over the apparent weight limit you are at the moment. Maybe some type of scale under the jack?
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Unread 02-05-2013, 02:11 PM   #19812
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Two options come to the front of my mind.
Is it inside a garage? Drill some lag bolts into a few different studs and you can easily use a couple ratchet straps to give it that little extra oomph, while still allowing you to roll the jeep away once the engine clears.
The other involves removing heavier accessories to lighten up the load. On a 5.2, pulling the water pump, alternator, a/c compressor, and accessory bracket should lighten it up a bit. Are you removing the whole drivetrain as one unit?

I guess what you really need to do is figure out how much over the apparent weight limit you are at the moment. Maybe some type of scale under the jack?
According to my research the whole wet drivetrain plus accessories should be about 900lbs. My hoist is a new 1-ton hoist, set to its 3/4 ton position, so it should be able to provide 1500lbs of lifting force, which is 600 more than the drivetrain weight. It's not lifting it. I've bled and topped off the hydraulic fluid, but it still won't lift.

It's a harbor freight hoist, so I'm thinking the ram is defective. But, since my dad lost the receipt, I can't take it back on warranty, plus it'd be a pain to dismantle the whole hoist and lift it around the crippled donor jeep because we can't move it and it's in the way of the garage door. I'm gonna try and find a new ram for it.
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Unread 02-05-2013, 02:13 PM   #19813
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According to my research the whole wet drivetrain plus accessories should be about 900lbs. My hoist is a new 1-ton hoist, set to its 3/4 ton position, so it should be able to provide 1500lbs of lifting force, which is 600 more than the drivetrain weight. It's not lifting it. I've bled and topped off the hydraulic fluid, but it still won't lift.

It's a harbor freight hoist, so I'm thinking the ram is defective. But, since my dad lost the receipt, I can't take it back on warranty, plus it'd be a pain to dismantle the whole hoist and lift it around the crippled donor jeep because we can't move it and it's in the way of the garage door. I'm gonna try and find a new ram for it.
Here's a dumb question....is the screw used to lower the ram tightened all the way.....I've seen a guy almost rebuild a ram before because of this

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Unread 02-05-2013, 02:19 PM   #19814
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I put my new parts on today and went for a ride, the milage is up to 14.3mpg. Tons better than the 7mpg i was getting
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Unread 02-05-2013, 03:04 PM   #19815
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All I did was a few inline 360s in the fresh snow. At least I think they were, I couldn't see a thing.
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