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Unread 06-13-2013, 09:27 PM   #23461
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Swapped out the D35 in my wife's DD ZJ for another one I welded up reinforced C/A mounts and a relocated & reinforced track bar mount for.

The only thing that went wrong was a broken brake bleeder when I was hooking up everything on the "new" axle.

A quick trip to O'reilly for an $8.94 wheel cylinder, 2qts Lucas synthetic diff lube, and a jug of brake fluid and things went back together as smoothly as it came apart!

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Unread 06-14-2013, 02:42 AM   #23462
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Let me know how it worked!! My t/c lockup is very finicky....
Didn't help. I read that it can cause issues without throwing a code or CEL, which is what I have going on, but no go. Next, off to testing the TPS this weekend.
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Unread 06-14-2013, 05:01 AM   #23463
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Starting Wednesday evening, my A.D.D. kicked in while doing other tasks and I decided to mock up a CAI heat shield as I am piecing mine together. I have googled and bing'd to no avail and could not find any dimensions off of the heat shield. So I mocked up one using cardboard, grabbed some old realtor signs that I have and found that the main sign is about 16 gauge metal so I brought it to a sheet metal guy I know and he bent it to form for me. From cardboard to in the jeep for a fit was 2 days. Here are the photos and I have also included the dimensions that I used for anyone who wants to have a head start.
img_4398.jpg   img_4400.jpg   img_4401.jpg   cai-dimensions.jpg  
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Unread 06-14-2013, 09:54 AM   #23464
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Didn't help. I read that it can cause issues without throwing a code or CEL, which is what I have going on, but no go. Next, off to testing the TPS this weekend.
Thanks for the heads-up!!! Good luck to you!!
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Unread 06-14-2013, 11:46 AM   #23465
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Replaced my upper radiator hose 2 days ago and when I went to turn her on, my dieing starter sung it's last song. The hammer didn't work any more, spent a good 20 minutes trying to jump the terminals with a screwdriver and even that didn't work. Thankfully I was only without her for a day since the new starter I ordered last week came yesterday. Had to lay in a puddle and change it out in the pouring rain... but all's well that ends well. It's scary how much different it sounds/how quickly it cranks now. On the plus side, at this point I think I've replaced all the common failures that could leave me stranded somewhere lol.
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Unread 06-14-2013, 01:57 PM   #23466
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Just changed out my front lower control arms. Didn't need to jack it up at all, just chocked the wheels and did the arms one at a time. Didn't have much trouble at all realigning the holes.

Broke two Craftsman socket wrenches getting the old cam bolts off, but managed not to break the bolts! I did replace all the bolts with new ones, though.

Oh and shot a bit of white rattlecan on the cam bolt brackets before I took them off so I could tell where to place the new ones.

All in all wasn't too difficult.
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Unread 06-14-2013, 03:19 PM   #23467
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Just changed out my front lower control arms. Didn't need to jack it up at all, just chocked the wheels and did the arms one at a time. Didn't have much trouble at all realigning the holes.

Broke two Craftsman socket wrenches getting the old cam bolts off, but managed not to break the bolts! I did replace all the bolts with new ones, though.

Oh and shot a bit of white rattlecan on the cam bolt brackets before I took them off so I could tell where to place the new ones.

All in all wasn't too difficult.
When you replaced the bolts did you use OEM replacements or did you go with a hex head bolt?
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Unread 06-14-2013, 03:47 PM   #23468
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Quite a bit:

- Spark plug, wires and cap.
- Coolant change
- ATF change
- Coolant sensor (overflow)

- Swapped out VIC with one from junkyard. Old one would stay mostly off and occassionally flash on.

New one works and stays on but has the dreaded "Coolant Sensor Bad". I guess I'll need to try to take my soldering iron to my old one and swap again when I get the chance. Ugh...
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Unread 06-14-2013, 04:01 PM   #23469
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Here are some pics from last weekends wheelin trip



I parked at a state park and within 10 minutes 3 other jeeps parked by me.



My dog wanted out while taken some pics



My girl drivin



OT thou - I ordered a SYE kit today. My girl was complaining about the driveline vibs which were making her a little frustrated while driving on the hwy. It wasn't something that could be easily taken care of with a 3 yo in the back. Oh well...
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Unread 06-14-2013, 04:07 PM   #23470
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good post ^^^

got a door from a 95 , white stripes dont go with orvis stripes but i can change that later

would upload photos but cant find my card reader
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Unread 06-14-2013, 04:44 PM   #23471
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Starting Wednesday evening, my A.D.D. kicked in while doing other tasks and I decided to mock up a CAI heat shield as I am piecing mine together. I have googled and bing'd to no avail and could not find any dimensions off of the heat shield. So I mocked up one using cardboard, grabbed some old realtor signs that I have and found that the main sign is about 16 gauge metal so I brought it to a sheet metal guy I know and he bent it to form for me. From cardboard to in the jeep for a fit was 2 days. Here are the photos and I have also included the dimensions that I used for anyone who wants to have a head start.
Thats beautiful, but you have to dump that small stock airhat and let it breathe!
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Unread 06-14-2013, 04:56 PM   #23472
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When you replaced the bolts did you use OEM replacements or did you go with a hex head bolt?
Got a couple 10.9 grade M14x2.0x100 hex bolts with matching washers and nuts from Fastenal, they fit perfectly. Used some proper cam bolts from Rock Auto for the fronts
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Unread 06-14-2013, 06:18 PM   #23473
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im having a heck of a time matching these 95' wires to my 97' harness
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Unread 06-14-2013, 07:11 PM   #23474
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Just drove her today, but, I did hit 300,000!
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Unread 06-14-2013, 08:26 PM   #23475
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alpha, love the pic with the dog out the window

"you're outside the car, I'll come be with you"
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