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Unread 08-21-2013, 09:50 PM   #25066
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Man my Jeep and I have been through hell and back here lately. After replacing the fuel pump, pressure regulator, and fuel filter, she ran for a while. Then quit and I replaced the ignition coil. Ran again, until Sunday morning, and upon starting she acted kinda sluggish. I needed to replace the battery, so I did. Thinking it was the issue. Sure nuff, it wasn't. Starter locked up. So the starter was rebuilt and installed today. She finally runs! This thing has been a mess lately but considering its got an almost completely new fuel system and electrical system, she getting back to 100%. This weekend comes the new tires and alignment, And maybe next week comes the brakes.

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Unread 08-21-2013, 09:58 PM   #25067
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Man my Jeep and I have been through hell and back here lately. After replacing the fuel pump, pressure regulator, and fuel filter, she ran for a while. Then quit and I replaced the ignition coil. Ran again, until Sunday morning, and upon starting she acted kinda sluggish. I needed to replace the battery, so I did. Thinking it was the issue. Sure nuff, it wasn't. Starter locked up. So the starter was rebuilt and installed today. She finally runs! This thing has been a mess lately but considering its got an almost completely new fuel system and electrical system, she getting back to 100%. This weekend comes the new tires and alignment, And maybe next week comes the brakes.
Sounds like my story. Replace every sensor and the ignition coil, then the muffler, and then the parking brake pins all let go at once, so I replace the entire rear brake hardware (the shoes ground the drums in the rotors up something fierce) and she runs for a couple days until the water pump explodes. So I go to replace the water pump, and that's not working out so well, and the clutch fan breaks, and the steering box has had it. So I try and fail to get an e-fan running and spend 3 days pounding on the steering stuff before finally having it towed to a shop where they spend 6 hours doing a quoted 1.7 hour job, and then I'm able to try and finish the e-fan work, which again fails because the fan draws too much current, so finally I decide to just get a new clutch fan, but in getting everything taken apart and reassembled, I break one of the bumper hold downs and the header panel gives up the ghost.

Pain in the ***.
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Unread 08-21-2013, 10:10 PM   #25068
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Fixed the schitzo dimmer/headlight switch

Headlights kept going nuts every now and then.....got sick of pushing in the headlight switch to make it stop.....Did the resoldering of the entire switch.....we'll see tomorrow after the new PCM arrives if it fixed the issue....
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Unread 08-21-2013, 10:17 PM   #25069
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I used these things, found em at Napa a while back for like $5 or $10. It comes with a little attachment you put on a drill then just clean the lenses so there's no debris stuck to them, give em a quick spray with water and go to town with the little pads.
Thanks bro. You see stuff like this all the time and wish you knew of someone who has actually used it. I will pick some up.
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Unread 08-21-2013, 10:22 PM   #25070
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Drove it to Arvys to get something to eat lol Bout it for today.

However my tube doors will be here tomorrow. Can't wait to get them and paint them, then install them.
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Unread 08-21-2013, 10:33 PM   #25071
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Drove it to Arvys to get something to eat lol Bout it for today.

However my tube doors will be here tomorrow. Can't wait to get them and paint them, then install them.
weird coincidence... i drove mine to arby's too... if you got the grand turkey club that would just be freaky
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Unread 08-21-2013, 10:46 PM   #25072
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got the front back on its own weight and my ride height was about an inch higher than i had the stands set for but that's tough to figure once the fenders are cut. i don't think 34s or 35s would be a problem for a set of wheeling tires...

i also drilled the knuckles out, put the track bar in and got the ruffstuff steering i got from stevied in. i transferred it to ms paint and my track bar and drag link are dang near perfect as far as plane so bump steer shouldn't be and issue
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Unread 08-21-2013, 11:58 PM   #25073
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weird coincidence... i drove mine to arby's too... if you got the grand turkey club that would just be freaky
Negative sir. Got the beef and cheddar combo. But did get the turkey club yesterday. Damn was that good lol
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Unread 08-22-2013, 04:49 AM   #25074
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Painted the cladding black! Looks sharp now, just 4 coats of black rustoleom (the new plastic kind) and 3 clear coars. Just beggining my build much more to come
I used the exact same paint same coats and its held up perfect for about 6 month now. That rustoleum for plastics is great stuff
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Unread 08-22-2013, 07:54 AM   #25075
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Debating if I should pick up a never installed IRO t-case skid from a local for $50.
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Unread 08-22-2013, 08:06 AM   #25076
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Debating if I should pick up a never installed IRO t-case skid from a local for $50.
I'd go for that. My stock transfer case skid is starting to show it's use. It's taken a few really good hits now...
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Unread 08-22-2013, 11:45 AM   #25077
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Unread 08-22-2013, 01:04 PM   #25078
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I changed the oil in it on Tuesday and drove it back to Rochester yesterday. Now I've gotta figure out what's clunking in my front left suspension once the parking lot dries. Considering I got a nice groan from it on a dip on the road, I'm thinking it's a sway bar link getting ready to go (especially considering it's not driving any differently, doesn't feel like a bad shock, etc.)
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Unread 08-22-2013, 01:07 PM   #25079
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Pulled my lights and basket off the top to seal up the roof rack. I noticed a wet spot in the headliner last time I sprayed it down and can't think of anything else it could be. Looks so wimpy without it all up there now
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Unread 08-22-2013, 05:18 PM   #25080
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Got my tube doors!

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