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Unread 09-22-2013, 06:32 PM   #25741
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That's a good idea. I'll try that next time.

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Unread 09-22-2013, 07:02 PM   #25742
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Oil change. Need to figure out how to not get oil all over the starter when taking the filter off.
I think oil is what messed up my starter. Either that or it always has to have the key turned at least twice...

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Unread 09-22-2013, 07:30 PM   #25743
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I think oil is what messed up my starter. Either that or it always has to have the key turned at least twice...

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I wouldn't be surprised. Looked like mine had years of oil and crap gunked around it.
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Unread 09-22-2013, 07:58 PM   #25744
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I think oil is what messed up my starter. Either that or it always has to have the key turned at least twice...

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Idk. I know mine is still on the factory starter! 4th motor, but factory starter.. after a cpl twists most the oil runs down the filter and avoids the starter but not all. The rest I let Jus fall on the starter cuz I know exactly where its gonna drip from it and the tranny lines. Only drips on the ground when the wind blows it!
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Unread 09-22-2013, 07:58 PM   #25745
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Replaced the lift struts on the rear hatch. Finally stays open! Also removed the cladding. Totally different look. I kinda like it. Also washed her and vacuumed her out. Thinking about putting my Jeep on the list of a painting class at the local college. I have been told that if one supplies the paint, the class will paint it for free. She does need a paint job...
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Unread 09-22-2013, 08:08 PM   #25746
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Idk. I know mine is still on the factory starter! 4th motor, but factory starter.. after a cpl twists most the oil runs down the filter and avoids the starter but not all. The rest I let Jus fall on the starter cuz I know exactly where its gonna drip from it and the tranny lines. Only drips on the ground when the wind blows it!
Won't turn over at all in the first key turn now. Sometimes won't on the second either. It did act up after I did the plugs, wires, cap & rotor. Makes no sense to me. Sent from my iPhone using JeepForum
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Unread 09-22-2013, 09:46 PM   #25747
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Used it to haul a Xmark drck to wrld at &*&&%% dag kwrys todd@@%&
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Unread 09-22-2013, 09:49 PM   #25748
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Used it to haul a Xmark drck to wrld at &*&&%% dag kwrys todd@@%&
Ok, I think I drunk now, g'nite!
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Unread 09-22-2013, 09:56 PM   #25749
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Ok, I think I drunk now, g'nite!
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Unread 09-22-2013, 09:59 PM   #25750
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Night
Ok you got me, I'm not drunk,.......Jus dumb. Wtf does that mean though?
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Unread 09-22-2013, 10:05 PM   #25751
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Used it to haul a Xmark drck to wrld at &*&&%% dag kwrys todd@@%&
I mean this, not the the other quote.


Maybe a lil drunk lol!
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Unread 09-22-2013, 11:19 PM   #25752
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First post woo, lol

Well first off, I bought my first jeep last Wednesday night. 95 zj with 5.2, it has rubicon express springs up front to level it out and brand new Falken all terrains.

Ok so on too what I have done to it, I'm gonna list a few days worth of stuff.

Got to home and cleaned it up, put a new hood on it die to old one being bent, installed a brand new stereo/amp/subwoofer/speakers, Saturday I built a light bar for the front that holds 2- 6" kc style HID lights, all I had to do what trim one part of the bump a shade, and to day I prime red the hood(going to the body shop next week to get paint matched, and painted my light bar along with installed and wirig up my lights. That is all for now... Going to start on a roof/tire rack this week.
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Unread 09-23-2013, 07:52 AM   #25753
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Idk. I know mine is still on the factory starter! 4th motor, but factory starter.
Yep, same here. Shortly after I bought it I got the dreaded 'click, no start' at random times, but mostly when attempting a hot restart. I pulled the starter motor apart and the brushes looked good, so I swapped out the solenoid with a junkyard one and it's been fine since. Going on 225k on the factory starter

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Did a 242 swap in my buddies ZJ yesterday, looking to get mine done some time this weekend once I finish up my oil pan gasket and RMS. All in all it wasn't too bad, but we did have to cut the frame mounting bolt for his t-case skid. Thankfully the crossmember bolts played nice and came right out.
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Unread 09-23-2013, 08:04 AM   #25754
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Yep, same here. Shortly after I bought it I got the dreaded 'click, no start' at random times, but mostly when attempting a hot restart. I pulled the starter motor apart and the brushes looked good, so I swapped out the solenoid with a junkyard one and it's been fine since. Going on 225k on the factory starter

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Did a 242 swap in my buddies ZJ yesterday, looking to get mine done some time this weekend once I finish up my oil pan gasket and RMS. All in all it wasn't too bad, but we did have to cut the frame mounting bolt for his t-case skid. Thankfully the crossmember bolts played nice and came right out.
I'm going to pull the starter & just clean up the solenoid contacts this weekend (if I can). Took me quite a few tries to get it to crank this morning....
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Unread 09-23-2013, 08:13 AM   #25755
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Yeah, I did that too, unfortunately for me that didn't help the problem. There are a couple places online that you can source a new solenoid, but IIRC the cheapest place I found was around $30.
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