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post #26041 of 44549 Old 10-06-2013, 04:55 PM
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Picked up a 93 ZJ for my wife. 4.0 201K for $1000 with a new sticker. Surprisingly only a little surface rust underneath. Gotta do tires, rear brakes, tail pipe, hood and valve cover gasket to have it road worthy.

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post #26042 of 44549 Old 10-06-2013, 05:06 PM
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Ok so i know a ZJ is not a good tow rig. I know. I have a V8 with plenty of power. Im going to buy a car hauler with brakes.

Now has anyone put a brake controller in their zj? I know you would have to up grade from a 4 to 7 pin plug, but anyone know of a good write up or actually done it?
Mine had one, but the PO took it out. It was fastened to the center console, holes are still there. I would put another one in, but I have no need to.
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post #26043 of 44549 Old 10-06-2013, 05:24 PM
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Got my trailer hitch and gas tank skid installed! I think it looks great with shackles hanging from the rear.

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95 zj 5.2 np242 3.5'' IRO lift, IRO adjustable arms, KOR front trackbar, steering stabilizer and box brace, IRO rear adjustable trackbar, bilsteins, Hughes plenum plate, flow master 40, 31x10.5s on 15'' dc-2 rims
Mopar or no car!
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post #26044 of 44549 Old 10-06-2013, 05:39 PM
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Finished up the new rotor and pads on the front. Noticed a caliper bolt on the drivers side was all thread compared to the others. Guess the PO used it in place of a broken/lost one. I didnt think anything of it. Took it for a test drive, and it felt a little slow on idle. On the highway, it was dragging quit a bit to the left. Got to a stopping point, and the drivers side had a burning smell and the rotor was "hot" compared to the passenger. I realized when I got home that that caliper bolt must be tightened farther than it should. So I losened it some, and when idling in reverse/drive, feels like normal again. So i guess ill go for another drive tomorrow and be sure, and also pick up another replacement bolt. Real PITA... Hope things didnt get too hot
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post #26045 of 44549 Old 10-06-2013, 05:46 PM
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It's only been a couple months since I put it on, but so far so good. Hasn't loosened up. I used blue lock-tite, though red may work better. I don't have the part number that I used, but I took the other caliper bolt to advance auto to match it up. Only needs to be 1/8" to 1/4" longer. If I had the money I would have just got a knuckle. No jy's around here.

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Alright. I went to autozone and they couldn't help me with the bolts. They told me to head to Home Depot (where I work) and pick up a bolt. I bought a bolt a little bit longer that is about a grade 5. The original is about a grade 8. Should hold up well, my uncle mentioned that he's got a kit to do some helicoils and that we could fix the knuckle that way. The jeep stops so much better than it did!

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post #26046 of 44549 Old 10-06-2013, 05:47 PM
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I didn't do anything TO my ZJ today, but I did something FOR it.

Snagged an Up-Country package from the local junk yard,
Springs, Hooks, and Skids - the shocks were aftermarket so didn't bother.
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post #26047 of 44549 Old 10-06-2013, 05:50 PM
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What brand cb is that? How much was it? It nice? How much was it? Haha sorry lots a questions.

Ot. Finished bedline floor. Used rustoleum. Looks pretty good for $20. For sure not monstaliner, but mot bad.

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post #26048 of 44549 Old 10-06-2013, 06:02 PM
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Got my trailer hitch and gas tank skid installed! I think it looks great with shackles hanging from the rear.

And a close up
Very nice. I might have to add these to my hitch to hold me over till I get a rear bumper.

Good work.

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post #26049 of 44549 Old 10-06-2013, 06:17 PM
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Very nice. I might have to add these to my hitch to hold me over till I get a rear bumper.

Good work.
Thanks a lot! A steel front bumper is in my plans but not a rear. So since my hitch was shot I rebuilt it(making it twice as strong in the process) and added those mounts so I have tow points in the rear. Maybe cost me $20 in steel for the whole thing.

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post #26050 of 44549 Old 10-06-2013, 06:22 PM
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Is there a guide for rigging up the fuel pump to run straight from a switch? I'm sick of cycling the key 4 or 5 times before starting to build up pressure. lol
I just replaced my fuel pump because of that. I suppose you could probably find the positive and negative wires to the fuel pump and just run them on a switch but I didnt want to be ghetto about it lol.

But ya it is annoying and I only dealt with it for a couple weeks but that was enough for me.
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post #26051 of 44549 Old 10-06-2013, 06:23 PM
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Very nice. I might have to add these to my hitch to hold me over till I get a rear bumper.

Good work.
Yea don't go adding that to a stock hitch. Besides it's kind of pointless with the hitch there. You can just pull from that.
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post #26052 of 44549 Old 10-06-2013, 06:36 PM
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Yea don't go adding that to a stock hitch. Besides it's kind of pointless with the hitch there. You can just pull from that.
well I assumed it was a bit stronger to add 1" thick steel. But I don't normally keep the ball in my hitch (i wanna keep my knees in good shape!) and I could see that being a problem possibly if I got in a situation.

96 ZJ sittin up 6" on 35's with 4:56's and a 12k winch. Cuz...why the hell not!?
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post #26053 of 44549 Old 10-06-2013, 07:47 PM
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Today I managed to get the caliper affixed to the rotor with a slightly longer bolt. Then I topped up the transmission fluid and decided to ponder how to change the transmission cooler hose.



The hose seems to be leaking a bit and has been for some time. How would I go about swapping in a new hose? Draining the cooler? Is this even the transmission cooler line?

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post #26054 of 44549 Old 10-06-2013, 07:53 PM
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Today I managed to get the caliper affixed to the rotor with a slightly longer bolt. Then I topped up the transmission fluid and decided to ponder how to change the transmission cooler hose.



The hose seems to be leaking a bit and has been for some time. How would I go about swapping in a new hose? Draining the cooler? Is this even the transmission cooler line?
There is no other line under there that looks like that so yea. What I would do is take that one off and replace it with a new one and new hose clamps. Once you have it off you can see what kind of hack job the PO did. If the line ends are flared you will be in good shape. If they are not, you may want to consider getting a tool to flare the ends of the hard line. It will certainly keep it from leaking much better. Don't worry, all the fluid will not leak out, just a little. You might need a razor if the lines are flared. It's an easy repair.

I highy suggest getting a tool to flare the line ends though because if that hose comes off not only will it pump all the trans fluid and leave you stranded, but but it could also spray it all over the very hot exhaust pipe which could lead to your ZJ burning to the ground. Trans fluid is very flammable once it ignites. Have fun!


Also your motor mount looks beat. See how low it's sitting?
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post #26055 of 44549 Old 10-06-2013, 08:27 PM
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There is no other line under there that looks like that so yea. What I would do is take that one off and replace it with a new one and new hose clamps. Once you have it off you can see what kind of hack job the PO did. If the line ends are flared you will be in good shape. If they are not, you may want to consider getting a tool to flare the ends of the hard line. It will certainly keep it from leaking much better. Don't worry, all the fluid will not leak out, just a little. You might need a razor if the lines are flared. It's an easy repair.

I highy suggest getting a tool to flare the line ends though because if that hose comes off not only will it pump all the trans fluid and leave you stranded, but but it could also spray it all over the very hot exhaust pipe which could lead to your ZJ burning to the ground. Trans fluid is very flammable once it ignites. Have fun!


Also your motor mount looks beat. See how low it's sitting?
I believe that the metal is flared, I was trying to slip the rubber tubing further onto the hard line and was having a hell of a time. It was getting dark, so I didn't want to mess with it anymore in my driveway. I was also worried of a flood of transmission fluid after pulling the line.

I installed a fire extinguisher a few months ago but that would really suck. I'll check the line out sometime this week and see about replacing it.

I'll look into motor mounts as well, most of the bushings I believe are stock from the factory. I don't believe that the previous owners replaced a whole lot before selling it.

Thanks for the help.
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