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Unread 02-25-2014, 07:11 PM   #30496
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Thats pretty sad but im bored. The baby is sleeping oldest daughter is in her room youngest daughter is taking a shower and wife is picking up dinner

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Yeah, I was out at dinner and didn't really feel like getting my phone all greasy.

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Unread 02-25-2014, 07:32 PM   #30497
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That's much better than the $55 EACH I paid for cam bolts at the stealership..... BEFORE I learned that auto parts stores could get them too.
I was afraid I'd have to call the dealer if I couldn't find any. Thankfully Napa pulled through at 5:30 tonight.

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Rockauto has them for $25 a pair i think

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That's be great if I didn't need them ASAP lol

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I have a commercial account at our local Napa.
2 cam bolts, 2 cam washers, and 2 nuts. My cost = just under $21 including tax.

Live and learn....
I ended up using our Napa shop account and it was $35.69 for the pair. I wonder if they're different brands or just location to cause that big of a price difference.

OT: short arms done and new cam bolts showed up a half hour before our shop closes. Didn't get a chance to align it but so far no vibes and drives 100% better than before. All the OEM bushings nearly fell apart taking them out. I'll throw it up on the alignment rack tomorrow and dial her in. I'm stoked I can drive it now without it wandering all over the road.
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Unread 02-25-2014, 08:11 PM   #30498
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I got my new iro double shear track bar in ups today. Its going on this weekend with my new header panel all new lights up front radiator and a/c rip out along with a new serp belt

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Unread 02-25-2014, 08:44 PM   #30499
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I ended up using our Napa shop account and it was $35.69 for the pair. I wonder if they're different brands or just location to cause that big of a price difference.
Sorry, bad memory... looked at receipt again: $26.88.(compared to $115 after tax for two cam bolts on the wife's ZJ. I managed to save the washers & nuts on hers. Not so lucky on mine)
EDIT: make that "just under $27", not $21. My bad!
Still quite a difference either way.
I'm guessing mine were a cheap brand, since I had to remove the pressed on cam washer and rotate it 7 splines on one and 4 on the other in order for it to line up with the cam washer on the nut end of the bolt.
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Unread 02-25-2014, 10:32 PM   #30500
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Bleh, all I did was find one thing after the other causing problems in the front end. I also suddenly developed a phantom brake fluid leak. The reservoir drained almost dry on me 2 days ago, I've traced every inch of brake line from caliper to abs and nothing. I've started to notice that when something goes bad on this ZJ it never does it the easy/expected way.
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Unread 02-26-2014, 01:01 PM   #30501
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My torque converter wants to keep unlocking while in OD. Looked to be a half quart low but I don't think that would cause that all of a sudden. Any suggestions? Kinda funny I fix one issue yesterday and another starts today....gotta love jeeps lol.
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Unread 02-26-2014, 01:47 PM   #30502
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My torque converter wants to keep unlocking while in OD. Looked to be a half quart low but I don't think that would cause that all of a sudden. Any suggestions? Kinda funny I fix one issue yesterday and another starts today....gotta love jeeps lol.
Mine did that when I first got it.
My brake switch wasn't resting fully in place in it's mount.
It was sending a signal like I was using the brake pedal when I wasn't.
If the switch isn't fully depressed when the pedal returns to it's released position it makes the PCM think you're on the brakes, unlocking the converter.
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Unread 02-26-2014, 02:41 PM   #30503
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Mine did that when I first got it.
My brake switch wasn't resting fully in place in it's mount.
It was sending a signal like I was using the brake pedal when I wasn't.
If the switch isn't fully depressed when the pedal returns to it's released position it makes the PCM think you're on the brakes, unlocking the converter.
Hmm ok I'll check that out thanks
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Unread 02-26-2014, 06:23 PM   #30504
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Mine did that when I first got it. My brake switch wasn't resting fully in place in it's mount. It was sending a signal like I was using the brake pedal when I wasn't. If the switch isn't fully depressed when the pedal returns to it's released position it makes the PCM think you're on the brakes, unlocking the converter.
That's weird, I blew my brake switch about a month ago, my brake lights were stuck on, and my torque converter still locked in OD
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Unread 02-26-2014, 06:27 PM   #30505
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Got mine stuck this morning going to work. I made a side trip and found out how far i can flex in it. I almost dropped a front spring and tucked my rear pass tire so far into the fender that it locked it completely down. I really need to get my 4wd fixed so i can play again.

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Unread 02-26-2014, 06:43 PM   #30506
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That's weird, I blew my brake switch about a month ago, my brake lights were stuck on, and my torque converter still locked in OD
Multiple contacts within one switch assembly.
One set can be bad while the other is still good.
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Unread 02-26-2014, 06:45 PM   #30507
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On my drive home from work it shifted fine and acted as it should. I'm totally baffled by it's behavior this morning.
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Unread 02-26-2014, 07:01 PM   #30508
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Drove a 150 mile round trip after work to look at what I thought was a set of four wheels, only to get there and find out it was only three. Came home empty handed, but at least the ZJ ran great.
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Unread 02-26-2014, 08:19 PM   #30509
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Multiple contacts within one switch assembly. One set can be bad while the other is still good.
Makes sense
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Unread 02-26-2014, 08:38 PM   #30510
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Cleaned up all the solder points on my Vic and fixed the rear lamp failure then 15 minutes later it comes back on but actually because I have a blown out bulb
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