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post #8056 of 44559 Old 02-08-2012, 02:15 AM
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1)
running like crap on way home from groceries. Failed to start following morning. Cranked and cranked...no codes. Can hear pump run on key turn. Stuck my fingernail in the shrader valve on the fuel rail and had 0 pressure. dropped the tank and confirmed 2nd fuel pump fail in a year. Pump had rotation, but did not make pressure even when immersed. Autozone replaced pump under warranty.
Pump replaced.

2)completely emptied gas tank, and taped a broom handle to a johnny mop. Poured in a mix of hot water and simple green and ******d the tank. Tank was terrible. I found a use for wife's blow dryer.
tank cleaned

3) while i was at it, I bought a Ford inline external (part e2000) pump as an emergency spare.
got a spare pump

4) I cut an access hole in the rear deck for the sender/pump. I was lucky to be near empty this time.. I will make a hatch out of some clear treated plexi.

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post #8057 of 44559 Old 02-08-2012, 11:00 AM
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running like crap on way home from groceries. Failed to start following morning. Cranked and cranked...no codes. Can hear pump run on key turn. Stuck my fingernail in the shrader valve on the fuel rail and had 0 pressure. dropped the tank and confirmed 2nd fuel pump fail in a year. Pump had rotation, but did not make pressure even when immersed. Autozone replaced pump under warranty.
Pump replaced.

2)completely emptied gas tank, and taped a broom handle to a johnny mop. Poured in a mix of hot water and simple green and ******d the tank. Tank was terrible. I found a use for wife's blow dryer.
tank cleaned

3) while i was at it, I bought a Ford inline external (part e2000) pump as an emergency spare.
got a spare pump

4) I cut an access hole in the rear deck for the sender/pump. I was lucky to be near empty this time.. I will make a hatch out of some clear treated plexi.
Interesting work-around installing an additional fuel pump and good idea.

I've had a couple fuel pump type problems with my 96 ZJ w/192,000 miles but haven't had to replace it yet. Fuel gauge quit working and found out the sensor is part of the pump and the whole unit needs replaced. Found a squirrel had chewed the wires almost at the tank and repaired them. Same thing happened a month later and this time no fuel pumping. Repaired the chewed wires again.

Then last year no fuel pressure again but this time it was the PCM and replaced it with an aftermarket one.

Question: I've been told not to use an aftermarket fuel pump but someone told me the dealer wants $800! Wow! If my pump goes out is it worth buying an aftermarket one if you have to drop the tank a couple times? Not sure if I'd trust a junk yard one though.

Once in a while I get a short stutter or my Jeep won't start. Have a new crank sensor and 1 year old PCM. Could the fuel position sensor (original) be causing this or more likely the pump itself? I was told with the aftermarket PCM it wouldn't hold codes what the problem is unless it happens right at the time of testing.

Thanks for any input.
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post #8058 of 44559 Old 02-08-2012, 01:03 PM
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I did this the other day....

Washed and waxed it. It needs far more than a wax job...

Whipped out my inverter and computer speakers and ghetto rigged the sub. I'm using a Y splitter for the signal, so the music (Ipod) plays through my Jeep speakers and the sub. I just need a more powerful inverter OR to get my amp fixed. Hmm...

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post #8059 of 44559 Old 02-08-2012, 03:34 PM
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Picked up her shoes a little bit ago. She is quite excited as am I.

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post #8060 of 44559 Old 02-08-2012, 04:26 PM
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Checked and filled my blinker fluid

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post #8061 of 44559 Old 02-08-2012, 04:31 PM
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Cleaned her up so hopefully the guy coming this weekend will buy it.

Took it for a drive and wouldn't you know it the front drive shaft u-joint seized so I pulled the front drive-shaft on the side of the road. U-joint was replace 6 months ago and all 4 caps are bone dry. Going to replace the u-joint on Friday so the 4WD will work for the new owner.
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post #8062 of 44559 Old 02-08-2012, 05:46 PM
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Changed the rear brake pads on her today. Also, noticed that I have a trans fluid leak AFTER i changed the fluid/filter. Thinking about removing the gasket and putting "good ol'" silicone...

"Not a single **** shall be given."

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post #8063 of 44559 Old 02-08-2012, 06:02 PM
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Changed the rear brake pads on her today. Also, noticed that I have a trans fluid leak AFTER i changed the fluid/filter. Thinking about removing the gasket and putting "good ol'" silicone...
Did you put a new gasket in? I have a small leak around two bolts after I put the new gasket in but I just keep tightening them down. One of the bolts stopped leaking so far. I would avoid the silicone.
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post #8064 of 44559 Old 02-08-2012, 06:33 PM
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cleaned my interior to find my pass side carpet wet AGAIN!

I really hope it isnt the heater core, I dont seem to lose coolant and I have rubber floormats and they are dry, so the moisture is getting under it somehow. ugh

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post #8065 of 44559 Old 02-08-2012, 07:16 PM
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Did you put a new gasket in? I have a small leak around two bolts after I put the new gasket in but I just keep tightening them down. One of the bolts stopped leaking so far. I would avoid the silicone.
i put the rubber gasket that came with the filter. its leaking from the drivers side , there are 2 bolts that look "wet". might tighten them down, and see what happens... thanks polka..

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post #8066 of 44559 Old 02-08-2012, 07:42 PM
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Got death wobble going down a road at 60km/hr and tore a control arm mount off the front axle, then my passenger tire folded under the jeep and I proceeded to drive directly into the snowbank on the side of the road.
Great night.............

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post #8067 of 44559 Old 02-08-2012, 09:29 PM
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Went through 240,000km (150,000 miles):


Had a set of these wheels fitted too (15" x 9"):


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post #8068 of 44559 Old 02-08-2012, 09:48 PM
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built a bumper and started framing up a mesh grille

i still have some work to do on the bumper though
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post #8069 of 44559 Old 02-08-2012, 10:11 PM
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Checked and filled my blinker fluid
My VIC has been beeping because of this for weeks now...

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post #8070 of 44559 Old 02-08-2012, 11:10 PM
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Fought with my Zj again, if any one wants to be a hero, Now is the time!!

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