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Unread 02-10-2012, 08:04 PM   #8116
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Took it for a bath

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Unread 02-10-2012, 09:48 PM   #8117
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I changed my diff fluid in both the front and rear diffs. Why doesn't anyone make a gasket for the 44A? I mean, really. There are so many of these things out there. Some company could be making money on them. I'd pay for it. I'm not looking forward to scraping silicone off the diff and diff cover again in a few years. Also, those rubber plugs are a joke. Moving on, I also changed my almost 2 year old air filter... Yeah, I know, that's pretty bad. Lastly, I failed at changing my pinion seal. How the hell does that nut come off? I tried almost everything. I also broke one of the bolts that holds a strap for the u-joint. I guess holding it with 3 outta 4 ain't bad...
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Unread 02-10-2012, 10:01 PM   #8118
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I changed my diff fluid in both the front and rear diffs. Why doesn't anyone make a gasket for the 44A? I mean, really. There are so many of these things out there. Some company could be making money on them. I'd pay for it. I'm not looking forward to scraping silicone off the diff and diff cover again in a few years. Also, those rubber plugs are a joke. Moving on, I also changed my almost 2 year old air filter... Yeah, I know, that's pretty bad. Lastly, I failed at changing my pinion seal. How the hell does that nut come off? I tried almost everything. I also broke one of the bolts that holds a strap for the u-joint. I guess holding it with 3 outta 4 ain't bad...
The pinion nuts are on there pretty good, you'll need either a big breaker bar and something to bolt to the yoke, or a good impact

And yea I've yet to get the rubber plug on my 44a to seal properly without leaking. Good thing its getting scrapped for a 8.8 here soon


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And staying on topic
I heard something start to 'flutter' in the engine bay on the way to work this morning (~15mile trip), pulled over, popped hood and say it was the idler pulley about to come off. Limped it on the backroads to work, that way I could at least have a buddy tow me home instead of having to pay for a tow if I broke down on the main roads.

Got off work, and limped it to autozone, got all of about 1 block away from there and it let go. Luckily I pulled right in a gas station, popped the hood and had the sucker off within about 3 minutes. Walked over to autozone, bent over as I paid almost $30 for a bearing with a pulley on it, and walked back. Took me longer to get the inner bearing race from the old one off of the sleeve that goes inside the bearing (between the bolt & pulley), as all I had were some gerber all in one multipliers. Got that on and drove off. Can't really complain about a bad place to break down though, all of about 15 minutes later and I was on my way
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Unread 02-10-2012, 10:27 PM   #8119
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I also just ordered a new pinion yoke for the diff because mine has a broken bolt in it. I figure the $50 is worth saving the headache of getting the broken bolt out, if it's even possible. It's pretty far in there.
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Unread 02-10-2012, 11:22 PM   #8120
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I was putting new U joints in the front driveshaft and found the driveshaft was no good, and there was my vibration problem, as you see in pics, so I had to go to the junkyard in pickup a front driveshaft $40.
Put on new U joints in that shaft. pumped it full of grease. And it's working great.
Also put on new front timken hubs,when I got to the pasenger side I found the Driveworks Sway Bar Link in last pic,I put these links on December 8.
Also changed TC fluid.
The day before I put new you joints on the rear shift. Last week, new ones on front drive axles
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Unread 02-11-2012, 12:52 AM   #8121
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Is that the 1/2 ton or 1 ton press? I'm on the fence about which 1 to buy.
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Unread 02-11-2012, 02:43 AM   #8122
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Picked up a used OEM bumper. Will be trimming it and installing tomorrow.


Just ordered an IRO 3.5" Benchmark lift. I'm unsure if I need extended brake lines, or anything not in the kit. Was thinking of putting some 1" spacers to add to it all..but that may be a little too much.
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Unread 02-11-2012, 07:22 AM   #8123
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You'll want an adjustable rear trackbar. That's the bare minimum you'd want with that kit.
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Unread 02-11-2012, 07:39 AM   #8124
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Change fluid with atf4 and tighten bands and change filter.
Okay thanks!
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Unread 02-11-2012, 08:17 AM   #8125
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Look what I picked up this morning. And my control arms are finished drying from painting them last night.
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Unread 02-11-2012, 08:20 AM   #8126
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You'll want to get the bands tightened to factory spec. What i can get you specs for 97 or 98 for the 42RE trans. I don't know about 95 though. Is your trans a 42RE or a 42RH? I know they switched from hydrolic to electronic in 96 with the 44s. If someone can verify that it's an RE, I can provide the specs for the bands.
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Unread 02-11-2012, 08:30 AM   #8127
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You'll want to get the bands tightened to factory spec. What i can get you specs for 97 or 98 for the 42RE trans. I don't know about 95 though. Is your trans a 42RE or a 42RH? I know they switched from hydrolic to electronic in 96 with the 44s. If someone can verify that it's an RE, I can provide the specs for the bands.
I have a 42re
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Unread 02-11-2012, 08:49 AM   #8128
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ZJ trannies are as follows:

93 - 93.5 4.0: AW4
93 - 94 4.0: AX-15 (very rare 5 speed option)
93.5 - 98 4.0: 42RE
93 - 95 5.2: 46RH
96 - 98 5.2: 44RE
98 5.9: 46RE
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Unread 02-11-2012, 09:11 AM   #8129
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It's amazing what you can do with some black spray paint, and some clear signal lights...
I'm on my phone and can't blow up the pic. You mentioned black spray paint, did you rattle can paintjob? If so, looks really good!!
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Unread 02-11-2012, 09:11 AM   #8130
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Is that the 1/2 ton or 1 ton press? I'm on the fence about which 1 to buy.
That's actually a 2 ton, bought it quite a few years ago for like 120 bucks
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