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Unread 07-17-2012, 12:42 AM   #13891
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Have you adjusted the tension on the rod that goes down to the latch itself. You can pull the threaded section at the top of the rod out and then push it back in the holder once the slack is taken out of the rod assembly. The full arc of the handle motion should now be enough to release the latch.
I'll have to try that, does it just pull out of the bracket with a towards you motion?

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Unread 07-17-2012, 04:58 AM   #13892
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Found this any takers on where it could be from? Only drips 3-4 small drips once you stop, and sometimes seems it won't drip at all... oil pressure is fine.



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And yes I will be going back underneath with an degreaser and cleaning everything
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Unread 07-17-2012, 07:32 AM   #13893
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With a bad window switch, neither the pass or drivers master would be able to roll it down. Getting a replacement from the j/y is cheapest way to go. You might aslo have a bad regulator in that door. Use a 12v test light to see that you are getting power to and thru the switch.
This is wrong. There is a module screwed to the interior of door panel that has the switch in it. Mine went bad and neither would control the passenger window. Got a new module from a jy for 10 and now master and passenger both work.

Anyways, I am looking on cl to find a cheaper 5.2 zj, ill put all my stuff onto that one then use my current for parts.
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Unread 07-17-2012, 10:26 AM   #13894
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Found this any takers on where it could be from? Only drips 3-4 small drips once you stop, and sometimes seems it won't drip at all... oil pressure is fine.



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And yes I will be going back underneath with an degreaser and cleaning everything
Hey, that looks kind of like mine! A lot of oil blow back covers the belly. Here is what leaks on mine, oil pan gasket, valve cover gaskets, possible rear main. That's hard to tell though with all the other oil. I just keep it topped off for now. Pressure is good. You can't see it visibly dripping. There is lots of card board on my garage floor and my friends don't let me park in their driveway.
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Unread 07-17-2012, 10:36 AM   #13895
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5.9 HEADLINER TIME... got a Jo-Ann's flyer with 50% off coupons in the Sunday paper so getting it done for under $50. Second one for me as I did the 4.0 several years back - and to think they don't stock the red headliner fabric anymore!!! Anyway, if anyone's interested in what is needed I'll explain below.

Remove headliner carefully. Ask a friend to help so you don't accidentally try to hold on to an edge and break it. They're pretty flimsy but can be handled/ removed in one piece if you are careful.



Once out, I easily peeled off the fabric from the fiberglass backer. Then I cleaned off the old foam with a tire cleaning bristle brush and vacuum cleaner. Worked like a champ and got it very clean.



I used two cans of Weldwood Contact Cement - one gel and one regular. I like the regular one better as it seems to spread easier, the gel seems to go too fast and cakes up in areas then doesn't want to spread - gel is even harder to spread on the foam backed fabric. I lined up the material (3 yards) and peeled back 2 ft at the front of the backer by the sun-visor crevices. With help form a friend, we splattered the cement on both sides using disposable brushes, then let dry for a few minutes and stuck it on. Careful here as one mistake or wrinkle is very hard to work back out. We took out time and repeated the process until the whole thing was covered. Finally I trimmed the edges off and glued 1 inch all the way around the back of the board for added anti-droop feature. Still need to install it but I let it cure overnight.

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Unread 07-17-2012, 10:53 AM   #13896
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Hey, that looks kind of like mine! A lot of oil blow back covers the belly. Here is what leaks on mine, oil pan gasket, valve cover gaskets, possible rear main. That's hard to tell though with all the other oil. I just keep it topped off for now. Pressure is good. You can't see it visibly dripping. There is lots of card board on my garage floor and my friends don't let me park in their driveway.
Sad thing is that I cleaned and degreased the the valve covers and haven't seen anything from them. I don't think it's the rear main strictly to the fact it's so slow and doesn't drip more then a few drops only after its been parked. if its a rear main it's no big deal can knock that out in a few hours. I'm leaning towards oil pan. Which if the case I will do rear main anyways
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Unread 07-17-2012, 11:11 AM   #13897
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Well a month ago the 42re wouldn't shift out of first without great difficulty (a week prior to this the fluid looked fine and smelled fine). So I parked it and drove something else, figured I'd check it out later.

Ordered the Governor Pressure Sensor and Solenoid from Cascade last week since the solenoid code was read before the shifting issue became a crippling factor.

Set about changing everything out yesterday thinking the solenoid would be delivered...it wasn't...so I replaced the filter and fluid anyway just to help clean things out a bit. The fluid looked like used motor oil from a car that waited 15k for a change and had several thin strips of flimsy black material in it (not sure if this is band or clutch material or what since I never worked on a trans before)...filter was blackened and things just looked bad.

Put everything back together after a thorough cleaning and filled it up...drove a bit...filled a bit...drove a bit...filled a bit until everything read properly.

Car shifts a bit better now...reverse is back to functioning...OD works again...only issue is 1-2 upshift which I assume is the Governor still showing its failure...

Now the parts from Cascade should be here later this week so I'll do this all over again this coming weekend...with how bad the fluid was...i'm glad it will get another fill before the new solenoid/sensor are in...

Probably won't get much more life out of this thing...but we'll see...
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Unread 07-17-2012, 12:01 PM   #13898
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Sad thing is that I cleaned and degreased the the valve covers and haven't seen anything from them. I don't think it's the rear main strictly to the fact it's so slow and doesn't drip more then a few drops only after its been parked. if its a rear main it's no big deal can knock that out in a few hours. I'm leaning towards oil pan. Which if the case I will do rear main anyways
Yea, mine looks like crap under there. A few layers of oil, dust, oil, dirt, oil ect hahaha. Same as my old ZJ. I would like to wait until I am doing exhaust work to to the oil pan so I can just cut the exhaust out instead of messing with the bolts. It's always fun driving to the shop with open headers.
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Unread 07-17-2012, 12:09 PM   #13899
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Yea, mine looks like crap under there. A few layers of oil, dust, oil, dirt, oil ect hahaha. Same as my old ZJ. I would like to wait until I am doing exhaust work to to the oil pan so I can just cut the exhaust out instead of messing with the bolts. It's always fun driving to the shop with open headers.
Yeah gonna wait until tonight and get under there with some light and scrub that grease and oil off gonna be a great time
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Unread 07-17-2012, 12:13 PM   #13900
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Yeah gonna wait until tonight and get under there with some light and scrub that grease and oil off gonna be a great time
Go to a carwash and steam it off, way easier.
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Unread 07-17-2012, 12:16 PM   #13901
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Go to a carwash and steam it off, way easier.
Really? I was worried about possibly putting water into motor
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Unread 07-17-2012, 12:18 PM   #13902
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Really? I was worried about possibly putting water into motor
Not a problem
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Unread 07-17-2012, 12:20 PM   #13903
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Not a problem
Thanks man!
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Unread 07-17-2012, 12:55 PM   #13904
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Thanks guys. I can control the passenger window from the drivers side, if that changes anything. I'm thinking of just trying to clean the switch.
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Unread 07-17-2012, 01:51 PM   #13905
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Recharged my a/c!
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