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Unread 08-04-2012, 12:29 AM   #14476
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today i had one of those "i just wanna sell this damned thing" moments... took her in to the shop to have my PS leak looked at. found out that all four motor mounts are broken, transmission mount is broken, and R/F CV boot is sliced and needs replaced. PLUS PS leak and rear diff leak.

the ZJ is worth more to me than the money it takes to repair it constantly. i will be keeping her, but damn i am broke as a joke...

OT: got front hooks in the mail, did a gasoline and paint thinner scrub on all hardware, then sanded and painted them gloss black. they go on when i get her back on monday.
I know how you feel man...

My ZJ needs a heater core, 4 new balljoints, a track bar, a new radiator, along with needing to change damn near every fluid, AND the transmission is not in the best of shape either.

I love the thing, but being a broke college student sucks balls.

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Unread 08-04-2012, 01:09 AM   #14477
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I know how you feel man...

My ZJ needs a heater core, 4 new balljoints, a track bar, a new radiator, along with needing to change damn near every fluid, AND the transmission is not in the best of shape either.

I love the thing, but being a broke college student sucks balls.
Second that, mine decided to have random fits of not turning over. Got the starter systme check and ran as good. Shop couldn't get the problem to repeat. So now i have no idea what to do. Hopefully it starts tomorrow
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Unread 08-04-2012, 06:37 AM   #14478
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I got started on my "no weld" roof rack finally. Its pretty solid so far. Just taking a lot of time so it doesn't look like a ghetto hack job. I'm using 3/4" EMT but it's pretty darn strong the way I'm putting it together.

I looked at an aftermarket rack and the tubing wasn't even as heavy as the conduit. I'll post a thread maybe
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Unread 08-04-2012, 09:52 AM   #14479
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I got started on my "no weld" roof rack finally. Its pretty solid so far. Just taking a lot of time so it doesn't look like a ghetto hack job. I'm using 3/4" EMT but it's pretty darn strong the way I'm putting it together.

I looked at an aftermarket rack and the tubing wasn't even as heavy as the conduit. I'll post a thread maybe
Hope youre not planning on carrying a lot of weight up there. 3/4" emt bends like spaghetti noodles. Especially if your just using set screw or rain tight couplings.
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Unread 08-04-2012, 10:34 AM   #14480
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Second that, mine decided to have random fits of not turning over. Got the starter systme check and ran as good. Shop couldn't get the problem to repeat. So now i have no idea what to do. Hopefully it starts tomorrow
Honestly, when my ZJ runs fine it is an amazing vehicle, and I honestly love it; that's why I put up with all the problems, hoping that in the near future she will be mint
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Unread 08-04-2012, 10:53 AM   #14481
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Second that, mine decided to have random fits of not turning over. Got the starter systme check and ran as good. Shop couldn't get the problem to repeat. So now i have no idea what to do. Hopefully it starts tomorrow
Have you cleaned your battery terminals with a wire brush? What about the coil?
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Unread 08-04-2012, 11:01 AM   #14482
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today i had one of those "i just wanna sell this damned thing" moments... took her in to the shop to have my PS leak looked at. found out that all four motor mounts are broken, transmission mount is broken, and R/F CV boot is sliced and needs replaced. PLUS PS leak and rear diff leak.

the ZJ is worth more to me than the money it takes to repair it constantly. i will be keeping her, but damn i am broke as a joke...

OT: got front hooks in the mail, did a gasoline and paint thinner scrub on all hardware, then sanded and painted them gloss black. they go on when i get her back on monday.
every time i go to the shop for anything i feel like i'm getting ripped off, might wanna check your mufflers for unicorns...

speaking of shops and zj's, i gave up fixing it myself so i sent it in, they're probably going to press the hard to find behave button and give it back.

oh yeah also putting some new tires on it today :P
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Unread 08-04-2012, 11:18 AM   #14483
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Last night drove myself and the band from milwaukee, wi to rockford, il in our 2004 ford e250. 2hr drive there and back. Got back at about 4am then drove my jeep home. Realized how extremely loud,clanky and uncomfortable my jeep is. As well as loose in every aspect. Amazing how much I love her. Lol
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Unread 08-04-2012, 11:21 AM   #14484
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every time i go to the shop for anything i feel like i'm getting ripped off, might wanna check your mufflers for unicorns...
That an aqua teen reference?
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Unread 08-04-2012, 01:06 PM   #14485
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went wheeling and my bushing on my sway bar link got messed up and the link came off...about time to order those rough country discos. anyone need some front extended sway bar links from iro? they are prob good for 3-5" lift
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Unread 08-04-2012, 01:08 PM   #14486
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Finished up the black monstaliner. Will post up pics when everythings back together.
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Unread 08-04-2012, 01:08 PM   #14487
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oh yeah also may be picking up an arb so im selling my 5.9 grille if anyone is interested i figure since its going to be covered by the arb might as well give it to someone that can show it off
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Unread 08-04-2012, 02:12 PM   #14488
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went wheeling and my bushing on my sway bar link got messed up and the link came off...about time to order those rough country discos. anyone need some front extended sway bar links from iro? they are prob good for 3-5" lift
Yes I do LOL
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Unread 08-04-2012, 02:44 PM   #14489
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oh yeah also may be picking up an arb so im selling my 5.9 grille if anyone is interested i figure since its going to be covered by the arb might as well give it to someone that can show it off
pm sent. i would love it!
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Unread 08-04-2012, 03:26 PM   #14490
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Hope youre not planning on carrying a lot of weight up there. 3/4" emt bends like spaghetti noodles. Especially if your just using set screw or rain tight couplings.
I am planning on a tire, jack, and occasional various other gear. The way I am building it, there won't be any problems with a little bit of gear. I wouldn't just rely on set screws either. I'm not making any bends. I'll post when I'm near completion. 3/4" EMT is still thicker and stronger than most of the aftermarket rack materials. This is a trial run. I will probably use ridgid on the next one. Just playing right now.
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