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Unread 08-04-2012, 03:27 PM   #14491
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Changed 4WD transfer case oil. Actually there wasn't much oil to change, so just added about 2 litres. Removed headlights, grill and radiator - found out the former owner put in a chinese radiator replacement! Argh. Must buy new radiator and the plastic thing behind the grill, as it was broken into 4 pieces... Tomorrow will change more oil and hopefully put the front back together.

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Unread 08-04-2012, 04:37 PM   #14492
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The plastic behind the grill is called the header. Incase you need to look for the part.


Went and got the fel pro valve cover gaskets and a 180* stat but forgot to get the darned thermostat housing gasket

Now all I need are that gasket and the 703 rebuild kit. Now the wife can almost stop giving me the evil eye.
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Unread 08-04-2012, 04:52 PM   #14493
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AX15 ZJ swap 95 jeep grand cherokee

i finely got my AX15 in my jeep the other day after working on it for 3 weeks one thing they don't tell you in the wright ups is that u have to buy the flywheel for the 5 speed for your model jeep but i got it fixed and it runs grate it is now ready for the 8in lift i will have pics up soon
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Unread 08-04-2012, 05:11 PM   #14494
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Finished for now.
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Unread 08-04-2012, 05:19 PM   #14495
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Finished for now.
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Got it stuck. It's still stuck. It's so stuck I could call insurance and say it was stolen and no one would ever know. It's so stuck I don't know anyone with a capable enough 4x4 to even to to where I got stuck to winch or yank me out.
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Unread 08-04-2012, 05:39 PM   #14496
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Gave Stella a bath and changed the d35 diff fluid
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Unread 08-04-2012, 06:16 PM   #14497
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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
I've been the same way, now I'm at the point of financial problems if I keep it, id have to spend as much if not more then what its worth just to get it back up to excellent running condition. Considering saying good buy and finding a nice used wrangler
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Unread 08-04-2012, 06:22 PM   #14498
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I've been the same way, now I'm at the point of financial problems if I keep it, id have to spend as much if not more then what its worth just to get it back up to excellent running condition. Considering saying good buy and finding a nice used wrangler
Sinner! You never know when you're just buying someone elses problems. I bought my ZJ at 104k, has 155 on it now and have had no MAJOR problems (knock on wood). Considering I bought it in Pennsylvania (not sure if that qualifies as the salt belt, but I have taken it home to Wisconsin many times) The worst that has happened is a blown water pump, a few radiators, and a blown brake line. You could easily get a wrangler that has FAR more problems than if you just got another ZJ (opportunity for a 5.9?)
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Unread 08-04-2012, 06:22 PM   #14499
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I've been the same way, now I'm at the point of financial problems if I keep it, id have to spend as much if not more then what its worth just to get it back up to excellent running condition. Considering saying good buy and finding a nice used wrangler
You think a Wrangler will be any less trouble?
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Unread 08-04-2012, 06:23 PM   #14500
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Water Pump

Finally drove my new-to-me Black 1996 ZJ Limited 5.2 4X4 to Midland from Dallas. It made the trip, but not before the water pump took a dump on me in Abilene. PepBoys helped me out with a new Bosch water pump (#98170) and a new Dayco Serpentine Belt (#5070890) plus coolant, all to the tune of $500. I know I could have done this a whole lot cheaper myself but...

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Unread 08-04-2012, 06:37 PM   #14501
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Sinner! You never know when you're just buying someone elses problems. I bought my ZJ at 104k, has 155 on it now and have had no MAJOR problems (knock on wood). Considering I bought it in Pennsylvania (not sure if that qualifies as the salt belt, but I have taken it home to Wisconsin many times) The worst that has happened is a blown water pump, a few radiators, and a blown brake line. You could easily get a wrangler that has FAR more problems than if you just got another ZJ (opportunity for a 5.9?)
Mines at 185k, it's been awesome. Well for me, but had major electrical problems 2 years after it was bought (so 1997) But I'm already at XXX(x).xx for this crap of an electrical issue (hoping for a simple fix). Around 500-800 maybe more for brake and vacumee replacement. New powersteering pump and a few hundred in fluids and a new muffler, just to be back to good running condition (not including what I want to do to it.) If this starting issue isn't a simple fix, i could spend a butt load of money just trying to figure out what is wrong. And i'm not dumping anymore for fixing til this starting is solved. Not to mention I get a little nervous with how hot everything keeps getting under my hood (engine runs cool, but man does it put off HEAT.) I wouldn't mind a 5.9 but finding one is another story for me.
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Unread 08-04-2012, 06:47 PM   #14502
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GOt the rear drive shaft in.... Just as for the Linkage... Any ideas? It will not unstick so i can adjust for 2wd!
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Unread 08-04-2012, 07:19 PM   #14503
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depending on what year wrangler (TJ) you can get a 5.9l grand cherokee for cheaper
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Unread 08-04-2012, 08:05 PM   #14504
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well a week ago today i changed my radiator. got a stick through last time i went wheeling. so i had some sheet metal laying areound so i made a little brush guard for the radiator condensor. apparently when you take the bumper cover off its pretty open. i'll be painting it tomorrow when i can pick up some bed liner cans.
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Unread 08-04-2012, 08:44 PM   #14505
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started lifting my jeep today. half way through the front. finishing it up tomorrow.
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