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Unread 06-18-2012, 03:34 PM   #16
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Every thing I have fixed, I didn't break, It was just worn out

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Unread 06-18-2012, 06:32 PM   #17
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Let's see...

Water pump
Tie rods
Shocks
Sway bar
Sway bar links
Water pump (again)
Tracbar
Both bumpers
Fog lights
Transfer case housing
Transmission pan
Right head light
Front right engine mount
And the motor

Most of the stuff was from age, but lesson learned: don't hit a bear
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Unread 06-18-2012, 06:40 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by woodst0ck
Let's see...

Water pump
Tie rods
Shocks
Sway bar
Sway bar links
Water pump (again)
Tracbar
Both bumpers
Fog lights
Transfer case housing
Transmission pan
Right head light
Front right engine mount
And the motor

Most of the stuff was from age, but lesson learned: don't hit a bear
Seems like there is a pretty good story behind that
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Unread 06-18-2012, 08:02 PM   #19
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Most recently, the plastic trim plate the rear liscence plate bolts to. (note to self: when putting mower on trailer, make sure lock tang on ball mount is latched-first time I ever saw a trailer wheelie) Took out the insert and rear hatch switch.
Prior to that my 242 and the drivers seat, just waiting for it to tear completly loose so I can have an excuse to go get another.
Oil filler cap, and dispstick, on same day.
LF headlight, RR turnsignal housing, and those stupid headrest inserts......
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Unread 06-18-2012, 08:55 PM   #20
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Let's see...

Water pump
Tie rods
Shocks
Sway bar
Sway bar links
Water pump (again)
Tracbar
Both bumpers
Fog lights
Transfer case housing
Transmission pan
Right head light
Front right engine mount
And the motor

Most of the stuff was from age, but lesson learned: don't hit a bear
PLEASE, do tell about your encounter with YOGI....
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Unread 06-18-2012, 09:52 PM   #21
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Both heads
Camshaft
T-case
transmisison
All 5 ujoints and both CV's
All 4 shocks
water pump (twice)
alternator
power steering pump
sway bar links
sway bar bushings
steering stabilizer
fuel pump
a/c pump
radiator

factory alarm still works tho
how? lobe worn off?
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Unread 06-19-2012, 01:48 AM   #22
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crazy how most people have these long lists. maybe i havent had my zj as long as you guys? i also try to prepare as much as possible so i dont break stuff

ive broken:
cv axle shaft
one crappy shock. replaced all 4 with bilsteins.
a few passenger grab handles
front bumper

after 160k miles, parts that needed replacement so far
-t case seal. one morning my fluid was all over the driveway
-all the ends to my drag link/tie rod were pretty bad
-im thinking my steering box is on its way out
-control arm bushings. upgraded just in time to long arms
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Unread 06-19-2012, 04:48 AM   #23
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cv driveshaft. rear passenger rain guard sliding into a small tree. only damage . power steering pump doing a donut in a field lol.

now working on it? power steering pump, over tightened and cracked the pump, and lots more lol
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Unread 06-19-2012, 05:15 AM   #24
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So far (owned the ZJ from July '10, ~95k miles when I bought it)

* Water pump and serp. belt replaced at 100k (was a known problem)
* New battery (the one that came in it was crap, worked fine up until beginning of winter - no juice for cranking on cold weather)
* Rear wheel bearings -> eventually replaced the whole D44a due to bad pinion and carrier bearings
* Blew the long side CV joint on the front axle
* Drivers' side CV joint has lots of play in it -> will probably blow the next time I go wheeling (will be ordering a set of cromo shafts to the HP D30 I just installed)
* Banged the stock muffler into a very weird shape. It didn't like rocks obviously
* Both front-end LCA mounts on the uniframe are slightly twisted on the bottom (needs gussets on the bottom and sides)
* Drivers' side rear LCA mount has a big dent in it
* Two big dents (~ 3" long, 1" deep) on the uniframe on both rails close to rear LCA mounts.
* All four stock LCAs resembled more of a corkscrew than LCAs when they were replaced with adjustable lowers.
* Three of the four UCAs were bent as well when replaced with adjsutable uppers
* A small dent on the rear DS yoke ear at the axle end (rock rash)
* A big dent right in the middle of the tranny oil pan (must've gotten hit by a tree stump since there are no scrathes or rough edges )
* Broken drivers' side taillight
* Dent on the rear hatch close to the above mentioned taillight (I was trying to go up a rock ledge in winter in deep snow - ended up sliding backwards to a tree at slow speed)
* A three inch thick fallen pinetree snapped under my front tire, lifting the wrong end of the tree up from the ground and penetrating the BFG MT/KM2 through-and-through (outer sidewall through the other sidewall) - tire was a total loss
* Quite a big dent on one of my wheels on the inside lip (hit by a rock I'm pretty sure)

This being my daily driver and a weekend wheeling warrior, I don't have much damage on it. Apart from the dent in the rear hatch, all the sheetmetal looks more or less pristine like it came from the factory. Everything else IMO is normal trail carnage
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Unread 06-19-2012, 08:41 AM   #25
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cross threaded rear caliper mount.
brake line snagged/blew on trail.

here's 99% of everything I've done to my jeep.

Currently swapping in a 102k Trans with new input/output seal and new t case input seal.
rotors
brake pads
water pump
power steering pump x2
oil pressure switch
ac switch
headlight switch
rain gaurds
battery x2
parking brake shoes/hardware
sparkplugs
wire set
distributor cap/rotor
idler pulley
rear transfer case seal
o2 sensor
liftgate struts
rough country 4" series 2 lift kit
-all lower control arms
-rear upper control arms
-front swaybar links
-all coil springs
-all shocks
off road lights
iro rear adj track bar
32x11.5x15 tires on d windows
Now 33x12.5x15s
trans pan drop @ 160700 miles
rear diff fluid @ 162k
carolina front driveshaft
sway bar bushings
brake line
trans mount
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Unread 06-20-2012, 08:36 PM   #26
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I worked at a place called Philmont out in northeast New Mexico. My girlfriend came to visit me, so I made the three hour drive up to Colorado Springs to pick her up from the airport. Somewhere between Eagle Nest and Angel Fire, at around 11 pm (and hour nine of driving), a black bear wandered onto the highway about 15 or so feet in front of me. I was going about 75, and it didn't stand a chance. It was a strange experience, but my zj stayed on the road, kept my girlfriend and safe, and made it up the mountain to Taos. the wreck with the bear didn't kill the engine; that happened the spring before.
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Unread 06-21-2012, 10:58 AM   #27
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My walet.
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Unread 06-21-2012, 07:32 PM   #28
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My walet.
Just
Empty
Every
Pocket
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Unread 06-21-2012, 08:34 PM   #29
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blew out a steering box and messed up trackbar bracket.. hello Death Wobble, its been a while!
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Unread 06-21-2012, 08:39 PM   #30
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7 sway bar links
T case
4 shocks
Alternator
Radio
Ac pump
Radiator
Condenser
Exhaust
Front bearings
Fog lights
Windshield
Calipers
The ball behind the front bumper
Sway bar bushing
Bump stops
Power steering pump
Steering stabilizer
Update:

O2 sensor and exhaust from the front of the cat back
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