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post #1 of 11 Old 09-25-2017, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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Why the %#^%&* did they do that?

I'm hopeful to start just a fun thread. I had the experience lately of having to re-drill a track bar bolt as the PO decided to use the OEM bolt, which was too small when installing a new aftermarket trackbar, so serious wobble ensued. So, please let me know what was the dumbest thing you discovered a PO had done which you discovered and had to correct.


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post #2 of 11 Old 09-25-2017, 06:53 PM
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If you think that's dumb, you don't understand how bolts work. Properly torqued, the OEM trackbar bolt is more than capable of hold an aftermarket trackbar with a larger ID bushing.
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If you think that's dumb, you don't understand how bolts work. Properly torqued, the OEM trackbar bolt is more than capable of hold an aftermarket trackbar with a larger ID bushing.
Wow, that's the last thing I wanted to do, was a discussion regarding what I had happen, or how I dealt with it. if this is going to turn into a armchair quarter back thread of what I had done, I'll definitely agree I was wrong and close the thread.

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Most of the PO nonsensery I've come across has been really crappy electrical work. This current ZJ I've got had about six chopped and dangling wires underneath the dash, and I counted at least a dozen vampire-style wire taps. When I finally bit the bullet this month and replaced the leaking evaporator core, I spent an entire day fixing the wiring harnesses behind the dash. Strange thing was... everything on the jeep worked. Still can't figure that one out.
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If you think that's dumb, you don't understand how bolts work. Properly torqued, the OEM trackbar bolt is more than capable of hold an aftermarket trackbar with a larger ID bushing.
No, it will not hold it.

If the bolt would hold an aftermarket trackbar with a larger ID in the bushing, you could just as well say it doesn't matter that the trackbar bracket hole on the axle is ovalized, the bolt will hold the trackbar in place - which it does not.

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My Jeep came from the PO with a parasitic power drain. The PO narrowed it down to one of the circuits in the fuse box under the hood. So they removed the fuse and pushed a couple wires into the fuse contacts and ran the wire to a switch under the dash. Now when I park, I switch it off to keep the battery from draining. I haven't had the chance to look into it myself, but the Jeep still has a hard time starting if left parked for more than a couple day, even with switching off the supposed parasitic circuit.

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Under the dash of my 96 were the wiring to two separate alarms and two separate cd changers. In the back was a cd changer that wasn't hooked up to any wiring. It was installed with drywall screws however. The fuse box also had a hand full of jumper wires. I'm not certain where they all went but I have a suspicion that they had something to do with popping fuses. After removing all the wiring and jumper wires there wasn't any issues with the electrical system. I was a bit confused.
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When I bought the Jeep, someone had stuffed a 235/75/r15 tire on the rear driver's side. The other 3 were 225/75/r15. It had a 249 transfer case.

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If you think that's dumb, you don't understand how bolts work. Properly torqued, the OEM trackbar bolt is more than capable of hold an aftermarket trackbar with a larger ID bushing.
Nope. So much force is applied side to side that it will move no matter how you tighten it down.
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