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Unread 04-02-2013, 08:30 PM   #1
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Hey, Just traded my crashed 90 XJ 4.0 laredo for a $400 95 5.2 ZJ laredo. Im new to the ZJ's so if I could get some help thatd be awesome. First off the main problem is the tranny, it only has first gear, no reverse no nothin, it has to be in neutral to start , has fluid, shifter feels loosely connected sort of and I'm not sure if the TV cable is properly adjusted. Next off, it has 285XXX miles, the engine seems to want to die when waiting at lights but no knocks or ticks. electric locks dont work and the doors dont seem to be in there straight. There also isnt power steering mainly because there isnt any fluid in the pump but im wondering what could cause the leak. Then theres a lot of oil in the airfilter. Help?

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Unread 04-02-2013, 09:54 PM   #2
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door lock actuators are probably shot. very common.
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Unread 04-02-2013, 10:01 PM   #3
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Trannys shot, NSS is broken, TPS isn't working, plenum is leaking... And door lock actuators.

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Unread 04-02-2013, 10:11 PM   #4
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probably be cheaper to find another ZJ with less problems. id part this one out
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Unread 04-02-2013, 10:17 PM   #5
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would all the actuators have gone on it? might be gremlins.
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Unread 04-02-2013, 10:55 PM   #6
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would all the actuators have gone on it? might be gremlins.
all of mine were bad except the drivers door and the rear hatch.
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Unread 04-02-2013, 10:56 PM   #7
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go to the junkyards...nearly everyone will have broken actuators or ebay fixes.
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Unread 04-02-2013, 11:12 PM   #8
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all of mine were bad except the drivers door and the rear hatch.
But the op is saying the electric locks arent working as in all of them arent working. Im thinking there might be something else up but I dont know.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 08:06 AM   #9
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Could be. Sounds like his jeep has bigger problems than the power locks not working
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Unread 04-03-2013, 08:10 AM   #10
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Could be. Sounds like his jeep has bigger problems than the power locks not working
Yea I know.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 08:42 AM   #11
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But the op is saying the electric locks arent working as in all of them arent working. Im thinking there might be something else up but I dont know.
Sounds like the Driver Door Module is bad. Sisters Jeep needed that replaced, now all her windows and locks work. Brand new part was around $400, said the dealer...of course that's who did the work also.
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Unread 04-08-2013, 06:54 AM   #12
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Alright i bought a 94 limited 5.2 yesterday, already has nice newish OME 1.5" lift and bout 100k miles less than the silver one but the prvious ower changed the injectors and they leaked causing a fire, the drivers side bank of the engines wiring harness is done as with all the vac lines and such. How easy would it be to swap the wiring from one jeep to another? Im parting the first one out so if yall need parts let me know.
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Unread 04-08-2013, 08:43 AM   #13
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I can't see it being to hard. take lots of pics if you can.
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Unread 04-08-2013, 10:03 AM   #14
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The wiring should be all the same. I would just take the entire engine bay harness from the firewall connector forward and swap it. Gonna be a PITA to get it all around everything, but the end result might be worth it.

You're going to notice something about the ZJ versus the XJ : It is far superior to the XJ in all aspects except turning radius. More interior room, more cargo room, more power, more comfort. I guess the XJ has a little more head room and it fits in a slightly smaller parking spot, but that's about it.
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Unread 04-09-2013, 06:51 AM   #15
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I was trying to trace the harness back but i keep losing it, anyone know where it clips on the firewall?
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