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Unread 10-02-2009, 07:44 PM   #46
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If anyone is upgrading or chaging their wheels/tires let me know.... or swapping out their lift for something bigger. I eventually want to put on 2-4" of lift and up to 33" tires. I'm not sure exactly what I want yet besides whatever is cheap and someone is getting rid of.

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Unread 10-04-2009, 10:36 AM   #47
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My thread doesn't seem to be getting that much traffic, so I may start another one for my electrical issues, but I'll list it here as well...

I pulled the dash apart a bit last night. The connector hooked up to the A/C and heat blower control was FRIED. I disconnected it, but it looks like I'll need to replace that part. Ok, so that's why the blower was not working. The radio wiring is a mess, but I can fix all of that myself. Something was draining the battery. It was fine for a few days, but after I messed with the blower and radio the other day it drained the battery. I'm hoping that was just the same blower issue. NOW... when I turn the lights on this annoying buzzer goes off constantly. Could that have something to do with the ignition wiring. You know that annoying buzz that goes off when you leave your keys in the car? It sounds like that and the PO had someone put a new ignition in. I'll have to look up how to do this and then rip it apart. If anyone has any info, suggestions, or tips let me know.

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Unread 10-06-2009, 08:52 PM   #48
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After work tonight I looked at the Heep real quick and the "buzzing" noise is coming from a black box on the fuse panel down by the driver's feet on the left. It sounds like the buzz you might get if you leave your lights on or something. More investigation tommorrow.
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Unread 10-06-2009, 10:02 PM   #49
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After work tonight I looked at the Heep real quick and the "buzzing" noise is coming from a black box on the fuse panel down by the driver's feet on the left. It sounds like the buzz you might get if you leave your lights on or something. More investigation tommorrow.
I ripped mine out....

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Unread 10-07-2009, 01:42 AM   #50
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Possibly the headliner AND the floor
that's it of work
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Unread 10-07-2009, 05:26 AM   #51
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I ripped mine out....

Was yours doing the same thing? I'll rip it out as a last resort. There has to be something wrong that it's doing this, right? I'd rather fix the problem than just rip it out. I'll probably end up troubleshooting it for like two days and then just doing the same as you though
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Unread 10-07-2009, 05:28 AM   #52
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that's it of work
is this English?

Since I got the door fixed and it's staying on I'm most likely just going to steam clean the carpets and leave the headliner bare for now until I can pick a new one up at a junkyard. I already cleaned the carpets with a spray and a bit of scrubbing, but they still need some work. The smell is gone at least
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Unread 10-07-2009, 09:20 AM   #53
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ok, so for a temp fix for my annoying buzzing i just disconnected the wires going from the chime module to the headlight switch. That will do for now. I also have no draw on the batter since I disconnected the HVAC blower control.

I'm also working on getting all the f'n roaches evicted that were living in the dash and under the carpet....YUCK!!! After I get all of that cleaned up and the dash somewhat put back together awaiting a new HVAC blower switch and connector I'll move back to the sunroof pwr and leak issues. THEN cosmetics and radio/speakers

I'm still on the look out for wheels/tires if anyone has them up for grabs. I'd like to upgrade from stock and go with maybe 16's and have some 31" tires mounted on them. I think that would be pretty nice. I'll need a few inches of lift as well if anyone is upgrading from a 2-3" lift let me know.
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Unread 10-08-2009, 11:56 AM   #54
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I was looking at new tires to get the HEEP to pass inspection, so that I can get the registration done today. I stopped by a local chain tire store and they wanted like $450 for some crappy tires. SO, I called up the guys at Wilson's Off-Road and they had a NICE set of used wheels with good tires mounted on them. I ran past the shop to check them out and he had me out the door in half an hour with them on the HEEP for $260. If you're in NC you need to go by and see them for any and every Jeep/Truck part or service. He has an off site stash of titled parts vehicles as well, so if you need something for a project or whatever....give them a call and just google them to check out their website.
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Unread 10-10-2009, 10:20 PM   #55
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Good deal on the exahust, glad to hear you're making progress. Give this jeep a few months, and you won't recognize her
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Unread 10-10-2009, 10:25 PM   #56
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Good deal on the exahust, glad to hear you're making progress. Give this jeep a few months, and you won't recognize her

I already don't. My wife refuses to ride in it or drive it. She wants me to pick up another "thing" I was looking at and sell this. It's a 2000 Mercury Moutaineer. I can get it for $2500. It has leather intereior and is impecable inside and out. I might get it if he comes down to $2000. It only has 153k miles too. That will free up the XJ to be more of just my off-road toy slash back-up vehicle to use when I'm working on one of the others.
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Unread 10-10-2009, 10:42 PM   #57
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I already don't. My wife refuses to ride in it or drive it. She wants me to pick up another "thing" I was looking at and sell this. It's a 2000 Mercury Moutaineer. I can get it for $2500. It has leather intereior and is impecable inside and out. I might get it if he comes down to $2000. It only has 153k miles too. That will free up the XJ to be more of just my off-road toy slash back-up vehicle to use when I'm working on one of the others.
I'd keep the XJ. and the XJ alone man.

Oh and clear your PMs!
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Unread 10-10-2009, 10:48 PM   #58
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I actually want to pick up ANOTHER XJ

Clearing them now....sorry I got up to get another beer and was away from the puter for a min
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I actually want to pick up ANOTHER XJ

Clearing them now....sorry I got up to get another beer and was away from the puter for a min
I would love to have 2 XJs. a 92 Laredo in red, totally stock for around town, and a 98 with all the wheeling stuff on it.
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Unread 10-10-2009, 10:58 PM   #60
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A kid was selling a '94 that didn't run for $1200. It was really clean inside and out and only like 150k on it. I'm pretty sure the issue is a fuel pump and/or a CPS. He came down to $900 for me and I was going to go see it and ofer $750 cash, but in talking to him he decided it WAS the fuel pump and that's all that's wrong with it and bumped the price to $2000. I told him he's crazy and won't get it....and when that happens I'll still be sitting here with $750 cash He told me a few days ago he's going to replace the pump himself now..... He'll either get it fixed and jack up the price or NOT get it fixed and still raise the price to cover what he put into it trying to fix it. Either way it's not on my radar anymore and I learned my lesson on trying to help a seller troubleshoot his Jeep
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