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Unread 04-01-2013, 11:53 AM   #1
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92 Cherokee Refresh, and restore. . .

Recently I purchased a 92 Cherokee for a DD. I'm looking to improve upon it a little to get the most out of it. There will be no lifting yet so if that’s all that matters, sorry to burst your bubble. Maybe in the far future I will add a small lift and some decently sized tires but for now it’s going to remain stock. I have a dirt bike for my extreme off-road needs.

It’s a 92 Cherokee, 4.0, 5 Speed, 4x4 with 145k on the OD. As it sits there are a few things it needs, to say the least. Motor mounts are GONE, Trans mount is in poor condition, distributor cap looks old, injectors are probably original, valve cover gasket is leaking, weather stripping is shot all around and so on and so on.

The list of things I plan to do! Kind of in order. . .
*Change ALL fluids! (Done)
*New motor Mounts (Done)
*New Transmission Mount (None)
*Cap, Rotor, Wires (Done)
*New fuel regulator (Cant find!)
*New belt (Done)
*New trackbar and bushings (Done)
*New tie rods
*New Tires
*New Shocks
*New control arm bushings
*A/C ? (Need to fine leak)
*99 or newer Intake with 703 Injector’s
*New 2.5” exhaust from the header back, includes cat, and muffler (going for quiet).
*New O2 sensors (Dont need just yet. . . )
*Replacement Electric Fan (Done)
*New windshield weather stripping
*New door and side window weather stripping.


During the test drive the A/C would blow cold when you were moving. Got it home and added a can or 134A I had lying around and it started working better but the compressor shuts off at idle. I plan to have the father-in-law take a look at it and charge it up for me.


Here are a few pictures of how it currently sits. . .






I love how the engine bay is not overly populated with electronics and crap!



There is also an excessive amount of engine noise in the cabin. The foam block where the heater and A/C pass through is crispy and frail. I'll probably cut a piece of rubber I can affix around the area the better seal it off.



There is also some aluminum tape behind the motor on the firewall, not sure what its covering up, maybe a few holes?



The windshield trim is no longer flat, it creates quite a bit of noise when on the freeway. . . I want to replace it with a newer style rubber seal, we will see.




The wheels I plan on putting on the Jeep, I don't care for the Jurassic Park wheels too much. . .




That’s pretty much it for now, some parts are ordered and on the way!

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Unread 04-07-2013, 03:41 PM   #2
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A few parts are in!!!



And right off the bat, problems! New fuel regulator does not fit!!!



Passenger side motor mount is destroyed!



Driver side is not much better. . .



The passenger side mount was a pain in the butt!!
The oil filter was practically welded on so I had to get a little creative, I tried a nylon strap and a pair of vice grips and all that did was dent the filter. So i smashed the filter with a pair of finger grips I use for welding and it came right off!




After this point I removed the memory card and forgot to put it back in. . .
Pretty easy job, Pulled the air box and replaced the driver side mount, then I removed the oil filter adapter and replaced the passenger side mount. Pretty easy job all the way around.

Worked my way over to the passenger side. Removed the oil filter adapter, broke the oil sending unit in the process. . .

New Cap, Rotor, and plugs! I went with a brass tipped cap because it was cheaper.



Got everything put back together. I removed the charcoal canister so now I had to put it back. Nice tight area with no room for a hand. Nice trick I haven't seen many use, put a piece of paper between the socket and bolt and it will hold the bolt in place.





And some other pictures because I'm tired of typing. . .





















Welded with a harbor freight 90amp flux core welder. Works great! I ran out of wire in this pic, but I finished welding it after I got some more. stay away from the Harbor Freight wire, tips and its a great welder!
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Unread 04-07-2013, 03:47 PM   #3
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92 still has r12...
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Unread 04-07-2013, 04:00 PM   #4
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92 still has r12...


Not any more, works great! Somewhere along the lines someone converted it. I put a can of 134 in it to see if it will hold a charge, so far its still blowing cold. If I cant find any leaks i will probably drain the system and head down to Mexico for a refill of R12, its a few dollars there.
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Unread 04-12-2013, 10:19 AM   #5
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Well a few days ago I was sitting at my Dad's shop for a while and noticed when I left it was blowing smoke. . . great! after a little driving it cleared up. So I went ahead and ordered some new felpro valve stem seals and a TPS from Rockauto. Talk about great prices!

I also was tired of the shaky steering and constant feel of impending death-wobble from my out of round tires. So I check Autozone and checkers for a quality steering damper. Autozone KYB steering damper = $55 or $68, O'reilly's KYB = $30. . .

Next couple of days I plan on getting new tires but I'm trying to find a quality set for a good price but it seems everyone has stopped making tires for 15" wheels. . . I'm looking for a nice A/T in the $120 range. Any thoughts? preferably 30/9.50/R15, but other sized recommendations are welcome.
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Unread 04-12-2013, 11:34 AM   #6
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Not any more, works great! Somewhere along the lines someone converted it. I put a can of 134 in it to see if it will hold a charge, so far its still blowing cold. If I cant find any leaks i will probably drain the system and head down to Mexico for a refill of R12, its a few dollars there.
good find on the xj! if the ac has been converted to r134a why you going to mexico to get r12? please don't use that outdated ozone depleting crap. r134 actually cools better and more efficiently anyway.
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Unread 04-17-2013, 11:25 AM   #7
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good find on the xj! if the ac has been converted to r134a why you going to mexico to get r12? please don't use that outdated ozone depleting crap. r134 actually cools better and more efficiently anyway.
Converted as in a new fitting and some 134A. R12 still works better in an R12 system. EPA is also phasing out 134A because they find its just as bad as R12 so. . . Hello 1234YF!
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Unread 07-21-2013, 10:10 PM   #8
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Well it was fun while it lasted. . .

Less than 4 months of ownership and now my Jeep is stolen from my house in the dead of night. A ton of parts and money, and now its all gone.

I had liability only so yay to receiving nothing!

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Unread 07-21-2013, 11:44 PM   #9
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Dam man sorry to hear. I can only imagine. Hopefully something shows up!
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Unread 07-22-2013, 01:56 AM   #10
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Well it was fun while it lasted. . .
**** I was expecting blown motor or something like that. Sorry to hear that. I'm in NM it would be a long shot but I will keep an eye out.
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Unread 09-25-2013, 12:07 PM   #11
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Well, I got the Jeep back in one piece!!! Missing a pocket knife and the faceplate to my radio. Other than that everything is like the day before it was stolen. My old smartphone was even still in there!

Time to get back on track, it needs a few parts still.
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Unread 09-26-2013, 06:50 PM   #12
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Yeah!!Did they catch them!
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Unread 09-27-2013, 12:16 PM   #13
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They never caught anyone, It has been sitting at a retirement facility 5 miles from my house for 2 months. . .
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Unread 09-29-2013, 02:28 PM   #14
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wow you actually got it back after 2 months?? yowza! holy crap only time ive ever seen that on here.
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Unread 10-08-2013, 10:06 AM   #15
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Well, whoever stole my Jeep busted all the interior lights so that was an excuse to get new ones. . . I went ahead and upgraded to LED. Super easy, cheap and bright! Maybe a little too bright.

The motor also does not sound very healthy. . . I has developed a pretty bad tick, and some other strange sounds while it was away. . .

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2X-48-LED-Wh...52f150&vxp=mtr








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