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Unread 07-04-2013, 02:50 AM   #61
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well I was washing my jeep yesterday and got looking while washing the frame and found the transfer case skid on the passenger side front had pulled out of the frame? how concerned do I need to be at the moment cause I need this vehicle every day, what am I looking into to fix it!?
Mine did the same thing on the belly skid for the transmission and i just taped and up sized a bolt next to the previous holr

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Unread 07-06-2013, 11:38 AM   #62
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Mine did the same thing on the belly skid for the transmission and i just taped and up sized a bolt next to the previous holr
Sounds like it could work. I just wanted to make sure it was as reliable as possible since I will only have this to get around and no money to fix it for the next couple years.
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Unread 07-06-2013, 09:02 PM   #63
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Sounds like it could work. I just wanted to make sure it was as reliable as possible since I will only have this to get around and no money to fix it for the next couple years.
I wheel with it and it's not come out yet if u have a set to tap a new hole Ur only looking at price of a new bolt. Mines only got 2 bolts on each side of frame just make sure it didn't pull out from frame rot
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Unread 07-11-2013, 07:29 AM   #64
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Bent my license plate around the tub yesterday, I think it looks better

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Unread 07-16-2013, 06:19 PM   #65
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Replaced the muffler and tailpipe today with new stuff.

time for serpentine belt, front pinion seal, and tranny/transfer case flush. along with front and rear diff oil change.
anyone have any advice for doing this stuff?

Also need to bend the steel tube I bought to add a stinger to my bumper.
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Unread 07-17-2013, 12:14 PM   #66
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Here's a good bit of info regarding the fluid maintenance -

http://www.stu-offroad.com/misc/maint.htm

I have seen where someone recommends taking the top (fill plug) out of the transfer case first, so that if you can't get the bottom one out you're not stuck with a case that has a stuck plug and no fluid in it. Seems like both plugs are 10mm allen.

The serpentine belt is a pretty straight forward job.

For a lot of things like this, I actually go to autozone.com and look at their repair guides. They'll point you in the right direction.
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Unread 07-17-2013, 04:04 PM   #67
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For a lot of things like this, I actually go to autozone.com and look at their repair guides. They'll point you in the right direction.
thanks for the input Chris! my buddy went to school for auto mechanics and now works at napa so I do have a hand there, I just need to get some new resources since I'll be moving to FL next week. I'm gonna have to rely on people helping out and learn to do a lot of this by myself.
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Unread 07-17-2013, 04:27 PM   #68
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I usually Google a bit, then dive in. Usually, if something is a decent struggle, you either have the wrong tool or the wrong method. Another thing, I used PB blaster for years, but I believe I'm getting better results from liquid wrench.
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Unread 07-17-2013, 04:57 PM   #69
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I got a can of liquid wrench and I hate how expensive it is but maybe I'll start using it! I will be replacing shocks before too long and it will more than likely be needed.
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Unread 07-17-2013, 05:42 PM   #70
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I got a can of liquid wrench and I hate how expensive it is but maybe I'll start using it! I will be replacing shocks before too long and it will more than likely be needed.
Mine cracked loose pretty easily
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Unread 07-17-2013, 07:34 PM   #71
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I'll have to see once I get the money to buy new ones. The next two weeks is going to be insane getting my stuff moved down to my new place.
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Unread 07-17-2013, 07:45 PM   #72
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I recommend a dewalt brushless impact and a 2nd hand air compressor with a harbor freight 1/2"earthquake impact. You'll be unstoppable with those lol.
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Unread 07-19-2013, 01:07 PM   #73
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hahaha yeah I bet.
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Unread 07-19-2013, 01:18 PM   #74
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ok lately I have been noticing a decreasing amount of coolant. when I checked it a couple weeks ago there was pretty much none which scared the hell out of me. It was running at 210 and if I sat for a whole it would go up to maybe 215 or so. I drained all the old coolant and put a hose in the radiator to rinse it out and mixed about 50/50 or 60/40 with more water. now it stays around 200 tops but still is losing fluid. I have looked and looked an can not find any leaks or anything so where is it going? I don't wanna have to add coolant every couple weeks. the jeep had from what I could tell a new radiator put in when I bought it and I don't know what else. any help??
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Unread 07-19-2013, 07:37 PM   #75
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If it's not running out of the engine it's going through it (head gasket leak.)

Can you park it on a piece of cardboard to confirm there's no external leak?

A head gasket leak would cause white smoke out of the tail pipe, and you could potentially see it on a spark plug (wet.)
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