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Unread 10-27-2013, 07:58 AM   #91
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Haha yup everything's deciding to break on me. The radiator e-fan decided to go out on me yesterday so the mechanical's working overtime

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Unread 10-27-2013, 02:43 PM   #92
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Well I took the wheels off to inspect the damage and here's what i saw.


Heres that nasty parking brake which has caused me too many headaches

Looks like it was just a tad bit corroded...


Cleaned everything as best I could with a wire wheel then put new pads in.


Now that I took the parking brake out I've got a clicking noise when I'm rolling which is pretty loud. Nothings hung up on anything idk what could be causing it
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Unread 10-27-2013, 08:26 PM   #93
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That was....quite used! Glad you replaced those shoes.
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Unread 10-27-2013, 09:20 PM   #94
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I didnt replace the shoes I just took em off so no parking brake. I replaced the charred and melted pads
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Unread 11-10-2013, 05:49 PM   #95
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Well today I finally got around to changing out the hub assembly.

What do you get when you get a piece of pipe and a 2 foot breaker bar?


One big arsed breaker bar!!


I got massive lulz out of this ratchet and socket combo


Axle nut is off


Stuck bolt? Nothing a maul can't handle!


My nifty caliper holder


So the rotor had these retainers on it that i promptly destroyed to get it off


Safety first! Dont need a rotor flying off at me!


And here's the dirty fused on hub.


So I took a flathead and air comperessor blower to it to clean it. Safety first!


This thing was a bear to get off it did not want to cone off.


Old vs new


And after all this i changed the wrong fudging hub!! Ah well i just tell myself theyre both bad and i still need to change the other still.


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Unread 12-02-2013, 01:09 PM   #96
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After having the lift on for a couple thousand miles I figured I'd report on how the ride has been. With the 790's and bilstein's up front it's got a nice and firm controlled ride which I really like (no extra weight up front). The rear is a bit soft but that's due to using older skyjacker springs (I got a used lift) and Rancho oil shocks instead of a gas shock. So basically I have two different ride qualities on my rig. I can tell you right now I like how the front rides more than the back but both ride a hell of a lot better than stock!
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Unread 12-10-2013, 06:54 PM   #97
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Well time to get some cragar d windows since my stock rim got busted up from a loose caliper bracket
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Unread 01-18-2014, 04:06 PM   #98
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Well yesterday I went to fix my leaking tranny pan. When I went to unbolt it I realized the bolts were loose, and I mean WAY loose to the point where I could have easily gotten them out with my bare hand. So i torqued those bad boys back down and so far no leaking in the past 2 days.

Now I attempted to replace the fan clutch but to get the fan clutch out you need to take the fan shroud out which requires that the fan clutch be out to get the shroud out. Sooo I'm going to shave some of the bottom shroud out to get it out and over the fan clutch so I can get that all nice and fixed tomorrow.

Now it looks like my CV Joint on my front dshaft is starting to go again after only months of having the replacement join on there. It spewed a little bit of grease out and I'm hoping that it was only some extra that worked its way out since there are no tears or leaks visible. So i wiped it all down and waiting to see if there's anymore there after a few days of driving.
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Unread 01-19-2014, 06:22 PM   #99
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Ok so I tried the fan clutch again today and no dice. I got the fan shroud out after i cut out some of it to fit past the clutch but after that i got no where.
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Unread 01-19-2014, 06:27 PM   #100
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Damned double post
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Unread 01-23-2014, 07:33 PM   #101
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Took a trip to Harbor Freight to pick up a couple tools, here's the Libby sitting in the icy parking lot.


And here's what I picked up an air hammer and an angle grinder.


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Unread 01-31-2014, 10:27 AM   #102
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Finally decided to sell my system I need more space and I don't really use it anymore.
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Unread 02-17-2014, 02:41 PM   #103
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Got an alignment on Sunday since a hit a curb due to the icy roads Saturday night.


The tech forgot to tighten up a lower a arm bolt so I was getting a mean clunking like the Jeep was about to fall apart. Tightened it all up and all is well.
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Unread 02-20-2014, 07:16 PM   #104
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Ok so I attempted my fan clutch yet again but this time I took pics and devised a neat little tool for those who dont want to spend $150 on a pneumatic fan clutch tool.

Ok so here's the removal of the HD fan shroud. I loosened up this bar thing (not sure if rad support or not) so I would have a bit more wiggle room



And here's the shroud with the e-fan inside



Here's where i cut out a notch to fit it over the fan clutch.



And here's my mechanical fan. Big ol sucker aint she? (Lol at my pun)



Ok now here's the tool I made. I bout a cheap harbor freight 12in adjustable wrench and sliced a notch on each side to fit my air hammer chisel into.






And here's me attempting to use it.



It didnt work for me since it appears my fan clutch is fused to the water pump. That or my compressor just is t powerful enough (lil 1 gal).

So if you dont feel like buying a pneumatic tool just try this method it only costs like $6 and is worth a try. You might want to have a buddy make sure the pulley wont move either. Mine still moved anyway so its probably fused so new water pump for me now.


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Unread 02-24-2014, 07:45 AM   #105
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I rotated my tires yesterday, and planning out my waterpump replacement. I am going to do both radiator hoses with the "while I'm in there mentality" and also replace the tstat, and maybe do a coolant flush as well.
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