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post #676 of 729 Old 12-19-2013, 06:41 AM
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Check the lead on the starter maybe?


I never make the same mistake twice - it's more like three or four times.
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post #677 of 729 Old 12-19-2013, 06:59 AM
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Sounds kinda like the problems I had. It turned out the cheapo battery was slightly too small and made a bad connection. We trimmed the cable ends slightly so it could tighten more and has been fine ever since.

I don't even own a jeep anymore
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post #678 of 729 Old 12-19-2013, 09:19 AM
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I'm telling you, mine acted exactly like that when the negative cable was corroded (inside the cable).

It could also be a bad positive lead like you said.

Try this:
While it's acting up:
Connect the negative terminal to the engine block with a jumper cable, & if it starts its probably the negative battery cable....

My terminals were fine, the cable was all botched inside the cable.

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post #679 of 729 Old 12-23-2013, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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I'll look into making a new set of cables. It still starts so its not my #1 priority. In other news, I installed my sliders lastnight.

Filled in the flare holes with a tack.


Smoothed out. Sprayed them with some black paint after.


And done. I plan on adding some decent backing plates to the tub.

Maintain, wheel, upgrade, repeat.

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post #680 of 729 Old 12-23-2013, 06:38 PM
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How much lift do you have from the bds 2" springs?
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post #681 of 729 Old 12-23-2013, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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How much lift do you have from the bds 2" springs?
About 2.5"

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post #682 of 729 Old 01-05-2014, 04:29 PM
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Wow!!! I just read your whole thread.....nice job.. And especially being in college.
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post #683 of 729 Old 01-05-2014, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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Wow!!! I just read your whole thread.....nice job.. And especially being in college.
Thanks, its definitely been tough.

I was coming back from new years celebrations and right before my turnpike exit, I smelled something burning, then lost my power steering. When I got out my belt was wrapped around my fan... I was in a really bad spot on the highway too. Barely had a shoulder and it was dark. Finally got it back on and limped home. Turns out my water pump bearings were so bad they were throwing the belt off the pulley. The past 3 days I've been stranded in the house trying to replace it. It's finally in and the hoses attached. But things aren't lining up.... beyond frustrated with the whole project.

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post #684 of 729 Old 01-08-2014, 09:45 AM
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I hear ya it's always something.....
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post #685 of 729 Old 01-08-2014, 09:55 AM
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Damn that sucks. My wp install went pretty smooth.

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post #686 of 729 Old 01-08-2014, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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I finished it two days ago relatively quickly... I replaced the fan clutch and rad cap as well. After mounting the new wp, the return hose was bent outwards and blocking another pulley. Taking the shroud off gave me lots of room to bend it back. Jeep idles and cruises a little smoother now.

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post #687 of 729 Old 01-08-2014, 12:17 PM
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Keep it up!
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post #688 of 729 Old 02-12-2014, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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Just been grinding away at classes. Jeep is holding up. Couple noises that I know I can't afford to sort out. I have the 8.8 up for sale to try and pay off some debt.

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post #689 of 729 Old 02-17-2014, 12:07 PM
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Just finished reading through the build, mad props dude. Its impressive what you have gotten done on a college budget. Hopefully this summer when I am working I will have some money to swap my turdy-five and regear. Too bad you are up in PA I would take the 8.8 off your hands. Keep up the great work man. Also I am jealous of the wheeling you have up there, down here in Ga we aren't as lucky
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post #690 of 729 Old 02-17-2014, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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Just finished reading through the build, mad props dude. Its impressive what you have gotten done on a college budget. Hopefully this summer when I am working I will have some money to swap my turdy-five and regear. Too bad you are up in PA I would take the 8.8 off your hands. Keep up the great work man. Also I am jealous of the wheeling you have up there, down here in Ga we aren't as lucky
Appreciate the kind words. My parents actually just moved to Peach Tree and i'm visiting during spring break but I think a rear axle would be too big as a carry on

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