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post #16 of 77 Old 09-17-2013, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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I'll check out photobucket. Sounds like a good idea.

ok, if I'm rebuilding the engine then a couple of forum members better be camped on my lawn!

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post #17 of 77 Old 09-18-2013, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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It seems the rough idle and surging I experienced in the past couple of days is likely to be the TPS. Added it to my todo list.
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post #18 of 77 Old 09-18-2013, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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Received the struts for the rear window and tailgate today. Put them on tonight.

• Tailgate struts - Fixed
• Back Glass struts - Fixed
• Hood struts failed - Fixed
• Air Bag light on - Fixed
• No left turn signal - Fixed
• Left passenger door lock failure
• Seat memory not working
• No A/C fan - Fixed
• Driver side door card – destroyed - Fixed
• Rear passenger door card – destroyed
• Turn signal holder (rear) damage
• Dash light out - Fixed

• Rear wheel bearing noise
• Noise (from steering column) under braking
• Driver seat broken
• Driver seat leather damage
• Stereo speakers - not all working
• Cargo carpet damage
• Torn passenger visor
• 1 key
• 1 key fob
• Thousands of minor scratches
• Multiple clear coat failure spots
• Rear cargo carpet failure
• Throttle Position Sensor
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post #19 of 77 Old 09-19-2013, 02:55 PM
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Subscribed as well. I've always wanted to do this, but as a college student, I'm constantly broke. Ah, disposable income.. how nice it would be to have some!

I'm guessing the airbag light was just a clock spring that needed to be replaced? Also if you don't mind saying, how much did you pick up the WJ for?

Also you should do a transmission fluid change. It should be changed every 30,000 miles anyway, along with the coolant. I'm guessing by the poor condition you recieved it in that neither was done! Would love to see some pics and possible DIYs.

Cheers and beers.
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post #20 of 77 Old 09-19-2013, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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Hey Valor
• $1500 for the Jeep
• Disposable income is AWSOME! (with your college education statistically you will earn about $1 million more over your career)
• Airbag was a clock spring (steering wheel was major PITA to pull)
• All fluids will get changed (thanks for the reminder)
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post #21 of 77 Old 09-19-2013, 10:26 PM
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Subscribing!
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post #22 of 77 Old 09-21-2013, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
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I finally finished the portable power supply I've been working on for a while. It can be recharged with a Battery Tender plug in. Has 4 usb ports to keep those phones charged, a standard 12 volt power port and 1500 watts to power 2 110 volt plugs. I would guess it would fit in the space where the CD changer goes. I plan to leave it mobile.
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1997 Mountaineer 4x4, 1996 Explorer 4x4
1972 Mustang Mach 1 351 Cleveland, 1972 Mustang Coupe 302
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post #23 of 77 Old 09-21-2013, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
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Here's a pick with the Halo's. Camera doesn't do it justice.
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post #24 of 77 Old 09-21-2013, 11:50 AM
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Impressive. Excellent job!

R.I.P ratmonkey
Build thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...x-wjs-1872002/

01' 4.7 Limited WJ 5" lifted, Rubicon Express 4.5" coil springs with IRO critical path setup and Bilstien 5100 shocks all around, JKS adjustable Trackbar (KOR bushings), JKS HD tie rod (MOOG problem solver Ends), JKS HD drag link (Moog Probel solver Ends), 4.56 Yukon ring and pinion, Moog HD SSD107 Steering Stabilizer, IRO Front drive shaft conversion, Stillen slotted rotors all around with Stillen brake pads, IRO adjustable A-Arm, 3" all the way Kolak Exhaust with High flow Magnaflow Cat. Converter and Flowmaster Super 50 Muffler, 285/70R17 AT Kumho (33") on 17" BlackWheel rims 909B, K&N Cold air intake, Four nozzles Bosch injectors, and Flashpaq 3780.

03' 4.7 H.O WJ 3" lifted, OME HD with 0.5" Coil spacers and Bilstien 5100 shocks all around, JKS adjustable Trackbar (KOR bushings), Moog Problem solver TRE's, IRO Front drive shaft conversion, IRO adjustable A-Arm, High flow magnaflow mini cats, high flow magnaflow cat, Flowmaster Super 44 muffler, 265/65R17 AT Yokohama on 17" Rays rims, and Flashpaq 3780
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post #25 of 77 Old 09-21-2013, 12:09 PM
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Wow this Jeep hit the jackpot! Good work.
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post #26 of 77 Old 09-21-2013, 06:08 PM
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Really like those halos! Where did you pick it up?
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post #27 of 77 Old 09-21-2013, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
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Halo's came from ebay $118

http://www.ebay.com/usr/imotorsportoutlet

1999 WJ 4x4, 1997 ZJ 4x4
1997 Mountaineer 4x4, 1996 Explorer 4x4
1972 Mustang Mach 1 351 Cleveland, 1972 Mustang Coupe 302
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post #28 of 77 Old 09-22-2013, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
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Decided to tackle the leaky front diff this morning. Up early, picked up 4 quarts of 75w-140, engine degreaser, RTV, then the rain came...

I headed up into the Santa Cruz mountains. Hard climb, tight corners, rain, fog. The WJ handled well. Excellent acceleration uphill, sure footed under braking into the turns, little body roll through the corners, little down shifting despite slowing through the corners and acceleration off.

Last weekend I took the 1997 ZJ (straight 6) up the same road. Lots of body roll, lots of downshifting, little power available off the corners.

(need new wipers - added to list)

1999 WJ 4x4, 1997 ZJ 4x4
1997 Mountaineer 4x4, 1996 Explorer 4x4
1972 Mustang Mach 1 351 Cleveland, 1972 Mustang Coupe 302
1970 Chevy C-20 350, 2002 Kawasaki Vulcan
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post #29 of 77 Old 09-22-2013, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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Good News - Bad News

Good News! Rain cleared up today, so up went the WJ and off came the front diff cover.

Only 3-4 oz of fluid came out. But the internals looked very clean. I resealed the cover and filled it up with 75w-140.

Bad News! The grinding noise is still there. At least I avoided a big problem not far down the road.

1999 WJ 4x4, 1997 ZJ 4x4
1997 Mountaineer 4x4, 1996 Explorer 4x4
1972 Mustang Mach 1 351 Cleveland, 1972 Mustang Coupe 302
1970 Chevy C-20 350, 2002 Kawasaki Vulcan
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post #30 of 77 Old 09-22-2013, 07:12 PM
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I'm in the same boat, picked up a 99 Laredo from some people in Canada... So needless to say I'm dealing with some serious rust underneath, however the bottom of the body looks fine. So now I'm in the process of completely overhauling the WJ. It's only got 82k miles so at least I caught it before it could be neglected anymore. Can't wait to see how yours turns out. Thanks for the detailed build specs!

99 Laredo 2.5 BB, 17in Moabs, work in progress
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