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Unread 10-13-2013, 09:48 AM   #61
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What's the door code on that Mustang?

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Unread 10-13-2013, 10:53 PM   #62
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• 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 - Fixed
• Turn signal holder (rear) damage - Fixed
• Dash light out - Fixed
• Wipers stuttering - Fixed
• Front diff leaky - Fixed
• Noise (from steering column) under braking - Fixed
• 1 key (3 keys) - Fixed
• 1 key fob (still 1 - un-programmable) - Removed from list
• Throttle Position Sensor (Problem no longer presents) Removed from list
• Rear Pinion Seal - - Fixed
• Upgraded 245/75/16 Wrangler Duratrac's - Fixed
• Plasti-dipped wheels - Fixed
• Front passenger door card missing door panel clips - Fixed
• Added Hummer Style Grill - Fixed
• Replaced broken header panel - Fixed
• Upgraded headlights with Halo - Fixed
• Upgraded Taillights with blackout lights - Fixed
• Rear door seal - keep in place - Fixed

• Rear wheel bearing
• Driver seat broken - leather damage
• Stereo speakers - Front not working
• Torn passenger visor
• Thousands of minor scratches - Multiple clear coat failure spots
• Rear cargo carpet failure
• Leaky A/C (won't hold pressure)
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Unread 10-13-2013, 10:59 PM   #63
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Here is a pic with the new wheels.
1: Profile of Jeep
2: Clearance of 245/75/16 - About 1 inch.
jeepprofile.jpg   jeep2457516.jpg  
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Unread 10-14-2013, 04:43 PM   #64
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DuraTracs! Yeah! Now lift that thing...
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Unread 10-17-2013, 11:47 PM   #65
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Got my drivers seat repaired today. I found a good passenger side seat. Had my upholsterer remove and replace. He added new leather were the cloth was once on the inside (now outside). Also repaired the broken frame. Looks perfect now!
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Unread 10-20-2013, 01:30 AM   #66
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Left rear axle bearing is OUT! Gone with it is that incessant pulsing drone as I drive down the road. Finally.. I can hear the flowmaster exhaust I put in a week ago. Now it really needs A/C. I bought fluorescent dye, UV light and glasses. Hopefully tomorrow yields good results.
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Unread 10-20-2013, 01:31 AM   #67
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Updating status

• 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 - Fixed
• Turn signal holder (rear) damage - Fixed
• Dash light out - Fixed
• Wipers stuttering - Fixed
• Front diff leaky - Fixed
• Noise (from steering column) under braking - Fixed
• 1 key (3 keys) - Fixed
• 1 key fob (still 1 - un-programmable) - Removed from list
• Throttle Position Sensor (Problem no longer presents) Removed from list
• Rear Pinion Seal - - Fixed
• Upgraded 245/75/16 Wrangler Duratrac's - Fixed
• Plasti-dipped wheels - Fixed
• Front passenger door card missing door panel clips - Fixed
• Added Hummer Style Grill - Fixed
• Replaced broken header panel - Fixed
• Upgraded headlights with Halo - Fixed
• Upgraded Taillights with blackout lights - Fixed
• Rear door seal - keep in place - Fixed
• Rear wheel bearing - Fixed
• Driver seat broken - leather damage - Fixed and Fixed


• Stereo speakers - Front not working
• Torn passenger visor
• Thousands of minor scratches - Multiple clear coat failure spots
• Rear cargo carpet failure
• Leaky A/C (won't hold pressure)
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Unread 10-22-2013, 07:01 AM   #68
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Question Questión about this fix

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Cudo's to 242forme. The noise coming from the column/gear shift area turned out to be the transfer case cable that fell down onto the front drive shaft when the clip failed.

Easiest fix ever! I was ready to lay out cash for a new shaft.
Hi I'm Max from Mexico and I have an 04 WJ.

I have a similar noise and would love to have more information on how to fix this issue. What to look for? How to identify the transfer case cable and how to fix it?

Thanks in advance for your help!!
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Unread 10-24-2013, 10:31 PM   #69
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Hi Max,

Climb under the vehicle and focus on the area between the front drive shaft and the transmission. You will see a cable that passes next to the transmission. Under normal conditions that cable should be attached to a flange on the transmission. In the case of my noise it breaks loose from the flange and hangs free. Good Luck.
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Unread 10-24-2013, 10:54 PM   #70
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I've made a lot of progress in the past few days.

Changed the oil. Yeah!

Had a problem with the engine overheating so I changed the thermostat and upper hose (was leaking under pressure). So far, so good.

Had a guy yell at me that my brake lights weren't working. Some might be offended but not me. Found a blown fuse. I need to watch this.

Swapped the amplifier out. No Luck. Still no front speakers. I have ordered a new head unit with an IPod input.

Had my detailer do a 12 hour detail job and boy does she shine! The paint is still a problem but it's so much better now that it shines.

Took out the rear carpet. What a learning experience. The tire cover is lifted so the carpet has padding to match. The new carpet doesn't have near the padding. The tire cover looks like it's seriously attached to the cover. I'm not sure I could have reattached in a workmanship manner. The color was off so I was very leery of trying to replace it. I decided to leave it intact. So back in it went. I will need a donor carpet if I decide to change my mind.

Put UV (with stop leak) in the AC. No sign of leaks. Hmmmm.... I'm keeping a close eye on it.

Replaced the passenger visor.

Bonus... Found an Easter egg when we took out the carpet. Found an original key under the back seat carpet and under the seat bracket in a Velcro pouch. Someone wanted to hide that in a serious way.

I'm exhausted!
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Unread 10-24-2013, 10:57 PM   #71
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Updating status

• 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 - Fixed
• Turn signal holder (rear) damage - Fixed
• Dash light out - Fixed
• Wipers stuttering - Fixed
• Front diff leaky - Fixed
• Noise (from steering column) under braking - Fixed
• 1 key (3 keys) - Fixed
• 1 key fob (still 1 - un-programmable) - Removed from list
• Throttle Position Sensor (Problem no longer presents) Removed from list
• Rear Pinion Seal - - Fixed
• Upgraded 245/75/16 Wrangler Duratrac's - Fixed
• Plasti-dipped wheels - Fixed
• Front passenger door card missing door panel clips - Fixed
• Added Hummer Style Grill - Fixed
• Replaced broken header panel - Fixed
• Upgraded headlights with Halo - Fixed
• Upgraded Taillights with blackout lights - Fixed
• Rear door seal - keep in place - Fixed
• Rear wheel bearing - Fixed
• Driver seat broken - leather damage - Fixed and Fixed

• Torn passenger visor (replaced)
• Thousands of minor scratches - Multiple clear coat failure spots (detailer made it shine!)
• Rear cargo carpet failure (leave in place)
• Leaky A/C (won't hold pressure) - added UV and stop leak - continue to watch

• Stereo speakers - Front not working (waiting on head unit)
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Unread 10-25-2013, 03:02 PM   #72
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Wish I had known you wanted a head unit with a 3.5mm jack, I had one I could have sold you. How much did you buy the one you are waiting on? Am I right about it being a head unit with a jack?

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Unread 10-26-2013, 12:22 PM   #73
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It does have a jack. It was $99 includes shipping.
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Unread 11-18-2013, 02:01 AM   #74
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Project Rehab is complete.

After 2 months of working on Project Rehab and fixing the cooling system in my Mountaineer Project Rehab has found a new home. My Dad came for a visit and fell in love with her. Once I completed the front end rebuild on the Mounty it was time to turn Project Rehab loose. Of course I picked up a 2002 WJ Limited with some lifter noise cheep (at least that's my bet) to satiate my desire to breath life back into neglected autos.

It was sad to watch her drive away, but I know they will take good care of each other.
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Unread 11-18-2013, 06:34 AM   #75
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I'm glad to hear you finished this project and fixed her up! I was hoping to see the final pics of everything though!
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