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post #24901 of 42565 Old 09-30-2013, 09:11 AM
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Pulled the carpet out to clean and dry it properly.

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post #24902 of 42565 Old 09-30-2013, 09:29 AM
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Changed the plugs and gave it an oil change. Similar look to the plugs as post above but the center post was even or worse with most plugs.

But the thing that helped most was cleaning and resurfacing the headlights. Added .0004 MPG.


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post #24903 of 42565 Old 09-30-2013, 10:31 AM
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Finally fixed my stalling/surging problem. Threw a p1296 and p0121 code which pointed towards the map sensor. Discovered the connector was broken causing the wires to periodically touch which threw off the voltage. I decided to replace the crappy wiring to that sensor and fixed the harness. After taping the sh*t out of the connector and sensor all is well so far.
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post #24904 of 42565 Old 09-30-2013, 10:33 AM
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Yeah...freezing them of course contracts the ball joint while heat expands the hub bracket holes...

The first time I did ball joints it took a VERY long cheater bar and a lot of swearing. This time using heat I didn't have to use anything bigger than a breaker bar. I did have air(borrowed a compressor) but only used it a couple of times just to speed things up.

I used Raybestos ball joints. No opinion other than they're inexpensive and a brand I recognize.

I'm in KS, so not far out of the rust zone...originally from MN. The Jeep was bought in Nebraska originally. I didn't have to useany heat on those. Just a breaker bar and a grunt. I put a bit of anti-seize on them for install.
This was the 1st time for me in replacing ball joints so gained a lot of experience while info from others here helped a bunch. The huge C-clamp in the kit had such a long threaded shaft I couldn't get anything but a box end wrench on top since don't have a lift installed and didn't feel like dropping the axle. Would have been nice if my ratcheting wrenches would have gone up to the 7/8" size but wouldn't doubt they couldn't take the high torque.

Moog is outsourcing more and more parts and they couldn't even drill/tap the grease fitting hole in the middle of the ball joints. Then followed the directions where I had to put the rubber cover on before pulling it through the top and ended up with about 3/16" of the shaft not covered by the boot. And yeah it's in all the way.

Was kind of worried the hub bearing assembly bolts may back out with anti-seize on all the threads but sure coated the ends of the threads where they rust/seize up. They salt/brine solution the roads around here in Ohia so much it's ridiculous since it eats my Jeeps up while no bolts/nuts are easy!
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post #24905 of 42565 Old 09-30-2013, 10:50 AM
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Fixed my rear brake light and tail light, and fitted new windscreen washers. First time in 12 months all lights are working and we can wash the windscreen
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post #24906 of 42565 Old 09-30-2013, 12:57 PM
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Trying to diagnose hard starts in the new WJ... I had her (over the phone) prime the fuel pump multiple times before actually attempting to start it, and it doesn't seem to be helping. Supposedly the little dealership replaced the fuel pump right before we bought it. Any ideas what else to look for? I can't help but to be a little pissed off.

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post #24907 of 42565 Old 09-30-2013, 01:17 PM
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Ordered her a Reese hitch and Curt harness. I wanted to stay as close to OEM look as I could without paying OEM prices.

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post #24908 of 42565 Old 09-30-2013, 02:31 PM
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We celebrated her first year with me by turning 100K. In honor of this momentous occasion, I gave her a bath and let her sleep in the garage.
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post #24909 of 42565 Old 09-30-2013, 02:55 PM
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Went with a small group on here for a Nor Cal coastal beach run this weekend. Ran a few logging roads and mountain trails along the way to visit beaches. Also ran some roads through the Giant Redwoods.



































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post #24910 of 42565 Old 09-30-2013, 03:34 PM
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Got a little pissed off, shop I had put my new tires on screwed up the tire balance and then destroyed two lug nuts (they spin freely) when they fixed the tire balance. They failed to tell me this had happened either. I'm glad I checked them! :/

,,,soooo I graduated in 2013...
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post #24911 of 42565 Old 09-30-2013, 03:49 PM
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Got a little pissed off, shop I had put my new tires on screwed up the tire balance and then destroyed two lug nuts (they spin freely) when they fixed the tire balance. They failed to tell me this had happened either. I'm glad I checked them! :/
How would you fix a lug nut that spun freely after it was installed?
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post #24912 of 42565 Old 09-30-2013, 05:08 PM
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Wow. Real nice. Make sure you get what you deserve when you go back.
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post #24913 of 42565 Old 09-30-2013, 05:14 PM
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How would you fix a lug nut that spun freely after it was installed?
I have no idea how they will fix it. But they said they would fix it for free

,,,soooo I graduated in 2013...
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post #24914 of 42565 Old 09-30-2013, 05:34 PM
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the issue is you may be setting yourself up for a new axle period, the seal goes bad the bearing goes bad and than wears a groove in the axle. At that point you HAVE to change the axle. Money may be tight, but I would rather come up with less than $50 now vs a few hundred later.
That's what happened to me. I bought it from the PO, probably with the bearing leaking, but I didn't notice it. I drove it and it just started to get louder. Took it to Midas and they replaced the rear right bearing. I drove it for another 5-6 months, maybe and it started making noise again. Took it back and the told me that the bearing had worn a groove into the axle and that I would need another axle.
They found a used axle to replace it with and put new bearings and seals in it. It has been quiet ever since. I am not sure if the used axle was the same part# or not. I remember the Midas mechanic saying something about this axle being the best one for it. (I wasn't really paying much attention) but I guess I could crawl under and see what the tag says.

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post #24915 of 42565 Old 09-30-2013, 05:35 PM
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Seized the engine...dang!
OOPS! Forget to change or add oil, or hydro-lock?

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