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Unread 07-26-2014, 11:56 PM   #31141
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Oh, and I'm pretty certain there's also a vacuum leak as you mentioned. The cruise control tends to work intermittently as well as the air conditioning. I know where the common leaks are in the TJ's, but I'm not quite as familiar with the WJ and although they're both 4.0L's, it seems like everything is different under the WJ hood! I don't have a/c in mine and it sure is easier to get around under there

Common places to check? Thanks for the help!

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Unread 07-27-2014, 12:02 AM   #31142
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Oh, and I'm pretty certain there's also a vacuum leak as you mentioned. The cruise control tends to work intermittently as well as the air conditioning. I know where the common leaks are in the TJ's, but I'm not quite as familiar with the WJ and although they're both 4.0L's, it seems like everything is different under the WJ hood! I don't have a/c in mine and it sure is easier to get around under there

Common places to check? Thanks for the help!
Seems like the most common place to look for a vacuum hose leak is under the battery tray but, it could be anywhere along that line.
Fan relays are known for going bad.
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Unread 07-27-2014, 12:24 AM   #31143
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Started on the front crankshaft seal today.




Harmonic balancer has a slight groove worn into it. Should I replace it?
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Unread 07-27-2014, 12:26 AM   #31144
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If you can't catch your fingernail in it a little bit of really fine sandpaper should buff it out. Not sure but they might make a speedi-sleeve to go over the balancer snout.
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Unread 07-27-2014, 05:29 AM   #31145
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Thanks man. I'll try and adjust it tomorrow. Check it on jack stands or on the ground?
I would adjust it while tires are on the ground, then move/drive vehicle and measure again.
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Unread 07-27-2014, 05:49 AM   #31146
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Got to the junkyard to get a new lower air box and snorkel section for my 4.0. While I was there I saw a bracket running from the block to the bell housing and back of the transmission that I didn't have on mine... Along with the torque converter inspection cover... So I snagged those, cleaned em all up and put them on mine.

I swear if I ever find the mechanic that worked on this thing for the previous owner, I will make him regret his decision to ever start working on cars... I have found so many things left of, or hacked by this moron its insane.....
My PO's mechanic cut off the cord to the knock sensor, put the wrong PAS fluid in and replaced 7 out of 8 spark plugs... with non platinum ones. He didn't replace number 8 because it's the hard to get to one.

Poor Jeep, it's finally found a good home with someone who will actually maintain it now.
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Unread 07-27-2014, 01:17 PM   #31147
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rebuilt overdrive found that the inner wavy snap ring was shattered in 5 pieces, installed transgo shift kit that sucked, and installed a 231 t-case with a teraflex SYE and a teraflex wide chain kit and did it all in one weekend!
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Unread 07-27-2014, 02:16 PM   #31148
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Put in new headlights so she's not a cyclops anymore. When did those Damn things get so expensive????

I would upload a picture but the mobile app keeps crashing when I try.
Tell me about it! My local autoparts store wants $25 PER BULB for the 9005xs.

For the same price, I purchased some cheapo HID's off EBAY with ballasts. And before anyone says it, I know they arent meant for the stock housings. I dont care. Some light is better than no light. I rarely drive the damn WJ at all, let alone at night.
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Unread 07-27-2014, 02:18 PM   #31149
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Finally cleaned all the mud out from the hog hunt two months ago...... I think its time to repaint the cladding.

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Unread 07-27-2014, 06:12 PM   #31150
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Put on my Wade by Westin in-channel vent visors today

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Unread 07-27-2014, 06:28 PM   #31151
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Got hail damage out the ***. Thankfully it didn't bust my windows, but I will need new paint. I'd take pics but it's still pouring rain

I managed to sneak a few in. Hail got the hood, passenger side fender, above both front doors, the top, and a couple soots in the back. These are the biggest ones
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Unread 07-27-2014, 09:04 PM   #31152
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Got a couple things done over the weekend. Installed JKS discos and FJO pods.
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Unread 07-27-2014, 09:20 PM   #31153
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Kind of bummed... I went and did some work on her WJ and don't feel like I accomplished much of anything. I cleaned the TB, but apparently the idle was more or less back to normal before I started anyway. It would start and idle a little bit higher than normal (but not to 3,000 RPM's like yesterday) and then settle down at about 900 RPM's. There were two other issues that I was trying to address:

1) Fan relays. I bought two new ones... Replaced them with no issues, and let her run. Initially the fan came on, which it hadn't been doing at all for quite some time. Everything was cool, so we drove it down the road to the gas station. She ran in to get something, and as I sat in the car it started to get warmer and warmer to the point where it was about to indicate that it was overheating. Ugh! Got going down the road and it was back to normal temps. I checked under the hood, and the fan wasn't working even when it got above 210-220 degrees. It was climbing steadily, and of course, no fan! What now? Thermostat???

2) Tossed a hose clamp on the line on top of the radiator since I saw last night it was leaking out where the hose went in near the radiator cap. I assumed since it was leaking at that spot that it needed a clamp, but after seeing it run, that apparently didn't help. Maybe it never had one... I don't know, but I'm pretty pissed off because we just had the radiator replaced by the shop we bought it from shortly after buying it. Now that I'm looking things over, I'm seeing some junkyard components under the hood.

When we took it back to them to go over some of the issues a few weeks after buying it, they claimed we must have hit something offroading and put a giant hole in the radiator. The tech was telling me he had to bend the rad support to get the new radiator to even go back in, then his boss was telling me they did me a solid by taking care of that for us (on our dime) because we couldn't have bought it like that. The other issue we took it back for was a hard start issue, which it still has. He said they replaced the fuel filter and right before we bought it, it supposedly got a new fuel pump. What else could cause a hard start?

Anyway, thanks for the input guys. I'm beyond frustrated because it's always one problem after another whether it's her Jeep or mine! I get the just empty every pocket motto, but it does get old.
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Unread 07-28-2014, 12:53 AM   #31154
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Took it for a drive up to a local lake for some fishing with a buddy and the kids. Another crappy day in paradise.
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Unread 07-28-2014, 09:12 AM   #31155
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Cleaned, scraped, and ground all the rust off the new front axle I bought for the WJ. Removed all brackets, axles and hubs. Now its all painted and waiting for the new axles, hubs, and TREs I bought from Kolak. It will be nice to have 4x4 next winter. The ring and pinion are ok on my current axle, but the housing is bent and bearings are shot. Something is broke in either the diff or right axle shaft. I can turn the drive shaft and the wheels do not turn. New axle has Vari-drive in good shape but 105,000 miles instead of the 60,000 the rest of my Jeep has, hence the new axles and bearings.

Can't wait to tear apart the old axle is in to see what happened. Everything else is so clean on the truck I can't imagine what destroyed the axle.
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