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Unread 05-27-2012, 10:30 AM   #10921
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I have to start on this soon. What did you use for a guide? I have heard the YouTube video is pretty easy to follow along with.
The 3 party video on YouTube is great to get the dash off.but didn't help to get the HVAC ducts out...that was tricky...Even had trouble following the repair manual.

You have to remove everything from the left side of the engine compartment ie coolant reservoir battery and pcm

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Unread 05-27-2012, 10:32 AM   #10922
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Did this a year ago today to repair my leaky ac evaporator core. I used a combination of the FSM and the guide of wj Jeeps to do it. Whole job took about 8 hours and didn't require any special tools. There's a great time lapse YouTube video of two techs doing the job. It's not so much a hard job as it is time consuming. Also, you'll need a second person to help you remove and install the dash assembly.
I flipped my dash onto the seats and had enough room...i'm on about 7 hours now and its time to put the dash back on
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Unread 05-27-2012, 10:32 AM   #10923
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Gotcha. My friend and I are setting aside a weekend to do both of our WJ's. Mine has crapped out and his is showing signs. I can't wait to fix this! Mine actually would blow smoke when you turned the heat on so I didnt use it. Thank god for my heated seats!
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Unread 05-27-2012, 11:07 AM   #10924
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When I bought mine the PO just said it didn't work. So I put a can of 134 in and turned on the fan. Ended up with a nice face full of it and the wonderful smell, it was awesome...
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Unread 05-27-2012, 11:37 AM   #10925
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Exhaust hanger on downpipe broke off so theres a hole where it's supposed to be, pipes are newer, need to see if it can just be welded.
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Unread 05-27-2012, 11:44 AM   #10926
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When I bought mine the PO just said it didn't work. So I put a can of 134 in and turned on the fan. Ended up with a nice face full of it and the wonderful smell, it was awesome...
Mine looked like I had a fog machine on. It would slowly creep out of the defrost and then really start pouring out of the vents.

I had to replace a blower motor and heater core on my 65 mustang last year. That only took a few hours. Not much to mess with there, also no AC to worry about breaking....simpler times..
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Unread 05-27-2012, 11:45 AM   #10927
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Headed for Bill Moore lake today. Was a bit tuffer then trail reports clams, but had some fun. Got just passed the mud pit and found 4+ feet of snow, so couldn't get to it but ran into an offroad group when up there. The wife and niece had a blast. Enjoy
Wish I could have made it, looks fun.
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Unread 05-27-2012, 11:52 AM   #10928
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Washed the bird poo and beer can rings off her and all shiny after the lift. The soft 8s are MUCH easier to clean then the stockers were.
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Unread 05-27-2012, 12:18 PM   #10929
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Wish I could have made it, looks fun.
It was, but we'll meet up next time, nex time I will take off the addco. made the ride vary rough!
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Unread 05-27-2012, 04:08 PM   #10930
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Removed 2'' spacer lift and installed 3'' OME spring lift with Bilsteins and JKS Track Bar. Had an alignment. Installed 2 of the 4 roof rack lights. Now I am getting ready to give it a wash. Eventually when I am not broke, I will put some 30'' tires on it.
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Unread 05-27-2012, 04:37 PM   #10931
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Removed 2'' spacer lift and installed 3'' OME spring lift with Bilsteins and JKS Track Bar. Had an alignment. Installed 2 of the 4 roof rack lights. Now I am getting ready to give it a wash. Eventually when I am not broke, I will put some 30'' tires on it.
Don't you just love that setup. I'm on day 2 and in love. I went with 31s though and am seeing some rubbing.
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Unread 05-27-2012, 04:50 PM   #10932
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Gave it a nice wash. But I also has it parked sligtly on a hill for about and hour, I can back and went to start it and it was dead. I checked the terminals and they were hooked up fine and tried it again, and all the gauges were going nuts. Then I sat there for a few min and tried again with my foot on the break, and it started, why did this happen?
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Unread 05-27-2012, 04:55 PM   #10933
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Finally changed the front and rear diff fluids. Lubelocker for the front and good old RTV for the back. Man that crap stinks!!
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Unread 05-27-2012, 05:13 PM   #10934
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Don't you just love that setup. I'm on day 2 and in love. I went with 31s though and am seeing some rubbing.
I put it on yesturday and so far I am loving it. I figure I would go with 30'' to give it a little more height and so that I can keep the spare in the spare tire compartment.
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Unread 05-27-2012, 07:21 PM   #10935
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Put on a new wheel bearing on the drivers side. Didn't totally fix the squeak/howl and I'm not sure if it's a little better or just my head telling me it is so I can justify the $83.
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