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Unread 01-17-2011, 05:49 PM   #1246
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Installed the OME HD coils today as well as the Skyjacker shocks. The coils gave me roughly 3" of lift (whoo hoo!) and the Skyjacker shocks ride a lot better than I thought they would.

Next on the list is the rear tow hitch, getting the 31 KM2's on the Soft 8's and checking the alignment...got a friend that works as a Ford mechanic (so we got the dealer garage on weekends)

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Unread 01-17-2011, 07:19 PM   #1247
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I have been working on Jeeps for years. I have changed CPS in TJ's and XJ's, but right now, I feel like a complete idiot. I have been messing with that %^^^%* CPS (in my WJ) for three hours and I am not closer to having it out than I was three hours ago. I'm using a long 1/4 extention, a 12mm regular socket, and the swivel.. my speedometer cable as it exits the body is right in the way of getting a good grip on the CPS bolt. I even went as far as removing my front driveshaft to make a little extra space. I have laid on my back so long with my arms in the air, they are sore... I'm going to call it quits for the night, then tomorrow, if my luck isn't any better, I'll remove the transmission / tC skid bolts and lower the transmission, tilting the engine in the process to see if that will provide the much needed space.
You should have saved yourself the time and just lowered the crossmember. that is the easiest way to do it. Good luck!
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Unread 01-17-2011, 07:35 PM   #1248
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Currently painting my Country Crock center caps thanks Jeepforum.com!
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Unread 01-17-2011, 08:54 PM   #1249
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I fixed the broken brake cable and replaced the rear hatch struts... I debated whether I should take pics but decided against it because it would take more time. I HAVE AN E-BRAKE AGAIN!!! WOO HOO!!!
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Unread 01-18-2011, 09:04 AM   #1250
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Replaced the front passenger window regulator, and the tailgate lock actuator. I can roll down my window and get into the back again! Next up, swapping back in the stock shock bushing sleeves to get rid of the infamous bump/thump/rattle noise in the *** end.
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Unread 01-18-2011, 09:15 AM   #1251
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washed it and ran some B12 through the throttle body. notable difference in intake"woosh" during the process. just trying to keep her in tip top shape for our trip to langanalheim this weekend. stoked.

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Unread 01-18-2011, 09:24 AM   #1252
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Hey little jeep post up how you finally get that CPS changed. I looked long and hard at it today and figured i didn't have enough tools at work. I can reach mine from the top, to actually remove the sensor(i think, i can touch it). the bolt from underneath with about a 30" extention. i read some where to tie a long string to the connector as to be able to fish the new one back.
as for the tornado, that one looked like a home made jobber. or is that what they really sold for the low price of 19.99.
After i took it out my jeep didn't want to start or run. it took a few tries and it still is a little hesitant on start. I am hoping its a big breath of air that it's not used to and will take a few starts for the computer to recalibrate.
I'm getting a whopping 11.0 mpg! ill post if it gets better.
Roadcrew..... I went out this morning and lowered the transmission about 3 inches. This gave me the much needed space to reach that CPS bolt with a long extention. In the process, I discovered bolt head is 11mm not 12mm as I had read in other threads. I used a long screw driver to remove the sensor from the bellhousing, then with help of one of those flexible grippers, I tied a single solid wire that I dropped from engine compartment around the sensor. I had to raise the transmission back up to give me room to fish the sensor across the rear of the engine (between engine and firewall. The connector is right at the bottom of the oil dip stick, like everything on a WJ, it's not a great location, but I was able to deal with it. I have a little work to do, then I'll go back out and start the process of putting this Jeep back together. Your idea of using a string is much needed except I think my using a solid wire was an improvement.

**EDIT** Roadcrew, I got my Jeep mostly back together, just a few odds & ends to button up. I have already had engine running which is a good sign. Getting the new sensor into the hole in bellhousing was not as easy as you would think, but that wire sure helped the process big time. The other thing that I did and it worked great was when I went to put the Crankshaft sensor bolt in, I put a little duct tape over the head of the bolt, then forced it into a socket, using the long extention, bolt went in like greased lightning.
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Unread 01-18-2011, 01:33 PM   #1253
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Trying to track down my rough idle when warm and horrible gas mileage. Found 1 bad injector and 2 other ones not spraying good. Replaced the one bad one and cleaned the other ones. Runs a lot better, but I still need to replace those other ones. Gained 1 MPG with a good injector so far. Was getting 10.5 now up to 11.5 and climbing.
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Unread 01-18-2011, 01:41 PM   #1254
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Trying to track down my rough idle when warm and horrible gas mileage. Found 1 bad injector and 2 other ones not spraying good. Replaced the one bad one and cleaned the other ones. Runs a lot better, but I still need to replace those other ones. Gained 1 MPG with a good injector so far. Was getting 10.5 now up to 11.5 and climbing.
thats where i'm at now. probably help when i fix the manifold gasket leak. i just cleaned out the throttle body but too soon to tell a difference.
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Unread 01-18-2011, 04:47 PM   #1255
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looked at how pretty she was. but the real hunt for a 242 begins now!
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Unread 01-18-2011, 05:33 PM   #1256
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drove up to the tippy top of Mauna Kea right after finish painting my cladding/bumpers. thread to follow
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Unread 01-18-2011, 07:01 PM   #1257
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I cleaned my hazy headlights in 10 min. each with simple green and some rubbing compound. worked good

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Unread 01-18-2011, 08:02 PM   #1258
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Changed out a seized rear caliper. I've been having issues past couple months where randomly it seems as if while driving 5-10mph that all of a sudden I was tied to a tree. Mileage has gone to crap recently, and today on the interstate I smelled brakes (finally, no brake smell before) I got to my office and one rear caliper was smoking. The increase in mileage should pay for the caliper in about a 2 weeks. ( i use 2 tanks a week)
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Unread 01-18-2011, 08:42 PM   #1259
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went to put on my new wheel spacers so I can get my rear tires mounted and found the tire shop torqued the crap out of the lugs. 2 of the lugs I cant even get my lug wrench on!! It should be an interesting conversation on Friday. Does anyone know if you have to trim the wheel stud with 1 1/4" spidertrak spacers?
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Unread 01-18-2011, 11:39 PM   #1260
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Installed a Jet Accu-Speed Control Calibration Unit....

Electronically corrects speedometer and shift points for bigger tire sizes...
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