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Unread 03-29-2013, 01:59 AM   #1
econstantin
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1994 YJ Wrangler 
 
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Good mecanic in San Francisco?

Hi, I've got a 94 YJ and am approaching 230k, on all original everything (as far I know), except for a suspension lift and other non-drivetrain related mods.

I've done all the standard/full maintenance & tuneup (all fluids, distro cap & wires, plugs, ignition coil, o2 sensor, pcv plugs, throttle body cleaning, rear main seal, u-joints, etc), however it idles erratically, "shudders" on acceleration, and feels like there's "slack" in the drive train (experienced as some lurch when I take my foot off the accelerator).

I'm thinking it's time to have a professional take a proper look at it (I suspect maybe some tranny wear issues, maybe the rear diff backlash is out, and possible some axle wrap, as well as perhaps timing chain slack, main bearings wearing, and valves slapping).

Since putting on the lift (OME), I put in a TC drop and rear shims to reduce driveshaft angle, but still experience some vibrations... So I'm also considering a SYE kit.

I'd appreciate any recommendations as to quality/honest mechanics in SF (or bay area) who would be willing/able to take on this kind of diagnostic & work.

Any indications of ballpark costs for the various jobs would also be very helpful if possible.

Thanks for your suggestions!
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Unread 04-08-2013, 04:08 AM   #2
JohnnYJohn
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E,

Took my YJ recently to the 76 station on California and 25th Avenue and spoke with the mechanic, Manuel. Manny is a great guy and has run a honest shop for years; he also used to own Wranglers himself and knows everything about the truck. At least give him a try, he always gives free advice and diagnostic help.

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Unread 04-13-2013, 12:48 PM   #3
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E,

Took my YJ recently to the 76 station on California and 25th Avenue and spoke with the mechanic, Manuel. Manny is a great guy and has run a honest shop for years; he also used to own Wranglers himself and knows everything about the truck. At least give him a try, he always gives free advice and diagnostic help.

John
Great, thanks John. I just gave him and call and will be swinging by his shop on Monday to have him take a look at a few things.
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