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Unread 05-15-2012, 05:44 AM   #1
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macgyver fixes

Well a week or 2 ago I went to Rausch creek with a few buddy's and one of the jeeps (a 94GC) tore a tranny cooler line. We were stuck untill I thought to put a socket in the line and with a few hose clamps spliced the line. Back together.

What kind of things have you rigged up that made it able to get you back home?

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Ordinary cars lie to you. They tell you that everything is controlled, warm, safe, smooth ---- we know this is a general falsehood. There is extreme beauty in the world and the best way to find it is to be out in it --- all the way. In a Jeep. Cause you can't get there in a Camry.
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Unread 05-15-2012, 05:46 AM   #2
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One more another trip to Rausch my fan clutch went so to keep the fan spinning I put a hose clamp and bailing wire from the shaft to the fins of the fan.

Ps sorry for the. Crappy typing my phone sucks to typ on
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Ordinary cars lie to you. They tell you that everything is controlled, warm, safe, smooth ---- we know this is a general falsehood. There is extreme beauty in the world and the best way to find it is to be out in it --- all the way. In a Jeep. Cause you can't get there in a Camry.
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Unread 05-15-2012, 12:09 PM   #3
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My radiator cracked when I got to work on a Friday. I ordered the new radiator online to install the next day and bought superglue, gum, and a gallon of water. I patched the crack after work and drove home with no problem.
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Unread 05-17-2012, 06:50 AM   #4
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Years ago, in the middle of the night, in the middle of nowhere, the distributor rotor in my old '69 Rover decided to disintegrate. I found a large paper clip in the jockey box, bent it and duct taped it on to the dist. shaft. Did it run well? No. Did it get me home? Yes!

Another time, the alternator froze up and shredded the belt on my LandCruiser while on the freeway. I used 1/4" nylon rope and one of those hollow tube splicer things to fashion a temporary belt. That kept it from overheating for the 25 miles home.
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Unread 05-17-2012, 10:21 PM   #5
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Well a week or 2 ago I went to Rausch creek with a few buddy's and one of the jeeps (a 94GC) tore a tranny cooler line. We were stuck untill I thought to put a socket in the line and with a few hose clamps spliced the line. Back together.

What kind of things have you rigged up that made it able to get you back home?
That is brilliant! Buddy of mine had his tj on top of a mountain when the line broke. They played "plinko" down the mountain with his jeep, smashed it into a couple trees as the got it back to camp. Will have to remember that one.
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Unread 05-18-2012, 04:48 AM   #6
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That is brilliant! Buddy of mine had his tj on top of a mountain when the line broke. They played "plinko" down the mountain with his jeep, smashed it into a couple trees as the got it back to camp. Will have to remember that one.
It took a little bit to think of we tryed a tube for a pen but it kept cracking when I tightened the hose clamp so when I was putting the tools back in my tool box cause my buddy went to pick up new smaller hose clamps I saw a 1/4" deep and figured I'd try that
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Unread 05-20-2012, 10:22 PM   #7
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Had a steel trans line split on me, cut the bad line out with a mini tubing cutter, and patched in a section of rubber hose and hose clamps to get home. Another time had the brakes lock up on the highway. It locked up only on the passenger side. Fixed it enough to get home with duct tape, a 2x4 and a close hanger. Found out someone put power steering fluid in the brake fluid.
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Unread 05-21-2012, 12:46 AM   #8
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^^ po's suck
this thread is excellent. there is always the classic high lift tie rod.
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Unread 05-21-2012, 12:49 AM   #9
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Gatorade cap will fit over the output seal of a pre 97 NP231/242 to stop the trans fluid from leaking out when driving without a rear drive shaft.
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Unread 05-23-2012, 03:37 PM   #10
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Keep 'em coming!!

On vacation the ac compressor went out on our Isuzu trooper and the parts shop couldn't get a new one til Monday. So, I eliminated the compressor with a shorter serpentine belt to fit and drive it home from Florida.

Guys on this site know how to do this but it was before I owned a jeep so I was awful proud of myself. Lol
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Unread 05-23-2012, 05:43 PM   #11
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love this idea we once taped a mountain dew bottle to the output of the transfer case of my buddy's dodge truck it got us off the trail and held fluid from spilling duck tape rocks
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Unread 05-23-2012, 07:57 PM   #12
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I was at the lake and the a/c quit (not a Jeep). I unplugged the pressure switch and stuck a fish hook in it to jump across it. Then used a small thermometer to watch the vent temp. When it got below 30 switch the comp. off, wait a minute and switch it back on. Prevented the evap from freezing up. Sounds like a lot just for a/c, but it was a three hour ride home with a very small child in 100+ weather.
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Unread 05-24-2012, 12:35 AM   #13
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Hi lift handle to bend a bent tie rod straight, then beat over it a sleeve to keep it from bending again.
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Unread 06-05-2012, 12:31 AM   #14
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this thread is excellent. there is always the classic high lift tie rod.
got me off of trail 5 at RC and back to camp.

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Unread 06-10-2012, 04:36 AM   #15
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Went to Rausch creek a while back and my friend kept blowing a fuse in his ZJ. we ended up replacing a fuse with a paperclip until we got it to the hotel to check it out. happened to be his O2 sensor shorting on his heat shield
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