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Unread 05-06-2013, 07:50 AM   #16
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Yeah, sorry, I didn't realize the ebay breather was just the top.

The 258 assembly would be much easier to find, but I'm not sure it fits. Anyone know for sure?

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Unread 05-06-2013, 12:09 PM   #17
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Can't you get a reducer/adapter at a plumbing supply or Lowes as a temp fix? I'd blow the 79 cents even if it was only for a week while your ebay treasure arrives. Or don't drive it!
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Unread 05-07-2013, 06:32 AM   #18
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Well I'm not gonna drive it until I get that fixed. I'm going to 2 junkyards today, one of them has like a dozen old cj's so hopefully I will find a air cleaner.
Also here is a pic of where the rear leaf spring bracket is broken. Think I could weld it?
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Unread 05-07-2013, 06:40 AM   #19
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Well I'm not gonna drive it until I get that fixed. I'm going to 2 junkyards today, one of them has like a dozen old cj's so hopefully I will find a air cleaner.
Also here is a pic of where the rear leaf spring bracket is broken. Think I could weld it?
The "bracket" that is broken is your leaf spring. It looks like the PO "fixed" it by attaching it to the bolt that holds the shackle to the frame. Compare it to the driver side rear spring (if its correct) to see how it should be. Honestly, I don't even see the shackle hanger....
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Unread 05-07-2013, 06:51 AM   #20
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I wouldn't weld that. I'd be looking at getting a shackle hanger and a replacement leaf spring. Personally, and recommend to you, not to drive it until this and the air filter assembly are fixed. If not, you might be looking at more money for repairs. The leaf spring situation is dangerous. Essentially, if there is not a shackle hanger, your rear axle is only being held to the Jeep with 3 of 4 "attachment" locations.
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Unread 05-07-2013, 07:02 AM   #21
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Sorry, stepped away and then realized what's going on. The "bracket" IS the shackle hanger. It snapped off and then your shackle rotated to where the top is now down. You could weld it back on. You might look into a new one that hasn't ripped out and then bolt/weld new one on.

Sorry about my lack of observation this early
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Unread 05-07-2013, 09:14 AM   #22
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Thanks for the info.


I'm not driving it right now other than in and out of the shop.

I don't think I can bolt the shackle to the frame, because the bolt on the shackle pulled through the frame. So if it will work ok, I will just weld it.

Also how can I tell what "series/package" my jeep is?

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Unread 05-07-2013, 09:30 AM   #23
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Thanks for the info.

I'm not driving it right now other than in and out of the shop.

I don't think I can bolt the shackle to the frame, because the bolt on the shackle pulled through the frame. So if it will work ok, I will just weld it.

Also how can I tell what "series/package" my jeep is?

Thanks,
Trip
No prob!

The leaf spring attaches to the lower portion of the shackle. The upper part of the shackle connects to the shackle hanger. The shackle hanger attaches to the frame. You need to reattach the shackle hanger to the frame and then reconnect the shackle and leaf spring to the shackle hanger.

Do a vin look up on your jeep and it should tell you what it was factory. It won't tell you if it was a Renegade or Laredo or anything like that though. If you have those trim levels (ie clock, tach, leather wrapped passenger bar etc) that is the only thing that will tell you that.
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Unread 05-07-2013, 09:36 AM   #24
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Here's what it should look like.

As Rambling said, your shackle hanger has broken free from the frame, and the shackle has rotated upside down.

Good luck,

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Unread 05-08-2013, 06:40 AM   #25
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Ok thanks, I will try to weld it up some time in the next few days, getting tired of driving away from my jeep in my dads truck.

Been thinking, I've seen pics of where folks have been able to adapt Air cleaners like the one on my jeep with out this issue. How was it done? New style carb?


Thanks!!!!!

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