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Unread 04-11-2010, 08:20 PM   #16
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**UPDATE**

replaced the power steering pump, which btw was a PITA. lol Next step is fuilds and all. Then when i get some money. . .The radiator

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Unread 04-11-2010, 08:38 PM   #17
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Darn! Sounds like you tackled the harder chore first.
Good luck and God bless.
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Unread 04-11-2010, 08:45 PM   #18
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I'm going to also stress the importance of brakes and steering systems here. I wish you luck as well.
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Unread 04-11-2010, 08:57 PM   #19
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I would replace ALL metal and rubber brake lines front to back and all caliper/wheel cylinders. Of course I'm in NY, sure your '80 Utah Jeep looks like an 09' NY Jeep sans rust
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Unread 04-11-2010, 09:29 PM   #20
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i dont know if it helps cause im new too i just got an 83 cj7 and its got a 3.5 lift on it so i dont think it really matters. but then again it may be the difference in the years what kind of transmision is in that 3,4,or 5 speed?
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Unread 04-11-2010, 09:40 PM   #21
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Welcome to the forum man, congrats on the Jeep! Looking forward to seeing some pics of this beast.
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Unread 04-11-2010, 11:05 PM   #22
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@ Selene Its a 4 speed transmission.

Yea i guess you could say it was the harder chore. But i see why jeep owners are so attached to their rigs.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 05:39 AM   #23
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nice mine is a three speed
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Unread 04-12-2010, 07:02 PM   #24
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How do you like the three speed? are there any advantages?
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Unread 04-13-2010, 05:42 PM   #25
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well truth betold this is my first jeep and first time on this forum. i am currently rebuilding it and have never gotten to drive it yet. but i hear it both good and bad. sorry i cant help you very much as i am just learning my self. selene
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Unread 04-14-2010, 05:36 AM   #26
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Congrats on the new (to you) CJ. Always nice to see another Jeep getting life breathed back into them!
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Unread 04-20-2010, 05:52 PM   #27
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*UPDATE*

After closer inspection of my radiator, I have came to the conclusion that I no longer need a new one.

What happened was when i lived in Idaho Falls, Id, I ran my fingers along the fins of the raditor and a bunch of them broke off, and i havent touched it since.

Now im back in utah and today i ran my fingers across it and. .. none broke off!

im assuming it was just the -20 degree winters up in IF.
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Unread 04-20-2010, 05:54 PM   #28
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But now i need some help.

im so overwelmd with having to change the fuilds and everything, not that its hard, just . . i dont even know where to begin.

Any tips or advice?

thank you very much in advance

Tayla Danja
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Unread 04-21-2010, 10:30 AM   #29
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Well, pretty easy stuff, and should only take a couple hours..but can get pricey when you add up all the fluids.

Axles, remove the cover plates and drain the fluid. Look for chipped teeth or any signs of wear. Seal the cover plates with a little rtv (just a smear) and new gasket. Fill with GOOD 75/90 gear oil (synthetic if you can afford it). Note, if you have Trac-Lok (limited slip) you should use 80/140 and additive. Approx 7.5 pints

Transfer case, remove the drain plug on the bottom (uses an allen wrench). Drain the fluid and look for discoloration, moisture, metal, etc. Replace the plug and fill with GOOD 75/90 gear oil (again, synthetic if you can afford it). Approx 4 pints

Transmission, remove drain plug (not sure where the one on the T-176 is located). Drain fluid and look for discoloration, moisture, metal, etc. Replace the plug and fill with GOOD 75/90 gear oil (again, synthetic if you can afford it). Approx 3.5 pints

Oil (I assume you know how to do this one) Approx 6 qts

Coolant, drain radiator (make sure the engine is cool). Remove the temperature sending unit (right rear corner of engine). Fill radiator with water and flushing mixture (till water comes out of the sending unit hole). Replace sending unit and continue to fill radiator till full. Drive required time (as per flushing mixture instructions) and repeat process filling with 50%mixture of ethylene glycol. (This may cause some comments because there are a number of different coolants with a number of different stories about them...stay away from DEXCOOL...aside from that, typical Prestone/Peak should suffice...if you want to get all technical you should use green Zerex). Approx 5 quarts (little over 1 gallon coolant)

Brakes (I try to flush a pump or two from my brakes every year or two...it seems to keep things inside from getting rusty). Have a helper pump the brakes to build pressure. Open the bleeder and let fluid drain (try to catch it in a cup or hook a hose to the bleeder). Repeat till fluid is clear and not rusty. Be certain to NOT pump your reservoir dry. Check it after each pump until you are comfortable with how much fluid is drained. Usually no more than 1 large bottle

Power Steering (I would think you already did this one when you replaced the pump...) Remove the return hose from the power steering pump (the one attached with a hose clamp) and place the hose in a bottle to catch fluid. Be sure to plug the nipple where the hose connects too. Start the motor and add fluid to the pump as fluid is pumped into the canister... Again usually no more than 1 large bottle

So, your parts list will be:
1 large bottle brake fluid
1 large bottle steering fluid
6 qts oil
8 qts gear oil
1 gallon coolant
Axle cover gaskets
1 tube RTV
oil filter
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Unread 04-21-2010, 10:52 AM   #30
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Congradulations on the Jeep. Im a Sophomore in High School and my dad gave me his Jeep back in July for my Birthday. 1986 Renegade. Jeep's are addicting. Jeep's will always have a repair list, so dont sweat it.
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