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Unread 05-07-2008, 04:48 PM   #1
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Removing front grill assy.

I'm getting ready to replace the timing gears and chain and to put that bolt with a spring in the cam, hoping to eliminate that knocking in the front of the engine. Anyways, can someone please tell me what I have to do to remove the front grill assembly. I'm thinking it would be an easier job with that removed. Thanks

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Unread 05-07-2008, 05:09 PM   #2
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Don't have to remove it for just the cover and chain. I pulled the front cover on the CJ5 twice in one week (don't ask!! ) without removing the grille. I had to unbolt the fenders and support rods and let the grille swing forword to remove the cam though. To remove the front cover, it sure would have been easier without it there I'm sure.

Remove the headlights to unplug the wiring and then remove the harness from in front of the grille. Unbolt the fenders at the front, three bolts on each side. Loosen the support rods and slip them out of the 'U' brackets. Remove the center body support bolt under the fornt and lift it out. Probably missed something that someone else will catch...

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Unread 05-07-2008, 05:20 PM   #3
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1. Drain radiator.
2. Remove radiator hoses.
3. Remove headlight and turn signal assemblys.
4. Unscrew wiring harness grounds.
5. Pull wiring harness' through sides of grill and out the back.
6. Remove bolt holding bottom center of grill to frame. May need PB blaster.
7. Remove radiator to frame supports.
8. Remove fender to radiator bolts.
9. Losen front nut on both of the struts running from the top of the grill to the firewall.
10. Hold on to grill assembly and push struts to the side and lift out grill assembly.

Did I miss anything fellas?



EDIT: Sorry Dave - didn't see your post and I type too slow.

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Unread 05-07-2008, 06:33 PM   #4
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I took my harness loose at the firewall plug instead of unplugging everything. Just remove the center bolt and unplug. I was removing the whole front clip though. Left the fenders bolted to the grill and removed together.
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Unread 05-07-2008, 07:35 PM   #5
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After just going thru this a couple weeks ago, let me add that I will be putting a six pin plug in the harness near the horn so that next time I can just unplug it and take the grill off without the extra work.
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Unread 05-07-2008, 10:00 PM   #6
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...I will be putting a six pin plug in the harness near the horn so that next time I can just unplug it and take the grill off without the extra work.

Buy the Beer Man a beer. Good idea.
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Unread 07-14-2013, 02:52 PM   #7
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removing shroud

I am wanting to removed the Radiator shroud from a CJ Grille- there doesnt seem to be any bolts or clips that can be undone- any clue how to separate them other than a hammer?

I only need the Grille- not the shroud
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Unread 07-14-2013, 05:01 PM   #8
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I am wanting to removed the Radiator shroud from a CJ Grille- there doesnt seem to be any bolts or clips that can be undone- any clue how to separate them other than a hammer?

I only need the Grille- not the shroud
There should be 4 bolts holding it and the radiator to the grill? 2 on each side, 1 top, 1 bottom?
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Unread 07-14-2013, 10:09 PM   #9
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with the radiator out, leave the grill

your going to have more than enough room for the balancer puller and an impact to break the bolt loose and possibly pull the balancer back into place using the bolt when you put it all back together. just a hint, dont over tighten the 4 bolts from the pan to the cover, you will simply squeeze/distort the lower gasket and ruin it. also dont tighten any bolts till all front and bottom bolts are installed. install the fronts and pull the cover in til you can easily start the bottoms. are you sure you have a chain tensioner and not simply a plastic guide that slips onto two metal tabs on the cover. i replaced the chain/sprockets but could not source the guide so back together it went without it and no ill effects.
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