I finally got my temp. sensor guage working.
After taking apart the dash to get ahold of the speedo cluster and cleaning everyground I saw, it was the sensing unit on the block that was fried. Originally I gad cleaned it all pu when testing the connections and voltage. There were no moving parts on that little bugger, so I figured it only needed to be cleaned up.
If I just spent the $7 originally I would have cheated myself from hours of tinkering.
Freedom is not free.
USN ret. 1987-2008
Now I'm livin' the Jeep lifestyle...it only stings a bit !
After removing the steering column to get to that d@-n brake pedal return spring, I cut 1/2 an inch off it, rebent it and put it back in. TaDah! pedal stays up and brake lights go off!! Pulled the headlight switch out, looked okay, so I put it back in until I could get around to ordering a new one. But after I put her back in, the headlights work! Great one less thing to replace. Also finished up the patch panel below the taillight on the driver's side. Had a nice bit of cancer back there that had to be removed. I pulled out the sway bar and soaked all the spring to axle u-bolts down with liquid wrench, getting ready to put in a 4" superlift. Since the drop pitman arm finally arrived, I'm ready to get started!
God, guts, guns....without them we have no FREEDOM!
Drilled mounting holes in my fiberglass cowl induction hood. Now I just need to get some new rubber spacers for the front of the hood so I can measure and drill for the front latches. Then pull it off and paint!!
Today nothing but this summer will be a busy one. I have accumulated a ton of parts for my baby. I have rocker guards, tires, seats, speedo, tach, tuffy overhead as well as center console, a Hurst shifter and a few other gadgets I haven't picked up yet.
Finally got my fuel gauge working. There was a comedy of little things wrong that I have corrected over the last several weeks, but I dropped the tank today, tightened the power connector on the sending unit and made sure the gound was good and viola! A working gauge.
I've only had the thing for what...7yrs.
Will work for jeep accessories!
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Spent 1 hour getting steering gear box off and 4 hours getting the &*%^ pitman arm off. Then got ready to mount the new box and the %#@!& steel return line fitting froze to pipe and I bent the pipe trying to get it loose. Cant get another one till monday.
Went on a poker run and pulled the p-side brake hose out of the fitting and the d-side almost out. Did a trail repair on the d-side with new spare hose and put a plug in the p-side. Rode home on 3 brakes.