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post #751 of Old 10-14-2007, 02:38 PM
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Atempting to replace the steering gear box. 2 sheared bolts on the bracket? Check...seized bolt on the pitman arm? check. This is becoming a nightmare

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post #752 of Old 10-14-2007, 03:48 PM
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Atempting to replace the steering gear box. 2 sheared bolts on the bracket? Check...seized bolt on the pitman arm? check. This is becoming a nightmare
Soak those broken bolts with PB Blaster for a few days. Use heat and a HD easy out to get them out of the frame. Drop the shackle out of the way and soak the last bolt that's now holding the shackle bracket. Once you're done, chase the threads & use grade 8's. Been there, done this, never wanted the T-shirt!
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post #753 of Old 10-14-2007, 04:14 PM
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Soak those broken bolts with PB Blaster for a few days. Use heat and a HD easy out to get them out of the frame. Drop the shackle out of the way and soak the last bolt that's now holding the shackle bracket. Once you're done, chase the threads & use grade 8's. Been there, done this, never wanted the T-shirt!
Thats what im doing right now, in addition to waiting on another pitman arm to come since even with the puller i can get it off the old steering box. so I guess its getting a new pitman too.
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post #754 of Old 10-14-2007, 04:25 PM
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With the puller torqued down, tap the sholders of the pitman arm with a hammer. It should pop off after a few taps.
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post #755 of Old 10-14-2007, 09:04 PM
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I replaced my front break hoses as I learned my last set was not long enough. . . pop squirt squirt

While I was in there, I replaced the front shocks, as they were still factory length.

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post #756 of Old 10-15-2007, 10:00 AM
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Put in the motor mounts, Trans skid, engine clutch and bell housing.
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Does your rearend guy do gears?
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post #757 of Old 10-16-2007, 02:37 AM
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I replaced the worn out radiator (it needed replacing even before that big mean bush ran out in front of me, but really needed iit after) replaced the hoses and tstat while I was there. Always wondered why my CJ was so cold blooded, even here in the desert, P.O. had removed the tstat and just run without one.
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post #758 of Old 10-16-2007, 07:46 PM
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Installed new set of OEM fender flares. Threw on a new swing away spare carrier I got from 4wd.com - you get what you pay for. Continued to scratch my head about my fuel line routing in the front.

Tomorrow looks like a grounding kit for the fiberglass tub and throwing in the rear wiring harness.

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post #759 of Old 10-16-2007, 08:12 PM
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wired led tail lights and replaced brake light switch. Now I need a new flasher blinkers don't work.

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post #760 of Old 10-17-2007, 08:03 PM
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I replaced the wiring inside the steering column because my lights were shorting out and that was the only original wiring left in the entire Jeep. It worked. WOOP WOOP!
ALSO straightened out the steering wheel. Still don't have a working horn but I can scream pretty loud. HA HA!

YAY! One less thing, one less, one less.


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post #761 of Old 10-21-2007, 11:16 AM
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I started cutting out the stamped JEEP logos off the sides of my cj5.

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post #762 of Old 10-21-2007, 11:46 AM
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We did donuts...
Welcome to Colorado, it was 70 degrees yesterday.
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post #763 of Old 10-21-2007, 05:02 PM
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I dressed up some of the wiring. Routed a wire through my windshield frame for my new rear view mirror with map lights.

Getting close to turning the key in it for the first time since tear down.

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post #764 of Old 10-21-2007, 05:30 PM
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replaced heater core
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post #765 of Old 10-21-2007, 05:50 PM
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removed stock spare tire carrier, and side steps. looked at PO's attempt to re-wire and started cussing.

WFO baby!!!!!
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