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Wheelin98TJ 10-06-2008 08:01 AM

TJ Forum FAQ
 
INDEX

Frequently Asked Questions

Commonly Used Links

Maintenance / Repair Write-ups and Information

Mods / Upgrades Write-ups and Information

Wheelin98TJ 10-06-2008 08:03 AM

Frequently Asked Questions
 
Frequently Asked Questions

Axles / Differentials / Driveshafts / Steering

How do I bleed my power steering?
How do I determine my axle gear ratio?
How do I swap rear the rear axle for another TJ bolt-in axle?
How does a differential work?
What are the alignment specifications and definitions of terms used?
What are the fluid capacities of my axles?
What is a CV shaft and why do I want one?
What other vehicles have the same 5 on 4.5 bolt pattern as a TJ?
Which axle(s) do I have?
Why do I need a locker and what does a locker do?


Body

What are the common body dimensions including wheelbase, overall length, overall width, etc?
What are the differences in trim packages?


Electrical

How do I retrieve diagnostic trouble codes when there is a check engine light illuminated?
How do I turn off the dome lights with the doors removed?
How do I convert hard top wiring plugs to match different years?


Engine / Transmission / T-case

Does an aftermarket air filter and intake make a difference?
How do I identify my transmission and/or transfer case?
How does a Catalytic Converter work?
How do I retrieve diagnostic trouble codes when there is a check engine light illuminated?
How is torque delivered to the wheels?
What are the fluid capacities for my engine, transmission, and transfer case?
What are the gear ratios in my transmission?
What engines were available and how much power do they make?


Suspension

Does the Rubicon have a suspension lift compared to other TJ models?
How high can I legally lift my Jeep?
How much should I extend my bumpstops?
How much suspension lift do I have?
How does a Currie Anti-rock sway bar improve off road performance?
How tall are stock TJ coil springs?
Progressive vs Dual Rate Coils (how do they compare?)
TJ front adjustable track bars for 0-3.5", does your's hit or fit?
What does my TJ look like with x" of lift?
What does my TJ look like with ? lift (former sticky thread)
What size tires can I fit on my TJ?

Wheelin98TJ 10-06-2008 08:09 AM

Commonly Used Links
 
Commonly Used Links

4x4 & Torque answers
Acronym List
Air intake - Cold Air Intake
Alignment - The "End-all, Be-all TJ Alignment thread
Budget Junkyard Upgrades
Build Sheet Instantly from Jeep
Changes to the TJ over the model years
Check Engine Light and Diagnostic Trouble Codes (Error Codes, Problem Codes)
Coil Spring Measurements
Goodbye Long Arms... hello short arms
Hardtop wiring: converting plugs to match different years
How the Metalcloak Duroflex bushing stacks up
I made a _____ for my TJ! (post your homemade Jeep stuff here)
Interior Mods - Post up your interior mods!
Manufacturers
Max. Flex vs. Useful Flex and The Anti-rock
Off-Road Tips and Techniques (several videos)
Part Numbers - Jeep OEM Parts Catalogs
Passenger side water leak
Progressive vs Dual Rate Coils
Skid Plate Protection: A Master List of Types, Companies and Important Considerations
So you want a Tummy Tuck...
State by State Vehicle Equipment Laws
Take a speedo gear <> Leave a speedo gear
TJ front adjustable track bars for 0-3.5", does your's hit or fit?
TJ Lift Setups
TJ Tech BOOT CAMP: A must-read for new TJ owners/forum members
Tube Fender/Flat Fender/Highline Fender Bible for TJs and LJs
Vendors
What did you do to your TJ today?
What is a CV shaft and why do I want one?
Why do I need a locker? I thought I had 4WD!
You know you drive a TJ when...

Wheelin98TJ 10-06-2008 08:14 AM

Maintenance / Repair Write-ups and Information
 
Maintenance / Repair Write-ups and Information

Many torque specs here
Fluid information here - fill capacities, recommended types of fluid, etc.


Axles / Differentials / Driveshafts / Steering

Alignment on a TJ
Alignment Training Videos for TJ by TeraFlex
Ball Joint replacement
Dana 30, 35, and 44 specifications
Dana 35 rebuild - carrier bearings, pinion bearings, pinion seal, wheel bearings, axle seals, etc.
Dana 35 Trac-Lok diff refresh - my experience
Dana Trac-Lok rebuild
Driveshaft u-joint
Knuckle stripped (D30) - Brake caliper bolt will not tighten. How to fix using a helicoil kit.
Unit bearing removal when unit bearing is seized to knuckle


Body / Interior

'05-'06 gas overflow fix
Headlamp alignment
Head light adjustment
Heater Core Flush DIY w/ photos
Water leak on passenger side


Electrical

Check Engine Light and Diagnostic Trouble Codes (Error Codes, Problem Codes)
Gauges quit working
Rebuilding the Nippon Denso Alternator
Wiper motor replacement writeup with pics


Engine / Transmission / T-case

02 Sensor FAQ and InformationBand adjustment - 32RH and 30RH 3 speed auto
Check Engine Light and Diagnostic Trouble Codes (Error Codes, Problem Codes)
Cooling system - how it works and diagnosing overheating issues
Crank Position Sensor - How to test
Exhaust Manifold Replacement
Exhaust Manifold Replacement - Swapping pre-00 1 piece design for later 2 piece design
Head gasket replacement
Heater core replacement
Transfer case skid plate bolts just spin - how to remove and fix
Transfer case skid plate bolts just spin - how to remove and fix, a slightly different way to do it
Rubicon 241J Transfer Case Vibration? How to remove and replace a bent Output Shaft


Suspension



Excellent sites with write-ups complete with pics!

4x4xplor.com
Stu Olson's Jeep site



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Wheelin98TJ 10-06-2008 08:17 AM

Mods / Upgrades Write-ups and Information
 
Mods / Upgrades Write-ups and Information


Axles / Differentials / Driveshafts / Steering

8.8 Swap Into TJ Build Thread
Axle truss - Superior Dana 44
Black Magic Brakes power steering cooler installation and review
High pinion dana 30 swap - very long with pictures
Installing the latest 3rd Generation Vanco Big Brake Kit
Locker install - D44 Grizzly Locker
Lunchbox locker install - D30
OX locker shifter install
Pinion angle - how to set properly
Rear axle swap
Ring and pinion installation
Rubicon locker mod - allows use of lockers in 4 high
Superior C-Clip Eliminator install & Testing
Superior CCE + PowerTrax Install d35


Body / Interior

'05-'06 gas overflow fix
Body lift and budget motor mount lift installation video
Compass/Temp/Auto dim mirror swap (detailed with lots-o-pics)
Gas tank skid plate relocation (more clearance with stock skid plate)
Heated seats in a TJ 30+ pics
Hood pin installation & write-up
Lightweight classic CJ-style flattie fenders for the Wrangler
MetalCloak Arched Tube Fender Exposed - A Start to Finish Review
Rear seat headrests - how to add them
Rampage Fast Back bowless soft top review (replaced Viking fast back)
Roll Cages for the TJ
"Safari Cab" custom hardtop project
Savvy Offroad Rocker Guards with Metalcloak Fenders Install
Seat risers for better visability
Tube Fender/Flat Fender/Highline Fender Bible for TJs and LJs
U-Pol Raptor documentary - lining the tub


Electrical

2 wire LED's to 3 wire conversion
Fog light override
Hardtop wiring: converting plugs to match different years
NP241J Rock Trac Transfer Case 4WD Switch REVEALED!!
Reverse Lamps (55w lamps operated by both a dash mounted switch and by shifting the transmission into reverse)
Savvy Off Road Only LED Trail Lights
Yellowbox install 2004 Rubicon (speedometer correction)


Engine / Transmission / T-case

2.5-4.0 swap is underway!!
32RH crossmember for the Savvy skid (custom crossmember)
5.0 engine swap pictures
6.1 Hemi LJ Madness and Mayhem
A/C to OBA conversion
AX5 to AX15 Swap Write-Up - Murphy's Law Edition
AX5 to NV3550 TJ transmission swap
Belly up transfer case skid plate (Home made flat TC skid write Up w/ pictures)
Belly up transfer case skid plate (Home made flat skid write up)
Body lift and budget motor mount lift installation video
Exhaust Manifold Replacement - Swapping pre-00 1 piece design for later 2 piece design
Keep your automatic transmission alive, review/installation of Derale's tranny cooler
LS2 in my 97 wrangler *pics*
NP241J Rock Trac Transfer Case 4WD Switch REVEALED!!
On-Board Air Conversion of Stock TJ A/C System - Full Write-Up & Pictures
Relocating vent on 32rh 3 speed auto
RIPP Supercharger for 03-06 TJ Pics/Video
So you want a Tummy Tuck...
Speedo gear change
Transfer case shifter linkage drop bracket
Transfer case shifter (Novak)
Turbocharged 2.4L for my TJ!!!
Under Cover Fabworks aluminum tummy tuck install pics
Swapping the NV3550 to the AX15


Suspension

Budget boost install
Extended bumpstops - how to determine how much length to add
Goodbye Long Arms... hello short arms
How the Metalcloak Duroflex bushing stacks up
Long Arm Build
OME spring / shock specifications
Outboarding rear shocks AND upper spring bucket relocation
Progressive vs Dual Rate Coils
Quick disconnect sway bar links (Better Home Brew disconnects using rod ends and threaded rod)
Rear, lower shock mount relocation for longer travel shocks and improved ride
Rough Country 2.5 inch TJ lift kit


Excellent sites with write-ups complete with pics!

4x4xplor.com Excellent
Stu Olson's Jeep site Excellent


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If you have anything that you feel would be helpful, please PM me or Jerry Bransford.


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