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post #91471 of 110445 Old 12-15-2013, 10:12 PM
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Installed my jks 1.25 inch BL and hopefully tomorrow the MML goes in so she's back on the road to play in the fresh powder we got... Any tips for it??
Remove the motor mount from the engine block (3 bolts) on the drivers side so that you can get the long bolt out of the mount its self, the A/C compressor prevents you from removing that bolt with the mount still attached to the engine block. When you reinstall the motor mount, install the long bolt from the rear to prevent that issue in the future... HTH

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post #91472 of 110445 Old 12-15-2013, 10:30 PM
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Remove the motor mount from the engine block (3 bolts) on the drivers side so that you can get the long bolt out of the mount its self, the A/C compressor prevents you from removing that bolt with the mount still attached to the engine block. When you reinstall the motor mount, install the long bolt from the rear to prevent that issue in the future... HTH
I got it out even with the A/C compressor there, didn't have to remove the block bracket. Just takes a little time and patience. Whatever technique works best for, go for it.

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I also kinda fixed my seat I need a new spring so it folds up and away. Does anyone know if that's a real pain in the butt? Normally springs are.
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I got it out even with the A/C compressor there, didn't have to remove the block bracket. Just takes a little time and patience. Whatever technique works best for, go for it.
That's because your 1999 4.0L TJ doesn't have the A/C compressor in the same location as muddy05tj...
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Put in a new Tie Rod, Drag Link, and Track Bar. Removed the Steering Stabilizer, Hopefully cured my DW. Gonna Take it in for an alignment in the AM before taking it for a full on test run.

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Put in a new Tie Rod, Drag Link, and Track Bar. Removed the Steering Stabilizer, Hopefully cured my DW. Gonna Take it in for an alignment in the AM before taking it for a full on test run.
Why not do the alignment for the front steering yourself and save some money?

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Why not do the alignment for the front steering yourself and save some money?

Have you met Stu?:http://www.stu-offroad.com/index.asp
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Yeah, I did a fairly good one after I put the Linkage in, but the Jeep is my DD, and going in for inspection regardless, so for the extra $60 I'm not that worried about it.

With the amount of cash thrown at the Jeep, I'm not crying over the cash for the peace of mind.

I do like this Stu guy though, This looks like a really good resource, Thanks!

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Cut up a few hockey pucks that got delivered today. (Not as easy as it sounds)

Tomorrow I'll go pick up some longer hardware and if I'm really lucky I'll get them installed as bumpstops in the rear. Been brainstorming the easiest way to get the rear coils out. Life would be so much easier with a hilift
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Let my local shop install a new radiator and tstat. They do a much better job than me. Changed spark plugs then went out in the snow. Needs a good wash

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I do like this Stu guy though, This looks like a really good resource, Thanks!
If you do happen to contact him, tell him from me that he's a old fart and Minnesota is going to suck!...
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Installed my jks 1.25 inch BL and hopefully tomorrow the MML goes in so she's back on the road to play in the fresh powder we got... Any tips for it??
Knuckelhead said to pull the motor mount off the engine. An alternative method (what I did) is to pull the long bolt out as far as you can, cut it in half with a cut-off wheel, and pull the remainder out. A replacement bolt is less than $10 at just about any auto parts store (found in the "Help" parts section). I believe it was Blaine who originally posted this method.
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Knuckelhead said to pull the motor mount off the engine. An alternative method (what I did) is to pull the long bolt out as far as you can, cut it in half with a cut-off wheel, and pull the remainder out. A replacement bolt is less than $10 at just about any auto parts store (found in the "Help" parts section). I believe it was Blaine who originally posted this method.
We thought about doing it this way but the three bolts are easy to get to, so no need...
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Knuckelhead said to pull the motor mount off the engine. An alternative method (what I did) is to pull the long bolt out as far as you can, cut it in half with a cut-off wheel, and pull the remainder out. A replacement bolt is less than $10 at just about any auto parts store (found in the "Help" parts section). I believe it was Blaine who originally posted this method.
We thought about doing it this way but getting a standard grinder or even a dremel was much harder than taking out the three bolts which are easy to reach...

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