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post #1 of 52 Old 02-27-2021, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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Bad things found on your YJ

A thread that may make us laugh, shake our heads, or just get rid of frustration about the stupid stuff or bad stuff we have found or even created ourselves.

It could be a distasteful or stupid mod, a bad bubba job repair, any WTF were they thinking,

One such issue for me is the PO that I bought my 94 from removed the tub and stripped it down almost completely. He sandblasted the p!ss out of it inside and out. Like I said, stripped down almost completely. He left the dashboard, steering column, brake booster and master cylinders and heater box in it. There is and was sand in so many places that are an epic failure. The steering column and ignition switch and cylinder alone were a nightmare. So which would have been easier? Take the column out before sandblasting or leave it in place to have to take it out afterwards to replace it or take every last part of it apart to clean all the sand out?

I think that @luucca may have a coke can story or something?


If you cannot fix it with a hammer then it has to be an electrical problem.
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post #2 of 52 Old 02-27-2021, 02:15 PM
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When I bought my Jeep, I noticed the wipers barely worked. I almost never use then so I didn't care.
A couple years later while installing new dash speakers I dropped the windshield and found the wiper problem.
Parking tickets, a magic wand, several toy soldiers and a couple hot wheels cars were blocking the internal wiper arms.

My Jeep was owned by some RICH people in Yorba Linda. When I brought it home I pulled the seats and carpet to clean the 50 lbs of sand. No way to ever get all the sand out.

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post #3 of 52 Old 02-27-2021, 03:52 PM
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The 1" transmission drop kit that was installed when I bought it...

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Why would someone drop the transmission? Isn't that the opposite of a tummy tuck where you move it up 1" to clear a flat belly pan? Were they just confused or possibly just get ahold of some really good drugs?
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Mine has all new brake lines, few of them run where they should be. One in particular was right hard up against the steering column, wearing it away with every turn.

All the brake bleeders rounded off or broken off. (how did he bleed them when he put on the new lines?)

Fuel tank just bouncing around in the pan, no hold down straps or pad.

Evap line from the tank run up and plugged into the EGR valve. (??) (most of the vac lines off)

Bedliner over rust. Now I have several repairs to make, made exponentially more difficult because I need to get the bedliner off in order to weld. I'll give them credit, they used a quality company, because it doesn't come off!

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Why would someone drop the transmission? Isn't that the opposite of a tummy tuck where you move it up 1" to clear a flat belly pan? Were they just confused or possibly just get ahold of some really good drugs?
Because the cheapest way to lift a Jeep also involves dropping the transmission. It's the lazy man's way of doing a lift.

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While not my YJ, a friend brought their TJ over to my place for me to give it a good look over and give them a couple recommendations. Well....I found this and said this may need to go.

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Mine has all new brake lines, few of them run where they should be. One in particular was right hard up against the steering column, wearing it away with every turn.

All the brake bleeders rounded off or broken off. (how did he bleed them when he put on the new lines?)

Fuel tank just bouncing around in the pan, no hold down straps or pad.

Evap line from the tank run up and plugged into the EGR valve. (??) (most of the vac lines off)

Bedliner over rust. Now I have several repairs to make, made exponentially more difficult because I need to get the bedliner off in order to weld. I'll give them credit, they used a quality company, because it doesn't come off!
Maybe I shouldn't complain about parking tickets, a magic wand and hot wheels!

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I just stopped because I didn't want to bore you. I could go on.

A funny one was the horn didn't work... for 4 different reasons. lol
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While not my YJ, a friend brought their TJ over to my place for me to give it a good look over and give them a couple recommendations. Well....I found this and said this may need to go. <img src="https://www.jeepforum.com/ubb/laugh2.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Laughing" class="inlineimg" />

Damn, heartless, bro.... heartless.... lol, that's funny!!
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Some wiring I found... a red wire, spliced to a red wire, spliced to a red wire.... spliced to a red wire, then to another red, green and yellow. And the green and yellow were unplugged and ran to nothing The long part is all linked up because that was shoved into a wire loom, lol.

I fixed with 1 inline crimp, lol.
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Oh! The "factory" alarm that was installed (probably by the dealer) that kept going off for no reason in the parking lot. My dad had to come disable it for me because I was at work and it kept going off. I've never re-enabled it.

And the P.O. disconnected the under-dash lights. Presumably because she ran without doors fairly regularly. She disconnected them by breaking the tabs off where the wire plugs into the back of the switch. I have never bought new switches, but I need to.

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Oh! The "factory" alarm that was installed (probably by the dealer) that kept going off for no reason in the parking lot. My dad had to come disable it for me because I was at work and it kept going off. I've never re-enabled it.

And the P.O. disconnected the under-dash lights. Presumably because she ran without doors fairly regularly. She disconnected them by breaking the tabs off where the wire plugs into the back of the switch. I have never bought new switches, but I need to.
I made little clips that hold the pins in when the doors are off. When you get new pins, I'll post a pic.

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Hmmm? Me thinks the worst thing I ever found on my YJ was the Dana 35.

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I just stopped because I didn't want to bore you. I could go on.

A funny one was the horn didn't work... for 4 different reasons. lol
I know for sure that my horn has at least two reasons for not working. I did not go further. lol.

If you cannot fix it with a hammer then it has to be an electrical problem.
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