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post #52081 of 52303 Old 01-21-2020, 08:35 PM
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Changed the leaky transmission shift seal

My Zj has been leaving a pool of tranny fluid on the floor of the garage since I bought it. Thought it was the pan seal but after a filter and new pan seal it still leaked. Traced it to the the shifter seal, ordered a new "Timken" seal (now made in China, India, Taiwan, Bangladeshi and probably 25 other countries, so much for the name brands and proudly built in the USA) also ordered the remover and installer tool to replace the seal. After a bit of apprehension I put the jeep up on the ramps, disconnected all of the cable, brackets etc. Inserted the remover tool, used a big C clamp to press it in a little and it grabbed then removed the seal. Replaced it with the installation tool with the big C clamp and finally just a little tapping from my small ball peen hammer. No leaks :-) tool was just under $20 on line and even a novice can do this one. Adjusted the front band while I had things out of the way, rear band will get adjusted at a later date. Between that, Installed my new radio and changed the rear shocks. Not bad for being 62


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No leaks :-) tool was just under $20
What is this tool you speak of? Mine is also leaking horribly.


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What is this tool you speak of? Mine is also leaking horribly.


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Cheap rattle cans of rust reformer otherwise Eastwood has nice but spendy products. They have a setup to spray the inside of the frame rails .

We have ice and snow right now. I need to get that rust protection done. I imagine it getting started every time I drive it.



Here is a pic of the door work. I got Dynamat on all four doors, replacing the factory moisture barrier that was ripped and ruined. I got better at installing it with practice, so the right rear door looks almost professionally done. This one isn't quite as good. Those aftermarket Rockford Fosgate speakers were mounted with self-tapping screws that mostly missed the metal altogether, leaving loose in the holes. I used an adapter ring from Crutchfield and mounted them properly. I'm sad that the previous owner cut the speaker wires and used the cheapest possible connectors in order to mount these unimpressive sounding speakers. Sounds a bit better with the Dynamat and the speakers properly secured, though.
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Thanks! I was expecting some kind of puller, that kind of looks like a cam seal installer I have. Does that pull it out or install it?


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My Zj has been leaving a pool of tranny fluid on the floor of the garage since I bought it. Thought it was the pan seal but after a filter and new pan seal it still leaked. Traced it to the the shifter seal, ordered a new "Timken" seal (now made in China, India, Taiwan, Bangladeshi and probably 25 other countries, so much for the name brands and proudly built in the USA) also ordered the remover and installer tool to replace the seal. After a bit of apprehension I put the jeep up on the ramps, disconnected all of the cable, brackets etc. Inserted the remover tool, used a big C clamp to press it in a little and it grabbed then removed the seal. Replaced it with the installation tool with the big C clamp and finally just a little tapping from my small ball peen hammer. No leaks :-) tool was just under $20 on line and even a novice can do this one. Adjusted the front band while I had things out of the way, rear band will get adjusted at a later date. Between that, Installed my new radio and changed the rear shocks. Not bad for being 62

Can you just adjust one band and not the other? Didn't know you could get away with that..
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Thanks! I was expecting some kind of puller, that kind of looks like a cam seal installer I have. Does that pull it out or install it?


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It does both. The black piece has sharp threads that dig into the seal and then you tighten the bolt on top and it pulls the seal out. The silver piece is for reinstalling.

Ive read a whole bunch of info on these RE series transmissions on dodge diesel forums and other classic car forums that use the A500. There is a ton of information you just have to look further than jeep applications.
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Pulled the bushings from my rear track bar today and I'm noticing my new Energy poly bushings don't have the same metal sleeve around them. Is this normal for poly bushings?

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post #52089 of 52303 Old 01-23-2020, 01:21 PM
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My replacements look like yours.


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Gas filler mod

INSTALLED the YJ gas filler to the ZJ yesterday.
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post #52091 of 52303 Old 01-23-2020, 02:45 PM
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My replacements look like yours.


Awesome, thanks again, wingless.

Gotta get the track bar cleaned up and painted now and then the bushings. Feels good to be knocking out some projects again, as I took a solid break for awhile.

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Here is a pic of the door work. I got Dynamat on all four doors, replacing the factory moisture barrier that was ripped and ruined.

You did pretty much what I did with my doors a few years ago I did have my floor mat and dash pulled at the same time, so I did the firewall and floors as well. I cut my own speaker adapter rings from 1/2" MDF.


Dear lord what a difference it made in interior sound level.. ZJs are fairly quiet to begin with, but now my ZJ is comparable to a Merc or BMW








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This topic and this topic shows my Dynamat Xtreme, ultra touch insulation w/ radiant barrier, ultra touch insulation, 1 lbs/ft mass loaded vinyl (MLV), extra sheet metal upgrades. I am also very happy w/ the results.


















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post #52094 of 52303 Old 01-24-2020, 03:52 PM
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My Zj has been leaving a pool of tranny fluid on the floor of the garage since I bought it. Thought it was the pan seal but after a filter and new pan seal it still leaked. Traced it to the the shifter seal, ordered a new "Timken" seal (now made in China, India, Taiwan, Bangladeshi and probably 25 other countries, so much for the name brands and proudly built in the USA) also ordered the remover and installer tool to replace the seal. After a bit of apprehension I put the jeep up on the ramps, disconnected all of the cable, brackets etc. Inserted the remover tool, used a big C clamp to press it in a little and it grabbed then removed the seal. Replaced it with the installation tool with the big C clamp and finally just a little tapping from my small ball peen hammer. No leaks :-) tool was just under $20 on line and even a novice can do this one. Adjusted the front band while I had things out of the way, rear band will get adjusted at a later date. Between that, Installed my new radio and changed the rear shocks. Not bad for being 62
Did you have to lower the transmission?
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Did you have to lower the transmission?
No, but you do have to disconnect the shift and TV cables.

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