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post #31 of 72 Old 01-21-2019, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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How much of a pain was it to pull the pan? How long from start to finish?

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I don't have an easy answer about the time it took... because I replaced ball joints, rotors, calipers, axle shafts, welded spring perches, welded a new washer for the track bar, replaced tie rod ends, drag link ends, new track bar, new oil sump o-ring and new windage tray and took me days.. I had the jeep apart for a week and a half and would work on it off and on.

It is a pain to do the oil pan and would probably take me 6-7 hours now that I know how to do it.

I pulled out the drag link, Trackbar, and tie rod because I was replacing them, so that opened it up a lot. Unbolt your shocks as well and let that axle sag down. Support the jeep under the frame with some jack stands. Then lowered the exhaust and disconnected the transmission lines. I re-used the flangenuts. The bolts on my exhaust were super clean because the previous owner put in a new exhaust from the y-pipe back. To remove the pan you will need a metal putty knife and thin screw driver. separate the windage tray from both the upper surface and pan lip by hammering the putty knife all the way around the pan 2 times (above and below the seal. Once the pan was lowered, I cleaned it up and got all the rust off and repainted. I also put in a new windage tray (which has the new pan gasket as part of it and also replaced the o-ring on the oil sump pipe I bought the dealer O-ring). You will have to remove the oil sump pipe to put in a new windage tray. When reinstalling follow the torque settings and the torque sequence.

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post #32 of 72 Old 01-23-2019, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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Replaced my transfer case rear output seal yesterday.



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post #33 of 72 Old 01-23-2019, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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Curious what you end up with. I'm running stock style fog lamps (2004) and installed spacers to move the lights forward. So far I don't have tire contact.
Well Oktavius, I started on my bumper modification and shallow fogs.

Here is how much I'm taking off.


Next I use the fog light bracket for a straight edge and mark parallel to the back of the fog two center lines. This is where the main bolt will line up later on and I want it to be straight.



I cut off the bumper edge and then cut the back off the fog light housing.



Here is the new mounting solution I used for these new fog lights. They are pretty thin like hockey pucks. I think I paid $10 bucks for them on Ebay and and extra $2 for the covers from china. They are brighter than the factory OEM fogs and thin, so that my wheel won't touch them.



Here is the fog lights from the front with the covers. Thats as far as I got tonight. I got to do the other side tomorrow.



Foglights: https://ebay.us/G2Epsz

Foglight covers: https://ebay.us/chU12Q
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post #34 of 72 Old 01-24-2019, 08:35 AM
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Man I really like the looks of those lights in there!

7500K tho, y'ouch! Not sure I could get past that blue. I'm having a hard time talking myself into a pair at 6000K. But I'm stupid particular about my color temps, to a fault sometimes.
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post #35 of 72 Old 01-31-2019, 08:17 AM Thread Starter
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My Rear axle was about 1in off center, when I looked back there I noticed the ball joint was bad. I decided to replace the ball joint and upper arm because it was a little rusty (138k miles on the jeep). When I pulled it all out the arm part actually was in pretty good condition, just the ball joint was bad. Anyways, here the new Upper A-arm and ball joint installed.





Also did changed the tranny fluid, filter and cleaned up the pan. It took 7.5 quarts of ATF+4 tranny fluid


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post #36 of 72 Old 02-05-2019, 07:57 AM Thread Starter
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Water Pump installed

While my radiator was out, I decided to put in a Stant Thermostat and a new Water pump. I choose Stant because of the writeup @Jeeples did on the different thermostat effectiveness.

Thanks Jeeples!

CSF Radiator is in!

New water pump is in!

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Glad you found the thermostat information useful!
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post #38 of 72 Old 02-06-2019, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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Wj Making room for a Large Tranny Cooler!

So I had an extra oil cooler I thought I would use as a tranny cooler. I want it to run through the Transmission --> Aux Cooler --> Radiator Cooler --> Transmission...
This way, I'll cool the transmission fluid plenty but when it's really cold out, I won't risk over cooling the fluid. This routing also provides more of a consistent Trans fluid temperature. (A big thanks to @ChrisHager for his help on this topic)

Just a side note how the flow for the 45RFE transmission in the 4.7;
Top= output (Feed)
Bottom= input (Return)

Anyways, after trying a couple locations I realized I probably needed to MAKE ROOM for it by moving the metal center facia mounting bracket forward about an inch, threaded some new mounting holes, and trimmed off some extra plastic on the facia to allow this.

You can see the new location, previous holes used and the piece of plastic that has been cut off.



Drilled and tapped new holes for the facia to mount to (you can see the old holes aren't used anymore.




Used the same bolts that hold the center metal braket to secure the tranny cooler.



New tranny cooler now fits between installed between the hood release rods and the grill.




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Looks like it fits in there well. Good job!
I would, however, recommend that you might think about wrapped your hood latch supports with a cut-down rubber hose. It looks like you could have some rubbing issues there at the top of the cooler on those supports, and that will detrimental to the cooler over time.
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post #40 of 72 Old 02-11-2019, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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I cut the lower sway bar link tabs off.. then I welded them together and welded them back on in the right spot to align the QDC perfectly vertical... in the end I am really happy to keep my sway bar links on the inside away from my tires.

Welded them together and back on.


All finished and they are mounted on the inside (away from the tire)
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post #41 of 72 Old 02-21-2019, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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Washer bottle relocation. So a common modification for many WJ owners (with lifts) is to move the washer bottle out of the wheel well so it doesn't get snagged while flexing the bigger tires. So the other day I grabbed a washer bottle from a 1998 Grand Cherokee and found a spot under the hood. Now I will have more room for my larger tires while flexing.

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post #42 of 72 Old 02-25-2019, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
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Put on a JKS Track Bar and new steering shock this week.


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Finished doing the spark plugs and valve cover gaskets over the weekend. Yes, those plugs needed to be swapped!


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Just up'd my spare tire size to match the others. This might be the biggest size spare you can fit in the wheel well (265/65r17)


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Finally finished up some touch ups and rust treatment areas...







Finally got my jeep looking decent

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