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post #1 of 35 Old 02-22-2020, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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Jeep specific tools

I am doing some axle work right now, and thought this might be a cool thread to start.

I have a Miller tools End Yoke Holding Wrench. This is a Dealer Service Shop type tool. Mine is a C-784, and fits a CJ 1310 style axle or transfer case yoke perfectly.

I have a reprint of a late 60s Kaiser Jeep era Service Manual, and it lists a Miller Tools C-3281 wrench that looks very similar to mine.

I've had mine for a long time, bought it off ebay back when everything was an auction, before buy-it-now was an option.

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post #2 of 35 Old 02-23-2020, 03:31 AM
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I made my own Yoke holding tool out of some steel hex bar I had laying around and a Differential Carrier Spreader tool. The Differential Carrier Spreader I made with some curved steel pieces I found in a scrap pile at work and a threaded coupling nut to push the tool apart some when mounted. It made it a lot easier taking the Carrier in and out while adjusting shims. Not as strong as a commercial type, but it got the job done.

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Iíve had this hub nut socket rolling around in my tool box for the last 33 years. I bought it in 1987, but I donít remember where I bought it? Probably the local auto parts store in Port Angeles WA, Sandyís automotive. One of the guys that worked there owned a CJ-5. He told me there was no way my Jeep came with a Dana-44 in the back, I had to take him out to the parking lot so he could see for himself.
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post #4 of 35 Old 02-23-2020, 07:27 AM Thread Starter
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Iíve had this hub nut socket rolling around in my tool box for the last 33 years. I bought it in 1987, but I donít remember where I bought it? Probably the local auto parts store in Port Angeles WA, Sandyís automotive. One of the guys that worked there owned a CJ-5. He told me there was no way my Jeep came with a Dana-44 in the back, I had to take him out to the parking lot so he could see for himself.
I've got a large hex shaped socket like that for CJ Dana 30 front hub nuts, but yours looks to have much thicker walls. I think mine is only around 24 years old.

Late 60s CJs had rear Dana 44s, but with 19 splines and two piece axles (and offset diff for D18 T-case). 72-75 CJs also had Dana 44s, but with the good one piece 30 spline axles and centered diff. Then 76-86 was the AMC20, until the last 86s got D44s when the AMC20 supply ran out. I take it yours was an 86?

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Yup, I bought a CJ-7 in June of 1986, in Mobile Alabama. I traded it for a truck in 1992 in Savannah, GA. I had been eyeing Jeeps since I was a kid, because we always had Ramblers in the driveway. Anytime we went to the dealer, I was climbing in the CJ’s. I still have a set of new wheel bearings & seals for that Dana-44 that I bought from the Chrysler dealer in Savannah. I thought I had an issue with a bearing, but turned out I didn’t, so I never installed them. If you ever need a set, I’ll give you a good deal on them, I don’t think I’ll ever need them, I’m putting a Ford 9” in my recently purchased 1985 CJ-7 (replacing the AMC-20).
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I made my own test box for Jeep CJ gauges.
Does that count?
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I made my own test box for Jeep CJ gauges.
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I would say yes! Very cool. I'm guessing that tests the water temp and fuel level gauges?

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I would say yes! Very cool. I'm guessing that tests the water temp and fuel level gauges?
Yes and in certain cases the oil pressure gauges. However there was a change in the oil pressure gauge at one point and I haven't added the appropriate resistors to test the other oil pressure gauge.

It will also indicate the regulator is operating properly

Also planning on using some variable VRs to test the voltmeter. I just haven't come up with a way to test the upper end of the volt meter (+14 volts) if using a battery to power the box. Also most VR drop about 1-2 volts so they would be almost useless. if my only source was 12 volts.


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post #9 of 35 Old 02-24-2020, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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Yes and in certain cases the oil pressure gauges. However there was a change in the oil pressure gauge at one point and I haven't added the appropriate resistors to test the other oil pressure gauge.

It will also indicate the regulator is operating properly

Also planning on using some variable VRs (LM317T) to test the voltmeter. I just haven't come up with a way to test the upper end of the volt meter (+14 volts) if using a battery to power the box.
For years I have had Radio Shack 3amp and 10amp power supplies in various place around the shop for performing various tests. Several years ago, I bought a power supply off ebay. I think they are intended for HAM radios... if I remember right, they are rated at 30amps and output voltage can be adjusted. Think I paid $60, cheaper than some of the used Radio Shack units go for on eBay. Now I can test higher amperage draw components like engine cooling fans, instead of just light bulbs and horns, etc.
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does this count??
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does this count??
I gotta say, this can be one of the handiest tools in your kit. But, I'm also a proponent of "Built, not bought".

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I gotta say, this can be one of the handiest tools in your kit. But, I'm also a proponent of "Built, not bought".
This has been quite helpful leading to "Built not Bought"

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Not necessarily Jeep specific but will prove to be indispensable patching body panels. 20200224_122525_1582572352410.jpg
And all of .99 at harbor freight. They're supper strong and I got 20 of them.
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I wish those hub nut sockets were more common. I can't count the number of jeeps I've run across where the owner obviously couldnt find one, and simply used an air chisel.

grrrrr.

Otherwise, I have a whole box of weird modified tools. I grinded a 9/16" socket super small to help remove manifold. I grinded a flathead to help remove the Carter YF. I grinded a box wrench super small to help with that damn bolt when removing the oil pan. Yes, that damn bolt.

I have a great nutsert tool for whenever I bugger up some rusty captive nut, which seems all the time. And a flange tool for brake and fuel lines. Seems like once a year I bust a line while in the woods. and I giant box of tools to "deal" with the rust.
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