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10-27-2015 10:07 PM
1989comanche
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Originally Posted by Gozz View Post
I thought I finished this thread off, my bad.

Yeah it passed smog, but this is from last year. The Jeep now needs to be resmogged. Thanks California!

Anyways, the guy that smogged it basically told me that he had to get it super hot while on the smog roller thing and then throw the exhaust stick in right away.
Honestly, it barely passed from what I remember even after doing all those fixes, so it might actually be time for a new cat..

Also I still have the Jeep and it's doing well.
I had to replace the cat on mine before the last smog test. When I cut it out it had no filler left in it, it had all blown out.
10-27-2015 11:04 AM
Gozz I thought I finished this thread off, my bad.

Yeah it passed smog, but this is from last year. The Jeep now needs to be resmogged. Thanks California!

Anyways, the guy that smogged it basically told me that he had to get it super hot while on the smog roller thing and then throw the exhaust stick in right away.
Honestly, it barely passed from what I remember even after doing all those fixes, so it might actually be time for a new cat..

Also I still have the Jeep and it's doing well.
10-26-2015 04:26 PM
bigsquat maybe he did what i did. sold it in nevada in a county where no smog was required
10-25-2015 09:43 PM
Gottria Sorry to bring up such an old thread, but it's like reading a good book and the last page is missing. Did it ever pass smog?
07-16-2014 12:44 PM
1989comanche Sounds like it's cooling off
07-15-2014 01:34 AM
Gozz So I flushed the radiator like 6 times, I definitely didn't mean to do it that many times. Long story short, it just ended up that way by accident basically.

I just wanted to say, that now when I turn the Jeep on it runs and idles pretty well.
But once I turn the Jeep off I hear a tapping or clicking coming from the engine bay, I'm not sure from where but it stops after about 30 seconds to a minute. I don't remember if it did the noise before I did all the fixings.
Any ideas about that one?
07-14-2014 08:18 PM
1989comanche If you loosen the top radiator hose after the fluid level drops a bit it will drain faster.
07-14-2014 06:43 PM
Gozz
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Originally Posted by 1989comanche View Post
Did you ever get your connector soldered? If not send me a pm. I could help you out if needed??
Hey fellas, just been busy.
Had to stop working on the Jeep for a bit, but my friend came over today and we soldered the O2 sensor in.

Now that it's in, the Jeep is basically done and ready to re-smog.

I have plans for a radiator flush and an oil change (probably after re-smog).

I'm pretty sure I have the original radiator. Is there a drain plug on this thing or should I just pull the hose off and let it drain that way?

Edit: I'm draining from the petcock now. It's pretty slow..
07-14-2014 04:48 PM
Sandy97ZJ
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Gozz I just saw this thread and I live in palmdale also. I could borrow you a compression tester if you need it. I would advise also to do the test. It only takes 15 to 20 minutes and is really easy to do.
x2. I had to do a compression test on my zj a couple years ago and I got it done, by myself, in about 20 min. Helps if you have a pal though.
07-14-2014 11:20 AM
bigsquat mabey gozz really drives a toyota and just pulling or leg
07-14-2014 10:52 AM
1989comanche
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Originally Posted by Gozz View Post
First thing I did was check if the connection fit, and it does! Phew.
I will try to get a solder in there, I have a friend who knows how to solder and will show me. After that I should basically be done.. Wow, that's weird to say.

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Did you ever get your connector soldered? If not send me a pm. I could help you out if needed??
07-12-2014 08:11 AM
1989comanche Gozz I just saw this thread and I live in palmdale also. I could borrow you a compression tester if you need it. I would advise also to do the test. It only takes 15 to 20 minutes and is really easy to do.
07-11-2014 09:07 PM
bigsquat had a valve job done and sold it. oh yeah i had to change the transfer case as well. not sure why it went
07-11-2014 09:06 PM
bigsquat i have preached about doing a compression test to others in similar situations and nobody will do it. and guess what.... last year my cherokee started having distributor problems and ran bad. after i changed the distributor and it ran ok for a very short while and i went on a 2 month mission to fix the problem by changing one thing at a time, crankshaft position sensor, cam sensor twice, map, coil, and more. i keep getting miss fires on the computer. after tossing a ton of parts and time i finally took my own advice and found i had 2 exhaust valves burnt causing low compression in 2 cylinders. just saying
07-11-2014 06:53 PM
Gozz
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Originally Posted by bpounds View Post
Does that connector properly fit the connector on the sensor? If it doesn't, you bought the wrong connector.

If so, you still can splice it as I described. There will just be one wire instead of two (you'll be splicing two together to make one.) I would want a solder splice there if it were me.
First thing I did was check if the connection fit, and it does! Phew.
I will try to get a solder in there, I have a friend who knows how to solder and will show me. After that I should basically be done.. Wow, that's weird to say.

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Originally Posted by bigsquat View Post
its great that your trying to do this with just help from this forum,but by your questions you might want to try to talk a friend or local jeep club to give you a hand. bpounds is great at talking you through this but i think u would be saving time and money with a ilttle hands on by someone with tools and experience . i do admire your willingness to jump into the deep end. i hate to see you do all this and have a dead cylinder and all your work be wasted
Thanks Bigsquat, I know what you mean. I definitely feel like my questions are simple and honestly pretty embarrassed to ask a lot of the time, but I have almost no one who knows about cars around me and if they do they don't really like to be bothered with my questions. Which is why I'm really glad the people on this forum are so helpful to someone like me and my completely noobie questions.

The Jeep was my daily driver for about a year before I left for college and then sat for a year. It worked fine then, of course maybe some small things were wrong, but it wasn't anything that I thought was really wrong with it. I don't think it had a dead cylinder then although I'd have no idea what a dead cylinder would sound or feel like, is it possible it has one now? I turned the Jeep on the other day too, even though I wasn't able to actually drive it because my t-case has no fluid, could it still have a dead cylinder?
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