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Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   10-26-2018, 07:58 AM
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Posted By Slithering_Joe
Recap: original Jeep caliper failed, overheating...

Recap: original Jeep caliper failed, overheating the brakes. Installed a MOPAR/Chrysler rebuilt replacement caliper and that wheel would get hot all the time.



Bought a replacement hose for...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   10-19-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,852
Posted By Slithering_Joe
I agree. I was wondering if the ABS unit was...

I agree. I was wondering if the ABS unit was capable of causing/holding a pressure condition while the pump was not running.
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   10-19-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,852
Posted By Slithering_Joe
Dash bulb-test OK. I've read that many...

Dash bulb-test OK.

I've read that many people and I have heard it to by people explaining that the hose when it fails internally it can hold pressure. I don't understand this phenomenon in the...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   10-19-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,852
Posted By Slithering_Joe
New brake caliper dragging too

Jeep Sahara Unlimited:
- w/ 6-speed manual transmission, open rear, 3.73 towing package, stock, no mods, 75,000 miles, never off-roaded (...yet).

Got out of the Jeep one day and noticed a smell...
Jeep Forums: JK Wrangler Technical Forum   07-21-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By Slithering_Joe
Brake Pedal to the Floor - Booster or Master Cylinder

Brakes grab fine. I can stop on a dime just as well as any other stock JK. :wink2: No extra pedal effort needed but...

No diagnostic trouble codes stored, no fault lights.

74,000 miles on JKU...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   12-16-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,833
Posted By Slithering_Joe
I called them on the phone and they sent the part.

I called them on the phone and they sent the part.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   05-11-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,210
Posted By Slithering_Joe
Easier to update the sticker on the vehicle than...

Easier to update the sticker on the vehicle than to update the service manuals. Many times the manufacture will release new emissions labels at the time of vehicle manufacture or through recalls....
Jeep Forums: Wrangler General Discussion   05-11-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,181
Posted By Slithering_Joe
The list below is a good one for driving on any...

The list below is a good one for driving on any beach. We go to Island Beach State Park (IBSP) and here is the list of mandatory items in order to drive on the beach. Anything missing and you are...
Jeep Forums: Audio, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical   01-17-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 884
Posted By Slithering_Joe
My mirror is made by Donnelly which is a OEM...

My mirror is made by Donnelly which is a OEM supplier for Honda, Mazda, Ford, Chrysler, etc. Specifically, I do not know what current models use this mirror but you will be surprised to how many...
Jeep Forums: Audio, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical   12-23-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 884
Posted By Slithering_Joe
Jump on ebay and search for 'compass temperature...

Jump on ebay and search for 'compass temperature mirror' or similar. For about $80 I got a dealership takeoff rearview mirror with dimming, compass, outside temperature, map lights, temperature...
Jeep Forums: Audio, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical   12-23-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 52,973
Posted By Slithering_Joe
I wish I would have found that simple fuse/relay...

I wish I would have found that simple fuse/relay combo box 4 years ago.
Jeep Forums: Audio, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical   08-25-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,402
Posted By Slithering_Joe
I prefer a more robust, no worries application. ...

I prefer a more robust, no worries application. No need for two relays either. A $0.95 diode + one relay will work perfectly fine. Do whatever works for you.
Jeep Forums: Audio, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical   08-24-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,402
Posted By Slithering_Joe
I wouldn't trust the factory reverse switch nor...

I wouldn't trust the factory reverse switch nor the factory wiring to drive 2 x 55W lamps. I don't care how long one uses reverse.
Jeep Forums: Audio, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical   08-24-2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,402
Posted By Slithering_Joe
You must add a diode on output of the factory...

You must add a diode on output of the factory reverse switch and towards the splice of new manual switch & new relay. The diode direction is away from the factory reverse switch. Go to Radio Shack...
Jeep Forums: Audio, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical   08-23-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,402
Posted By Slithering_Joe
That would work in the diagram above but you...

That would work in the diagram above but you should have at the least the diode on the PPL/BLK segment coming out of the factory switch. You do not want to back-feed any RUN power circuits with...
Jeep Forums: Audio, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical   08-23-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,402
Posted By Slithering_Joe
The basics: ...

The basics:
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z130/Slithering_Joe/Typical_Relay_Diagram_animated.gif


Auxiliary Reverse Lights, splicing into factory wiring:

(a) Simple Switch:
Reverse-ON |...
Jeep Forums: Audio, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical   08-19-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,602
Posted By Slithering_Joe
You can easily take the Power Distribution...

You can easily take the Power Distribution Center/Box halves apart and get to the terminal release tabs from behind/underneath. The yellow portion sits withing the black housing. In my case, I...
Jeep Forums: Audio, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical   08-18-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By Slithering_Joe
^^^ What he said. A dying battery will cause all...

^^^ What he said. A dying battery will cause all kinds of problems. A loose battery terminal(s) too will do the same thing. Both have happened to me with the same results as described.
Jeep Forums: Audio, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical   06-07-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,366
Posted By Slithering_Joe
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z130/Slithering...

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z130/Slithering_Joe/JeepUSB.jpg

No longer available from Amazon, but here it is directly: (a little pricey)
L-Com Waterproof USB jack and Cover:...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   05-04-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 166,231
Posted By Slithering_Joe
That is only a bulb test. Two other...

That is only a bulb test. Two other possibilities are the switch itself or the wiring.
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