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Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   07-01-2019, 07:29 PM
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Posted By Roadtripguy
You don't have to know how it operates. To test...

You don't have to know how it operates. To test it, you can:

1. Disconnect and isolate the two wires, and see if the problem goes away.

2. Jump those same two wires together, and see if the...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-30-2019, 01:32 PM
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Views: 2,987,788
Posted By Roadtripguy
Had a really, really bad repeating "clunk clunk"...

Had a really, really bad repeating "clunk clunk" noise in the back of my '96 Laredo last fall, which came out of nowhere after a long, multi-hour highway drive. Long story short, the emergency brake...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-30-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 29,146
Posted By Roadtripguy
I bought two of them last night, along with the...

I bought two of them last night, along with the wire pigtails (The pigtails were MUCH cheaper from Pep Boys on eBay!), and the two headers to plug into the factory harness. When I make everything...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-30-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By Roadtripguy
Personally, I've had VERY bad luck trying to...

Personally, I've had VERY bad luck trying to repair various plastic Jeep parts with epoxy. The epoxy seems to always end up failing, because it's never really "stuck" to the plastic. If your epoxy...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-30-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 818
Posted By Roadtripguy
If I had an issue like this, ESPECIALLY right...

If I had an issue like this, ESPECIALLY right after having a bunch of stuff replaced at the shop, the very first thing I would check would be the vacuum lines, and I'd go over all of them with a fine...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-29-2019, 11:06 PM
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Views: 2,987,788
Posted By Roadtripguy
Today on my 5.9, I found and repaired a broken O2...

Today on my 5.9, I found and repaired a broken O2 sensor wire in my wiring harness. It was broken off right at the plug, so I would have had to solder a wire directly to the pin (forget about trying...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-29-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,798
Posted By Roadtripguy
I read MOST of this thread, but not all of it. I...

I read MOST of this thread, but not all of it. I noticed OP never directly answered if he has an OEM crank position sensor or not.

When my original OEM crank position sensor went bad after many...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-29-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Roadtripguy
If you determine that you have a leak between the...

If you determine that you have a leak between the transmission and Tcase, the rear transmission seal it's a super easy fix you can do with a buddy (to help wrestle in/out the Tcase) right in the...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-29-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By Roadtripguy
I own 3 ZJs, and two of the three have had broken...

I own 3 ZJs, and two of the three have had broken 3-4 accumulator springs, as previously stated. Easy fix!
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-29-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 950
Posted By Roadtripguy
A bad radiator cap will also cause overheating,...

A bad radiator cap will also cause overheating, and I didn't see that on your "replaced parts" list.

Also, as previously stated above, make sure the fan is wired correctly, and turning in the...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-29-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,258
Posted By Roadtripguy
When I had my problem, I thought it was on the...

When I had my problem, I thought it was on the driver's side, but it ended up being on the passenger side. You might want to check the passenger side lower control arm bolts as well. Specifically,...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-29-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,258
Posted By Roadtripguy
I had a "popping" noise like you described, and...

I had a "popping" noise like you described, and after chasing my tail around trying to find/fix it, it ended up being the rear bolt on the lower control arm, passenger side. My vote is a loose...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   05-26-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By Roadtripguy
I had one of my steering wheels recovered in...

I had one of my steering wheels recovered in black leather, per original, and bought another recovered one from a guy on eBay, who is also on this board. Forgot his name, and what they cost, because...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   05-26-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By Roadtripguy
I think I found the answer to using the 5.2 AC...

I think I found the answer to using the 5.2 AC discharge hose on the 5.9!

Google search/eBay search: "trinary switch." It seems this type of pressure switch does everything I need it to, while...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   05-26-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By Roadtripguy
Okay, maybe it's not so easy after all. It sure...

Okay, maybe it's not so easy after all. It sure would be nice if there was a 3 wire pressure switch that was the right pressure (if both pressures are the same), and screwed into the Schrader valve!
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   05-26-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By Roadtripguy
I know I could always change it over. In fact, I...

I know I could always change it over. In fact, I have a second 5.9, in addition to my other two ZJs that is set up this way. I've even heard that the clutch fan increases the towing capacity of the...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   05-26-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By Roadtripguy
Thanks, wingless. I was afraid of that! Anyone...

Thanks, wingless. I was afraid of that! Anyone have a work around using the stock 5.2 hose?
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   05-26-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By Roadtripguy
5.9 Limited AC Discharge Hose Woes...

Hey, guys...

I drive my 96 beater Laredo that I've had since new in the Winter, because of the salt, and only drive my super nice 5.9 during times when there is no salt on the roads...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   04-21-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By Roadtripguy
Hey, Timo! I hope you're well, and thanks...

Hey, Timo!

I hope you're well, and thanks for your input. According to the FSM, you're supposed to remove the preload adjuster nut, and then remove the pitman arm and side cover (which is really...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   04-21-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By Roadtripguy
1996 ZJ Steering Gear Leak

Hey guys...

I've been doing some service on my "winter" jeep before I tuck it away for the Summer. It is a 1996 4.0L Laredo, which I've owned since new.

While underneath today, I realize that I...
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