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Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   09-09-2019, 09:13 PM
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Posted By Mechman71
I have 'em on mine and they're better than...

I have 'em on mine and they're better than nothing. I like that I rarely bang into my mirrors when I'm walking past them in the dark and that they rarely snag on branches, but aside from that I'd...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   09-06-2019, 08:38 AM
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Posted By Mechman71
I thought about this, I really did. What I have...

I thought about this, I really did. What I have here is a case of slippery slope, a series of might-as-wells that ends logically in a complete rebuild. If I pull the head to get at the lifters, I'll...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   09-05-2019, 11:32 PM
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Posted By Mechman71
So much for an easy day!

Recently, my Jeep has taken to shutting off all spark while driving at speed (60mph in north NJ rush hour traffic!). As I find this condition unacceptable, I decided today to start tackling the many...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   07-30-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 621
Posted By Mechman71
The OE 20 gallon tank in my '89 is plastic, FWIW.

The OE 20 gallon tank in my '89 is plastic, FWIW.
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   07-30-2019, 02:47 AM
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Posted By Mechman71
I didn't see that, I just went at it with some...

I didn't see that, I just went at it with some 12ga wire I had, a few terminals and an unused old rocker switch mounted to a screw under the dash that once worked the smashed up aftermarket driving...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   07-28-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,192
Posted By Mechman71
Quadratec is selling brand new frames for $2395....

Quadratec is selling brand new frames for $2395. That's not too far off from the repair estimate, with the added benefit of being new. All you'd need to do is paint it. Just sayin'... When I needed a...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   07-28-2019, 10:58 AM
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Posted By Mechman71
Starter actuator rod in my steering column broke,...

Starter actuator rod in my steering column broke, so I wired a temporary switch to the dash so that I don't have to pop the hood and bridge the starter solenoid with a screwdriver anymore. I'm a...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   07-28-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By Mechman71
Beautiful work! I love the idea of moving the...

Beautiful work! I love the idea of moving the mounts/isolators outward to bushings. I'd imagine that if you used rubber instead of silicone that you'd get a bit better dampening, but it's still a...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   07-28-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 966
Posted By Mechman71
^ Smart choice.

^ Smart choice.
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   07-28-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 28,528
Posted By Mechman71
That IS a tall winch setup, and does block a...

That IS a tall winch setup, and does block a significant portion of the radiator. Perhaps the Taurus e-fan would be a good fix. With a clear path to the radiator and proper air flow, running an...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   07-27-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 749
Posted By Mechman71
Whatever sits on the outside, whether it's the...

Whatever sits on the outside, whether it's the tailgate like the YJ or the lift hatch on the CJ, that has to be able to open from the outside before the other. If you're using a CJ tailgate with a YJ...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   07-27-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 28,528
Posted By Mechman71
It sounds like you may have a deeper issue then,...

It sounds like you may have a deeper issue then, given what you've been through so far. Have you run any checks for a leaking head gasket or crack in the water jacket? I'd start with pulling the...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   07-26-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By Mechman71
After re-reading your first post, my vote is that...

After re-reading your first post, my vote is that you have either a bad master or slave cylinder, or both. I've had brand new off the shelf master AND slaves fail within days of installation. I...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   07-26-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 36,567
Posted By Mechman71
Timing chain replacement is very straightforward,...

Timing chain replacement is very straightforward, just read up on the procedure in the FSM so that you have your marks lined up and torque values ready to dial in. There's a chain guide that is...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   07-25-2019, 10:09 PM
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Views: 36,567
Posted By Mechman71
While you're getting your hands oily, it might...

While you're getting your hands oily, it might not be a bad idea to consider dropping in a new timing chain. I've used Cloyes chains in the past and have been very happy with the results. 258's seem...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   07-25-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,303
Posted By Mechman71
Your p/s spring looks to be a bit flatter than...

Your p/s spring looks to be a bit flatter than the d/s. It could be a trick of perspective, or maybe my eyes are getting old, but it looks like they don't have the same arch.
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   07-25-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,521
Posted By Mechman71
I'm with Que and the guys, I'd stick with the YJ...

I'm with Que and the guys, I'd stick with the YJ harness. A couple guys locally part YJs for a living and more than likely have the harness and ECU that you need. Call them, they may be willing to...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   07-25-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 28,528
Posted By Mechman71
Just for gits and shiggles, when you flushed your...

Just for gits and shiggles, when you flushed your block, did you backflush it? Over the years I've had my share of broken tstats come out of heads. Cooling sure did improve, too. Just sayin'...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   07-25-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 966
Posted By Mechman71
Your factory tow rating takes into account a lot...

Your factory tow rating takes into account a lot more than just the brakes on the trailer. You can't hook a 5th wheel refer to the back of a YJ either, and the brakes on that would be more than...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   07-25-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 749
Posted By Mechman71
Even if you re-create the twist latch mechanism,...

Even if you re-create the twist latch mechanism, you'll still have the issue of the bottom of the hatch needing to be behind the gate to close all the way, not to mention the seal being on the wrong...
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