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Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   04-29-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By Baddad71
I don't know if you have the space, but I would...

I don't know if you have the space, but I would buy a parts car. It's what I do. It always pays for itself, and makes some money back.
Here's the $300 parts car I bought for my 70 Maverick Grand...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   02-27-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 716
Posted By Baddad71
If your Jeep and your friend's jeep have...

If your Jeep and your friend's jeep have different gears or tire sizes they will drive differently, even if they have the same motors and transmissions and both are running at 100% correct operation....
Jeep Forums: Drivetrain   02-20-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 444
Posted By Baddad71
mostly complete ZJ 5.2 4x4 without body

plans changed by fed-up wife/mom that wants her garage back.
not going to build rat rod with good parts from wrecked ZJ

I have just about every piece that is not chassis sheet metal, or...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   02-13-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,835
Posted By Baddad71
I'm mixing this up with Alan's Astro. It has a...

I'm mixing this up with Alan's Astro. It has a premium factory sound system with an amp behind a trim panel and two subs in the rear dutch doors. The amps usually go out before the speakers go bad...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   02-13-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,835
Posted By Baddad71
Stopping is good!

We have brakes!
After doing our rear axle swap, we were having problems getting a good solid pedal.
Poppa Randy did some research and found there is a common problem with ZJ's getting the rear...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   02-11-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By Baddad71
It sounds like you got em on backwards. ...

It sounds like you got em on backwards.
Normally, a parking brake is not as strong in reverse as it is in forward.

Look at old shoes and see if all 4 are identical, or are there 2 longer shoes...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   02-01-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,845
Posted By Baddad71
What's all that white stuff on the hood?

What's all that white stuff on the hood?
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   01-19-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,058
Posted By Baddad71
My 91 Chevy S10 also had real bad steering slop...

My 91 Chevy S10 also had real bad steering slop and vague feel, even after all new steering parts like tie rod ends and ball joints and bushings. I even replaced my steering column, no improvement.
...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   01-16-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By Baddad71
If you find another one... I don't know how...

If you find another one...
I don't know how much it varies from area to area, but the U-haul car transporter was only $58 for 24 hrs locally if I pick up and return to my same u-haul store.
The ZJ...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   01-09-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,380
Posted By Baddad71
Close is not close enough. If you replace the...

Close is not close enough. If you replace the PCM, it needs to match exactly, not just year model. It should be same motor,trans, option package. I swapped one from our 96 ZJ Limited 5.2 44RE to our...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   01-08-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,869
Posted By Baddad71
just saw date on op

just saw date on op
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   01-08-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 22,552
Posted By Baddad71
Sounds like you got a bad one. Was it...

Sounds like you got a bad one.
Was it remanufactured and purchased at a chain parts store?
I had a bad time once about 7 years ago...
I went through 4 rebuilt pumps before I payed the extra $40...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   01-08-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,380
Posted By Baddad71
The whole idea of the cat having a chunk broke...

The whole idea of the cat having a chunk broke off causing a bucking, or surging of any kind is absolute crap.

Go to a different shop, they are trying to sell you stuff.

I would talk to a...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   01-08-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By Baddad71
Sounds like it could be the TV cable sticking. I...

Sounds like it could be the TV cable sticking. I wouldn't waste time removing and trying to get lube into the cable, they are only $52 on Rockauto for 97 ZJ 5.2. Probally take 30 minutes to swap.
To...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   01-06-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,835
Posted By Baddad71
As promised, here are pictures from my Ram 5.2...

As promised, here are pictures from my Ram 5.2 with 190K miles getting the Hughes intake kit installed today.

I have used only Mobil-1 10W-30 motor oil for 4 years, changing oil every 5000 to...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   01-05-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,509
Posted By Baddad71
The worst one was the factory clutch design.

The worst one was the factory clutch design.
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   01-05-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,509
Posted By Baddad71
Fans can make a big difference, but fan type is...

Fans can make a big difference, but fan type is the big factor, not 2 different clutch fans compared to each other. It is the drag of the clutch and the rotating inertial mass that's the difference....
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   01-05-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,474
Posted By Baddad71
#1. The best bang-for-the-buck is a rear locker....

#1. The best bang-for-the-buck is a rear locker. If you have a rear locker and good tires, you will go through stuff no lift kit can help you out of. I have recently seen Youtube videos of Suzuki...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   12-24-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,835
Posted By Baddad71
Agreed. I think the fit is too difficult to...

Agreed.
I think the fit is too difficult to justify the mileage gains, and adding the weight of a big person doesn't help with steering and handling issues.



These are the specs I found for...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   12-23-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,835
Posted By Baddad71
Rear axle swap continued...

3789305
New parking brake shoes and hardware kit swapped to mall axle.

Brake hydraulics connected.
3789307
Rotors cleaned up.
Calipers mounted.
ABS wires routed and mounted in looms....
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