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Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   10-30-2019, 04:17 PM
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Posted By firebane
Did you apply brake grease to moving parts?

Did you apply brake grease to moving parts?
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   10-30-2019, 03:40 PM
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Posted By firebane
When a 249 fails.. you swap out for a 242 or 231

When a 249 fails.. you swap out for a 242 or 231
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   10-29-2019, 04:14 PM
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Posted By firebane
Take out the sunroof

Take out the sunroof
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   10-28-2019, 04:15 PM
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Views: 272
Posted By firebane
If the drain goes away when you pull the fuse...

If the drain goes away when you pull the fuse then you either have something drawing power or something shorted.

Get a wiring diagram find where the wires come and go from that fuse box and start...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   10-28-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By firebane
People generally only change out ball joints when...

People generally only change out ball joints when they fail and not do all 4 at the same time.

You simply have this situation and used different brands.


If you plan to replace them the...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   10-28-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By firebane
Don't bother with 93 octane.. won't make a...

Don't bother with 93 octane.. won't make a difference.


Key things to look for... Rust obviously but check the control arm mounts. If it has the 249 check the transfer case for issues.
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   10-28-2019, 06:33 AM
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Views: 203
Posted By firebane
You will need to measure. My 5.2 with a 44re...

You will need to measure.

My 5.2 with a 44re already had a yoke on the front DS but I had to mix and match shafts to make it work.
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   10-27-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By firebane
For the 249 to 242 you will need a yoke and...

For the 249 to 242 you will need a yoke and driveshaft.
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   10-25-2019, 03:42 PM
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Posted By firebane
AC has a low side and high side pressure reading....

AC has a low side and high side pressure reading. These can usually become out of sorts due to leaks, issues or the worst.. people trying to refill AC with those cheap kits from parts stores.


If...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   10-23-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By firebane
That is some crazy noise which sounds like its...

That is some crazy noise which sounds like its coming from the front differential. Have you had a chance to check the fluid there?
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   10-23-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 482
Posted By firebane
Its pretty easy to do a redneck alignment if you...

Its pretty easy to do a redneck alignment if you have access to a few tools. The easiest to start with would be a degree finder and sticking it to the bottom of the knuckle and seeing where your...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   10-23-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 482
Posted By firebane
100% .. bad caster will throw it all over the...

100% .. bad caster will throw it all over the place.
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   10-23-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By firebane
Your mechanic is an idiot. A scanner tool or ir...

Your mechanic is an idiot. A scanner tool or ir gun would have told you a lot of data.
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   10-21-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By firebane
Looked at Syked they are out of stock at a price...

Looked at Syked they are out of stock at a price of $349. I think people will feel more comfortable with the HP Tuners version though.

Could be wrong.
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   10-21-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By firebane
MPVI2 Tuning

Found through some posts that the MPVI2 (https://www.hptuners.com/mpvi2/) has the ability to interface with a few of our Jeeps now.

https://www.hptuners.com/vehicles/

Anyone tried or have been...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   10-21-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,825
Posted By firebane
ZJs are great but unfortunately as with any...

ZJs are great but unfortunately as with any vehicle you get good ones and you get lemons.

In the 2 years of owning mine I have found a lot of the pitfalls these things have and I'm not sure moving...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   10-20-2019, 10:54 PM
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Views: 2,988,423
Posted By firebane
LOL crazy how firm the steering gets with a...

LOL crazy how firm the steering gets with a properly adjusted steering box. Had so much slop and loosey goosey that wandering was bad.


Today finished with new led interior lights, steering box...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   10-19-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By firebane
Grabbed axles from a new Cherokee and swapped....

Grabbed axles from a new Cherokee and swapped. Hardest thing is swapping the abs rings
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   10-19-2019, 07:23 PM
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Views: 2,988,423
Posted By firebane
Found my old 13/16-36 Spline X 3/4" DD and...

Found my old 13/16-36 Spline X 3/4" DD and grabbed a spare shaft to see if I could put a new ujoint on... Two things so far that I don't think will make a difference but we'll see.


First its...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   10-18-2019, 06:29 PM
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Posted By firebane
Make one for less than the cost lol. Its two...

Make one for less than the cost lol.

Its two heim joints, all thread rod and a couple of nuts. I think I built mine for like $25-30.
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