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Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-02-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,037
Posted By caroedell
Stay away from Ebay, unless an US seller with...

Stay away from Ebay, unless an US seller with name brand parts. I bought suspension parts with MOOG part numbers from overseas, but the parts were not Moog and broke down in under a year
For the...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   05-14-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By caroedell
I used Lubegard 23232 Complete Synthetic Power...

I used Lubegard 23232 Complete Synthetic Power Steering, which is compatible with the original Mopar Electric Power Steering fluid (68088485AB). this type of p/s fluid may not be needed anymore, but...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   05-12-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,919
Posted By caroedell
i just created a discussion group called "WK HEC...

i just created a discussion group called "WK HEC to Electric Fan Conversion". it includes a detailed outline of my conversion for my 2005 GC limited 5.7L to electric fan.
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   05-12-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By caroedell
any body know how to format outline for tabs?

any body know how to format outline for tabs?
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   05-12-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By caroedell
WK HEC to Electric Fan Conversion

WK's with the 5.7L hemi or 3.0L CRD came with an alternate radiator cooling system known as the Hydraulic Engine Cooler (HEC). These systems work off of the Power steering pump and require q special...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   04-29-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,919
Posted By caroedell
If the pressure line going to the HEC (hydraulic...

If the pressure line going to the HEC (hydraulic engine cooler) is leaking, it may be a sign that the HEC is going bad. Possibly someone added normal power steering fluid and not the proper Mopar...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   07-07-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,527
Posted By caroedell
It could be a bad break-in of the camshaft with...

It could be a bad break-in of the camshaft with the engine rebuild, giving excessive wear on the lobes for the affected cylinders.
Also check the rocker arms for adjustment.
Maybe a bad...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   11-12-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 54,101
Views: 3,409,955
Posted By caroedell
New Air Conditioning compressor

The a/c clutch bearing has been noisy for a few weeks, I replaced the a/c compressor assembly, and accumulator today on my 1997 ZJ. I had planned on replacing orifice valve, but found out it was...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-19-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 54,101
Views: 3,409,955
Posted By caroedell
No communications error solved.

My ZJ failed emissions back in June for no communication. I checked and cleaned all of the fuses and relays, cleaned and tested the OBD-2 port contacts, and tested the voltages and grounds on all...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-17-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 54,101
Views: 3,409,955
Posted By caroedell
IRO Rock-Link front Kit

I received my Iron Rock Off-Road ZJ Rock Link Front 3 Link Long Arm kit on Thursday. I spent 8 hours on Saturday and another 8 hours today installing it. The temperature reached 106 degrees both...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-19-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 54,101
Views: 3,409,955
Posted By caroedell
the 5.5" lift is complete

Two weeks ago I lifted the front of my ZJ from 5.25" lift from 1.75" pucks with 3.5" springs to 5.5" lift Rusty's Off-road coils.
I took my old Rough Country 3.5" front coils and cut one loop off...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   06-01-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 54,101
Views: 3,409,955
Posted By caroedell
I am running rough country angled lower control...

I am running rough country angled lower control arms (fixed) and adjustable upper control arms. Using the adjustable cam bolts for the lower control arms I figure that I can make adjustments as well.
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   05-31-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 54,101
Views: 3,409,955
Posted By caroedell
5.5" Lift

The front lift on my 1997 ZJ has had its fourth evolution. First lift was from Stock to 1.75" lift (urethane spacers). Second lift was to 4 .5" : 1.00" spacer plus 3.5" rough country coils (1.75"...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   04-24-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 54,101
Views: 3,409,955
Posted By caroedell
New uppers

I swapped out the rear upper control arms today. Went from Crown Automotive Adjustable johnny joints both ends (low quality junk) to rough country adjustables with bushings on top johnny joints on...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   03-08-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 19,821
Posted By caroedell
I have been running a snorkel for the last four...

I have been running a snorkel for the last four years. At $175.00, it was about half the price of an Airaid or K&N cold air intake. It runs great, allows for deep water passage, and always gets a...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   05-30-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 54,101
Views: 3,409,955
Posted By caroedell
In Dana We Truss

I have been slowly building up a Dana 44A rear end for my ZJ to replace my 220k+ mileage Dana 35. It has new bearings, a Lokka locker, and is almost ready to go.
As I am potentially worried about...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   05-03-2016, 05:26 AM
Replies: 54,101
Views: 3,409,955
Posted By caroedell
Lokka locker

My Lokka locker arrived from Australia today. I checked it out, and found it required some deburring of the slots and holes before install. I probably should have spent the extra fifty bucks for the...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   04-09-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 54,101
Views: 3,409,955
Posted By caroedell
I should be out on the trail right now!

A few days ago I re-installed my front drive shaft. While under my Jeep I noticed that the shift linkage cable for my transmission had been routed improperly. ( it had been rebuilt last month and had...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   03-31-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 54,101
Views: 3,409,955
Posted By caroedell
New Tires on the Way!

I had made a budget of $900.00 for new tires for my ZJ. After three weeks of scoring the Internet for tire prices, I settled on some 275/70 R18 E Cooper Discoverer RTX tires from Big O Tires. They...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   11-02-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 54,101
Views: 3,409,955
Posted By caroedell
I ordered some adjustable upper control arms from...

I ordered some adjustable upper control arms from crown automotive (p/n CRCP3000). As I trust their line of OEM products, I thought I would give their aftermarket arms a try. Should be able to...
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