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Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   10-06-2021, 04:42 PM
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Posted By jimsahm
Remove, Clean and Inspect Rear Drum Brakes

Heard loud clunking sound in rear drum brakes. Removed, cleaned and adjusted them!!

https://youtu.be/MqKmffJUuqo
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   09-05-2021, 04:33 PM
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Posted By jimsahm
Replaced Track Bar and Stabilizer Bushings

I replaced my 32 year old stabilizer and track bar bushings. Ride "tightness" is very noticeable after these failed bushings were replaced.

-Jim

https://youtu.be/orut0M6DFaw
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   08-19-2021, 09:13 AM
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Posted By jimsahm
TJ Automatic Transmission Fluid Change

I changed the automatic transmission fluid today in my 1998 TJ.

https://youtu.be/A3Zivz1DbXA
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   08-02-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By jimsahm
258 Engine rebuild ... Oil fouling Cyl #1

I rebuilt my 258 from an '89 YJ. All seemed to go well...engine started fine (GM TBI Mod)...did proper 2k rpm for 20 minutes... Then ran gently through the farm country here...up and down...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   07-20-2021, 06:00 PM
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Posted By jimsahm
'89 YJ Motor Mount Bracket Bolts

Question: I re-installed and torqued to FSM value the engine bracket bolts (ones that hold brackets to the block). I read elsewhere to get new hardware and to not reuse the bolts. Any opinion if I...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   07-12-2021, 08:24 AM
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Posted By jimsahm
1998 TJ Power Steering install: Pump, Gear and Lines

Replaced original power steering gear that started to not provide any power assist anymore. Replaced pump, lines and gear in this video. I hope it helps someone else out with the repair.

-Jim
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Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   06-30-2021, 09:21 AM
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Posted By jimsahm
New Clutch

Installed new clutch.

https://youtu.be/WsXCYRcK1wQ
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   06-19-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 117,771
Views: 10,771,646
Posted By jimsahm
Jeep TJ Air Conditioning System Check and Top Off

I just checked my 1998 TJ A/C for the season....you can too!

On average, a system can lose about .5 to 1 oz of refridgerant per year. I found my 1998 TJ (A/C last serviced in 2012) was low an the...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   01-29-2021, 03:32 PM
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Posted By jimsahm
Dana 35 Axle Shaft Replacement and Diff Oil Change

Hub was damaged on the shaft, so I swapped out the axle, bearings, seals, and changed diff fluid. Not too bad.

https://youtu.be/8V3BDRWrdTE
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   01-26-2021, 08:05 AM
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Posted By jimsahm
What to do for a spinning lug nut AND stud??

I recently had a huge issue with a spinning nut and stud in my rear axle (Dana 35)... although not specific to the axle or the TJ, it caused me to try to find the easiest and quickest way to remove...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   01-18-2021, 07:44 AM
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Posted By jimsahm
Tire rotation on my 1998 TJ Sport! ...

Tire rotation on my 1998 TJ Sport!

https://youtu.be/6xdVPHUAVuI
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   01-14-2021, 08:31 AM
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Posted By jimsahm
Wj Front CV Axle replacement on 2004 WJ

I replaced both front CV axles in my brother's 2004 WJ. Fortunately, we had just replaced the hubs about two months ago and they came apart easy.

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Jeep Forums: Engines & Drivetrain   06-13-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 231
Posted By jimsahm
Dana 300 disassembly

Following this rather good Dana 300 disassembly video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OR8pS5sP-T0&t=1162s

And at at the 18:17 minute mark, he is driving the pinion from the speedometer,...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   10-03-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By jimsahm
YJ Full Steel Door Question

Is there supposed to be some automotive body/seam caulk between the upper window frame area and the intersection with the door skin? I am getting ready for a door rebuild and want to replace...
Jeep Forums: Jeep CJ Forum   10-03-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By jimsahm
1984 CJ7 Thermac system

Hello all,

Trying to source a 1984 Thermac (air cleaner assembly) for a 1984 258-I6 (non-smog--no injection pump/non-CA). I was at the moment, simply trying to find out what that exactly looks...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   09-21-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By jimsahm
Quadratec, and they claim it is the OEM seal......

Quadratec, and they claim it is the OEM seal... It does seem to fit well, but yes, it took a lot of pulling back to make it fit.

As for the crown OEM like hinges...no there is not a lube hole......
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   09-20-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By jimsahm
Poor quality hinges and/or frame...

Just spent about 6 hours messing with what amounts to a cluster of issues...

1. Crown "thick" OEM "style" hinges are crap... The drivers side hinge fit "ok", but not great.... Passenger side......
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   09-17-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,135
Posted By jimsahm
Yes, crank is fully installed on engine stand... ...

Yes, crank is fully installed on engine stand... What size thread is it supposed to be? Closest in the adapters in the harmonic balancer install kit is 1/2 - 20? Does that sound correct for a 90...
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   09-17-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,135
Posted By jimsahm
Ok, its worse... Crankshaft bolt threads stripped...

Ok, its worse... Crankshaft bolt threads stripped by PO! What is the best way to fix? Need to press on the Harmonic Balancer...Or do I simply order a new crank!!??
Jeep Forums: YJ Wrangler Technical Forum   09-16-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,135
Posted By jimsahm
harmonic balancer install

Ok, first things first... I must confess my sin... I banged on the harmonic balancer with a dead blow hammer (5lbs)... I now realize I was wrong... did not bang on it too hard, or too long, but I...
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