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Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   11-23-2019, 07:33 PM
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Posted By kachink
Could be. Normally a "bad" VC had viscous fluid...

Could be. Normally a "bad" VC had viscous fluid that no longer thins out, so it's always locked.

Edit:


Ok, that makes more sense.
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   11-23-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,882
Posted By kachink
Maybe I'm just being dense, but it's my...

Maybe I'm just being dense, but it's my understanding that if the VC fails it's permanently locked. What is the advantage of welding it if it's already locked?
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   11-22-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By kachink
That part number is the 136 amp for the 5.2L.

That part number is the 136 amp for the 5.2L.
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   11-22-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,798
Posted By kachink
Well welcome to the forum. It sounds like you are...

Well welcome to the forum. It sounds like you are approaching it with eyes open ans the right attitude. :cheers2:
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   11-21-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By kachink
I used the dielectric grease the last time I did...

I used the dielectric grease the last time I did it because of the corrosion issue, but never before that.
The only time I used anti-seize was when the guy at O'Riley tried to sell me a packet - I...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   11-21-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,798
Posted By kachink
100K is just broken in. On the other hand, expect...

100K is just broken in. On the other hand, expect to spend some time any/or money on any 21 year old vehicle. I really like my 98. It has been a great vehicle for camping with my pop up trailer. But...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   11-21-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By kachink
I would suggest changing the wires too, and route...

I would suggest changing the wires too, and route them according to the TSB on the subject. Clean the grounds & battery terminals. New plugs wouldn't hurt.

If you are in a pinch for cash, make...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   11-21-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By kachink
Here are some notes I made a few years ago for...

Here are some notes I made a few years ago for junkyard trips:

Here are the part numbers for the 5.2 & 5.9 alternator 1998

56027912 EL0 117 Amp, [BAU]
56027913 EL0 136 Amp, [BAZ]
...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   08-23-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By kachink
I also have a 98 5.2L and I don't think I've ever...

I also have a 98 5.2L and I don't think I've ever made it 40-50k without developing misfires from ignition components. I usually notice it under a light steady load, like going up a long hill, around...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   07-07-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By kachink
Yea, it's pretty much impossible to get that hose...

Yea, it's pretty much impossible to get that hose replaced without removing the bracket if the water pump is installed. I agree with Timo, just remove the bracket without disconnecting AC hoses. As I...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   07-04-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,107
Posted By kachink
21 years old, 257,xxx miles, Reflow for coolant...

21 years old, 257,xxx miles, Reflow for coolant sensor once and still going strong.

This might help someone...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   04-27-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By kachink
Anything can be done, but this may be more than a...

Anything can be done, but this may be more than a simple swap. 95 is ODB1, 96 is ODB2.
If they are both 4.0, then you have the same transmission, but it may not be plug & play because of the...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   04-15-2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By kachink
You need to learn the secret ZJ handshake. ...

You need to learn the secret ZJ handshake.

You want to push in on the door with your right hand, just to the right of the latch. Just as you reach max pressure with your right hand, lift the latch...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   03-30-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By kachink
Here...

Here https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B6NG0RHH6rMTbnlYLXJOcXVRVjA

You're welcome.
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   01-27-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By kachink
Over the years there have been claims about this...

Over the years there have been claims about this mod ranging from worse power/mileage to so much better it's not believable. Most claim no difference to small improvement. Keep in mind, all of these...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   12-30-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 706
Posted By kachink
If you have the style hatch with the glass that...

If you have the style hatch with the glass that opens, there will be one switch for the glass open and one for the hatch itself. Either will trigger the same Rear Hatch Open message on the VIC.
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   10-15-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By kachink
There are writeups and at least one You Tube...

There are writeups and at least one You Tube video on swapping another alternator.
Here are some notes that I took for JY trips, but I haven't done it yet:

Part numbers for the 5.2 & 5.9...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-11-2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By kachink
https://jeepslimited.com

https://jeepslimited.com
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-11-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By kachink
If this is the 1995 in your profile it's going to...

If this is the 1995 in your profile it's going to be ODB1 (https://www.nagca.com/forum/showthread.php?t=32329)
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   08-24-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 833
Posted By kachink
This looks like a pretty detailed writeup: ...

This looks like a pretty detailed writeup:
https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/liftglass-hatch-onto-early-zj-writeup-w-hatch-r-r-part-1-a-505561/
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