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Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   11-30-2017, 09:39 AM
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Views: 8,586
Posted By LJ Dave
It's right where the steering shaft goes through...

It's right where the steering shaft goes through the firewall, above the brake pedal.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   11-30-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By LJ Dave
I run the stock steering box with 35s and haven't...

I run the stock steering box with 35s and haven't had any issues. If it were me, I'd just replace it with a stock unit. Quick easy job.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   11-30-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,586
Posted By LJ Dave
Spray-on lithium grease is your friend. I used...

Spray-on lithium grease is your friend. I used to get a little squeaking from the bearing at the base of the steering column. Quick shot of grease on it and no more squeaking.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   11-18-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By LJ Dave
Maybe a broken engine or transmission mount.

Maybe a broken engine or transmission mount.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   11-17-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,087
Posted By LJ Dave
If the OP doesn't want to go through the hassle...

If the OP doesn't want to go through the hassle of dropping the tank, he could just jam the poppet valve in the fuel tank filler neck open using a long screw driver and install the GM flapper valve...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   09-29-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,871
Posted By LJ Dave
I never had any issues with the RE superflex...

I never had any issues with the RE superflex joints, but the crappy design of the hourglass rubber bushing meant I had to replace them every 5k miles. I had an older RE lift on my XJ that never had...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   08-11-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,250
Posted By LJ Dave
LJ Rubicons were not available until the 05 model...

LJ Rubicons were not available until the 05 model year.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   08-09-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,331
Posted By LJ Dave
I wouldn't buy it. I have an insta-trunk and if...

I wouldn't buy it. I have an insta-trunk and if I felt I needed more light in the cargo area, I'd buy a round stick-on LED light. They sell them in a 3 pack at Home Depot for around $6.00. I've...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   07-18-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By LJ Dave
Leaks can come from anywhere. I suggest you...

Leaks can come from anywhere. I suggest you thoroughly clean the power steering pump, hoses and gear box. Use 409 or some other cleaner/degreaser and a rag to get the grime off and then watch for...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   07-15-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By LJ Dave
Just remove the bolt holding it on and pull it...

Just remove the bolt holding it on and pull it out. If it seems stuck, you may be able to remove the plastic cover on the opda and push it out from the inside while you are pulling on it. Never...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   06-24-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,037
Posted By LJ Dave
If you get a sensation of it pulling one way when...

If you get a sensation of it pulling one way when on the gas and the other way when lifting off the gas, it could be your rear axle thrust angle changing because the axle is moving around. Worn...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   06-24-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By LJ Dave
I'd make sure your track bar bolts are tight and...

I'd make sure your track bar bolts are tight and that it's not moving around on the axle end.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   06-22-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By LJ Dave
3/16ths off will be fine. Nearly everyone that...

3/16ths off will be fine. Nearly everyone that runs a 2 inch lift is off by that much. It won't cause any handling issues at all.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   05-27-2017, 02:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,503
Posted By LJ Dave
Make sure that the knock noise you heard wasn't...

Make sure that the knock noise you heard wasn't actually that track bar moving in the axle side mount, sending a shock through the entire steering system. It can often make a popping sound as it...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   05-24-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,911
Posted By LJ Dave
Like Mr. Blaine said, spray it with soapy water...

Like Mr. Blaine said, spray it with soapy water and see where it's leaking. My old ARB compressor used to leak at the reservoir seal. Even after replacing the seal it would develop a leak there...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   05-09-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 979
Posted By LJ Dave
I've gotten about a dozen TJ pitman arms off...

I've gotten about a dozen TJ pitman arms off using just my conical puller, but the last one was really stubborn. We used a torch to heat it up, whacked it with a 2.5 lb sledge, cranked my conical...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   05-09-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 979
Posted By LJ Dave
Chiming in just to confirm the above: it's a 33mm...

Chiming in just to confirm the above: it's a 33mm nut, but 1 5/16ths will also work. The best way to get the pitman arm off is to use a conical pitman arm puller. Have never been able to get one...
Jeep Forums: Wrangler General Discussion   05-07-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By LJ Dave
I put all my take-offs up in my attic. Has come...

I put all my take-offs up in my attic. Has come in handy for a few of my friends that needed something. I never sell them, but give them away when someone needs them.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   04-26-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,482
Posted By LJ Dave
I'd check to make sure the hose leading to the...

I'd check to make sure the hose leading to the overflow bottle isn't clogged. That could cause it to leak out at the radiator cap or overflow hose when you shut the vehicle off.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   04-09-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,215
Posted By LJ Dave
The OPDA (Oil Pump Drive Assembly) is a known...

The OPDA (Oil Pump Drive Assembly) is a known issue on all 05-06 4.0L engines. There are multiple threads on it on this forum. Don't drive it until you get it fixed as it can cause a lot of damage...
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