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Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   10-17-2019, 03:23 PM
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Posted By GmanWJ
Keep it. You've got years of service left in it. ...

Keep it. You've got years of service left in it.
Don't sell yourself short on what you are capable of fixing on this rig. If you can change the differential fluids, then there are lots of things you...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   10-16-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By GmanWJ
Items unique to the WJ that you will probably run...

Items unique to the WJ that you will probably run into: If the ground wire in the bundle running through the boot in your driver's door has not broken yet, know that it probably will and then your...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   10-16-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 959
Posted By GmanWJ
Suppose you could try the torque management snip...

Suppose you could try the torque management snip mod. My understanding is that it provides firmer shifts at wide-open throttle which might help you in the 1/4-mile, but other than that it doesn't do...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   10-15-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 959
Posted By GmanWJ
Wait a second now, you've got a WJ HO that is...

Wait a second now, you've got a WJ HO that is getting smoked by a JK? I am admittedly no performance expert, but I have never seen a Wrangler that could keep up with my standard 4.7. I personally...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   10-07-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By GmanWJ
Pismo Beach Jeep Fest 2019

2019 was the sixth annual PBJ Fest and the first time I attended. Held at the Oceano Dunes OHV recreational park just south of Pismo Beach, California, this event was started by a small group of...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   10-07-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By GmanWJ
Gman's Adventures with Bella Blue

Decided to make a thread just for sharing travel and adventure photos. I've had lots of other adventures not documented here but that's okay, maybe some older stuff will find it's way in here too.
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Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   10-07-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 827
Posted By GmanWJ
I'm going to say with 95% confidence that they...

I'm going to say with 95% confidence that they are the same control arms.
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   10-05-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 48,875
Views: 4,411,212
Posted By GmanWJ
Pismo Beach Jeep Fest!!! Can you guess which one...

Pismo Beach Jeep Fest!!! Can you guess which one is mine? This is only some of the attendees on the first guided run of the day.
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   10-02-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 48,875
Views: 4,411,212
Posted By GmanWJ
Who is "we?" Timken makes good bearings as far as...

Who is "we?" Timken makes good bearings as far as I know. In fact, I started using Timken exclusively because of the things I read in this forum. I have some friends that build race cars and compete...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   10-01-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 27,850
Posted By GmanWJ
Hey Uniblurb, this write-up is now featured on...

Hey Uniblurb, this write-up is now featured on WJJEEPS! Thought you should know. http://www.wjjeeps.com/jmenu.htm
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   10-01-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By GmanWJ
You have quadra drive so both diffs are varilock...

You have quadra drive so both diffs are varilock (limited slip). You can definitely try adding some friction modifier without removing the diff covers. Just pull the rubber fill plugs and squirt the...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-30-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 48,875
Views: 4,411,212
Posted By GmanWJ
I have a stack of parts waiting. New front axles...

I have a stack of parts waiting. New front axles (driver's side boot is torn), balljoints, and Timken unit bearings. Figure I will know out one side at a time but keep putting it off, haha. Just need...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-30-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By GmanWJ
sorry if this is a simple question ... Is the...

sorry if this is a simple question ... Is the tranny fluid low?


I expect the groaning and squealing on slow left turn will be rectified by the fluid change (75W-140) and Mopar additive in the...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-30-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By GmanWJ
Maybe throw some painters tape over the cabin air...

Maybe throw some painters tape over the cabin air intake to stop the inflow of exterior cold air, maybe that will help you isolate the problem. Pic stolen from wjjeeps, just tape over the grid.
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Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-30-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By GmanWJ
How much ATF+4 did you put in? I also changed...

How much ATF+4 did you put in? I also changed mine (545RFE 4x4) last week, took 6.5 qts to refill ... which is exactly what wjjeeps shows as well. The fluid should coat the stick, if it is just...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-30-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 817
Posted By GmanWJ
Nice ride! Tread lightly. I wonder if you...

Nice ride! Tread lightly.

I wonder if you might be hearing the A/C expansion valve operating. Does it only occur when the A/C or Defrost is running?
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-30-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 48,875
Views: 4,411,212
Posted By GmanWJ
Installed new front axle Timken bearing hubs. It...

Installed new front axle Timken bearing hubs. It was a breeze, nothing tricky, just need a 36mm for the axle nut and a torque wrench that goes up to 175 ft-lb. Should have done it sooner.
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-26-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 827
Posted By GmanWJ
Interesting. My first take would be look at the...

Interesting. My first take would be look at the control arms like Harry suggested. I sometimes hear a pop in my suspension but only when articulating, and I suspect I've got an upper control arm...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-26-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,114
Posted By GmanWJ
My money is on rear lower control arms. ...

My money is on rear lower control arms.

Mine started doing this after I put on a new set of Mopar rear LCAs. Turns out the new ones were junk, the bushings did not hold. Put on a new set of...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-24-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By GmanWJ
The way I figure it, the suspension and steering...

The way I figure it, the suspension and steering components are probably 15+ years old and never been refurbed. Everything is worn out anyway and now the DW monster is awake. Sure, one could probably...
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