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Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   12-19-2019, 02:51 PM
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Posted By Varnish
Sounds battery or battery cable related to me. ...

Sounds battery or battery cable related to me. The not starting without giving it gas is common when the computer is reset due to a dead battery - it needs to relearn to idle. The voltmeter going...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   12-19-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,384
Posted By Varnish
This section of the frame actually looks very...

This section of the frame actually looks very good to me, usually the inside frame rails flake off and these holes get thinned up, that one still has a nice edge on it on the inside. The battery...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   12-03-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Varnish
Had this happening on my LJ, turned out hose...

Had this happening on my LJ, turned out hose clamp just needed tightening at firewall - coolant was spraying right into the opening and into the heater box. Good news was heater core was OK, but...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   11-30-2019, 01:15 PM
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Posted By Varnish
Unless you really like dinking around with...

Unless you really like dinking around with upgrades, I'd find a used cherokee (XJ) motor, swap it in and be done with it. I say cherokee as they are just more likely to find than a wrangler 4.0. ...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   11-29-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By Varnish
My first thought would be vacuum leak as mukluk...

My first thought would be vacuum leak as mukluk described but also make sure not a mechanical stick in the throttle cable.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   11-27-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,079
Posted By Varnish
Check that it has both front and rear...

Check that it has both front and rear antiswaybars and they are both functioning. Broken front swaybar endlinks is pretty common (often with click going over bumps).

Make sure shocks work, the...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   11-25-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Varnish
The temp adapter will depend on the sender. I...

The temp adapter will depend on the sender. I went with autometer gauges/sending unit with their adapter #2277. For oil pressure, I used a blockoff plate from company called ICT Billet off of...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   05-21-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By Varnish
oly4x4.com would be another place to call, jeep...

oly4x4.com would be another place to call, jeep wrecking yard near seattle (snohomish).
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   05-11-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,519
Posted By Varnish
They aren't anywhere near that easy to bend and...

They aren't anywhere near that easy to bend and removing them without the door open would be very difficult at best. Their main failing is the latch springs wear out and no longer provide a positive...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   05-11-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,519
Posted By Varnish
Thanks, thats the kind of experience I was...

Thanks, thats the kind of experience I was looking for. Was picturing light for easy removal and storage in back and yet better than soft doors on the highway but it sounds like these may not fit...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   05-08-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,519
Posted By Varnish
Is this the consensus on the bulldawg half door...

Is this the consensus on the bulldawg half door uppers? Too bulky to throw in back? I've always had full hard doors but hate wheeling with them - can't see, prefer no doors but planning long road...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   04-25-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,183
Posted By Varnish
Perhaps verify fuel pressure? Thinking if it...

Perhaps verify fuel pressure? Thinking if it isn't regulated correctly the PCM may be pulsing the injectors based on a wrong assumption.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   04-25-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,636
Posted By Varnish
Not sure if you're suspension is stock or what...

Not sure if you're suspension is stock or what but I'd agree with checking bushings and driveshaft angle. I found after many years wheeling the rubber bushings in my control arms were absolutely...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   04-25-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 948
Posted By Varnish
If body good I'd do frame swap. The amount of...

If body good I'd do frame swap. The amount of labor and frankenstein results not worth it to patch imo. If body has holes, part it out.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   04-09-2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,753
Posted By Varnish
Perhaps adapting this may be of use? ...

Perhaps adapting this may be of use?
http://www.hesco.us/products/7902/40l-conversion-parts/43098/dampercrank-sensor-kit-91-04-hes9199ed#.WssG_Zch1EY

For digital to sine, I used this on my recent...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   04-04-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,276
Posted By Varnish
How much more are the OEM radiators compared to...

How much more are the OEM radiators compared to the radiator barn ones? Weren't the barn ones like $130.

79k miles but you got 13 years out of it, seems reasonable.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   04-03-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By Varnish
Without being able to talk to pcm or get the asd...

Without being able to talk to pcm or get the asd to activate i wouldn’t go beyond those two as they are both required. If pcm is getting power but won’t talk over obd, check it obd port has power...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   04-03-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,591
Posted By Varnish
How long ago ? Any current issues ? Those...

How long ago ? Any current issues ? Those expansions you speak of are flex pipe. They tend to break more often tho[/QUOTE]

2013, not my daily driver but still going no issues.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   04-03-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,591
Posted By Varnish
I grabbed a stock exhaust manifold from NAPA for...

I grabbed a stock exhaust manifold from NAPA for my '98. Fit well enough to not give me any trouble even installing in a campground. It has the expansion sections which help prevent them from...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   04-02-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,403
Posted By Varnish
Driveshaft is likely OK - they often have some...

Driveshaft is likely OK - they often have some buffer but its something worth checking as you definitely don't want it to bottom out.

Check to see what your trackbar setup is currently - are they...
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