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Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   05-10-2021, 03:17 PM
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Posted By 1996maroonzjf
Sent an oil sample into Blackstone Labs for an...

Sent an oil sample into Blackstone Labs for an analysis on my 4.0. Came back looking really good.

The main reason I got the analysis was that I have found some small metal particles in the bottom...
Jeep Forums: Kolak Performance and Offroad   05-06-2021, 01:01 PM
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Posted By 1996maroonzjf
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   05-06-2021, 10:13 AM
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Posted By 1996maroonzjf
I run a CTEK D250SA DC to DC charger to charge...

I run a CTEK D250SA DC to DC charger to charge the lead acid battery in my homemade camper while towing it with my 1996 Grand Cherokee ZJ. The CTEK also acts as a solar charge controller to charge...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   04-29-2021, 11:09 AM
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Views: 1,454
Posted By 1996maroonzjf
The speed control (cruise control) is directly...

The speed control (cruise control) is directly connected to the speedometer sensor. It can’t work if it doesn’t know what speed you are traveling at...

Wait to see if the sensor fixes the issue...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   04-28-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,454
Posted By 1996maroonzjf
Just FYI the output sensor is a different sensor...

Just FYI the output sensor is a different sensor on the transmission OD housing. What the OP is referring to is the speedometer sensor which is in the transfer case (on 4x4 ZJs).

But I agree that...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   04-27-2021, 02:36 PM
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Views: 588
Posted By 1996maroonzjf
It looks like the hard line on the rear axle. You...

It looks like the hard line on the rear axle. You are not going to find one bent up like the OEM part at a regular part store.

Your best bet is to bend / flare your own lines to match or look for...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   04-22-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By 1996maroonzjf
The return outlet has been on the side of every...

The return outlet has been on the side of every ZJ reservoir I’ve seen.

Here is the page from 1996 Mopar parts catalog and you can see it on the side.
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   04-22-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By 1996maroonzjf
Might be a good junkyard item. The Mopar...

Might be a good junkyard item.

The Mopar part number for 1996 is 5203 7544. It is for all XJs and ZJs

I do not have the 1997 Mopar parts catalog. The 1998 catalog shows 1 part number for pump...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   04-22-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By 1996maroonzjf
I guess it should also be mentioned that no brand...

I guess it should also be mentioned that no brand of coolant cools an engine better or worse, except waterless coolant that actually does cool worse but has other benefits.

For conventional...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   04-22-2021, 08:28 AM
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Views: 1,008
Posted By 1996maroonzjf
You will be surprised at the difference fresh...

You will be surprised at the difference fresh fluid and adjusted bands / TV cable makes. Its not going to fix a broken transmission, but will help one that has just had maintenance neglected.
...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   04-21-2021, 03:56 PM
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Posted By 1996maroonzjf
Not sure what a cold case radiator is but I’ve...

Not sure what a cold case radiator is but I’ve been running Zerex-G05 for years in my ZJs. It is made for aluminum cooling systems.

The jury is still out on its effect on the brass and copper used...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   04-20-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By 1996maroonzjf
Im not sure that Ive ever read the 12,000mi...

Im not sure that Ive ever read the 12,000mi services. Is that in the owners manual?

If you have the rear driveshaft, you could technically swap in a 42re with the tcase on it. Just leave it in...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   04-20-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,854
Posted By 1996maroonzjf
I’d like to see pics. I wonder if it could...

I’d like to see pics.

I wonder if it could be adapted to work with the IRO double shear bracket / track bar?
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   04-20-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By 1996maroonzjf
The 5.2 was never offered in RWD in a ZJ as far...

The 5.2 was never offered in RWD in a ZJ as far as I know.
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   04-19-2021, 09:34 PM
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Views: 855
Posted By 1996maroonzjf
It has a 42RE. The RWD versions just have a...

It has a 42RE. The RWD versions just have a different OD housing bolted on to the rear of the transmission. Everything else is the same. They were used in 1993.5 to 1998 4.0 ZJs, 4.0 WJs and various...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   04-19-2021, 10:45 AM
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Posted By 1996maroonzjf
Adjusted the spark advance -4* on my 4.0 with my...

Adjusted the spark advance -4* on my 4.0 with my DRB III. It has 3 options, 0* (stock), -2* and -4*.

Not really noticeable around town, but I went skiing yesterday and in the mountains there is a...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   04-17-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,202
Posted By 1996maroonzjf
I’m guessing it’s a 4.0 non-tow package? If so...

I’m guessing it’s a 4.0 non-tow package? If so you have 3.55 gears in your rear Dana 35 axle.

Towing is possible with that setup - I towed a utility trailer cross country several times with a...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   04-16-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 20
  Gears
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Posted By 1996maroonzjf
Note the locker in Timos pictures :laugh2:

Note the locker in Timos pictures :laugh2:
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   04-16-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By 1996maroonzjf
Sounds like a leaky injector or more likely a bad...

Sounds like a leaky injector or more likely a bad
check valve in the fuel pump. The fuel lines / rail are supposed to stay pressurized between starts, a leaky injector or check valve bleeds down...
Jeep Forums: ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum   04-16-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 20
  Gears
Views: 1,129
Posted By 1996maroonzjf
I’m running 4.56 gears with a 42RE and 31s / 32s...

I’m running 4.56 gears with a 42RE and 31s / 32s - winter / summer and is just about right for my location and usage.

I live at 5400’ ASL and tow often up to and over 11,000’ ASL. I still need to...
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