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The Road So Far

Discussion in 'Wrangler YJ (1986-1995)' started by sxs texan, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. Jun 7, 2018 at 9:04 AM
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    sxs texan

    sxs texan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    What's going on everyone? I have officially been a Jeep owner for a week now. So, naturally I now know everything about em:amen:. I got 1995 YJ with a 2.5L 5speed on 33in tires with a 4in lift. I waited to post because I wanted to get a better feel for the Jeep before I asked a thousands questions. I have done some work on her and have noticed a few things that need work. So without further to do:

    Replaced:
    -Brake fluid, it was literally chocolate milk.
    -Power steering fluid, it basically looked like strongest stout beer you can think of.
    -IAC,
    -IAT,
    -MAP,
    -TPS,
    -O2 Sensor,
    -plugs, the last guy only replaced 3 BC he was obviously scared to move the A/C.
    -Wires, one was badly cracked while others were very corroded.
    -Fan shroud was held on by 2 zip ties, so I added multiple zip ties.
    -Multiple Trans case bolts were very loose so I tightened them.

    Need to Fix:
    -E-brake, doesn't keep the Jeep from rolling away!
    -Brakes pull every which direction, need to replace all rotors and discs.
    -Coolant flush, the radiator is all rusty inside.
    -clutch/trans fluid/leak stop????
    -Trans bolt broken, it was a 3rd bolt on the bottom where the trans mounts to the skid plate, it had large rubber bushings and washers. Not sure if yall know what im talking about but I basically touched it and it snapped.
    -Exhaust is rubbing against the front drive shaft!
    -Speedo works when it wants to.
    -Oil pressure gauges is always maxed out.
    -Still smell very rich gas/exhaust even after replaces all of the above parts. Also not getting very good MPG's.
    -Steering can be very sketchy.
    -Seats are shot.
    -Seat belts are badly frayed.
    -Sequels super bad when you first start her up. I know its something to do with the belt and the A/C just haven't looked to much into fixing it.
    -Grinds really bad when you try and put it in reverse.
    -After driving for a bit it becomes very difficult to put back into first gear.
    -Need to replace all tie rod ends and ball joins.

    With all that being said I love driving her and surprisingly she rolls pretty smooth. Any advice, tips, or pointers would be greatly appreciated. I look forward to hearing from yall.
     
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  2. Jun 7, 2018 at 10:07 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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    Only advice I have is not to skimp on quality.....and post.lits of pictures!! :bikewheelie2:
     
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  3. Jun 7, 2018 at 11:06 AM
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    Nice to-do-list! Be sure to inspect the brake+power steering lines for corrosion as some sections may be rusty from previous maintenance neglect. Keep an eye on the rusty radiator too.
     
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  4. Jun 7, 2018 at 2:54 PM
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    sxs texan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I bought either the exact replacement or the step up. Also,I shall start adding pics :bananadance:
     
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  5. Jun 7, 2018 at 2:57 PM
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    sxs texan

    sxs texan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Not a bad Idea, I did notice some small rust. However, the body and interior has been rhino lined. Thank GOD!!
     
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  6. Jun 8, 2018 at 9:39 AM
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    It must be me - what year, engine, trans? I do not see the details.... :)
    we may have some manuals or advise where to get....


    jeep is best source for sensors !! ask we may have a plan B.
     
  7. Jun 8, 2018 at 3:15 PM
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    sxs texan

    sxs texan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So what ur saying is add the details to my profile? Just want to make sure I understand. I will either way.
     
  8. Jun 9, 2018 at 7:38 AM
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    Howell fuel injection, header, HEI distributor, TH350, NP208, SOA lift with YJ springs in the front & GW springs in the Rear. AMC20 with G2 1 piece chromos trussed, Dana 30 with G2 chromos and 760x ujoints and MM Stainless Hubs, Geared 4.56. Tom Woods shafts, Metal cloaks, Caged, 37" Toyo MTs.
    Replacing the ball joints and steering linkage will really tighten up you handling. On my own vehicles I always go with Moog parts. This last YJ I built to sell and I bought the cheapest ball joints and steering linkage I could get on Parts geek.com and I think the total bill was under $60 for all. The Jeep drives great. Moog would have been $350. If I was going to keep it; for piece of mind I would still get Moog. I would love to see some pictures.
     
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  9. Jun 9, 2018 at 8:32 AM
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    Where do you sell cars? lol Yes, that another thing I forgot to mention along with several other issues. I do need to do the ball joins and tie rod ends. Thanks.
     
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  10. Jun 12, 2018 at 5:19 PM
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    I like to fix old jeeps up and sell them. I am currently starting a 4x4 shop in West Houston, and will also have my dealer license as required by law if you buy and sale more than 5 vehicles a year (I hope to be doing all of the above).
     
  11. Jun 12, 2018 at 6:46 PM
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    That's awesome man. The best of luck to you. It take a lot of guts to start out on your own. Ill have to come check out your shop when you get it going. I also love project everything lol. Trucks, cars, sxs, jeeps. I learn new stuff every time.
     
  12. Jun 20, 2018 at 7:45 PM
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    *****UPDATE****
    I have recently replaced the transmission fluid and the transfer case fluid. Within a few days there was what I would consider a class 2 leak coming from the trans. Everything on the transfer case seams to be sealed tight. Besides stop leak and anew trans what would yall recommended my next step be to address the leak? I know I know pictures, however its dark outside so Ill get some tomorrow. I was also able to get a new clutch peddle cover. So much better on the left foot.

    I did find a decent water proof cover to though over it instead of using the actual top. Just to much work for my old body.

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  13. Jun 21, 2018 at 5:35 AM
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    Could tell you were prior Army from that right there. :oldglory:

    The ole girl looks pretty good.
     
  14. Jun 21, 2018 at 6:04 AM
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    haha good deal brotha!!
     
  15. Jun 21, 2018 at 11:27 AM
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    "This last YJ I built to sell and I bought the cheapest ball joints and steering linkage I could get on Parts geek.com and I think the total bill was under $60 for all."

    buyer beware huh!!
     
  16. Jun 21, 2018 at 1:07 PM
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    Thanks for the heads up. Any ideas how to stop the transmission leak?
     
  17. Jun 22, 2018 at 5:28 AM
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    I know ya'll are just ribbing me. Outside the few big expensive name brands like Moog, they all come from the same factory in China. This is the first time I have bought other than Moog when replacing steering parts, and I have been driving the jeep for 6 months now and still no problems. Not even Moog is made in the USA anymore. Its all made in Mexico. Do you want refried beans or fried rice with that.
     
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  18. Jun 22, 2018 at 5:31 AM
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    Your jeep looks great. Has a nice stance. Can you see the tranny leak? Likely it is just a dried and cracked seal especially if it sat up a lot. Probably not a rebuild.
     
  19. Jun 22, 2018 at 6:35 AM
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    You had me cracking up at your beans joke! I can not see exactly where its coming from as of yet however, I have not dropped the skid plate yet. I'm planning on doing that sunday or monday. Well I was just informed my Bday is on monday so I will prob be doing it on sunday. Hopefully I can locate a specific area. Thats what I was thinking/hoping for is some dried out seal.

    Ill be sure to tell my family in H-town not to buy any Jeeps in your area!!!:boink: hahah J/K
     
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  20. Jun 22, 2018 at 8:12 AM
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    That's so funny it hurts but the reality is it affects the spectrum of brand name replacement parts whether hvac, refrigeration, electronics, etc.
    For your personal vehicle it makes sense to spend a bit more for better quality (hopefully). It won't take long for the average jeeper to consider upgrading stock parts on their Jeep which could explain the J.E.E.P syndrome that affects some of us more than others.
     
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