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Old 09-11-2007, 03:49 PM   #1
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What a terrible bit of engineering by Jeep(rant rant rant)

So i go to change my radiator and thermostat yesterday and Im thinking if everything go smoothly itll be a two hour job tops. 6 hours later im still struggling to get the damn thing off. Instead of mating the radiator bolts to the body directly, there are these little clips that pass through the the body and you screw the bolts onto that.
The fan came off fine, as well as the shroud and everything else for that matter. Thermostat was easy.
I go to take off the radiator bolts and and the damn clips snap with a piece on the back causing them to just spin. 3 out of the 6 . 3-4 hours later I finally got the damn things off. I replaced them with a washer, a lock washer and a nut. Damn you jeep for wasting 4 hours of my life!!!!

k, im done. Thanks for listening/reading.

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Old 09-11-2007, 04:49 PM   #2
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Sounds like we need to take your BFH away. Being from Cali I would assume that every fastener on a 13 year old vehicle that could be exposed to road grime and moisture would be rusted solid.

PB Blaster BEFORE you touch anything sounds like the marching orders for the future.

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Old 09-11-2007, 11:52 PM   #3
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i did ): they still snapped. oh well.
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Old 09-12-2007, 11:01 AM   #4
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Like evereything else made these days it is made to be easy and fast to assemble,not to take apart anybody that owns or has owned a front wheel drive knows what I'm talking about.Front wheel drives have made me make up:crash new cuss words
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Old 09-12-2007, 07:22 PM   #5
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those clips are great till you liive in an area that rust frequents.. the best way to get those off see in you can find a spot for it and vice grip them in.. if not its easier to drill the bolt then srew with it
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