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Old 10-17-2013, 09:01 PM   #1
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What is the most PITA issue you've had with your jeep?

Just curious. Mine is removing seized control arms and well.. My seized everything.

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Old 10-17-2013, 09:05 PM   #2
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Putting a 3 inch lift on my JK was a pain but I enjoyed it. Changing the blower motor resistor on my TJ was the most painful. It's in a crappy spot and well not all that impressive when it's complete ha!

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Putting a 3 inch lift on my JK was a pain but I enjoyed it. Changing the blower motor resistor on my TJ was the most painful. It's in a crappy spot and well not all that impressive when it's complete ha!
i hear ya.. I'm sure any jk lift is easier than a tj though! No real rust issues
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:34 PM   #4
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PB blaster is a lifesaver on a TJ!
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:44 PM   #5
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PB blaster is a lifesaver on a TJ!
I've been through 2 cans just on the rear end.. And I haven't tried to get the control arms off yet!
I will probably have to cut the bolts out.
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:45 PM   #6
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Diagnosing my stereo intermittent volume shut off was the most PITA for me. I thought it was my HU, so I brought a new one, exactly the same as the old one, because I liked it so much($300). Then, I thought it was my amp, so I spent $300 dollars upgrading it to the Alpine PDX-V9. I had the audio store, change my amp(Before the Alpine upgrade), change my EQ, and rewire my amp. Then, I rewired all my speakers($50) and replaced all the radio harnesses with the new ones. Finally, I took out my back seat and determined it wasn't the amp shutting off, or going into protection mode. So, I figured it was just a cheap HU and I started beating on it. Then, I stopped and thought about it. I remembered there were GPS settings on my HU that would cut off the sound for warnings and such, and give a beep. So, I checked my GPS settings and realized that the warning settings were checked and I had not associated a sound file with them. So, it would shut off the speakers for a second, if I was going too fast around pedestrians, or driving past the speed limit, which means anything above 35MPH or 65MPH on the highway, or around Schools, regardless of the time of day. The problem actually started after I wired and installed my cell phone mod about two months ago, and I pressed the HU reset to factory defaults, just to be safe. Unchecked the setting and Wahla, problem solved, and no more intermittent sound shut offs. Diagnosing this problem cost me over $700.00, including all the trips to the audio store across town, and to the authorized HU service center. But, the solution was just a press of a button. Unfortunately, the authorized repair store for my HU, isn't very knowledgeable about my HU's software. This problem lasted two months, and I fixed it this past week. That one was a real, real costly PITA.
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:51 PM   #7
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Nutserts. F****** nutserts.
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:55 PM   #8
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:57 PM   #9
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I've been through 2 cans just on the rear end.. And I haven't tried to get the control arms off yet! I will probably have to cut the bolts out.
Use 50/50 ATF and acetone guys. I'm a new believer
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:59 PM   #10
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Probably removing the frame side bushings on the front upper control arms. Passenger side was OKAY with a ball joint press, but the driver side was a pain.. The ball joint press wouldn't fit between the springs and the differential. Took longer to get that one bushing out than to remove and install all the front control arms
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Probably removing the frame side bushings on the front upper control arms. Passenger side was OKAY with a ball joint press, but the driver side was a pain.. The ball joint press wouldn't fit between the springs and the differential. Took longer to get that one bushing out than to remove and install all the front control arms
Did you sawzall the bolts? Or what did you do? I'm gonna have to cut all 4 of my rear connections out
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Did you sawzall the bolts? Or what did you do? I'm gonna have to cut all 4 of my rear connections out
Nope, soaked them in PB blaster an hour before and they all came out without any issues at all
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:24 PM   #13
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Nope, soaked them in PB blaster an hour before and they all came out without any issues at all
Your a lucky man. Everything on my jeep is fused together.
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:30 PM   #14
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my wife taking it to work when I am sleeping after night shifts!!!lmao
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:32 PM   #15
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Having to beat all the jeep loving girls back with a stick... Jokes
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:44 PM   #17
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This was recent. I installed my KC slimlites on my windshield it took 2 and a half days. Why you may ask? Torx bolts my friend rotten, seized, rusted and stripped bolts. I used PB blaster and only one came out. I had to drill the others out and whilst in the process of drilling the last one out it decided to eat 3 drill bits!!!! We lost the little pieces in the windshield frame! I thought the wiring was gonna be a PITA but that was the easiest part! The lights are awesome but those bolts, those rotten good for nothing torx bolts lol
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Tracing a front driveline vibe to pinion angle and not being able to adjust my control arms because they were built by a shop that doesn't exist anymore and I'm still not totally sure that's what it was. All 8 New control arms come in next week. Here's to a shot in the dark!
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:59 PM   #19
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The biggest PITA for me was removing the OEM bushing for the front upper control arm on the drivers side axle mount. Ended up torching it and had melted rubber everywhere. Even after melting the bushing had to use a bfh to get the stupid thing out.
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Installing the Rampage 3D Grille insert - Great product and great end result but a major PITA to install.

BL/MML - Nothing went to plan - Oh how I envy those who do this in one or two hours. Looking back now it seems it was easy but at the time I considered setting fire to the Jeep.

Heater Core Replacement - Actually, no. I took my time with this (5 days ) and ended up enjoying it.
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:54 AM   #21
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Changing a 4.0L oil pan and gasket (twice, because there's no guide for the big section under the rear main bearing, and it LOVES to get sucked into the pan and vomit oil all over the place when you point up hill...) with all 4 wheels on the ground, on my back in an unheated garage, in December, in western MA. Gotta drop the exhaust to get the pan to clear the pickup tube, and the speed clips over the mini-cats are IMPOSSIBLE to get to. And the exhaust arch over the rear axle would hit the tub/axle/shock before moving far enough to get the hanger over the t-case skid to let go...

If that situation arose again in similar conditions, I think I'd consider an engine swap...
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:00 AM   #22
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The biggest problem I ever had was when my rear shock bolts broke (all 4) trying to take them out to put on my lift kit for my 06 TJ. It took about 8 hours over 3 days of drilling to get them out.
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In the process I broke probably 12 drill bits and got and easy out stuck in a bolt bc it broke while it was in the bolt...
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:06 AM   #24
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torx bolts

what a horrible idea
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:46 AM   #25
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My biggest PITA is getting a whole day of nice weather simply because I refuse to have a top anywhere near the Jeep!
Oh, and NUTSERTS.
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The biggest PITA for me is other people. (Thievin Bastages).
And CATS. (Irresponsible pet owners).
Nobody respects other people's property anymore these days. An open top Jeep is not a personal invitation to see what's availabe to grab. It is also not a comfy place for a stupid cat lounge and piss all over.
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This was recent. I installed my KC slimlites on my windshield it took 2 and a half days. Why you may ask? Torx bolts my friend rotten, seized, rusted and stripped bolts. I used PB blaster and only one came out. I had to drill the others out and whilst in the process of drilling the last one out it decided to eat 3 drill bits!!!! We lost the little pieces in the windshield frame! I thought the wiring was gonna be a PITA but that was the easiest part! The lights are awesome but those bolts, those rotten good for nothing torx bolts lol
I'm planning on this soon, how did you overcome the floating bracket?
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The biggest PITA for me is other people. (Thievin Bastages).
And CATS. (Irresponsible pet owners).
Nobody respects other people's property anymore these days. An open top Jeep is not a personal invitation to see what's availabe to grab. It is also not a comfy place for a stupid cat lounge and piss all over.
I forgot about those stupid cats too!!! They scratched my Jeep and pissed in it :/
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I'm planning on this soon, how did you overcome the floating bracket?
What do you mean floating bracket?
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Use 50/50 ATF and acetone guys. I'm a new believer
↑this.
I used ATF and acetone on my rear upper shock bolts on my 99 and all came out with no problem...
For me frame rust I had to replace both frame rails at skid plate

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