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Old 08-23-2010, 07:23 PM   #1
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Hello All,
I just recently picked up a 92 YJ with 87k on the clock.While getting underneat the jeep and came across some general questions that I have been unable to search for owing to the fact I have never worked on a jeep before. I have attached several photos so hopefully someone might be able to help me. 1) I popped the cover off the air intake box and noticed fuel on the filter itself. I highly doubt this is normal. 2)What sits on the bracket pictured? 3) What is the shiny cylinder sticking out of what I am assuming is the transmission? 4) Why can I see my flywheel? Shouldnt the transmission be enclosed?
I bought this beast for cheap hoping I could keep it running for a long time to come and not dropping too much money. I appreciate any input.
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:41 PM   #2
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Not sure why there is fuel on your filter, but 2nd pic is the bracket for the a/c compressor and the 3rd is of your starter. There is no reason why the flywheel would have to be enclosed as it isn't a part that requires lubrication or any other fluid.

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what do you do in the army. i hope it's not helos.
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:35 PM   #4
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fuel on filter -- try replacing pcv . it could come from too much crank case pressure.

pic two is where the a/c compressor sits like agjames96 says

pic three you can see your flywheel because the dust cover is missing .
it is a good idea to have one on to reduce wear of the starter, flywheel, clutch,
throwout bearing, slave cylinder , rear main seal and few more items.
go get one at a junk yard, ebay , or your jeep dealer if you don't mind spending some extra money.

good job on the post, it helps when the pics of the problems are clear.
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:15 PM   #5
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Thank-you for all of the quick replies. I will try replacing the pcv(positive crankcase ventilation valve? I am assuming) and finding a dust cover. I thought it looked a bit funny. I will definitely have alot more pictures and alot more questions to come.
*NavyChief- Helos it is! AH-64s to be exact
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SIDE NOTE:
scott howard: fuel on filter -- try replacing pcv. it could come from too much crank case pressure.

Thank you for that Jeep wisdom. Cheers!

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Welcome to the forum...I am a retired UH-60 Blackhawk guy myself

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