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Old 01-22-2014, 10:29 PM   #1
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New Guy here, few questions..

i just acquired an 87 laredo with the i-6 auto on a trade. its got a chooched radiator and no heater core. the good news is there is no frame or floor rust. once i get the cooling system figured out, i'll get a motorcraft 2150 carb kit off of
ebay. the brakes also seems it needs more vacuum. any other things i should look to get besides basic maintenance?
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:28 PM   #2
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Welcome!!! Change the fluids, tune 'er up, and start the wish list. Gonna be a good time!

Happy hunting!

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Old 01-22-2014, 11:49 PM   #3
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Welcome!!! Change the fluids, tune 'er up, and start the wish list. Gonna be a good time! Happy hunting!
I agree on this new wires plugs so on change the fluids and make a wish list because trust me you'll always want to upgrade it!! Welcome and happy wheeling!
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Old 01-23-2014, 07:14 AM   #4
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Good looking Jeep. Welcome to the club!

The issue with the brakes could be a failing brake booster. They have been know to go bad over time.
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Old 01-23-2014, 08:00 AM   #5
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You might consider replacing all the rubber/plastic parts that deteriorate over time - fuel lines, body mounts, vent hoses to the axles and transfer case, radiator hoses, heater hoses, belt, tie rod boots, etc, etc, etc.

Also the fuel filter. Change all the fluids - including the two axles.

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Old 01-24-2014, 02:56 PM   #6
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Thanks guys, while it's at the shop I have another problem. The passenger door won't open because the linkage is broken from the inside door handle. The question is how the devil do I get it fixed and where do I find the parts?
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Old 01-24-2014, 03:01 PM   #7
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Your better off to find a door from a similar year and just use that because I had problems with mine actually the exact same problem, it was a pain in the arse to fix I got it done and it's been tapped up with electrical tape. If you can go to a scrap yard and pay 50$ for a full door jump on it or look for a donor jeep and scrap it and sell whatever you don't use. I've payed 500$ for mine and I've got well over 3000$ in parts.
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:41 PM   #8
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morris 4x4 and quadratec carry door parts
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:31 PM   #9
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just a quick update i had the jeep "pushed" out of the shop and towed it back to my house. it stopped running and the mechanic wanted $2500 just to fix the cooling system and to get it "running". he even stated its going to cost $1500 to fix a possibly bad head. the oil isnt grey and the exhaust doesnt blow white smoke. personally i think he doesnt want to fix it or hes trying to make a buck. i will now use this time to save $$$ and buy parts. I even talked to another mechanic whos cheap and been recommended to me from a coworker. so for now it will sit in the yard covered.

but for now my main problem is how the hell do i get the broken door open? its missing the interior handle. do i pry open the panelling and play around with the mechanism or roll the window down and jam a coat hanger in it?
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:15 PM   #10
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Rip the panel off the door and it will show the door mech and from there you should be able to get a pair of vice grips and open it that way

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