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Old 07-09-2014, 09:39 PM   #1
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YJ rebuild

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I am new to this forum(just signed up,visited many times before) and was wondering if there is a forum on how to tear down a yj. I took my car to the shop to see if I could get parts fixed and long story short, they are going to charge a lot so I figured if I'm gonna spend money might as well go all in and do a complete rebuild. The frame is the biggest issue that is why I want to tear it down, either fix this one or get a new one. and then put it back together all over again. I've only had it 6 months and figured i'd have to fix parts and i think i got to attached to just sell and buy a new one.

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Is this a daily driver for you or a second vehicle? I'm in the middle of a tear down myself, I'd be happy to trade notes. I started by stripping the interior, then moved to the dash. Three or four things right away:
1. Buy and use PB Blaster liberally. It is a product that works, especially given time. Pick what you're going after, spray it 24-48+ hours before putting a tool on it.
2. Buy a Haynes or similar manual, or even better a factory service manual. Lots of great, essential info, and good reading on days you can't get to work on the Jeep.
3. I tried to stay away from power tools. If I can't get it with a 3/8" drive breaker with a 8" piece of pipe for leverage, I sprayed it with PB and walked away/onto the next piece.
4. Buy a good set of torx bits. Needs to go up to t-50 and down fairly low to get smaller hardware on the jeep. Always try a larger torx size, even if you think you've got the right size. T25 is real close to t27, and might make the difference between stripping a bolt or not.

Everything is bolted on/together. It's all rather straight forward, but take pictures as you go to aid your memory of what goes where.

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Old 07-10-2014, 09:25 PM   #3
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Also I would invest in stainless nut and bolt kit for reassembly when ready, well worth the $150.00. Have a lot of patience, if your jeep is rusty, I agree with morscerta and use PB Blaster and use a mini torch to remove stubborn nuts and bolts. Good luck.
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Old 07-11-2014, 08:04 AM   #4
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Thanks for the input guys. My car is a daily driver but I'll be using one of my brothers cars to move around while its out of service.
I figured that the dash would be the next thing keeping the body from just coming out. I was also wondering about the stick shifter and the four wheel drive handle how do those come off?
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Old 07-12-2014, 10:34 PM   #5
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the shifter are connected under on your trans easy to get to just unbolt and pull them up from on top,,,after u un bolt the boot housing,,...i just did mine and it was very easy.....im starting a new rebuild of my 94...all due to putting in a new clutch kit...lol
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