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06-13-2011 03:01 PM
Shelby427 If yours doesn't have the plastic inserts in the bumper holes, a pair of 1/4" bolts and nuts will work.
06-13-2011 01:59 PM
Roman1_16 ok, i got a front liscense plate the other day, and i tried to screw it in, i have the stock bumper and i dont know how to put it on. any help?
06-13-2011 12:46 PM
Shelby427 Tell your brothers to wipe their feet or put em to work cleaning up the mess.

You can buy em from the parts stores, the dealer (expensive) or if you have a salvage yard nearby, see if they'll let you check out the lot.
Look at every SUV and van they have. Some come from the factory with one piece units for the second/third row seating.

You'll soon find out you become a scrounger when you own a jeep. Salvage yards are like candy stores. And often you can get sweet deals from them.

Last year before we bought the jeep my wife had a ZR2 Blazer. It needed tires. I called the local yard and asked em what they had, figuring a used set would last till we got rid of it.

BAM! they had a set of BFG AT's with 9000 miles on em. 31/10.50/15s on an Explorer they just got in. $100 total and they were mine.
06-13-2011 12:07 PM
Roman1_16
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Originally Posted by Shelby427
Check out the auto parts stores like Advance. They carry all kinds of mats for you to choose from.

Or you just check out places like Lowes or Home Depot, in the carpet section.
Ours has the rear seat removed, and for $15.00 I found a rubber backed mat that is a near exact fit for the whole rear tub. Ours has liner material done to it, but the mat makes quick work of dumping the Florida sand out that the dogs drag in.

Front mats are deep mud mats from Advance. Keeps the debris in the mat and doesn't let it roll off into the jeep. Wet or dry. Just pull the mats and shake em off and toss em back in.
Do you know where I could buy a mat that is made for the back row for jeeps? Because my brothers track alot of dirt and sand back there and I'm getting tired of vacuuming it out every week.
06-12-2011 10:21 PM
Shelby427 Check out the auto parts stores like Advance. They carry all kinds of mats for you to choose from.

Or you just check out places like Lowes or Home Depot, in the carpet section.
Ours has the rear seat removed, and for $15.00 I found a rubber backed mat that is a near exact fit for the whole rear tub. Ours has liner material done to it, but the mat makes quick work of dumping the Florida sand out that the dogs drag in.

Front mats are deep mud mats from Advance. Keeps the debris in the mat and doesn't let it roll off into the jeep. Wet or dry. Just pull the mats and shake em off and toss em back in.
06-12-2011 03:50 PM
Roman1_16 where can i purchase both of the front floor mats and one for the back?
06-08-2011 01:09 PM
Old Grunt Before you do anything, FIND A NEW MECHANIC !!! $600.- for all of that could have had the entire drivetrain worked on. A new radiator cost's $250 at most, the hoses and clamps about $35 total and new 'serpy' belt about $15. Please, find a new mechanic ! This one's bleeding you like a leech !!!
06-08-2011 03:38 AM
CMEvans79
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Originally Posted by tbrown

How much? I'm ST. Louis.
Im across the river in GraniteCity
06-06-2011 10:44 PM
TBrownSTL
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Originally Posted by 28uptwo View Post
Don't know where you are from, but I have a hardtop for sale in Mo.
How much? I'm ST. Louis.
06-06-2011 08:15 PM
Iceman Dang autocorrect toolbar was supposed to be rollbar
06-06-2011 06:18 PM
Roman1_16 Yea so when I brought it to the mechanic, we were just planning on getting the oil changed and getting the car checked out. When I got there, the radiator cracked, hose busted, and the belt needs replacement! A grand total of $600!
06-06-2011 03:29 PM
Vector6
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Originally Posted by Iceman View Post
toolbar
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06-06-2011 02:24 PM
Iceman Best $2 I ever spent on my jeep hands down!!!
06-06-2011 02:21 PM
Roman1_16
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Originally Posted by Iceman View Post
Im at work now will try to get a pic tonight. But the metal bow that supports the top right over the drivers head, next to the toolbar cross member gets covered over by the pipe insulation. Which will dampen and almost completely silence the flapping noise.
i just droped it off at a mechanic but as soon as i get it back i will definately take your advice.
06-06-2011 02:19 PM
Iceman Im at work now will try to get a pic tonight. But the metal bow that supports the top right over the drivers head, next to the toolbar cross member gets covered over by the pipe insulation. Which will dampen and almost completely silence the flapping noise.
06-06-2011 02:13 PM
Roman1_16
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Originally Posted by Iceman View Post
Allow me to interject on the one issue Noone else has covered. The to flap noise. I bought my jeep 3hrs away from home and the flapping noise drowned out the radio and nearly drove me crazy all the way home. The fix is simple and cheap. Go to lowes, home depot, or the hardware store of your choice. Buy a piece of 1/2" pipe insulation. Fit it over the top hoop that runs across over your head by the toolbar and cut to length. It will quiet the top greatly, I can even have a cell phone conversation with out yelling now.
i dont exactly understand. can you send me a picture if you can?
06-05-2011 10:26 AM
Iceman Allow me to interject on the one issue Noone else has covered. The to flap noise. I bought my jeep 3hrs away from home and the flapping noise drowned out the radio and nearly drove me crazy all the way home. The fix is simple and cheap. Go to lowes, home depot, or the hardware store of your choice. Buy a piece of 1/2" pipe insulation. Fit it over the top hoop that runs across over your head by the toolbar and cut to length. It will quiet the top greatly, I can even have a cell phone conversation with out yelling now.
06-05-2011 10:00 AM
monkeee2002 Welcome to the world of Jeeps

Looks like everyone's covered it all.
I thought I'd add in from my experience:
As for your A/C fan speed knob - this is a common problem for these Jeeps.
If you end up going to the dealer, you'll go through one of these two scenarios:

1) Tell them what you need, they'll order you the fan speed switch, price will be around $25.

2) Tell them what you need, they'll tell you that they only sell the climate controls as a complete unit, for over $100.

If you end up with option 2, and they can't - or won't - find option 1, try a different dealer. (This is what I had to do. Dealer "X" wanted to sell me the entire unit, said it was the only option, dealer "Y" hooked me up with the single switch.

The mirrors - the brackets are aluminum, with a thick plastic coating on them. When that coating gets chipped off, the aluminum oxodizes and looks white.
I removed my mirrors, used a wire wheel to clean all of the oxidation & what little remained of the black coating, then repainted them.
I've seen people on here use bedliner paint, gloss paint, all kinds of paint.
I used a flat black, with an enamel clearcoat over it, and ti came out looking pretty good, IMO. Though, I got a bit aggressive with the wire wheel, and was too lazy to sand it smooth.

Cleaning products - I like Meguilar's stuff, personally. But really, most waxes will do fine.

ALSO.... and this is an interesting one, if you ask me....
It's hard to find two Jeeps that are the same. Saying a Jeep is "Stock" is like saying the paint color is "clearcoat".
Submit your VIN here, tell them you want a 'build sheet', and Jeep will send you a very detailed build sheet, showing you what your Jeep had installed at the factory.
06-05-2011 07:50 AM
98jeepkid cleaning stuff? like wash and wax? well i use mothers. i think its the best around right now, me and my dad both use it (works very well on black cars). If you have chrome rims a must is the Meguiare's rim polishing kit. it is amazing how well it does. I have american racing rims and it is amazing on them. for the inside...well rip out that carpet and rhino line it for sure (or something cheaper and do it yourself like rhino lining).
06-05-2011 03:11 AM
In Hoc Signo Vinces Are you sure the center console lock is broken? are you able to open it at all? If not you do know that once you turn the key in the lock you have to remove the key and push down on the key slot to make it open....my friends always have trouble unlocking mine as well hope that helps
06-05-2011 03:07 AM
In Hoc Signo Vinces I have a 98 automatic and my gear indicator tends to get off as well all you have to do is put your finger on the little piece of plastic that has the gears labeled on it and slide it either forward or backward which ever it needs to go until it lines up properly or thats how mine is you might have to push kinda hard or well I do
06-04-2011 10:25 PM
Roman1_16
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Originally Posted by Shelby427 View Post
Ok, first, mark around the area on the glass where the plate was originally. This is so you know where to reinstall it. Take a razor blade and remove all the old glue.

Now look at your mirror. You should see the metal plate still attached to it. Look at the base of the mirror, and you will see a set screw, could be phillips head, and allen head, or a torx head. Loosen it and slip the metal plate out.

BIG ITEM! MAKE SURE YOU PAY ATTENTION TO HOW THE PLATE WAS INSTALLED.

Glue it on wrong and you won't be able to install the mirror.
Take a permanent magic marker, and draw an arrow facing up on the plate, on the side that faces the mirror. That way if you fumble or drop it, you'll know how it's supposed to go.

Alrighty then. Take your razor and scrape the old adhesive off the plate too.

You can buy a mirror adhesive kit at any auto parts store for a couple of bucks.
It will contain a wipe to use on the glass and plate to remove any contaminants.

Don't touch either glue surface after you wipe them.


Now there will also be a primer and the glue in the kit. Primer goes on the plate and the spot on the glass. Now the glue. One big drop in the center of the plate.
Put the plate up against the glass, and hold it for at least a minute.

It should bond to the glass. Let the glue dry for an hour.

Slip the mirror onto the plate and gently snug up the retaining screw.

Adjust mirror. Kick back and relish in your repair.



If you aren't comfortable doing it, most glass shops or body shops will do it for you, for a minimal charge, if any. You can get the kit right from them.
thanks, huge help! really appreciate it.
06-04-2011 04:16 PM
Shelby427 Ok, first, mark around the area on the glass where the plate was originally. This is so you know where to reinstall it. Take a razor blade and remove all the old glue.

Now look at your mirror. You should see the metal plate still attached to it. Look at the base of the mirror, and you will see a set screw, could be phillips head, and allen head, or a torx head. Loosen it and slip the metal plate out.

BIG ITEM! MAKE SURE YOU PAY ATTENTION TO HOW THE PLATE WAS INSTALLED.

Glue it on wrong and you won't be able to install the mirror.
Take a permanent magic marker, and draw an arrow facing up on the plate, on the side that faces the mirror. That way if you fumble or drop it, you'll know how it's supposed to go.

Alrighty then. Take your razor and scrape the old adhesive off the plate too.

You can buy a mirror adhesive kit at any auto parts store for a couple of bucks.
It will contain a wipe to use on the glass and plate to remove any contaminants.

Don't touch either glue surface after you wipe them.


Now there will also be a primer and the glue in the kit. Primer goes on the plate and the spot on the glass. Now the glue. One big drop in the center of the plate.
Put the plate up against the glass, and hold it for at least a minute.

It should bond to the glass. Let the glue dry for an hour.

Slip the mirror onto the plate and gently snug up the retaining screw.

Adjust mirror. Kick back and relish in your repair.



If you aren't comfortable doing it, most glass shops or body shops will do it for you, for a minimal charge, if any. You can get the kit right from them.
06-04-2011 12:39 PM
Roman1_16
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Originally Posted by Shelby427 View Post
The vents you can get when you are at the salvage yard.

Is this the center mirror? What part broke? There should be a metal tab that's glued to the windshield, the mirror slips on it and had a screw your tighten to secure it.

If the tab came off, you can pick up the glue for it at a parts store.
If the mirror itself is broken, salvage yard, or places like Advance carry em.

what type of glue should i use? it looks like the adhesive part or whatever he used to stick it to the winshield melted off. there was a little stream of it running down the winshield that was dried. what type of glue should i use to prevent that? if i cant fix it that way what is the type of metal piece i should use on the back. because my dad went and got the wrong type. once again i really appreciate everyone who has helped me!
06-04-2011 09:58 AM
seelye you need to visit quadratec.com
06-04-2011 09:17 AM
6InARowMakesItGo
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06-04-2011 12:19 AM
CMEvans79 I hope they didn't pay much for stuff that messed up. I have a 99TJ and I knew it had some problems, but I bought it like that on purpose... the main stuff works, but I bought it to work on it... now, just to get the money. Good luck with your Jeep.
06-04-2011 12:16 AM
PTWarrior66
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Originally Posted by 6inarowmakesitgo View Post
what's a tirecover?
06-03-2011 11:29 PM
Roman1_16 thanks Shelby. i really appreciate it. The softtop is a piece of junk so were just gonna trash it and buy a new one and not get a hardtop. thanks again!
06-03-2011 11:08 PM
6InARowMakesItGo what's a tirecover?
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