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Forum: TJ Tech Forum 05-15-2014, 01:32 AM
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Posted By TJeepman
How's the coolant level? If you used a "fail...

How's the coolant level?

If you used a "fail safe" thermostat, it may have have "failed" and is now in wide open position, especially if your coolant level was down. I'm not a fan of those...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 05-14-2014, 09:08 PM
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Views: 1,421,800
Posted By TJeepman
I replaced the front section of the steering...

I replaced the front section of the steering shaft on my TJ. The universal joint just rearward of the steering box was muchly worn and causing over an inch of play in the steering wheel. The bottom...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 05-11-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,404
Posted By TJeepman
The bigger problem with mine is the play in the...

The bigger problem with mine is the play in the steering shaft universal joint just before the steering box. That's a fairly big angle there in any event and much, much bigger compared to what the...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-27-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By TJeepman
Some motor oil trivia: Major brands...

Some motor oil trivia:

Major brands conventional oils contain synthetic oil in the mix: Forward this e-mail to colleague (http://www.jobbersworld.com/march302012.html)

That synthetic component...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-26-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By TJeepman
Big name brands are all good. With the typical...

Big name brands are all good. With the typical oil burning 3.8Ls after 2005, you will be adding oil every 2000 miles or so. You might want to use conventional with say a 6,000 mile oil change...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 04-23-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 905
Posted By TJeepman
They could probably stand a balancing, haven't...

They could probably stand a balancing, haven't been for 4 years, but they are as smooth as can be at all speeds presently. Some tires, including those on my other vehicles, seem to be happier when...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 04-22-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By TJeepman
Are you bleeding the brakes to get air out or...

Are you bleeding the brakes to get air out or just to exchange the old fluid with new fluid? If you want to bleed or exchange the total fluid, you will need to get the rear bleeders working as well....
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 04-17-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,828
Posted By TJeepman
One way to check to see if your 4WD is working is...

One way to check to see if your 4WD is working is to make a tight turn in your driveway in 2WD wheel drive and then try that same turn in 4WD. Because the axle differentials (front and rear) are...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 04-16-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,828
Posted By TJeepman
Might want to take a look in your front...

Might want to take a look in your front differential to see if there's anything in there. :) The only way the drive shaft could be turning is that it hadn't made the transition to two wheel drive...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 04-16-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,828
Posted By TJeepman
Did you actually see the "spinning" yourself or...

Did you actually see the "spinning" yourself or just hear noises? In order for the front drive shaft to be spinning, the transfer case would have to be in 4WD mode, not a very safe situation while...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 04-15-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 715
Posted By TJeepman
A rag joint would have no change in direction...

A rag joint would have no change in direction (AIUI), otherwise there would be a universal joint.

Lots of steering shafts to compare with here; Jeep Wrangler Steering Shaft | eBay...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 04-15-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 715
Posted By TJeepman
If your roads are anything like they are here,...

If your roads are anything like they are here, the grooved and worn asphalt will play havoc with your Jeep. The wheelbase is short and the width is not the width of the grooves, mostly created by...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 04-15-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By TJeepman
Thanks for the great information. I was thinking...

Thanks for the great information. I was thinking that a little welding there and some grinding might be a fix.

I guess there are no thin stainless steel slider parts available for that like I...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 04-15-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By TJeepman
Front brake job plus notes - used anti-seize for lubricant

Yesterday I did the front brakes on my Jeep (calipers, rotors, pads). Right front was having seizeitis from time to time, a couple of times actually in the space of a couple of weeks, about a hundred...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 04-15-2014, 03:54 PM
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Views: 1,421,800
Posted By TJeepman
I started this Thread. WOW, haven't been on here...

I started this Thread. WOW, haven't been on here much in the past couple of years to keep up with it.

Yesterday I did the front brakes on my Jeep (calipers, rotors, pads). Right front was having...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 04-13-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,404
Posted By TJeepman
This is the third ZF box I have had on the Jeep....

This is the third ZF box I have had on the Jeep. OE Box leaked eventually, the remanufactured replacement box leaked eventually within its one year warranty, and the third box (remanufactured) seems...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 04-12-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 905
Posted By TJeepman
Also .... when taking a wheel off, ensure that...

Also .... when taking a wheel off, ensure that there's no crap between the rotor and the hub, before reinstalling. Then mount, torque to specs in a star pattern, using a torque wrench. Don't depend...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 04-12-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 905
Posted By TJeepman
Did you grease the link (if it had a fitting)? ...

Did you grease the link (if it had a fitting)?

Sometimes swapping the front wheels side to side will make the difference (from wobble to no wobble, or vice versa). In my case the wobble has...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 04-12-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,404
Posted By TJeepman
My Jeep has a loose universal in the intermediate...

My Jeep has a loose universal in the intermediate shaft (it appears) giving some "hesitation/resistance" type feedback in the steering, especially on the the grooved, worn out asphalt pavements...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 08-14-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,389
Posted By TJeepman
What are your expectations from using the oil...

What are your expectations from using the oil additives? They shouldn't be necessary if you are using a major brand conventional motor oil that meets the requirements of Chrysler specifications for...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 07-26-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6,045
Views: 462,796
Posted By TJeepman
If #2 was bad, its compression ratio may be...

If #2 was bad, its compression ratio may be different but otherwise the compression ratio will stay consistent across the engine within normal variations.
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 06-11-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 7,819
Posted By TJeepman
Wasn't your transmission fluid synthetic already?

Wasn't your transmission fluid synthetic already?
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 06-10-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 7,819
Posted By TJeepman
^ ............................................. ^...

^ ............................................. ^ :rofl:
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 06-10-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6,045
Views: 462,796
Posted By TJeepman
:) I think it's the kool-aid from another Thread.

:) I think it's the kool-aid from another Thread.
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 06-08-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 7,819
Posted By TJeepman
Unh unh, this is a beer with me Thread.

Unh unh, this is a beer with me Thread.
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