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Old 07-18-2012, 10:23 PM
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new to the site not new to the jeep lol

Ok so I got myself a new to me jeep the other day and while surfing online I found this forum seemed like a lot of good people on here so thought I would join. But enough about that on to the good stuff. Found my new toy setting lonely in a back yard while just out cursing around so decided to take a chance and stop and ask if they would like to sell it. Surprisingly they said yes asked on price they said 4k which I thought was a very good price giving the jeep condition but being the hagler I am I said I can bring 3500 cash back in about an hour. Long story short now its mine.

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Old 07-18-2012, 10:31 PM   #2
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cool. if you posted pictures, i cannot see them but i hope its a beauty

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Old 07-18-2012, 10:43 PM
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Here is a breakdown of the jeep and what I have done so far. It is a 95 yj 2.5 4spd very clean no rust whatsoever. Found while driving it home that it ran and drove like s&#t. And when I would stop at a delight for more than a few sec it would start trying t creep forward even wither the clutch petal engaged. So made it home then limped it about 17mi to work the next day. I am a mechanic at a small shop. found that the clutch slave cyl was leaking so replaced that along with the.slave cyl and the line. Adjusted the stealing box to take the slack out of it and replaced the tie rod ends drag link and both wheel hub bearings. That took care of the handling part for now. Now on to the way it ran. It had a very bad exhaust leak I found this to be where the exhaust and intake manifold bolted to the head as I tear into it to replace the Gasket I find that 6 out of the 7 int/exh bolts were only finger tight fixed that along with a new vac line to the map sensor seemed to be running like a champ then! Not bad for the first days work. I also noticed while I had it apart the drivers side motor mount was completely destroyed so threw a new one on while I was at it.
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:44 PM   #4
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sweet. one day of work and its running great. can't beat that
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I wish that were the case after fixing the extremely bad exhaust leak I started noticing a noise coming from the front of the motor and yep just what I thought its got a bad case of the slap. Ordered a timing chain kit should be in tomorrow so I will have an update on how that went at some point tomorrow an I will post up some pics as well!
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I don't think I did bad for the price
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:48 PM   #7
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thats a good looking jeep. very clean
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Thanks! Well I got my timing chain kit install today took me little over half an hour. Decided to go ahead and do a tune up while I was at it. Found out after removing the dizzy cap and roter that the shaft baring/bashing whatever they have is shot to the point that the tip of the roter was eating away at the contacts on the inside of the cap. Anyone else ever found this to be a prob?
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:11 PM   #9
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dang. i have read about it but never seen it in person
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Welcome to the forum Mike.

I have had the same problem with my dizzy. The stock cap came with an o-ring in the groove that kept the water out, PO decided that if he took out that o-ring the cap fit tighter, which caused the rotor to eat at the cap and eventually took the bushing out on the shaft.

Got great spark, but the dizzy shook and rattled when it was running. New dizzy...lol
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Ok so after finding out I had a bad dist. I went and picked up a new one along with new cap roter and plugs/wires. Fired it up ran like a champ for about 3 or 4 hours then while cursing down the hey last night the jeep just lost all power motor started shaking violently and was backfireing like someone was shooting a 12ga in the back seat. Had to call a friend to come trailer it and me to my house. Started checking into it this morning and found that the top half of the metal piece of the roter had broken off. I love China parts. But anyway least it was an easy fix!

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Old 07-23-2012, 11:00 PM   #12
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i had a bmw that would snap the little tang in the rotor so it looked good but was always off time. cheap fix too though, ha ha ha

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