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Old 08-21-2010, 04:50 PM
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Noob Needs some help

So someone on here made a mention of Jeeps being a can of worms...

So here is my problem. I have a great Jeep that im still trying to get on the road, and so i spend a lot of time in the garage making sure everything is good so when i get the money i wont have much left to do.

one thing i noticed was the seats are in really good shape for it being a 1995 and I was wondering if they are stock.

I also was told by the shop that did the work in 04 that it had D44 but the diff doesn't look right.

also i noticed that this was bent, easy or hard to fix/replace?

just wondering if this looks right?


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Old 08-21-2010, 04:52 PM   #2
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Those seats don't look stock, but I might be wrong. If I were you I would do some major underbelly cleaning to get a better look at problematic areas.

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Old 08-21-2010, 04:55 PM
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yeah I know unfortunately I cant work on my car in my garage(HOA) but that will be corrected soon.

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Seats are definately not stock. And that axel definately looks bigger than stock as well.
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Old 08-21-2010, 05:07 PM
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Old 08-21-2010, 05:31 PM   #6
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You have a d44 there. You also really need to get the undercarriage cleaned and sprayed or your going to end up with a rust bucket. If it's already been sitting for 18 months with that on it so your going to have a mess to start with. Find all the zerts and push out all the old grease with new for starters then your going to need to change all the fluids. That thing is nice and will be a ball for you when you get it fixed up. I can't tell from the pic what is bent if you can get the weight off of it and isolate the offending part just about any good fab shop should be able to make you up the part fairly cheap. Good Luck.
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Terry, that bent part is the sway bar link where you would disconnect on a YJ.

Pic 1: I don't know. Sorry.
Pic 2: Dana 44
Pic 3: You'll have to get that out and replace it with a new bolt. I'm unfamiliar with how the swaybar on a YJ unhooks.

Pic 4: Other than the dirt? Yeah, looks ok to me.
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thanks... yeah the dirt thing is pissing me off but i live in military housing and they are very strict on what you can do... but once i can that is the first thing i will do...one thing i have done is strip the interior and found ZERO rust on or around the floor pans. so thats a good start...and i know the exhaust system is crap and i will be getting a new one when I can.

Thank you for all your help, this forum has already taught me a lot.
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In the pic with the sway bar connection that is bent, that is easily replacable. It is the spring perch and can be purchased at Quadratec or any other mail order catalog or many sites online, even your local 4X4 shop. To replace it, simply remove the 4 nuts that hold the axle u-bolts on and remove, then replace with the new one.

It appears that you actually have aftermarket spring perches as the majority of ones I have seen, do not have the plate on the bottom to protect the nuts from trail damage. I also live in an HOA and found that if I place a lawn sprinkler under the Jeep and run it for a while in the driveway, a lot of the dirt comes off. Then simply sweep it away and no one is the wiser. Good luck, looks like a fun project.

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No seats arent stock
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Jeff that sprinkler is a great idea. I just drive mine to the creek in my yard and go have a soda till it's done. lol
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Thanks for the replies everyone, does anyone have any idea what kind of seats they are?

the back seat is part of the set as well.
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Weird seats, maybe some Ford ranger buckets???IDK
Dana 44
Spring Plate is bent. The perch is the piece that is welded to the axle
spring plates look beefy

You have the quick disconnects for the sway bar which is sweet. Somebody built that thing decently it looks like.
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Thanks for the replies everyone, does anyone have any idea what kind of seats they are?

the back seat is part of the set as well.
If all 3 seats appear to be a set, you may find a brand name stamped into it somewhere, or maybe some sort of identification on the underside of the rear seat.

It's possible they just had the OEM seats recovered, or replaced the fronts and recovered the rear to match.
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Ill check today and post pics if I find anything.
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well there is nothing on the seats like a brand name or tag or anything.
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OK so a bit of an update... me and my buddy towed the jeep to the auto hobby shop on base and tore it down, conclusions, i have 4.56 front and rear and the seats are Smittybuilts, also while we were cleaning out the front diff i noticed that there was a lot of residue and build up near the rear main, I heard this was a problem with most 4.0L, any clue on how hard this is to replace.

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So someone on here made a mention of Jeeps being a can of worms...

So here is my problem. I have a great Jeep that im still trying to get on the road, and so i spend a lot of time in the garage making sure everything is good so when i get the money i wont have much left to do.

one thing i noticed was the seats are in really good shape for it being a 1995 and I was wondering if they are stock.

I also was told by the shop that did the work in 04 that it had D44 but the diff doesn't look right.

also i noticed that this was bent, easy or hard to fix/replace?

just wondering if this looks right?
1) Smittybilt seats look like.
2)Dana 44 axle
3)Swaybar link stud....it's part of the spring pad. Fix is either replace the whole spring pad or have a shop just cut that stud off and weld a new one on. I would just have a shop weld a new one on personally.
4) looks fine to me. You do have Ubolt slider spring pads back there. (the square piece under the leaf spring.
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thanks... yeah the dirt thing is pissing me off but i live in military housing and they are very strict on what you can do...
What they don't know don't hurt them. Just don't get caught.

I've done full rebuilds. EVERY bolt. Just keep the door closed.
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i will need to get something to cover the floor, we have to pay for oil and greese marks on the floor when we check out
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Kitty litter and the sole of your boot, smash it in, skuff it around, let it sit over night, and sweep it up. no more stains.
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i will def try that out...
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i will need to get something to cover the floor, we have to pay for oil and greese marks on the floor when we check out
Where you stationed?

Cardboard works good and I use a product called purple power...spray it on the oil stain and hose off. I've used it on stains over 6months and it still pulled them up.

And as mentioned kitty litter works too.
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You've got a good Jeep to start your build from, I had the Rear main go out on my '94. The first thing I do with every vehicle i have bought (all but 2 of the 7 have been Jeeps) is get a Haynes manual. In there you will find the instructions to replace the Rear Main, it's actually an easy fix. the Rear main is a 2 pc seal, i just did the repair during an oil change. You'll need a new Oil pan gasket & a new Rear Main seal..... plus there is a special adhesive sealant that Jeep recommends (it's a $13 7oz bottle of red bolt lock).

Well that's all I remember about it, let me know if you need any further help.

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so i wont have to drop the tranny or anything....im so confused I thought the rear main was the joint between engine and tranny
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This site has some pretty good vids on it. I might help.
http://www.stu-offroad.com/index.asp
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I have a 95 as well and the seats are stock. Nothing on my Jeep has been upgraded to my knowledge and those are the same seats I have, cant tell in the pics if leather or material, mine are material. The rear seat matches as well with the carpet accents. Mine are a lot dirtier than your seats!
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