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Old 08-04-2011, 10:38 PM
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My, and my son's 92 YJ Project Jeep

I gots me a 92 jeep last December and it sats in the drive till bout March. The owner before me (my neighbor) told me that something was wrong with the clutch so he included a full clutch kit with the purchase...nice guy. Took the tranny down in March, 5 speed - 4 cylinder, and noticed that the dead mouse in the bell housing was recently sent into the next world. I had the pressure plate on the front steps and my neighbor notices that the diaphragm was somewhat an inny rather than an outty. Upon further inspection we discovered that the mouse's house which was made out of grass had been intricately weaved in behind the fingers of the diaphragm so that it was holding it from releasing the pressure plate. Well, working full time, I didn't have a whole lot of time to work on it.

Now that summer is here, I have been paying a lot more attention to it. I got the tranny/transfer case up on a work bench and have found a few items to take care of. The transfer case shifter was very difficult to move. The linkage was binding up pretty well. I took it apart and am going to put a fresh coat of gloss black on it and let it bake in the summer sun. On the plastic to plastic and rubber to metal linkage I'm planning to use some white lithium grease on it when I put it back together.

I had some oil leaking from the tranny/transfer case. I separated the transmission from the transfer case and found that the transmission was leaking from both the front and back seals. The transfer case was leaking only from the seal to the rear drive. All three seals are out and will be replaced. While the transmission and transfer case is out, I plan on painting that part of the undercarriage with some por 15 after I degrease it.

My son who will be driving it when he gets his license in December wants to change the color from white to blue. I want to make sure all the rust is sanded down and treated with paint. It has some boiler plate on it down low on the body. I plan on removing it to get the rust that goes under it. Eventually, I guess I'll let him gradually change the color. We are going to air brush it similar to spray canning only using the air brush. I figure this painting project will be.........ongoing. Gives a 16 year old something positive to do with his spare time....other than listening to the iPod or being on line. He is somewhat of an artist and this will be fun to watch....and document here in the YJ forum. I will get some beginning pictures up and post as we make progress.

This will probably be one of the slowest project threads going but I figure it may be fun to see progress.

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that is awesome I wish me and my dad had done something like that and I will try to make sure to do it with my son. I truely admire your project.

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My daughters (16 and 18 years old) just left for a 400 mile road trip to a cousin's house in the YJ we built this past year. See the build below. It was great giving them a bag of tools "just in case" and having a pretty good idea they could handle minor problems if they arrive. The oldest even asked if I included a 13mm wrench in case the mirror loosens again (past problem she fixed). I've totally enjoyed the project and time spend with them. Nice job Dad getting your son involved.

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I went over and read the whole thread. Took me a couple of days of reading when I could but finally finished reading it. Your jeep looks awesome. Mine is starting with a bit better beginning point. The tub is in pretty good condition and will only require some touching up. There are a few rust spots that will need special attention. And of course the color change. i won't be doing the fine paint job that you did on yours. I'm limiting it to a one coat gloss enamel type paint. Something easy to spray on. Anyway, I got to go looking for a picture to post of the jeep before things get going on the paint.
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Today I installed the two oil seals on the transmission and one on the transfer case and put the transmission back together with the transfer case with new form-a-gasket. Hopefully the oil will stay inside the transmission and transfer case now.

I used half of a quart of POR15 under the jeep. I put a coat on everything above the transmission and the transmission skid plate. Plus the mounting hardware for the transmission. I'll continue scraping and painting under the jeep as time permits until I have covered all of the rust spots. I managed to get quite a bit of the paint on me. The stuff is so tough, the spots on my skin are going to have to wear off.

I painted the transfer case linkage gloss black and assembled that back onto the transmission with new lube on the linkage. It shifts real easy now compared to when I took it off. It was very difficult to shift the transfer case before so I figured that the linkage was binding. It was in rough shape with all of the rusting. The gloss paint will check the rust and make the linkage operable for a long period of time before it has to be looked at again. The pivot point for the shifter was sanded, cleaned up and lubed with white lithium grease before I re-assembled it.

When I drained the fluid from the transmission, it looked like it hadn't been changed before. The jeep has 95,000 original miles on it, so it was due for changing. The transfer case also looked like it hadn't been changed either. Once the transmission is back up, I'll fill it with the recommended lube. The book says gear lube for the transmission and ATF +4 for the transfer case. That is what I bought to put in there.

One of the mounting bolt anchors for the transmission skid/support plate is spinning and I couldn't get the bolt out. I'm planning on drilling a hole straddled across the anchor and the frame to see if I can get a sheet metal screw in there so that the anchor will no longer spin. Anybody got another idea about how to get it to stop spinning? I figure I could grind it and weld it but the sheet metal screw sounds like a good quick fix. Also, the holes in the transmission support are pretty rusted out. Some of the bolts can pull through it. I'm thinking of using bolts with fender washers so that the bolt will not pull through. Any other ideas on this would be appreciated.
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Can't wait to watch your progress. I think it's a great idea to have your son put his own time, effort, and ideas into it.
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One of the mounting bolt anchors for the transmission skid/support plate is spinning and I couldn't get the bolt out. I'm planning on drilling a hole straddled across the anchor and the frame to see if I can get a sheet metal screw in there so that the anchor will no longer spin. Anybody got another idea about how to get it to stop spinning? I figure I could grind it and weld it but the sheet metal screw sounds like a good quick fix. Also, the holes in the transmission support are pretty rusted out. Some of the bolts can pull through it. I'm thinking of using bolts with fender washers so that the bolt will not pull through. Any other ideas on this would be appreciated.
Two of the mounting nuts in the frame for our skid/support were too far gone to use. We drilled through the frame and through bolted with 1/2" grade 8 bolts/nylock nuts with fender washers through the top of the frame. With the 1 " body lift we did there was plenty of room to get the nuts on, but I think you'd be fine without a lift as well.
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I finally got the transmission bolted back up. That was a chore and a half. I couldn't get the transmission under the jeep while it was on the transmission jack. I couldn't get it onto the transmission jack once it was under the jeep. I finally went out and got a low profile 2.5 ton floor jack on sale at harbor freight for $80.00. Wow, nice jack for the price. First I jacked up the rear to match the height of the front up on the ramps and put blocks and jack stands under it to support it. Then, the low profile jack fit under the transmission and I was able to jack it up under the jeep and put blocks at the front and back of the transmission to support it while I put the transmission jack under it. Aligning it was a bit tricky but once I got the spline started, it was just a matter of time before I fine tuned the alignment and it slipped right in. I'm hoping to be able to drive it this weekend. I have a lot of things to finish up though before it moves. Wires, vacuum lines, bleeding, re-attaching the drive axles, and solving the problem with the skid plate anchor in the frame. I'll let you know how the screw in the margin between the anchor and the frame works out. I'm planning on running a tap into the anchors that are still solid and a die on the bolts to make sure they don't bind going back in. I'm also going to pick up a set of 6 galvanized washers to prevent the bolts from pulling through the well rotted holes in the skid plate. The plate itself is solid, just the place around the bolts is rotted thin. I can't wait to drive the thing...and start giving my son driving lessons in it. I think he can't wait either.
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congrads man did an 84 cj7 with my dad we lifted it and re did a lot of it he worked full time when we did and i being 15 16 at the time wanted to get it done as well but hanging out with my friends and other stuff on the weekend slowed down our progress alot, the worst part about it was i sold it a few months after getting it finished to buy a newer car that could take long distance trips for hockey and have been in the search for a cj7 when i settled for a 93 yj....

a few years ago to re pay my dad for being an awesome dad ended up picking up a 914 and just giving the keys to him on Christmas. He had one when he was in the navy and always talked about getting another one but with putting my sister to college hindered that i figure it was my turn to step up to the plate.
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I thought I was going to get the jeep off of the jack stands this weekend...NOT! The good news is I spent a good amount of time with my son working on the jeep. Broke two bolts on the saddle clamp on the front drive universal. Showed him how to recover from that and how to prevent it. Now, going to have to wait until Chrysler opens to get the seal for the front output of the transfer case. We spent a great deal of time under the jeep today finishing up details getting ready to put the skid plate back up. If weather permits tomorrow, just a few more minor details like bolting the inspection plate up in front of the fly wheel and the starter. Probably stick a slow charger on the battery getting it ready to start.

Lots of lessons in mechanics over the last two days....for both of us.
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I asked my dad to start one of these with me and he said no. Haha. I understand though cause were both busy but its something I wish we had done. I know that no matter what I will always be active and do anything with my kids that they want to do, heck I will make them do things with me.
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Yoke on the front output of the transfer case is back on, torqued to 175 foot pounds...my aching back . Front and rear drive bolted back up. Electrical and vacuum lines connected. Starter and inspection plate bolted back up. Charger is charging the battery. I poured a quart of oil into the transmission from the top to wash any crud that crept into the shifter tower into the transmission and eventually to settle at the bottom. Tomorrow I fill the transmission and transfer case, then bolt the skid plate back up, and hopefully start it and drive it off of the ramps.

I have to get the shifter lever off of the lower part so that I can put a new rubber boot on the top of the shifter tower. The shifter is too large to slip it over. Does anybody know how to separate the two pieces?
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The assembly views do show that the shifter lever extension does come off of the lower part. I did try and it moved about 1/8" but couldn't get it to budge further. I decided to try something that I often use in electronics to get rubber strain relief onto the end of a wire. Lube the wire and slide it on. So I lubed the lower part of the shifter extension with some grease and lubed the rubber cap. That thing stretched to at least twice its normal opening and then some and I was able to slip it over the large part at the bottom of the stick without splitting it. So, wasn't looking forward to that little job but it is done now.
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Looks kind of like mine. I'm 17, doing all of the work by myself, just bought the por-15 and plan on tackling my body rust and painting Bedliner on the whole body soon hopefully. Good luck on your rust!
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Looks kind of like mine. I'm 17, doing all of the work by myself, just bought the por-15 and plan on tackling my body rust and painting Bedliner on the whole body soon hopefully. Good luck on your rust!
Yes, the two jeeps look very much the same. Jeeps are relatively easy to work on and I'm glad that you are interested in it at your age. I had a real interest in cars at that age and I enjoyed spending time repairing and improving. Best of luck with yours.
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I drove the jeep off of the ramps today. It has now been around the block a few times. Third gear is lacking syncro. I'm wondering if having 30 weight oil in the transmission is having an effect on that gear. The other gears are all ok.
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Got her inspected today. In Massachusetts a 92 gets the once over for safety but that is it. No emissions...at all. That was easy. My son went with me so that I could show him the process. He had a smile on from ear to ear. We yanked the top off, and pulled the doors off, put the relocation mirrors on, put a bikini on, and went for a swim....aaaahem....driving lesson. Yah, that was kinky but so is owning jeep(s) at times. He's finding out that the clutch on the JK is a little more forgiving off of the stop than the one in the YJ. He is so excited about driving it. Time is running out for painting this year but I'm guessing that for him, driving it will help to move that process along. She's parked in the driveway with a tarp on her in case it rains. Many adventures to come.
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Finally got the speedometer working. It turned out to be the connections on the sender unit. Cleaned the spade pins on the male side of the connector on the sending unit until all of the green corrosion was off and the terminals showed brass again. Pushed the connector on several times. Got in and drove it and the speedometer was back. Put it all back together. Put tape over the connector to prevent water from getting in. Put tape on the butt splices and used liquid tape to seal the tape so that no water can get into the butt splices. Should now not give any troubles through the winter. It goes into the shop at work tomorrow to see if they can weld the nut to the frame so that I can back out the sixth bolt on the transmission skid plate. We'll see if that happens. Worst case is they cut it out and weld a new one in.
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Put the shifter boots back on. Before I put her to bed tonight we put the hard top back on it. Went for a ride around the block. Boy, is she quiet on the inside with the shifter boot back on it. Even that rattle can of a muffler sounded relatively quiet from inside. The hard top will be the winter top and she feels ready for winter with it on. Shiver me timbers...she's acting pretty together. Son is anxious to put more miles on it.
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awsome thread!!!!!!!!!!! i got two little little guys and i cant wait to turn a wrench with them..... wish my dad did with me =(
but thats ok I got my boys!!!! good luck cant wait to see progress
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awsome thread!!!!!!!!!!! i got two little little guys and i cant wait to turn a wrench with them..... wish my dad did with me =(
but thats ok I got my boys!!!! good luck cant wait to see progress
Thanks. My dad had no interest in cars except to drive them. I am happy to be able to do this with my son.

I put the jeep into the auto body shop at work to let students work on it. They were tasked under teacher supervision to lower the skid plate, and deal with the anchor on one of the six bolts that had broken free of the frame. They cut the anchor and bolt out of the frame. Welded a new nut to a patch and welded the patch to the frame where the old anchor was. They welded 6 heavy duty washers that I had gotten to the skid plate to "shore up" the other holes which had been worn too wide by corrosion and mechanical wear. All six bolts now are holding the plate up solidly. They coated everything that they had touched with POR15 as it had been done just recently so that is how they put it back before they reassembled.

Somehow in the process of doing the work on the skid plate, the driver's side door window came out of the register and couldn't be rolled up. They drilled the pop rivets holding the boiler plate panel and "repaired it". Now it will not roll all the way up. I figure that I am still ahead of the game because they accomplished something that I wasn't equipped to do by welding it up for me.

I always look at a new challenge as an opportunity to learn for my son and me. I now get to teach him what a pop rivet is, how to remove them and how to use them to fasten something. I have some pop rivets sitting in my parts cabinets and have been dieing to use them since I put them in there over 20 years ago . I hope I can find my rivet tool . We get to learn together what makes jeep winders go up and down. And draw conclusions about why it stops 1/2 inch from the top on the driver's side.

That ought to be good for a couple-a-three father son hours.
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:36 AM   #26
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Put tape over the connector to prevent water from getting in. Put tape on the butt splices and used liquid tape to seal the tape so that no water can get into the butt splices.
FYI, I've found for a waterproof seal that self amalgamating tape (AKA self fusing tape) works a lot better. It's a rubber tape which only sticks to itself, and fuses to itself to form a solid piece of rubber. It's cheap, and can be found in the eletrical section of your local hardware store.
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All hail white YJs!!! Great lookin' ride there guys. Good family time project to!
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FYI, I've found for a waterproof seal that self amalgamating tape (AKA self fusing tape) works a lot better. It's a rubber tape which only sticks to itself, and fuses to itself to form a solid piece of rubber. It's cheap, and can be found in the eletrical section of your local hardware store.
Thanks for the reminder about this product. I'm old school and sometimes need a wrench up-side the head to remind me about newer products. I love new technology and the silicone based self amalgamating tape is one awesome piece of new technology.
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My son and I spent the whole weekend working on the jeep. That will include tomorrow as well. When third gear was discovered with weak syncro after the purchase and clutch replacement, I recently went out on the internet on Craig's List and located an AX5 out of a 2000 TJ and for $150.00 got the transmission, transfer case NP231, same as mine, exhaust manifold with sensor, valve cover and relatively new clutch all included. We spent yesterday preparing for the take down of the old transmission/transfer case. Got all the items disconnected and the skid plate out. This morning we got the transmission down after draining both the transmission and transfer case. Swapped the bell housing and input shaft seal and seal plate over. Replaced the rear transmission seal. Unbolted the transfer case from the old transmission and bolted it up to the new one. Got the transmission back up and bolted in. Filled both with the proper fluids. Made some of the connections up and will be finishing it up tomorrow. We drilled holes in the skid plate to allow water to drain from the bolt pockets to try and minimize the rust that formed there and then applied some POR15 to the washers that were welded in. The students that welded in the washers for me said they re-coated it but when I took the skid plate down, the top side hadn't been coated. So that will get bolted back up tomorrow. I can't wait to try out the newer transmission to see if I have 5 gears that work without grinding. If it does, I will consider the $150.00 well spent on a transmission 8 years newer than the original in my 92 and the newer transmission looks like it had been rebuilt recently within the last 30,000 miles or so. It cleaned up very nice using a power washer. Looks almost like new. Tomorrow we will be able to test drive it to find out. Maybe a driving lesson for my son after that. He is itching to drive it. It will be a lot easier teaching him how to drive it without having to do a special maneuver to get it to shift from 2nd to 3rd without grinding the gears.

If this swap is successful, we will be cracking the case on the original transmission to see if it looks worth rebuilding. That project will happen next summer if this transmission is operating fine. Then I'll put the rebuilt on the shelf for use when this one lets go.
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My son has been practicing on a wheel barrow with an air brush and touch up paint sprayer. My wheel barrow has gotten quite an armor coating of paint, some runs and some puddling. I get to point all those out and say, if you do that on the jeep, that will be hard to sand out. Got to try and spray without putting too much on. I figure that there is nothing like doing it to learn how much is too much. At school we have a constant supply of pre-crusher cars for students to practice spraying panels to produce good results. Same idea. They have to begin somewhere. It has been fun to watch. My wheel barrow went from rotting in the back yard to looking pretty spiffy. Maybe he will do some art on it now with the air brushes.

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