Bought it for 1900 under the impression that it was “rust free”
Drove it 45mi home.
Came with 31s on ugly aluminum rims. Will be selling rims and keeping tires.
Has 96 doors on it, bedlined bottom, was originally black and the spraypaint is pealing…
Warranty manual says it came from Georgia in 88 with 92 miles on it…
Pulled Buzzer, put on steering stabilizer, oil pressure sender, oxygen sensor (old one was missing 1″ of ceramic), fixed “pcv”. Found a reman sticker on engine.
Pulled carpet, found rust.
Cut out rust, tried welding in new piece to find out that my welder just burns through. Will have to pay someone.
Put in new battery and terminals. $110.
Drove it some more, Decided rear brakes are SHOT.
If youre wondering about pulling the carpet, yes it is loud as hell. Sounds like you have windows open or the hatch is open. But, Id gladly take that to find rust early and keep it from coming back.
All day project.
Pulled radiator out of green jeep, put HO thermostat housing on renix. Used HO heater lines on renix.
Hooked up trans cooler, AFTER in-radiator “cooler”.
FYI: A straight piece of alu. “fuel injection line” will work in here, so you can run a line to cooler…
Bolted radiator in, header panel not in yet. Started filling radiator and the fricking thermostat housing gasket leaks. Grr.
Got new thermostat gasket, installed with RTV
Finished putting header panel back on.
Changed Oil. (6.5 qts)
Removed airbox restriction.
Drove it. (brakes still suck)
Lost some transmission fluid, will add tomorrow…
Friends dad is going to look at my rear brakes tomorrow, It sounds almost like the shoes are loose and bouncing/scraping around in there..
Also got my build sheet today:
*Q7 Cloth Low-Back Bucket Seats
ALR ST Value Group
APAS Monotone Paint
AWHA Power Equipment Group
BGAS Power Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes
BKPS 10×2.5 Rear Drum Brakes
CACP Low Back Bucket Seats
CDBS Reclining Front Seats
CKBS Floor Carpet
CKNP Cargo Compartment Carpet
CKTP Cargo Tie Down Loops
CKVS MOPAR Third Row Cargo Bins w/Table
CLES Front & Rear Floor Mats
CSAS Spare Tire Cover
CSCS Cargo Compartment Cover
CSRS Passenger Assist Handles
CUFS Full Length Floor Console
DGB All 4-Speed Automatic Transmissions
DGSS 4-Speed Automatic AW4 Transmission
DHAS Lock-Up Torque Converter
DHNS Command-Trac Part Time 4WD System
DHSS Floor Mount Automatic Shift Lever
DJHS 230MM Front Axle
DMDS 3.55 Rear Axle Ratio
DRJS 175MM Rear Axle
EAAC All Engines
GACS Tinted Glass Windows
GBBS Tinted Windshield Glass
GCBS Front Door Tinted Glass
GECS Front Left Side Sliding Window
GEDS Tinted Rr Drs/Qtr/Liftgate Glass
GFAS Rear Window Defroster
GNAS Rear View Day/Night Mirror
GNBS Driver Side Illuminated Sun Visor
GRBP Left Mirror
GSBP Right Convex Mirror
GTBS Power Heated Mirrors
GXMP Remote Keyless Entry
HAAA Air Conditioning
HGAS Hood Insulation
JAAS Instrument Panel
JAYS Instrument Cluster w/Tach
JBES Instr. Panel Diamond Weave Bezel
JCAS 85 MPH Primary Speedometer
JGBS Digital Clock
JHAS Var Intermittent Windshield Wipers
JHBS Rear Window Wiper/Washer
JJAS Cigar Lighter
JKBS Inst Panel Mounted Hood Release
JPAP Power Windows
JPBP Power Locks
LAFS Key in Ign/Seat Belt Warning Buzzer
LAJS Headlamps On Warning Chimes
LBBS Courtesy Lamps
LBCS Glove Box Lamp
LBDS Ash Tray Lamp
LBES Cigar Lighter
LCDS Map/Dome Reading Lamps
LDBS Cargo Compartment Lamp
LDHS U/Hood, Removable/Rechargeable Lamp
LHDS Headlamp Off Time Delay
LMAS Halogen Headlamps
LNJA Fog Lamps
MB3S Body Color/Bright Front Fascia
MB7S Bright Rear Bumper w/Accent Color
MCAS Front Bumper Guards
MCBS Rear Bumper Guards
MDA Front License Plate Bracket
MFMS Black/Bright Grille
MHBS Bright Windshield Moldings
MMCS Rear Qtr Solid Window Insert
MMGS Belt Moldings
MTAS Rear Fascia Skid Plate Applique
MWAS Roof Rack
NAAS Federal Emissions
NBKS EVAP Control System
NDAS Catalytic Converter
NFAS 20 Gallon Fuel Tank
NHMA Speed Control
RAAC All Radio Equipped Vehicles
RAFA AM/FM Cassette Radio
RCDP 4 Speakers
SBAS Power Rack and Pinion Steering
SCGS Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
SFAS Standard Duty Shock Absorbers
SGAS Rear Shock Absorbers
SUA Tilt Steering Column
TAAC All Tires
TBCS Compact Spare Tire
TBLS Inside Mounted Spare Tire
TMWA P215/75R15 OWL All Terrain Tires
WJMS 15X7.0 Chrome Wheels
XFAS -35F Protection Anti-Freeze
YAAS Build To U.S. Mkt. Specifications
Our records indicate that the following recall campaign(s) have not been
performed by an authorized dealer:
DESCRIPTION: BRAKE PEDAL SHIFT INTERLOCK
DATE ISSUED: 09/08/1997
We suggest that you contact your local authorized dealer to make
arrangements for an inspection and, if necessary, corrective action at
no charge to you.
Please take a copy of this message with you at the time of service to
aid the process.
Although not required, it is recommended to bring a copy of the recall
notification with you to your dealer’s service department when you bring
your vehicle in for this service.
Thanks again for your email, have a great day.
Customer Service Representative
Jeep Customer Assistance Center
Wednesday 10/12/11 Continued:
Drove it after putting in “New” Radiator. Still dont have an overflow bottle mounted, using a gatorade bottle.
Temp stays Right above 210 no matter what… I dont get it. Tstat is new. 50/50 coolant mix, etc. Let it idle for about 20 mins.
How long does an open system take to “burp”? Do I still have to pull the temp sender at the back of head like the closed system?
Also has typical Renix “low oil pressure” at idle. Around 40+ psi driving though.
Bled a little air out of the cooling system, I think theres still more trapped. Still running at 210 no matter what…
Changed trans fluid, I think it shifts a little better now.
Drove it. Kinda funny watching the oil pressure gauge, when it locks up at 45 it drops from 40+ psi to ~25.
Got rear brakes looked at. Drivers side was way out of adjustment, passengers side needed springs and an adjuster kit. Had parts floating around in the bottom of the drum.
Also, I have super slow wipers…
It has a pretty good tick when its cold, but when it warms up it goes away.
Fuel filter, spark plugs, miss after test drive, refused to start after. Cleaned coil contacts, reinstalled and it started. Did not test drive.
~236450 mi: Oil change.
Found a disconnected line on that stupid “vacuum block”, put the old autolites in it just for the hell of it, drove it. Still missing, was idling at 600rpm today. I think my TPS Is shot, if I tested correctly it is reading full throttle at idle.
The EGR valve works, if you pull the plunger back it instantly dies. One of these days I need to pull all the vacuum lines and redo them.
Going back to work tomorrow, so I can dump more money into it…
Tire chirp at 15mph surprised me…
I put a new Napa/Echlin TPS on it, adjusted to .85 (input was exactly 5v) and changed the coil ICM for different ones.
Still missing at idle and is pissing me off… Runs perfect off idle, see youtube comparison (1000rpm vs 700).
I have a Whistling vacuum leak from 35-45mph, it goes away after lockup. My no1 injector oring (bottom) leaks pretty good so Im thinking thats what it is.
15mpg to work and back, 5 stop lights and 35-55-35-30 mph zones.
Couple days ago I put the rear seat out of my 97 in… Its not totally done yet, I need to make some kind of pin for the drivers side. The 97 uses bolts on both sides, the 89 uses a bolt on the passengers side and a pin on the drivers.
My CC doesnt work, and I see that it is missing a vacuum line on the actuator. Im kinda afraid to hook it up, thinking maybe its unhooked for a reason…
Not much to update.
Put in the 19lb injectors and almost lit the jeep on fire, havent gotten any MPG numbers yet. Still has the miss, I still hear a vacuum leak somewhere but am not sure where.
Getting front brake pads, ujoints and motor mounts soon:
Also getting OFA orings, and a SAE nipple, as soon as I figure out the part numbers.
I dont remember If Ive posted this earlier, but these are the plans. Its my DD, and pry wont see much wheeling at all.
Axles: 30 and 29sp 8.25 out of the 97. Or 30/8.25 out of a 97+ 4banger if I can find them.
Tcase: 242 if I can find one in 21sp.
Some kind of opened up intake.
Fenders cut like my old jeep:
Misc: Ignition box, A pillar gauge pod, Trans temp and vacuum gauge, Bedlined floors, Bedlined rear quarters, lower quarter guards, and more…
Oil Filter Adapter Orings
Drivers side Ujoint
Front Brake Pads
Front flex lines
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