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  1. Deb'nKJ

    Replacing front diff

    So far, I've found the SM well up to Haynes standards That accords with what TM suggested (almost the opposite of what the SM says) so that'll be my approach on Saturday Vibration's not an issue, but thanks for the thought.
  2. Deb'nKJ

    Replacing front diff

    Well I thought I'd tried every which way but always came up against not being able to get past the TC flange but maybe I didn't try up & over. So thanks for that, it'll be what I'll be concentrating on next Saturday: almost looking forward to it - so you may have detected a distinct change of...
  3. Deb'nKJ

    Replacing front diff

    Pt. 1 – remove front drive shaft: OK so here’s where I’m at, unbolted, rear flange disconnected, front flanges move freely against each other – but won’t fully separate because there’s not enough room for the shaft to go back that far. Have I done something wrong? If not, what’s the answer...
  4. Deb'nKJ

    What did you do to your jeep today?

    Went back to removing front drive shaft (Step One in replacing diff) - & hit another snag (even though have now accepted that, unlike anything else I've ever worked, on a KJ requites vast amounts of dismantling just to get at what you're working on so have changed my mindset accordingly)...
  5. Deb'nKJ

    Roof lights vs sun roof

    Right now there are more important issues, like will it ever drive again?. Maybe I'll think about it in the Spring, & if it fills up with water this Winter, it'll just get weighed in for scrap that much sooner. I do appreciate the heads up but can't believe the KJ is worse than Cadillac Seville...
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    Hi! Jeep KJ 2003 3.7 v6 owner here

    I thought the reason NL got commercial versions that most other markets didn't was a tax advantage making them cheaper. Seems it's not that simple.
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    Roof lights vs sun roof

    I've got the point, but weighing up the time/effort/cost of getting the sunroof to work against what might happen eventually, I'm prepared to take my chances, certainly while still undecided as to whether I keep it.
  8. Deb'nKJ

    Roof lights vs sun roof

    "crud can still get in and stop up the drain tubes even if you never open it" It's a point, & not one I'd thought of but it doesn't open I'm in no hurry to fix it, with little intention of using it: I've had a haunted sunroof (believe me, one is enough) & I'm not prepared to take that risk again.
  9. Deb'nKJ

    What did you do to your jeep today?

    Thanks for the encouragement - but not sure I share your optimism (or confidence in my ability, which has taken quite a hammering lately) By way of a small diversion, knowing it has to be done to access valve covers, I removed the battery tray, in hope I'd find that 10mm socket. What a...
  10. Deb'nKJ

    What did you do to your jeep today?

    Thanks, I was wondering where it was (not realising it was combined with the hazard switch - so, something else I've learned :))
  11. Deb'nKJ

    Roof lights vs sun roof

    Not aware of my sunroof at all as it doesn't open - & that's how it's going to stay. However, I have no doubt that your roof lights cause more turbulence/noise than an open roof.
  12. Deb'nKJ

    What did you do to your jeep today?

    That's encouraging, because mine's developed an irregular rhythm & I'd read somewhere that KJ turn signals are computer controlled.
  13. Deb'nKJ

    What did you do to your jeep today?

    "persuade" now there's an understatement! Sounds more like brute force to me. Still, if that's how it has to be done, I'd better treat myself to a chisel because none I've got left are up to that. Think I'll still take the left down-pipe off because the cat needs re-welding to make leak free...
  14. Deb'nKJ

    What did you do to your jeep today?

    Like I said before, what you may find simple, I don't; not because of the job (I've removed numerous drive shafts over the years) but because it's a KJ, unfamiliar &, in some respects, quite strange. Certainly won't be selling it, not even for scrap, nor buying anything even newer (perhaps...
  15. Deb'nKJ

    Brake bleeding

    Bleeding brakes was never difficult but definitely not fun for me - still paranoid about shearing a bleed screw after all these years (& I've done loads since with no drama)
  16. Deb'nKJ

    What did you do to your jeep today?

    Finally got myself in the mood to start on changing the front diff. Really wish I hadn't bothered, spent the afternoon trying to remove the front drive shaft, managed to remove all the bolts & gave up - at least for today: too tired, frustrated & dispirited. Off work tomorrow, so might go back...
  17. Deb'nKJ

    What did you do to your jeep today?

    I guess it depends on what you mean by luck. If I'd been as successful in such activities, I'd consider myself lucky.
  18. Deb'nKJ

    Brake bleeding

    I've had some sort of one man bleed kit - spat fluid all over the firewall: useless! 1st time I came to bleed brakes with no assistant I remember thinking it'd be interesting. In fact what I learned was I'd never needed an assistant all those years, although it does save pumping pedal, jumping...
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    What did you do to your jeep today?

    Some guys have all the luck :rolleyes:
  20. Deb'nKJ

    Brake bleeding

    Only time I've run the engine when bleeding brakes was on an '89 Jaguar XJ40. IIRC, procedure was bleed fronts normally but the backs you open the bleed screws, start the engine & it bleeds itself. 1st experience of ABS so knew no better - but didn't work. Had another 2 after that one & always...
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