RustyRenegade's Rejuvenation

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    RustyRenegade02 New Member

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    My recently purchased 2002 Jeep Renegade needs rejuvenation. I knew I'd be under it soon and the time has come to take the clutch out. I have suspension parts ordered as well.

    My impressions so far... PB blaster is worse than transmission fluid. Now the fumes are going away, I plan on turning wrenches in the morning.
     

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    Sitting low, may as well upgrade the suspension to OME now
    stock springs and shocks were junk in first ten miles
     
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    PB Blaster, while it might stink, is a god chemical to me.
    I did the turbo upgrade on my one car, and before I started I sprayed EVERY bolt I could find with PB Blaster, then let it sit overnight. Broke NOTHING. Came apart like it'd never been heat cycled. Yea I took 4 days to do the job, spray/sit/wrench/repeat until everything is off, but not having to get replacement fasteners like exhaust studs made it all worth it.
    If you have the time, I highly recommend it.
     
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    Thanks for the link and the advise. I am going to pull and replace with a little elbow grease to refresh the surface and nothing more.

    I purchased the Luk replacement kit. I dont plan on treating it hard afterwards, it is just time for a replacements and this kit seemed better than most without mopar price
     
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    I am not going to doing much other than pull a trailer through a woods to build an off-grid cabin. I am going budget and would love to go bigger. Monroe 171577 struts and Monroe 37203 OESpectrum shocks for a little over $230

    I went ahead and got a refresh of ball joints, bushings, or anything with rubber that has deteriorated. Hopefully putting all the suspension parts in once it gets cooler. Right now, my focus is the clutch
     
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    ABSOLUTELY AGREE! I reordered several bolts and parts that looked DONE. Sprayed PBB on it and the next day I kicked myself for re-ordering the bolts. The PBB is certainly a new product to me. It stinks so bad put it works so freaking good!

    I am not spraying it in the garage again though. The next time I spray, I'll be outside and likely still have fans blowing...
     
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    May last a year, did one install for a guy, just wanted the same as you mentioned. 2 weeks later was redoing his suspension to OME, still have the rear springs and Monroe shocks, plus the front Monroe coilovers after 13 years, just laying in the shop yet on the shelf LOL Less than 100 miles on them
    and front shocks ,........... not struts