What did you do to your jeep today?

Discussion in 'KJ General Discussion' started by TheQ, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. sota

    sota Full Access Member

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    I could have at least used it to visually see if mine is all buggered up at least.
    also I'm pretty sure the axle will need replacing anyways.
     
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    I agree, not likely, but possible, old tire, cold morning, low pressure, I've had it happen and that was on a light weight car. I just like simple solution that are inexpensive
     
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    given the fact I found the MASSIVE amount of play between the passenger axle and intermediate shaft, and the fact that the problem has been slowly getting worse over time, I'm going to go with that being the cause.

    I sadly have periodic experience with tires going square from sitting; this has been such a crappy year for weather that the neon sat for most of it.
     
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    removed the washer bottle till i get time to remount it.
     
  5. ltd02

    ltd02 Comfortably numb KJ Supporting Member

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    Turned 67k... That is all.
     
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    going to tackle the rear LCA tomorrow morning.
    Would I need an alignment after that?
    Thanks.
     
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  8. tommudd

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    Rear lower control arms,....no no alignment needed
    UNLESS they were way worn out, last time was aligned and has it off, but should not be
     
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    Thanks.

    I've had the worse luck. One bolt by the shocks is seized. Even with a breaker bar and scissor jack, it still didn't break free.

    Not even half way done.
     
  10. ltd02

    ltd02 Comfortably numb KJ Supporting Member

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    Rotated tires and got the bushing back on for the lever at the tcase. Tried the 4wd and PT and FT were fine but yikes thought I had it stuck in 4Lo. Guess I haven't been there is a while...
     
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    profdlp Grouchy Old Cuss

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    Were you not included in the recall this year?
     
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    Unfortunately it does not cover 2003
     
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    Put the bull bar on it today! :D
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    profdlp Grouchy Old Cuss

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    Well, that sucks. :blah:
     
  15. tommudd

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    First glance and seen " bull bar " thought you had gotten an ARB
     
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    Some pics on the lower bushing for the driver side.
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    Now the driver side one is seized.
    Taking a break while I let more PB blaster soak in and until my ears stop ringing. X.x
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    Some time later, finally got it out.
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  17. duderz7

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    Those lca's look lovely.

    I took mine off-road today, just a little. I got to use 4lo and 4 hi, ruts, off camber, ups and downs, felt good, it's been a while. Jeep is happy, and I'm happy.
     
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    quick question:

    Can I jack the jeep from the pumpkin only and torque the rear suspension parts with bushings to spec?

    In my head, that's should be the same as having the vehicle on its normal ride height.
    True?
     
  19. ltd02

    ltd02 Comfortably numb KJ Supporting Member

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    I agree. That's what I'd do but also put jack stands under the rear axle shaft tubes for safety.
     
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    thanks for the quick reply!