What did you do to your jeep today?

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

  1. HoosierJeeper

    HoosierJeeper Gold Supporter/Admin Staff Member Administrator

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    Popped the rear diff cover off, let it drain and put new RTV on it tonight. Will fill it up tomorrow and change the front diff fluid too.
     
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    I ordered new tires yesterday. I'll be getting Advanta ATX-750's in 245/75R16. I'd never heard of them before getting my current job, and all the shop guys have them and love them. Plus, next week--when they come in--we have a $60 off coupon for a set of tires. I was pulling onto the highway yesterday pretty aggressively and broke the tires loose when I shifted into second gear... Oops!
     
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    Thanks HJ. I'll get down there today an pick some up. Still haven't gotten the Thermostat done, stenosis has been acting up so it's tough to even get through a workday much less stoop over an engine when I get home
     
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    How much lift do you have ?
     
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    Zero. The tires I have now are the same size and make no contact.
     
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    LOL, ok must not drive daily on roads like I drive on.
    Have seen plenty try and run 245-75-16s on stock junk suspension and there is no travel room at all
    One guy ran over an ant and tore off a flare LOL
     
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    ltd02 Comfortably numb KJ Supporting Member

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    Front brakes. Got a little crunchy on the way home from work on Friday. Originals had almost 75K on them. Guess I got my moneys worth...


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    Survived the 105F temp in my garage.
     
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    Fixed the front bumper, and this is why I hate cheap plastic.
     

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    I can imagine. I went too big on my XJ and regret it. I don't wheel other than taking minimum maintenance roads to hunting or fishing spots, and they usually aren't too bad. I'm not lifting the thing, it's already tough to throw the kayaks on top :D
     
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    New tires are on

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    This is what i did today.
     
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    Rich75043, how many miles before that happened? I have 120k miles on my 2006 on the factory tensioner

    I did rotate my tires and I might need to replace the front suspension(coil spring and shock) after seeing the scalloping on the inside of the tire
     
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    That's not the tensioner. That's the AC compressor clutch.
     
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    If you switch to using Right stuff rtv- it will change your life. Fill that sucker up 15 minutes later
     
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    Debating doing that or just buying a new compressor
     
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    If the compressor works, don't replace it, just do the clutch/pulley.
    Opening the system is opening a can of worms.
     
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    Well I have the equipment to evacuate, vacuum and charge again. Just need the oil type and see what it uses for an expansion valve ex orifice tube etc

    You just rent a tool to remove the clutch ? Or does mad crap have to come off like radiator ?
     
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    I bought a clutch kit from Ebay that cost me $38 and change. Came with everything shown but new. The clutch plate is held on by a locknut and you'll have to secure the clutch plate somehow. I used a 3/4 wrench to hold it in place. The clutch plate is just splined on the shaft so i used two flatheads to gently pry it off. After that there's a snap ring that keeps the clutch pulley on. I got an a/c specific puller from az and it removed the pulley. After that there's a bigger snap ring that holds the electromagnet onto the compressor and is oriented by a short... stud, dowel... and just pops off. Install is reverse. Because the clutch pulley bearing mounts directly to the compressor face and not the shaft i just gently tapped it into position using a socket. Whole thing took about an hour. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/192541658125

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