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Old 05-15-2011, 08:49 PM   #1096
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Question; What is the best way to grease TJ tailgate hinges? The door, not the glass liftgate. Mine is getting pretty stiff, but I don't see an oiling hole like my YJ has. Any suggestions?
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:34 PM   #1097
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How is that even possible?
The picture is faked to some extent. The trail isn't that narrow and there is no sheer cliff. Back before there were digital options, one would use a razor and and a steady hand.

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Question; What is the best way to grease TJ tailgate hinges? The door, not the glass liftgate. Mine is getting pretty stiff, but I don't see an oiling hole like my YJ has. Any suggestions?
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:06 AM   #1098
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Couple hundred pics on my Smuggy from this weekends' trip to The Badlands Offroad Park near Attica, IN.

http://tslewisz.smugmug.com/Cars/Bad...431491_d7rnSkh

Mine's the leetle blue JK.
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:21 AM   #1099
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Another fun weekend at Silver Lake State Park in Michigan.I let my 16 year old nephew drive the Jeep around because he never gets to drive at home. Nothing to hit here, so I let him at it. We nearly tipped over sideways when he got crooked coming down a steep dune. Ha ha! Showed him how the gas pedal is his friend there. Later we ripped a control arm mount off the axle... again. Then the exhaust slammed into the transmission pan... again. I had forgotten my hammer, so I used the jack to straighten the corner, so it would stop pouring out. It worked. Not leaking anymore. Did have a Miller welder, so the mount was reattached easily. Didn't have the mask, so my Father in Law got flashed when he forgot to look away. Just another weekend of Jeeping.
This is my last time at Silver Lake, moving to Utah. Figures that I would get all the way up there, and forgot the dune flag. Had to buy another, so now I have the fifteen year old one, and a brand new one. I don't think I will have any use for them in Utah, probably going to sell them on craigslist. Any Michigan jeep or 4x4 owners want one, let me know. Cheaper than buying them there.
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Old 05-17-2011, 06:15 PM   #1100
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People use those flags out in Utah... moab.
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:15 PM   #1101
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How is that even possible?
it ain't. now forget about it
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:22 PM   #1102
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I was driving in monsoon weather last night, and my winch was destroyed.
My best guess is that the solenoids got too wet, and activated the winch, and I couldn't hear it right away, because it was pretty loud, with the heavy rain and the mud tires, and the lousy soft top battling the wind. I sure found out something was up when the headlights got real dim, the voltage gauge dropped to almost nothing, and the "check gauges" light came on.
I pulled over, ran out, popped the hood, and found the winch wires were pretty hot, so I pulled the + lead from one solenoid, the primary feed. Then I swung the flashlight over and saw this.
: cry

The hook was on the back bar, which you can see is now missing, the case is broke on both sides back there, the bar is pulled off one side on the front as well. The cable is pulled in so far and so tight that I can't release it using the clutch. The motor is shorted, and the smell of the windings burning has permeated everything that was in the Jeep, and you can smell it from about five feet away, even in the rain.


So, that's $400 right down the drain, and I never got to use it either. Sonofa...
I know why too.. we share the same name. Ramsey. Bugger.
Likely Chinese solenoids.

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Old 05-18-2011, 12:04 AM   #1103
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My first Jeep.

Drove by it sitting for sale on the side of the road in Mississippi.

It was cheap, it was my birthday, I took it home.

Looks like 2 owners (last one ten years)

ODO says 85K so I assume 185K

Everything works but the AC

A few dents and dings and a spot of surface rust or two, but seems very solid.

The 'ol girl runs well, but seems rather thirsty.

I plan to do nothing but drive it a few times a year to get an ice cream cone.
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Old 05-18-2011, 06:37 AM   #1104
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My first Jeep.

Drove by it sitting for sale on the side of the road in Mississippi.

It was cheap, it was my birthday, I took it home.

Looks like 2 owners (last one ten years)

ODO says 85K so I assume 185K

Everything works but the AC

A few dents and dings and a spot of surface rust or two, but seems very solid.

The 'ol girl runs well, but seems rather thirsty.

I plan to do nothing but drive it a few times a year to get an ice cream cone.
no. if it hasn't been tampered with it's 85k. Those have a little tiny 1 (it's smaller than the other digits) that rolls up on the left side of the odo when they cross 100k.

A beaut BTW!
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:19 PM   #1105
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Oh, lala, want,


Nice, take care of the old girl..


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My first Jeep.

Drove by it sitting for sale on the side of the road in Mississippi.

It was cheap, it was my birthday, I took it home.

Looks like 2 owners (last one ten years)

ODO says 85K so I assume 185K

Everything works but the AC

A few dents and dings and a spot of surface rust or two, but seems very solid.

The 'ol girl runs well, but seems rather thirsty.

I plan to do nothing but drive it a few times a year to get an ice cream cone.
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Old 05-24-2011, 06:18 AM   #1106
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My first Jeep


A friend gave this 99 Cherokee to me after it was diagnosed with a bad hub. 146,000 miles, straight six, auto, decent shape overall. Looks like there will be some leaky seal replacement in my future. This is my first 4x4 after decades of owning just about everything else. Not sure what I plan for it as we're still getting to know one another but living in Colorado and owning a Jeep feels so right.
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:00 AM   #1107
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:05 AM   #1108
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No such thing as a free Jeep. Just the delayed payment plan. They do make you a good mechanic though.
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:45 AM   #1109
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No such thing as a free Jeep. Just the delayed payment plan. They do make you a good mechanic though.
Kind of like owning a boat, no?
Yesterday I replaced the valve cover, fixed a door latch, and rebuilt the rear window washer switch - not too bad to work on. It's interesting to work on the jeep and my 66 Volvo and note how engineering has evolved over the years (or not).
One thing I've noticed, this jeep has the dimmest headlights on any vehicle made since 12 volts came on line. What is up with that?
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:04 AM   #1110
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A friend gave this 99 Cherokee to me after it was diagnosed with a bad hub. 146,000 miles, straight six, auto, decent shape overall. Looks like there will be some leaky seal replacement in my future. This is my first 4x4 after decades of owning just about everything else. Not sure what I plan for it as we're still getting to know one another but living in Colorado and owning a Jeep feels so right.
Nice XJ. Hard to believe someone away a Jeep when it only needed a $90 part to fix it. 146K miles isn't that much either. The inline 6's and 4's are known for their ability to rack up the miles. Jeeps are cheap to fix as long as you can turn your own wrenches.
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