Pacific Northwest Washington, Oregon, Alaska

What did you do to your XJ today??

Old 12-05-2015, 08:28 AM
PNWpioneer's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 109
Year: 1986
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 2.8

well, started the total tear down on my bastard. got my 4.5" lift springs in. going to start building my pile o parts and prep this bloody thing for a 4.3 swap.
PNWpioneer is offline  
Old 12-06-2015, 10:01 PM
Seasoned Member
Joshua White's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Clearwater FL
Posts: 378
Year: 1998
Model: Cherokee (XJ)
Engine: 4.0

All in all things went well.

Today I put the transfer case back in, installed the new Novak linkage and adjusted it, installed the new rear DS, re-installed the front DS, and began installing the CB. I've routed the antenna and bracket ground but had to take some extra time to get the location for the CB prepped (pics to come)

Name:  20151204_223219.jpg
Views: 225
Size:  293.6 KB

Name:  20151206_103414.jpg
Views: 212
Size:  299.7 KB

Name:  20151206_110749_001.jpg
Views: 217
Size:  130.4 KB
Joshua White is offline  
Old 05-20-2018, 07:27 PM
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 13
Model: Cherokee

I had a rattle in the interior rear of my ol' '94XJ SE
it was making me nuts
I tried checking to see if the back seat latch passenger side being a little loose was it- nope

opened up the interior trim panel- found the wiring bundle was a bit floppy- quick ties that so it didn't flop back and forth as much- and nope

surprised the next one din't hit me in the head ( lift gate struts are getting old)

I found that the bottom of the interior panel on the driver's side was loose
it was loose enough to look behind without unscrewing anything

the little piece of grey plasting that the retainer "pin" went thru broke off from the panel
ergo- flapping against the metal gate

so , shy of replacing the whole interior panel I drilled thru the panel & into the retainer pin & then screwed the panel in - 10 min from the time I opened the parts drawer of screws to the time I put the drill away

the process- - match drill bit to screws ( stating the obvious)

using a pencil I used a 2 point cross reference to - marked the edge of the panel with a pencing- making not of the center of the white plastic retaining pine - drew a line in & drilled where they crossed.

I did it slow and careful- put in the screw

whit the way stuff has been going on this 5 speed rust bucket, I am afraid thes "fix" went too fast and easy
aTinker is offline  
Old 06-03-2018, 04:12 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 39
Year: 1990
Model: Cherokee
Engine: 4.0
Default Sunday Funday

Tested out my new Dick Cepek's this morning. Love em!
Jeepin Dan is offline  
Old 06-03-2018, 06:50 PM
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 8
Year: 1999
Model: Cherokee (XJ)
Engine: 4.0

Changed the transmission fluid on the AX-15 today. Made a write - up as well!

Stevensskier is offline  
Old 07-08-2018, 12:00 AM
Koin's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Bellingham, WA
Posts: 19
Year: 1990
Model: Cherokee
Engine: Renix 4.0 I6

I finished up the valve cover job I was working on and fixed up the ccv system along with it. The rear tube was totally clogged. The front was disintegrated and gunked up too.

I have some potential solutions for the ccv system and vacuum system I'm working on putting together, but not quite ready for a technical write up yet. Still more testing to do.

Still need to fix all the bad grounds and the battery was too dead to fire it up. Yesterday I replaced the harmonic balancer since the old one was separating and squealing like hell.

I'll give it a jump tomorrow and see how she goes! This will be the first time since I drove it home that it should be running pretty close to optimal. Very excited for this, but also extremely tired.
Koin is offline  
Old 07-08-2018, 03:56 PM
Koin's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Bellingham, WA
Posts: 19
Year: 1990
Model: Cherokee
Engine: Renix 4.0 I6

It lives! It runs really well. Idles right at 600 rpm. Battery is charging again and holding after fixing the main leads, totally toasted.

Gave it a good wash too, but still a lot of scrubbing to do.

Here are some more pics of stuff from the last couple days:

Time for some victory beers 🍺! 😂
Koin is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Stock Grand Cherokee Tech. All ZJ/WJ/WK Non-modified/stock questions go here!
07-06-2018 11:10 AM
Modified XJ Cherokee Tech
12-20-2015 12:06 PM
Stock XJ Cherokee Tech. All XJ Non-modified/stock questions go here
10-04-2015 06:18 PM
Stock XJ Cherokee Tech. All XJ Non-modified/stock questions go here
09-11-2015 06:13 PM
Stock XJ Cherokee Tech. All XJ Non-modified/stock questions go here
09-02-2015 05:31 AM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: What did you do to your XJ today??

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: