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Old 02-19-2019, 02:20 PM
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Heres a better list of the overall plan
This is pretty much all preventative maintenance
Replace:
TPS
Fuel injectors
Starter
Upgraded alternator
Wheel bearings
All suspension bushings
Shocks (I'll probably wait until I get a lift)
U-joints
Brown Dog motor mounts
(Need recommendations for transmission mounts)
Upgrade headlight harness
Swap instrument panel cluster to get rid of idiot lights and huge fuel gauge
Radiator
Brakes and rotors
Entire exhaust system
+The things I've included at the beginning of the thread

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Old 02-20-2019, 11:24 PM
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Overall sounds good! Sounds like you have this under control. Plan sounds good.

I think a forum member, XJWonders maybe, does transmission mounts among other things. For sale thread here:
https://www.cherokeeforum.com/f72/po...mounts-239367/

I don't have one personally but I've had my eye on the thread last year. Seems other forum members are happy with them. Might be a good place to start looking.

For window, door seals/ weatherstripping, I did it. It's pricey but worth it. I think the door seals were the lowest cost seals I had though so I'm curious where you are buying them? Are you getting pre-cut stuff or going with the generic stuff? I think with the seals you can go with a lot of options, like the OEM stuff is expensive, some aftermarket pre-cut stuff ranges from cheap to expensive, and the generic stuff can be pretty low cost.
I mean, it's all still quite expensive to do, but when you are ready to do it you'll save yourself some money shopping around and looking into the generic stuff if you need to.
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Old 02-21-2019, 01:53 PM
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Overall sounds good! Sounds like you have this under control. Plan sounds good.

I think a forum member, XJWonders maybe, does transmission mounts among other things. For sale thread here:
https://www.cherokeeforum.com/f72/po...mounts-239367/

I don't have one personally but I've had my eye on the thread last year. Seems other forum members are happy with them. Might be a good place to start looking.

For window, door seals/ weatherstripping, I did it. It's pricey but worth it. I think the door seals were the lowest cost seals I had though so I'm curious where you are buying them? Are you getting pre-cut stuff or going with the generic stuff? I think with the seals you can go with a lot of options, like the OEM stuff is expensive, some aftermarket pre-cut stuff ranges from cheap to expensive, and the generic stuff can be pretty low cost.
I mean, it's all still quite expensive to do, but when you are ready to do it you'll save yourself some money shopping around and looking into the generic stuff if you need to.
Thanks for the link! For the glass run seals and outer seals I got oem from Quadratec, rear quarter seals are Fairchild, Iím not sure what hatch weatherstripping is, probably Fairchild, but itís all precut. I think I paid right around $180. I may try generic, uncut, weatherstripping when I do the doors.

EDIT: looks like XJwonder isnít making mounts anymore

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Old 02-21-2019, 06:55 PM
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So I drove the Jeep for about 30 or 40 minutes today and two things
1. I recently finally fixed the power steering leak but now the PS pump is still whining.. Iíve bleed the pump, with front tires lifted, and the fluid isnít bubbling like it used to. So Iím thinking the pump is going out now but I really donít want to replace that.
2. I pulled in the driveway to check fluids and then put it in drive to pull in the garage and the transmission started making a sound, almost a clunking, but also kinda like what the ps pump sounds like when itís low on fluid. I checked the fluid level and itís fine, so I donít know what that is.
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Old 02-23-2019, 02:04 AM
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Slowly remembering things I have that are ready to install.

Iíve also got the oil filter adapter o-ring that Iíll install on the next oil change and a new throttle body gasket that Iíll put on after I clean the TB
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Old 03-06-2019, 10:11 PM
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A little tip, put some weatherstripping between the roof and the two cross supports, seriously helped with the rattles and clanks until I get the headliner back in

Little update:
1. I was driving today and accelerator pedal got really sensitive, like it was when I first bought it before I adjusted the throttle cable, then the next time I started it it was idling real rough so I adjusted the throttle cable and it fixed it

2. When itís ďcoldĒ (Iím not quite sure what ďcoldĒ means, engine cold? cold temperature outside?) anyway when itís cold, usually driving home at night, I lose a little squirt of coolant out the radiator cap and the belt squeals every time I turn until it gets to operating temps, I think the belt needs loosened a bit, Iíll do that tomorrow. As for the coolant Iím not sure why itís only when itís cold, again usually only at night, Iím assuming something about pressure change, Iím gonna get a new cap, also coolants a little past full.

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Old 03-11-2019, 03:38 PM
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Stopped the belt from squealing by tightening it, seams to not lose coolant now either. Got some wet sanding done on the hatch yesterday since it was above freezing, Ive got to finish up this week then Iíll polish it. I started with the hatch because thatís where the zebra striping was the worst. Also started to install new window seals (glass run seals) and turns out theyíre not gonna help my problem of water coming in the window, so Iím not sure what to do about that.


This is where water comes in on all four doors


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You're doing a great job. That paint job looks pretty damn good for being rattlecanned. I know you may not want to hear it, but dont feel bad to use a little black silicone to fix some weatherstripping, even if its just temporary. I had a 95 Bronco that had leaks in the side window seals on the top that came off over the rear. They would leak all into the truck, and with what it would've cost to replace seals, (I was quoted 600 at a local glass shop), that $5 tube of black silicone from HD looked damn good. Keep up the good work.
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Old 03-12-2019, 10:36 AM
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You're doing a great job. That paint job looks pretty damn good for being rattlecanned. I know you may not want to hear it, but dont feel bad to use a little black silicone to fix some weatherstripping, even if its just temporary. I had a 95 Bronco that had leaks in the side window seals on the top that came off over the rear. They would leak all into the truck, and with what it would've cost to replace seals, (I was quoted 600 at a local glass shop), that $5 tube of black silicone from HD looked damn good. Keep up the good work.
Thank you. Iíve got some silicone Iíve used for some seams to try and stop some water but Iím not sure how Iíd use it on the windows since theyíll be moving up and down, in my mind thatíd either stick to the window or end up torn up.
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Thank you. Iíve got some silicone Iíve used for some seams to try and stop some water but Iím not sure how Iíd use it on the windows since theyíll be moving up and down, in my mind thatíd either stick to the window or end up torn up.
You're right it would end up a mess. It wouldn't help with those seals in particular, but would work for the windshield or rear hatch, or rear windows.
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Old 03-12-2019, 09:21 PM
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You're right it would end up a mess. It wouldn't help with those seals in particular, but would work for the windshield or rear hatch, or rear windows.
yes, I actually bought the silicone for the windshield but have decided to just have it replaced, when I install the new quarter window seals Iím gonna put a layer of silicone around them
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Finished wet sanding the hatch, Iíll post pictures when I polish it.
I gutted the interior again so I can start cleaning out as much rust as possible and get the floors welded in a couple weeks.
While I was wire brushing the rust a guy who lives down the street from me said he has a hood for his old Jeep and asked if I wanted it





Free hood!

Majority of the parts Iíve ordered, still some boxes in the basement


Found my old distributor cap while cleaning the garage figured Iíd take some pictures
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