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Old 01-20-2019, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by boxburn View Post
Good to hear your getting on. It sounds just like me still, getting different systems sorted out one by one.

I've posted in the welding thread with my recent work after having to do a lot to my floor. All sealed up, bed liner paint and wax oyl on the carpet underside for good measure.

That's also the same solenoid kit I had to order. It cost me in total about 62 posted.
Now you see, welding is a skill I need to aquire. I'd love to be able to sort out bodywork.
Have you fitted the solenoids yet? I was so chuffed with the way they sorted out my gearbox woes. Having an auto box that would only shift up was no fun at all :/

In other news, There was a horrible rapid clonk from the back when turning. I immediately started cursing the new (recon) diff that is in there. Thankfully, with 2 pennies worth of wire I secured the tailpipe to the rusted-out hanger and it's all quiet again. Result!

That was the first thing I did after being flat on my **** with man flu, so the Chinese antenna project is still on hold.

So that leaves:
Aircon Compressor take 2. (It still sounds like I'm driving the world's only steam powered Jeep)
Electric Antenna
Fog light bulb. Which is realistically a new foglight because it's just a ball of rust.
Tyres. Should maybe be at the top of the list.

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Old 01-21-2019, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Morat View Post
Now you see, welding is a skill I need to aquire. I'd love to be able to sort out bodywork.
Have you fitted the solenoids yet? I was so chuffed with the way they sorted out my gearbox woes. Having an auto box that would only shift up was no fun at all :/

In other news, There was a horrible rapid clonk from the back when turning. I immediately started cursing the new (recon) diff that is in there. Thankfully, with 2 pennies worth of wire I secured the tailpipe to the rusted-out hanger and it's all quiet again. Result!
Do we have the same Jeep here or what?
Only the other week I turned and corner and clonk clonk clonk. My dad was in the car and knew the noise instantly as it did it to him years ago. A ratchet strap to hold it away from the prop shaft to get home did the trick. I would advise that you double check your brake line that runs across the axle as mine was crushed by the exhaust falling.

As for the solenoids, they were fitted months ago now. I had my box going from 1st to 4th unless I used the selector and put in in 3rd. It just went on me after a couple of months of driving so was fine for a bit, went wobbly, fitted new solenoids then back to normal again.
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Old 03-15-2019, 02:23 PM
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Well I'll check the brake line as soon as I get it back, lol! Thanks for the tip

It's been a frustrating time in Jeep land for me recently. I noticed that the airbag light had changed from coming on sometimes to being on all the time. The horn was no longer a bit hit and miss and was now all miss. So I tried the cruise and yep - new clockspring time. Did the usual checking up on CF and youtube, looks like the sort of job I could DIY, right? WRONG!

I bought a crown clockspring and a cheapo puller for 9 quid which had the right bolts for a Jeep. Got the airbag out, no problem. Got the puller on the wheel and it stripped the threads out of the steering wheel. Rut Roh.

So I had to improvise.
Second attempt - use the claws from the puller kit!


No use, they kept popping off before I could get any tension on them.
So I tried to get something behind the wheel. First up - wires.


Not sure why I thought that would work, but hey. For the record, unless the wires are exactly the same length it pulls sideways and even then there's nothing to stabilise up and down. Stupid.

Then I had a think about how I could get some nuts behind the wheel - maybe if I glue them on some cardboard?



Looking good!!



But no. Failure



That nearly let go!



So I gave up. It went to the local indy garage who tried all their pullers and decided it must be rusted on or covered in red loctite. They tried heat as well - no go. So they cut it off and I got a second hand wheel from the breakers.
Then the next problem turned up. It seems that the bearing at the top of the column doesn't have any actual bearings left

like this:


There doesn't seem to be any way to find out what that bearing is and without any ***** we can't measure the original, so I ended up talking to the breakers again and getting the rest of the steering column. It's due to arrive on Monday so maybe we'll just pull the bearing and put it in the existing steering column or maybe it's time to swap the whole lot.

It's been great!

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