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post #31 of 46 (permalink) Old 12-12-2011, 10:38 PM
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That would look good...
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post #32 of 46 (permalink) Old 01-25-2012, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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Went to the junkyard and grab some Factory Goodies.


Front Recovery/Tow Hooks! For only $18 for both.




I will eventually take the jeep off road is some mild manner. And having something for some one to pull me out with in case I get stuck or broken down is something I wanted to do. Now I need some cheap, all terrain tires!

And as you can see I also got a Factory Fog light. I need one more (kinda hard) the relay for the junction box. And the even harder item to find, an Auto-Headlight-Foglamp control switch. The only Jeep at the yard that had a Sw the same as mine with Foglamp sw was non auto.


The misfire is still there. Sometimes not bad, sometimes bad enough to trip the CEL. Chances are it is a burned exhuast valve. Still need to find a cheap proper compression tester adapter to use to make sure.


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Not cheap, but I tell ya what, they do make for an aggressive look! http://www.ebay.com/itm/8-16-6-ply-T...item5647a53319



I had them on an Isuzu Trooper, one of the classic body styles from 1991... That made for a FUN truck - had them aired down to about 5PSI - pretty stiff side-wall still, but never let me down.
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post #34 of 46 (permalink) Old 01-25-2012, 08:55 PM
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how have i not seen this? looks sharp man !

hooks look sweet also
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Not bad!! Interior looks real clean.

If it hasnt been done already, good time to replace the crankshaft sensor and distributor pickup...common issues on those, and if she ever starts cutting out randomly, you'll need to do the PCM screw mod.
I have a question about this. As an FYI, I have also had a '93 Jeep GC (4WD), which went almost 200,000 miles before a transmission failure. It was replaced with a 2001, which now has about 105,000 miles.

My question is about the problem described in this quote. My friend has a 1996 Grand Cherokee with under 100,000 and is suffering with the stalling problem. He has done a number of things, incuding the PCM screw mod, and nothing has helped. Does anyone have any ideas about what to try? Any help would be MUCH appreciated!
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So, after meeting a new friend of sorts he suggested a quick way to test compression, was to unplug the coil, and crank the jeep. And if the engine did not crank over at the same speed all the time but had a spot where it sped up then lack of compression would be a huge hit.


Needless to say I did it and sure enough it had a moment where it will crank and spin just a bit faster it seems.

Dangit.
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True Story, After buying some neat rims for the Eagle, and having the jeep sit for bout an hour. I started it up to go to work and it flay out ran rough than died. I re started it and it and it seemed happier than normal, and the CEL was off (been on for a week for the misfire on cyl 1.) and now, day 4 and she runs way smoother and gets slightly better gas mileage.


So, tomorrow to celebrate shes getting dirty in the woods!
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You have had it a while... how does it ride and handle?

I've driven some ,better than others.

Looking to replace my caravan sport 2wd gc is on the short list.
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You have had it a while... how does it ride and handle?

I've driven some ,better than others.

Looking to replace my caravan sport 2wd gc is on the short list.
Surprisingly she handles well. Although I am reluctant to take it on the mountain like I do the eagle of course. Although there is alot of body roll. I am impressed with the brakes and seems to stop pretty good for a vehicle of that size. However she is a bit bouncy, which I am assuming are the original 150K+ shocks, which I have two new ones for the rear ready to be put in.
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I'm sure with a new set of shocks and factory 17's with street tires it would be as good as the sport.

I may have to come south and grab one.
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Finished the 100% Factory install of the fog lights. Interestingly they turn on with just the parking lamps on. These should help at night with the sucky headlights.

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So, Jeep is legal now.

The misfire is still there but smoothing out. Or I am just dreaming. The ABS system was scanned and found that I have a "ABS Pump not running" code. checked fuses and they are good. So no easy fix on that.

Noticed today while on a extended drive the Transmission likes to make a whining sound while in 4th. Checking the fluid shows it has not been changed in a bit. Hoping a service will make it happy again.

Otherwise, got her cleaned up and with a few exceptions is in great shape.

Few new pictures!











You have to try with this one thing under the distributor cap;itīs known as PICK-UP COIL. I had a similar issue with some chrysler vehicles but itīs not that expensive...and easy to replace
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You have to try with this one thing under the distributor cap;itīs known as PICK-UP COIL. I had a similar issue with some chrysler vehicles but itīs not that expensive...and easy to replace
The misfire is a Compression issue. The pick up coil would commonly cause a misfire at random and not just cyl one.
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So Misfire is basically gone. Been using MMO and after several tanks it runs better. Even more so in the woods.


Speaking of which,












Always have someone bigger than you to pull you out. Also, better off make it a Mopar as well!




In Needs a bigger boat mode:


Kayak Mode:


In Rebellious Mode: (Note, the back entrance on Hailey's Road has no such warning or sign. I was able (amazingly) to cross all of hailey's road (basically a mountain and valley) to the front entrance.)



And added today shiney chrome handles.

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Looks good Devan. If it wouldn't cost almost triple in fuel, I would bring my truck down in October to hit some trails with you!!
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