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M4wdFab

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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #90 on: January 08, 2018, 07:41:43 PM »
ordered a few 50amp 5gage quick connects so i can drop the plow.  I think a 400$ XJ will be procured next year for plow duties if im still in the same location.  Too easy. 

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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #91 on: October 18, 2018, 07:15:52 PM »
oil change
trans fluids topped off

looks like it needs trans cooler lines and at least one ball joint
plow frame attached
cleaned out
needs a new switch for heater blower and should be good for winter duty minus a valid inspection sticker

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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #92 on: November 17, 2018, 04:25:15 PM »
still a sweet plowing machine. 

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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #93 on: September 05, 2019, 08:22:41 AM »
borrowed time and in need of service on this unit. 


sweet burning ATF machine and got awful front end issues.  sticker is almost 2 years out and needs a windsheild.  might be time to send

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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #94 on: September 09, 2019, 11:56:16 AM »
getting a windshield today!

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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #95 on: September 16, 2019, 11:14:02 PM »
oil and filter change
trans cooler line leaks repaired
cracked exhaust manifold welded
tail pipe welded back to muffler

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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #96 on: September 20, 2019, 09:04:31 AM »
failed inspection for multiple front end issues.  if i thought he was going to actually look at it i wouldn't have bothered lol
all front end parts and brakes ordered.  i think i have unit bearings in stock. 

silly that entire V8 steering is cheaper than one replacement tie rod end for the rugged ridge system thats on the jeep. 
bah. 
between this and a new windsheild, should have just bought another jeep!

1997 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 4.0L L6
ACDELCO   46D0058A   Ball Joint   $ 10.47   $ 0.00   2   $ 20.94
ACDELCO   46D2117A   Ball Joint   $ 10.87   $ 0.00   2   $ 21.74
CARDONE   663220 (66-3220)   CV Half Shaft Assembly   $ 35.79   $ 0.00   1   $ 35.79
CARDONE   663221 (66-3221)   CV Half Shaft Assembly   $ 44.79   $ 0.00   1   $ 44.79
CENTRIC   10206660 (102.06660)   Brake Pad   $ 9.02   $ 0.00   1   $ 9.02
CENTRIC   10204770 (102.04770)   Brake Pad   $ 9.70   $ 0.00   1   $ 9.70
CENTRIC   12167032 (121.67032)   Rotor   $ 15.36   $ 0.00   2   $ 30.72
CENTRIC   12167022 (121.67022)   Rotor   $ 16.94   $ 0.00   2   $ 33.88
CENTRIC   11861037 (118.61037)   Parking Brake Hardware Kit   $ 11.73   $ 0.00   1   $ 11.73
CENTRIC   11007010 (110.07010)   Parking Brake Shoe   $ 8.97   $ 0.00   1   $ 8.97
1997 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 5.2L V8
SKP   SDS1310   Tie Rod End   $ 20.79   $ 0.00   1   $ 20.79
SKP   SDS1312   Tie Rod End   $ 16.66   $ 0.00   1   $ 16.66
SKP   SES3096L   Tie Rod End   $ 4.54   $ 0.00   2   $ 9.08
SKP   SPES2079S   Tie Rod End Adjusting Sleeve   $ 4.35   $ 0.00   2   $ 8.70
Discount       $ -14.12
Shipping   Ground   $ 59.95
Tax       $ 26.27
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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #97 on: September 26, 2019, 09:45:18 PM »
i guess i still know how to work on jeeps.  not bad. 

installed everything above tonight in 4 hours.

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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #98 on: October 03, 2019, 10:56:48 AM »
got a sticker yesterday, reg renewed today!


good for another 2 years whooo

anyone ever adjust the front band on a 42re?  looks fairly straight forward once you manage to get access to it. 


i have shudder/ slipping from stop to 1-2MPH if load is anything over minimal untill speed gets above 3-5mph.  not RPM related.



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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #99 on: October 03, 2019, 11:13:12 AM »
adjusted bands on the 44RE in my Dakota a few times. Easy procedure: tighten until touching (I think it's 12 or 18 inch-pounds or similar) and back off prescribed number of turns, and tighten the lock nut. One is on the side of the trans and one is in the pan IIRC.
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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #100 on: October 03, 2019, 11:32:58 AM »
ya did some reading.  its just buried to get to. 


nothing that clearly relates to any symptom i have.  replaced the bag of normal parts you through at a 42RE  and nothing changed.  has not changed its performance or issue in 5 years, same issue with prevous owner also. 


last issue with the jeep id like to fix after putting glass and parts into it this time around.  bah

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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #101 on: October 03, 2019, 11:37:48 AM »
Kim's Venza developed similar symptom forever ago. Toyota said full trans rebuild, it's gonna grenade within months. She's still driving it without having touched that $3500 job as far as I know. Probably put 60k on it since. It was light throttle 2-3 shift on a 6 speed. Felt fine in as full-boogie as a 2.7L 4cyl can do.

42RE is a lot easier to find than an AWD Toyota trans. Shame they're probably all raped.
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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #102 on: October 03, 2019, 11:46:52 AM »
i have a known good spare sitting downstairs same year.  lost the known good TQ in the move though.   pulling and swap is a pain with the long arm kit it has installed so that's why it hasn't occurred. Not hard failing also makes swap effort not exciting.   

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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #103 on: October 03, 2019, 01:26:59 PM »
The shudder still occurs when shifted in “low”?

I still think it’s something to do with drivetrain. I remember it’s transmission mount is very ‘soft’ and allowing a ton of movement. Ratchet strap the t-case down onto the trans crossmember tight and go test drive and see what change.

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Re: ZJ wonder 5.0
« Reply #104 on: October 03, 2019, 01:46:39 PM »
not going to waste my time with thinking it has anything to do with drive train.  100% obvious a trans issue.  yes occurs in D and 1, but seems better or different in 1.