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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-03-2015, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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Back on the road for the first time in a long time.

Well, since this forum doesn't get much action anymore I'll do my part and post something.

After about six years of relative inactivity, I put my XJ back into service recently.

I replaced/installed the following:

New water pump
New heater hoses
New radiator hoses
New thermostat
New idler pulley
New serpentine belt
New muffler and tailpipe
New shocks
New steering damper
New rear driveshaft u-joints
New P/S wheel cylinder
New flexible brake hoses
New hard brake lines
New caliper bleeder screws
New fuel tank vent line
New fuel filter
New license plate lamp bulb
New climate control panel bulb
New rear wiper blade

I also fixed the broken antenna connection behind the P/S kick panel, fixed the intermittent low beams/no high beams, fixed/replaced the D/S front door lock rod clip, changed the oil and coolant, bled the brakes and aired up the tires. The spare had less than 5 PSI in it, I'm glad I checked it.

It still runs like it did the day I bought it.

If the floors weren't so rusty, I might get another 200K out of it.

"Every form of refuge has it's price."
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It still runs like it did the day I bought it.

If the floors weren't so rusty, I might get another 200K out of it.
Hey man, good to see ya still plugging away. Do what I did, find yourself some sheet metal and spend a week or 2 cutting out the rotted stuff and patching in some new. All I had laying around was some 3/16th sheet, so that's what I used, I figure it could just about take a blast from an IED or sumtin, LOL. (Well probably not really, but it is damned stout and will far out live the rest of my pile).

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I've put almost 2K miles on my Cherokee since I put it back on the road and so far, so good.

I changed the cap, rotor, plugs and wires today since I couldn't remember the last time I had done it.

The plugs looked ok but the contacts on the cap and rotor were pretty nasty looking so I'm glad I changed them.

Seems to idle a bit smoother now as well.

Now to decide if I want bother to try and fix some of the oil leaks.

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I just replaced the clutch master and slave cylinders as the clutch had been acting strange lately. It finally decided not to disengage at all the other night. Everything seems to be working correctly now after master and slave replacement. Fortunately, bleeding the system wasn't too bad even with no bleeder screws in the master or slave.

Not bad for twenty year old original parts that have never been touched or the fluid changed.

Still ignoring the oil leaks for the most part but I might have to do the rear output shaft seal on the t-case as it is leaking pretty badly. It needs an engine rear main seal again but I'm not sure I'll bother.

I also replaced an oil pan, rear main seal, oil filter adapter o-ring, front swaybar endlinks, transmission cooler lines and rear washer fluid pump on an '01 Cherokee.

With the late style exhaust manifold, the oil pan was quite a treat to remove.

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The Walker catalytic converter I put on with my original Rusty's Off Road exhaust kit circa 1998-1999 finally went belly up last week.

The outlet broke off where it met the cat body. A hundred bucks later (fifty after the rebate) and I'm back rolling.

I think this is the first vehicle Iíve owned long enough to wear out this many parts Iíve already replaced once.

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Mine is getting to the point that I am about ready to sell it or scrap it. Just way to many abused miles and I have way to many vehicles to keep up with them all It has served me well for over 16 years and the 150K I put on it. WIll see if I cant squeeze this winter out of it and then it's got to go.

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That's going to make mine one he last survivors over here.

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The front bearing or bushing in my original heater blower motor finally started screaming the other day (as I knew it would someday) when I turned the fan on now that temps are dropping.

So I replaced it the other day as well as replacing the tailgate latch dome light switch. One of the contacts had rotted off shorting the switch so I couldn't turn the dome light off. Since it appears you can't buy just the switch and a NOS latch is around $70, I took another damaged switch off of a damaged/incomplete latch assembly and made one working assembly out of the pair.

I think I'm almost at the point where I need to change the 6-7 year old front wiper blades too.

Nix, living in the rust belt as I do, seeing another pre-97 Cherokee on the road does not happen often anymore.
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Haha, don't give up!
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This forum IS pretty dead, isn't it? Though even the short wheelbase forum where I spent a lot of time around 10 years ago is pretty dead now, too... what's up with that? And with the number of XJs I used to share the trails with when I had my CJ5, I'm surprised there's not more activity here.

After many Jeepless years, I bought a 2000 XJ today. Not expecting to get into rockcrawling or modifications to the extent I did with the CJ5, but I certainly do intend to use it for what it was designed for!
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