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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-14-2002, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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ramblings on a CJ5 (no question)

hey all. i just pulled my wheels off my jeep to check out the brakes. it was great, the brake parts were all new! apparently the last owner was telling the truth... it is a weird setup for the brake adjuster. im used to the star-wheel of ford's. also, oddly enough, theres a bolt stuck in the bleeder valve hole on one side. off of that, the gas tank is not made to be taken out from underneath. but luckily, my jeep sits high enough i could do it with no jack. muahahaha!! whats the weird can-looking thing on the driver side of the gas tank? has 2 lines running to it. is it another EPA vapor catcher? and is there a tool to take off front hubs? that nut in there is HUGE!! mine are all scarred up from previous dissasemblies (with a crowbar, im sure). and did these jeeps come with really small wheels? cause i would swear mine has a lift, but they say its just big tires. come to think of it, i think i just need to spend a day with a jeep expert... and i swear, these ramblings make perfect sense. now who are these guys in here? nice white suit ya got there... no, i just wanna finish this post auhhhhh lemme go!!! ahhhhhh!!! HEL
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Re: ramblings on a CJ5 (no question)

I dunno what the can thing is - my vapor canister is (was) on the driver's front fenderwell. As for the height, the 72-75's were pretty tall compared to other years. The spindle nut sockets are a little harder to find than the standard D44/GM spanner type, but they're out there - mine's a Matco, P/N # AN1901 (I think - it's kind of worn) Good luck with the Jeep, and continue rambling - it seems to help[img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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That's a few questions!

1.) The bolt is probably because the PO snapped off a bleeder screw.

2.) The can looking thing is your rollover valve. It prevents fuel from leaking out the vent lines when you're inspecting your undercarriage the hard way.

3.) The spindle nut socket can be bought from Quadratec at around $8. The scars are from using a chisel and hammer to remove/reinstall them. You should buy a new set of spindles nuts and washers. Quadratec again, around $20 for both sides.
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Re: ramblings on a CJ5 (no question)

Hi Sparky, welcome to the board! What size are your tires and how far is the bottom of the front bumper from the pavement? Someone here should be able to give you an estimate as to how much (if any) lift you have by these numbers.
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