Took pictures of problem.PLEASE help.. - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Jeep-Short Wheelbase All discussion of short wheelbase Jeeps: CJ, TJ, YJ and JK

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-12-2001, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 2,001
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Took pictures of problem.PLEASE help..

My jeep is immobile right now..I posted earlier that i had problems.I am thinking this could possibly be because a body lift?Well I adjusted the one rod that comes out of my transmission and attaches to my clutch linkage.No when I hit the clutch it goes all the way to the floor and doesnt come back up.Well it seems like there is too much room between the clutch linkage and the pivot points..Ill attach a few pictures.Its kinda hard to tell.The end of that adjuster thing that connects my tranny to my linkage was always sitting on the exhaust pipe..and my clutch is always super hard to push in.Well can anyone tell me anything?

Also my I have another question about my steering shaft thing..where it enters..I dont know where but its near my radiator..The end looks busted.I took a few pics.AND my front driveshaft moves around..Is that normal?Its like where the thing that holds the yoke connects to the shaft..Well its kinda loose..Not sure if there is something wrong with that
Thanks!

Short Wheelbase Message Board Members Pictures!http://www.geocities.com/swbjeep
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 9-332826-linkage2tranny.jpg (12.2 KB, 1 views)
JoeyCJ55 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-12-2001, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 2,001
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Took pictures of problem.PLEASE help..

here is a closeup

Short Wheelbase Message Board Members Pictures!http://www.geocities.com/swbjeep
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 9-332836-closertranny2linkage.jpg (10.9 KB, 0 views)
JoeyCJ55 is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 02-12-2001, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 2,001
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Took pictures of problem.PLEASE help..

Oh yeah and I had to move my WHOLE computer to the garage..I have the digital camera that attaches to it.It sucked

Well here is a shot where you can see the whole pic of the linkage

Short Wheelbase Message Board Members Pictures!http://www.geocities.com/swbjeep
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 9-332841-wholelinkage.jpg (12.8 KB, 0 views)
JoeyCJ55 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-12-2001, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 2,001
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Took pictures of problem.PLEASE help..

Here is the steering shaft

Short Wheelbase Message Board Members Pictures!http://www.geocities.com/swbjeep
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 9-332846-steeringshaft.jpg (12.0 KB, 0 views)
JoeyCJ55 is offline  
post #5 of (permalink) Old 02-12-2001, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 2,001
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Took pictures of problem.PLEASE help..

here is that adjuster thing laying on my exhaust

Short Wheelbase Message Board Members Pictures!http://www.geocities.com/swbjeep
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 9-332849-adjusteronexhaust.jpg (10.9 KB, 0 views)
JoeyCJ55 is offline  
post #6 of (permalink) Old 02-12-2001, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 2,001
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Took pictures of problem.PLEASE help..

Here is the front driveshaft.

Short Wheelbase Message Board Members Pictures!http://www.geocities.com/swbjeep
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 9-332857-frontdriveshaft.jpg (7.7 KB, 0 views)
JoeyCJ55 is offline  
post #7 of (permalink) Old 02-12-2001, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 2,001
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Took pictures of problem.PLEASE help..

I have to throw this in for "good measure"
It isnt broke or anything but my battery died a few days after I bought the jeep.My dad works at freightliner and I have this battery that was in a semi.Its HUGE

Short Wheelbase Message Board Members Pictures!http://www.geocities.com/swbjeep
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 9-332865-semibattery.jpg (11.8 KB, 0 views)
JoeyCJ55 is offline  
post #8 of (permalink) Old 02-12-2001, 07:20 PM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Took pictures of problem.PLEASE help..

Joey, Lets start by asking how much body lift do you have?
The steering shaft has a rubber boot that goes over a cross shaft (T-shaped) this cross shaft has two squares on it. One on either end. These slide into the coupler that the rubber boot mates too. The rubber boot is there to keep the grease in the coupler.
This brings me back to the body lift question.
Your steering box is mounted to the frame.(Fixed point A)
Your steering shaft at the top is connected to the fire-wall (Body) of the Jeep.(Fixed point B)
The shaft is from the factory a fixed length, as you pull the body(Fixed point B) away form the frame (Fixed point A)
This causes the lower part of the shaft to pull away from the coupler. This will tear the rubber boot and in certain situations pull the shaft right out of the coupler.
Here is a easy solution:
In the middle of your steering shaft there are two white plastic pins. These keep the upper and lower shaft as one piece. If you use a propane torch and heat these pins up until they are COMPLETLY melted youn can slide the two shafts apart. Now you have a longer steering shaft and some slip for those times you are really twisted up off-road.

I need to go out and look at my clutch lingage but there are a couple of links out there for this very problem.....I will post after I go out and look.


Common sense is genius dressed in working clothes.
http://www.austinjeeper.com

post #9 of (permalink) Old 02-12-2001, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 2,001
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Took pictures of problem.PLEASE help..

Its a once inch body lift..they are little pucks.I dont remember seeing any rubber boot.But someone has messed with that before..It looks like there are paper clips or something in the shaft.
Thanks..Is that what looks like is wrong with the shaft?That it is too short?
Thanks a lot!
I dont know anyone else with a swb jeep..actually I kinda do..I dont know them well and one is selling his(seen it in his garage for a second)and the other has one that sits in his driveway..hes trying to sell it.Anyways they dont know enought about em to help me
Thanks
Joey

Short Wheelbase Message Board Members Pictures!http://www.geocities.com/swbjeep
JoeyCJ55 is offline  
post #10 of (permalink) Old 02-12-2001, 07:50 PM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Took pictures of problem.PLEASE help..

Wow, that looks like more than a week-night! I can't really tell, but does your drive shaft really look like that? It should come fairly straight out of the differential to the transfercase. I wouldn't think all of these things are because of a 1" body lift. Usually you don't run into probs. until you start 2-3" height. My guess is who ever had it b4 you was a VERY SHADE TREE mechanic.

Jon

J just
E mpty
E very
P ocket!!

'85 or is it a '98?? Cj-7 33x12x15" BFG 2.5" Rancho 258 T-176 Almost EVERYthing Rebuilt or Replaced
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome