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88trailcrawler
October 29th, 2017, 10:25
Water pump is starting to seep. Figured I should knock out a few things at once. Looking for any “while you’re in there” ideas, upgrade opportunities, parts recommendations, tips, etc.

Here is the plan:
Water pump
T-stat
Upper and lower hoses

Add a transmission cooler.

Power steering (it’s seeping from somewhere)
Pump/reservoir/hoses.
Any worthy upgrades?

Timing chain cover gasket (I think it’s my last and only oil leak)
Oil pan gasket - is that required with timing cover?

Looking forward to any suggestions.

blakews2217
October 29th, 2017, 11:30
Water pump is starting to seep. Figured I should knock out a few things at once. Looking for any ďwhile youíre in thereĒ ideas, upgrade opportunities, parts recommendations, tips, etc.

Here is the plan:
Water pump
T-stat
Upper and lower hoses

Add a transmission cooler.

Power steering (itís seeping from somewhere)
Pump/reservoir/hoses.
Any worthy upgrades?

Timing chain cover gasket (I think itís my last and only oil leak)
Oil pan gasket - is that required with timing cover?

Looking forward to any suggestions.



If I remember right you use some RTV between the timing cover and oil pan. If your doing he timing cover check the chain for wear. Not usuly needed to be changed but couldnít hurt to atleast check it. Belt is easy, check for pully bearings. Iíll post more when I think about it.


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Ralph77
October 29th, 2017, 15:24
New belt, idler pulley, and the adjustment set up maybe. Don't forget the tube on the top of the water pump

https://www.napaonline.com/p/NDP6000635

lawsoncl
October 29th, 2017, 17:22
I agree get everything else done while you have the belt off. That belt is a pain in the butt to get on/off and tensioned. Whoever designed that adjuster should be shot.

Check whether the oil leak up front isn't the seal behind the harmonic balancer. If you pull the HB, get a longer bolt and nut to push it back on. Trying to use the stock bolt to pull it on will rip thread out because it's only going to engage a few threads at first.

Fan clutch upgrade maybe. Your choice on whether to put the trans cooler before the one in the rad or after. Part of the reason to have the one in the rad is to get the tranny up to temp in cold weather. Probably not an issue in SoCal though.

88trailcrawler
October 29th, 2017, 17:49
Well crap! Went to the coin op car wash do get all the gunk off for a closer look. Might have gotten the TPS wet. Had to pull the TCU fuse and manually shift it to get home. Checked and cleaned the two TCU connectors by the dipstick. Pulled and cleaned the TPS, couldnít get it to adjust and snapped a screw!!!

Iíll try new TPS tomorrow.............

Gotta love trying to keep a 30 year old jeep on the road.

old_man
October 29th, 2017, 18:05
Gotta love trying to keep a 30 year old jeep on the road.
I hear you. Mine is 32 years old.... well that is what the title says. By now there are not too many parts left from the original vehicle.

https://photos.smugmug.com/XFER/i-HrjrrXs/0/93586f59/L/DSCF0016%20%282%29-L.jpg

reeldba
October 29th, 2017, 18:10
If you can stand to add it in, the transmission cooler is a good thing. My son-in-law and I did ours about the same time. Anything we can do to extend the life of a nearly 20 year old vehicle is a good thing. The price was relatively inexpensive.