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Old August 21st, 2014, 09:16
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Re: Thatxjguy's 1999 Jeep Cherokee Build 'Hole in the Pocket'

Replace the rear main seal while you are in there!
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Old August 21st, 2014, 09:38
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Very cool! Thanks for the write-up and how-to. I'm not lifted but I have some great ramps that I use to get the ole' XJ off the ground if needed.

Is it also possible to replace the Main Bearing while doing this or do you have to remove the Cam, etc... to get at that?
Yes, you can also replace main bearings if you're careful.

I don't think you'll want to use ramps. You'll want to let the axle droop, so you'll need to lift from the unibody.
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Old August 21st, 2014, 10:04
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Re: Thatxjguy's 1999 Jeep Cherokee Build 'Hole in the Pocket'

Thanks guys. This is on my list to check and replace so this was helpful.

This weekend it looks like I'll be replacing the front axle wheel bearings on my son's '01 Ford Sportrack. Hopefully the 100 degree temps don't kill me.
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Old August 21st, 2014, 10:30
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I was able to pull the oil pan off when I had no drop, but I did have to lift up the body a few inches.. it can be done. Also had to remove the steering stabilizer to get the pan off.
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Old August 28th, 2014, 17:17
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I did a little photo shoot for my Instagram today. They're just pretty shots. Nothing special.






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Old August 28th, 2014, 17:18
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Found myself a police package 4-switch bezel too!



And... bought this.

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Old August 29th, 2014, 09:26
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Found myself a police package 4-switch bezel too!



And... bought this.

Did it have the ext idle switch? If so, I want it if you will sell it.
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Old August 29th, 2014, 09:33
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Found myself a police package 4-switch bezel too!



And... bought this.

Did it have the ext idle switch? If so, I want it if you will sell it.
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Still need to: truss, shave, relocate shock mounts on the 8.25; Regear with selectable lockers; 2x6 rockers, belly skids, rewire "stereo" ...
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Old August 29th, 2014, 09:57
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Did it have the ext idle switch? If so, I want it if you will sell it.
No, just the bezel lol
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Old September 3rd, 2014, 14:36
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Now with the rear sway bar out:



I decided it was time to work on making the front one safer. Got some nice Moog bushings (25.5mm) for my 26mm sway bar, and they're really stout little bushings:



I put some WD-40 in between the bar and the bushing to make it slide easier. In time, it will press out due to weathering and driving:



After that, I decided to tackle a problem I had yesterday. My top radiator hose had a leak in it! I've been wondering why I've been smelling coolant, and I thought it might have been a leaky heater core. Well, nope. So I decided to get an upper and lower radiator hose. If I'm going to do one, might as well do both:



The bottom one was a pain in the ass. The factory put the clamp right where I could barely reach it and my channel locks couldn't fit right under the engine block because there was a pulley mount in the way:



Needless to say, I got the bastard out.

I made sure to put in better, non-factory hose clamps too:



Oh and... as a side project, I picked some 784 injectors from the junk yard yesterday. I let them sit in gunk degreaser overnight, and I'll run some seafoam through them later. I put new o-rings in them. The micro filters look okay. And Ohm readings are about 14 each, so they all seem to be working at the same resistance. I'll give them a try.



I'm hoping these 784s will be better than the Ford orangetops I ran earlier.
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I splurged for the JKS quick disco's... it's money well spent, especially with your setup. I don't know how other folks can run those other wimpy setups.
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Pics looks sharp BTW.
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Old September 3rd, 2014, 15:56
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I splurged for the JKS quick disco's... it's money well spent, especially with your setup. I don't know how other folks can run those other wimpy setups.
I like them better too, but that'll have to be something I buy when I get all the important stuff fixed first
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Old September 7th, 2014, 10:32
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Well I found this awesome tool at Tractor Supply. I'll be throwing it under my back seat for a rainy day.




Oh, and for $4, I also found this there:

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Re: Thatxjguy's 1999 Jeep Cherokee Build 'Hole in the Pocket'

I believe that shovel is known as the "e tool". Googleize it or just ask any former/current enlisted.
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