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Old March 1st, 2012, 19:20
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Re: the what's left you straded thread

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That brings to mind the time my power steering pump failed in my red Jeep. I was driving up the mountain at night on a windy road (hwy. 38). It was below freezing and there were patches of ice here and there. In order to maintain consistent steering (not wavering in/out of power assist) I had to keep the engine above about 3200 RPM. That's easier said than done with an automatic and 31s with 3.55s.

I changed out that pump on the mountain, luckily their Napa auto has about everything and the required tools is simple.
In my case, I was on a trip home from Georgia, the line blew out a rust booger, and I rolled into the nearest motel parking lot trailing a puddle of the last ounce of PS fluid. The fitting was rusted solid as well, and I didn't have the tools to do it myself. The next morning I called around and found one dealer who could sell me the part but couldn't do the work, and another, about 40 miles away, who could do the work if they got the part. I headed off, first to an auto parts store for a jug of fluid, then to the dealer with the part, and then, stopping every five miles or so to top up fluid, to the dealer who fixed it. They squeezed me in, charged me only about 50 bucks, and I was on my way, but it was a long long morning!

The next year in almost exactly the same place my coolant tank burst, but this time it was daytime, and I went to the dealer with the parts, bought a tank and put it in in the parking lot of the closest supermarket I could find that sold cheap 50/50 antifreeze.

Something about the greater Harrisburg area that that Jeep just did not like.
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Old March 2nd, 2012, 05:16
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Something about the greater Harrisburg area that that Jeep just did not like.
theres something about I81 that jeeps dont like.
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Old March 2nd, 2012, 05:53
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Re: the what's left you straded thread

I see a very similar resemblance... Gotta look close....



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Old March 2nd, 2012, 13:12
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Re: the what's left you straded thread

I wanted to go right, but my jeep wanted to go left...

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Old March 2nd, 2012, 15:15
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Re: the what's left you stranded thread

2000 XJ
1. Cam sensor. The shaft seized in the housing, engine quit. Towed home. took me a while to figure out what was going on.
2. Starter. Parked in a big puddle. Towed home to dry garage. The tow took longer than the replacement.

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1. Electrical fire in dash melted fusible link. Replaced link with a piece of speaker wire. Wheeled the rest of the day and drove 120 miles home that night.
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Old March 4th, 2012, 13:41
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I would say Sam (KTM) wins for abuse, Ken loses for neglect.


probably accurate

But I went wheeling this weekend, did you?

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theres something about I81 that jeeps dont like.
Yeah. One of the big hills near w-b or scranton or so is the one that finished off the transmission in my 96.
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Re: the what's left you stranded thread

I haven't had any think happen on I81 that has left me stranded, but I did have the exhaust on the ZJ fall off there.
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Ah,.. The "Paris" effect. Kind of pretty girl, but cross eyed.(And you might get tetanus if you work on it real hard)
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Old March 6th, 2012, 23:35
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I wanted to go right, but my jeep wanted to go left...

It looks to me like your alignment might be off. Just a little bit though!
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