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    Intake port not plugged?

    My son asked why the Jeep was suddenly making so much noise. Upon investigation the exhaust pipe had split at the flange for the exhaust manifold. I got a replacement pipe and am going to hack it in temporarily (considering an engine swap, but that's another story). When I got some light on...
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    Unsubscribe/Block Thread??

    Hey, Things are great with the new software, but they can always be better, right? Any chance we could get either: 1) A block/hide thread option 2) A button next to each thread that marks it read without having to open the thread There are some threads that I know I will never look at. It...
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    Are Mopar YJ Half Door handles worth it?

    I had one of the aftermarket ones fail during install. The "metal" tab that attaches to the rod broke. I see that there are Mopar official ones at there. However, they are $109 vs $22 for the OMIX-ADA. I'm willing to pay if it's worth it, but don't want to overpay if it's not going to be...
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    Ouch. Change in Maryland Historic Vehicles Law

    This sucks!! Subject: Important information about Maryland registered historic vehicles http://www.mva.maryland.gov/mvabanner.jpg Important information about Maryland registered historic vehicles Dear Historic Vehicle Owner, As the owner of a historic vehicle, we want to make you aware of...
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    Rear main seal change - how to remove motor mount?

    Hello, I've hit Google hard on this and I "think" I know what to do, but would like confirmation. From the pictures you can see that the passenger motor mount is blocking access to one of the oil pan bolts. Some of the threads mention this and say to "support the engine" and remove the...
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    Wrong part blues...

    I guess this would have been in the old ramblings section. Has anyone else had a part on the shelf for a year and then when you went to install it turned out to be the wrong one??? :angry: I started getting a little tiny bit of smoke on startup a year ago and since it's gotten worse I've...
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    Regear and Axle Question

    I currently have the stock Dana 30 and AMC 20 axles with 2.7.3 gears. As I've mentioned before I need to do a regear. I'm going to 4.11. That part is settled. However, I need advice on how to get there. I got quotes from installers and they're around $2K just for the regear. However, I...
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    Evaluate my frame, please!!

    I'm trying to get the Jeep for an extended trip in June/July (guess where??). I want to try to make it as reliable as possible and set it up for (hopefully) years of future use. It is a pampered road Jeep for the most part, although my son occasionally gets it dirty. It will not be wheeled...
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    Shotgun Rider Thread

    One of my favorite Jeep songs this year is Shotgun Rider by Tim McGraw. I thought it would be fun if people would post up pics of their Scrambler shotgun riders. No rules, can be wives, husbands, kids, buddies, dogs, cats, whatever.
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    Original speedometer cabling attachment??

    I replaced my speedo cable and all was fine for a couple months until it broke. My question is whether the cable basically runs free from the firewall attachment to the transmission or if it's supposed to be tied or restrained somehow? Thanks! Chris V.
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    Installation of YJ Wipers and Linkage on CJ Windshield

    My wipers have never been right. Then they started binding. So, I've been thinking about doing this for some time. Gr8dain and BOBCAT have posts where they've talked about doing this and how much better it was. I thought I would do a post with pictures in case someone else wants to give it a...
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    Is this a potential MAJOR FAIL with PO installed spacers??

    So, took the wheels off for the first time while working on the brakes. I found this: From measuring I appears that there are about 8 threads of the bolt on the wheel stud. It's worked fine for two years, but I don't want it to suddenly explode on me. Is this sufficient? Should I get...
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    Help! Need advice onNavajo brakes empty rear reservoir in master cylinder

    Hello, So, I recently took three steps forward and the Scrambler is running again. However, when I took it out for the first time in 3 or 4 months the brake pedal was soft and went to the floor. As the man said "That's your problem". The right (rear) reservoir is completely empty. I...
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    Half door lock troubles

    When I got the Scrambler I also got two half doors on unknown year. They did not include locks or some of the other parts. I've ordered an OMIX-ADA 812287K2 set, but it doesn't seem to fit. The groves look similar and I'm probably missing some trick, but I twist and turn it and I don't see...
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    Elephant in the room??? New Jeep Renegade

    Well, Guess they hyped up the marketing push as I'm seeing it all over. I imagine I know someone in New Jersey that DOESN'T want one, even in the TrailHawk Edition :rotfl: What does everyone else think? Better than a Subaru if you are young and want some offroad capability on a limited...
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    Another truck thread. What about the new Canyon as a tow vehicle?

    Okay, I'm not ready to jump yet, but I want to have an idea if I have to decide suddenly and I sure would appreciate some advice from the experienced tow jockeys here :thumbsup: I looking at the new Colorado mid-size truck. Besides being a semi-occasional driver, I'd like to be able to tow the...
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    Arghh!!! The UP is rough on cars!

    No, this isn't from a 30+ year old Jeep. This is from a 9 year old Subaru :eek: My son moved back from the UP and was having a lot of noise from the right side. My shop (that I used to trust) gave me an astronomical price (over $1200) to change 2 hub assemblies. In the past I would have...
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    Head about to explode! Looking at used Jeeps :(

    Hey, Looking for a Jeep for my son to take to college. His mother is not willing to let the Scrambler go :) It seems like people have posted some awesome deals on low mile LJ's. How did you guys find them? Between EBay, AutoTrader, Cars.com, and CarGurus my head is about to explode...
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    Mud effects??

    I know I'm sometimes in the minority here when it comes to paint. However, does anyone like simulated mud splatters on a $40,000+ MSRP jeep? Just seems tacky, but to each his own I guess :shrug...
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    Steering wheel wobble. NOT the normal tilt column problem

    Last year I did the tilt column wobble fix with my father and it's tight as a drum. However, I'm getting a wobble near the top of wheel. I can't pull the wheel as I don't have a 3 hole puller. I'll get that on Monday (although I may try the Redneck hammer trick), but it would be great if...
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