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« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2016, 10:24:48 PM »

R and R of the rear arm and balljoint is done. I honestly was intimidated by this job. I think the fact it was an A Arm and ball joint vs quadracoil coupled with my lack of recent garage time. But the job went smooth. All in all it took 4 hours split over two nights. I think I will do a full write up later on.

Old bushings weren't hateful.


I think I used all Crown parts from Rock Auto. I opted to get a replacement arm with new bushings already installed and a balljoint already pressed into the plate. It was more money, but sure did simplify the work.


Only knock on the arm was having to tap holes from the 4 connections.


I only did a 5 mile test drive but it was notably tighter and no suspension movement when shifting from R to D or D to R. I need to get some more miles in before I claim any more victories.

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« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2016, 10:26:19 PM »

Worn ball joint?
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« Reply #32 on: April 21, 2016, 04:23:00 PM »

MasterFlow Tsunami added to the recovery kit.


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« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2016, 08:47:51 AM »

WJ went wheeling













It was a bit different wheeling an auto, but it was definitely a jeep. Aired down to 20 and it was a comfortable ride. Not sure if I would pursue disconnects with the WJ, I feel like an more articulation and the tires would be in the fenders.

Biggest accomplishment is just the trip itself. 320 miles and 20ish on gravel, dirt, or mountain roads. No hiccups. Gives me a lot of confidence in the WJ for long trips. Onto the next trail!

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« Reply #34 on: April 24, 2016, 02:55:44 PM »

WJ went wheeling













It was a bit different wheeling an auto, but it was definitely a jeep. Aired down to 20 and it was a comfortable ride. Not sure if I would pursue disconnects with the WJ, I feel like an more articulation and the tires would be in the fenders.

Biggest accomplishment is just the trip itself. 320 miles and 20ish on gravel, dirt, or mountain roads. No hiccups. Gives me a lot of confidence in the WJ for long trips. Onto the next trail!

Awesome Sean.  Any pics of your rear tires up off the ground like the Cayennes?

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« Reply #35 on: April 24, 2016, 03:01:04 PM »


Awesome Sean.  Any pics of your rear tires up off the ground like the Cayennes?


I skipped the hill as I was tail and we were over an hour behind schedule. But with a solid rear axle I'm not sure I would have lifted a tire. Probably would have but not nearly as high.

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« Reply #36 on: July 11, 2016, 12:34:08 PM »

WJ putting in some work at the stone yard hauling two trips of L5s. Moving 3 tons of stone for the WJ is a lot easier than my body moving them. Tired.

I opted to increase the air pressure of the trailer tires from 33 to 43 and it towed a ton better with the weight.


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« Reply #37 on: July 11, 2016, 12:40:49 PM »

WJ putting in some work at the stone yard hauling two trips of L5s. Moving 3 tons of stone for the WJ is a lot easier than my body moving them. Tired.

I opted to increase the air pressure of the trailer tires from 33 to 43 and it towed a ton better with the weight.



Trailer is a much better option for that kind of weight than the back of the Jeep.  lol.  did you see the picture of my XJ with 2000lbs of concrete in it?  Poor leaf springs...

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« Reply #38 on: July 11, 2016, 01:14:45 PM »

I saw the pics. The trailer is definitely the right tool for the job for hauling stone.

Pretty sure I got over loaded on the second trip. Jeep still dos well, but the trailer was more than maxed out.

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« Reply #39 on: August 02, 2016, 08:44:27 PM »

Ended up getting the AC serviced at a local shop.  The WJ has been so much more enjoyable to drive with cold air coming out of the vents.

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« Reply #40 on: December 11, 2016, 07:13:53 PM »

Probably the least technical thing ever, I changed a light bulb. Realized my driver parking light was out. Was dreading replacing it, but had no idea how easy it would be to pop out the headlight assembly and replace a bulb. Bonus win I had a spare parking light bulb already in the box of stuff.





I did however notice that the mounting bracket for the front grill and headlights is cracked at the mount. Which maybe to blame for bad headlight alignment? It looks like the vertical adjustment is easy, but the horizontal adjuster doesn't appear to exist.


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« Reply #41 on: January 04, 2017, 02:45:35 PM »

Rotated the tires, pretty exciting. But in the process noticed this electrical connector just hanging out above the gas tank.



I've had this mystery noise that sound kinda like unsecure cargo rattling when I'm on a rough road. So I pulled out the two tabs that were holding down nothing and secured this connector.

After that I noticed I have a small leak from the output shaft of the NV247 transfer case. I elected to have a look at the fluid and felt it best be changed. Of course it doesn't take ATF+4 which I have in stock in my garage. So off to the dealer to purchase this $14.50 a qt fluid, no doubt made from unicorn tears. In normal fashion I managed to round off one of the full plugs. But not so bad it halted the job, it will need to be replaced the next time I'm under there.



It was nice to spend some quality time with the WJ. Next up is to change the diff fluid. And seriously invest into fixing the seat heaters.

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« Reply #42 on: January 04, 2017, 02:52:24 PM »

Did that connector solve your rattle?! I've been trying to chase down what appears to be the same, as we've discussed. Be amazing if that was it.

Sucks about that fluid.  I'll have to look into that, although I think mine is a 241 so I think it will just take ATF. I'm guessing that unicorn stuff has some kind of additive for the clutches for the all-time 4WD?

Also, I have news for you, I will text.

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« Reply #43 on: January 04, 2017, 03:18:01 PM »

Did that connector solve your rattle?! I've been trying to chase down what appears to be the same, as we've discussed. Be amazing if that was it.

Sucks about that fluid.  I'll have to look into that, although I think mine is a 241 so I think it will just take ATF. I'm guessing that unicorn stuff has some kind of additive for the clutches for the all-time 4WD?

Also, I have news for you, I will text.


Yea the NV247 only takes MoparŪ P/N 05016796AA. It's more like gear oil than ATF.

And I did run over a rough road at a high speed and did not hear the rattle, but I'm going to get more miles on it before I decide if it fixed anything. It's obviously suppose to be secured, so that's something.


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« Reply #44 on: May 06, 2017, 01:32:08 PM »

More for historical purposes than an informative post, but the WJ has now thrown a P0108 code twice. Once last August, once last week. Both times cleared themselves after another day of driving. Not sure what action if any I will end up taking.

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