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Mike's Cherokee Build - The Green PoS
03-21-2016, 08:17 AM
Post: #41
RE: Mike's Cherokee Build - The Green PoS
The locker worked great in the muddy parts yesterday!

Such as pulling a stuck F350 Powerstroke up a muddy hill. Definitely need to get the oil pan gasket replaced, it was really smoking when it got heated up.

Also still impressed with how well the combination junkyard/used parts front suspension works!

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03-21-2016, 09:54 AM
Post: #42
RE: Mike's Cherokee Build - The Green PoS
(03-21-2016 08:17 AM)Miller88 Wrote:  The locker worked great in the muddy parts yesterday!

Such as pulling a stuck F350 Powerstroke up a muddy hill. Definitely need to get the oil pan gasket replaced, it was really smoking when it got heated up.

Also still impressed with how well the combination junkyard/used parts front suspension works!

Looked great yesterday, I think we all had a good time. She also did a good job providing an anchor point for me to winch from when I got buried in that one mud pit!
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03-21-2016, 10:45 AM
Post: #43
RE: Mike's Cherokee Build - The Green PoS
I think you actually started to pull me in to the mud pit!

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03-27-2016, 08:39 PM
Post: #44
RE: Mike's Cherokee Build - The Green PoS
I bought two auto adjuster kits from Napa and a set of drums.

Right side went together no problem. The Napa kit had a slightly shorter cable, slightly larger cable guide and auto adjuster wheel.

Left side had some more issues. The Napa adjuster wheel and cable guide were longer ... and so was the cable. Used the old cable and did a bit of mix and match.

So both adjusters work. I'm surprised at how well the thing stops now! The rear brakes generally would stop working 30 miles after driving. The rear brakes and parking brake still work after the entire drive back from my parents' house!

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04-10-2016, 07:30 AM
Post: #45
RE: Mike's Cherokee Build - The Green PoS
Rear brakes work 2 weeks later. Surprisingly enough.

Got it in the borrowed garage. Drained the oil out and changed the engine mounts. The right side is 100X harder than the drivers side ... even though it does not look that way.

Found a bit of a snag with the oil pan project. The 2000 and 2001 have two manifolds that connect up to the part with the cats. It looks like the cats are interfering with me getting into the oil pan bolts. May have to take the exhaust and two cats off. Ugh

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04-11-2016, 03:56 PM
Post: #46
RE: Mike's Cherokee Build - The Green PoS
Got the pan off. Surprisingly easy!

Found an oil pump bolt in the pan. There was some white slime in the pan too. No sludge in the engine.

Flexplate is cracked Angry

Oh well. Once it's back running (and the frame is patched) I'll have to get the flexplate changed.

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04-11-2016, 06:51 PM
Post: #47
RE: Mike's Cherokee Build - The Green PoS
(04-11-2016 03:56 PM)Miller88 Wrote:  Got the pan off. Surprisingly easy!

Found an oil pump bolt in the pan. There was some white slime in the pan too. No sludge in the engine.

Flexplate is cracked Angry

Oh well. Once it's back running (and the frame is patched) I'll have to get the flexplate changed.

Did you have to remove the exhaust pipe? I need to replace the oil pan as well on my 2000 TJ and looks like you have to.
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04-11-2016, 07:13 PM
Post: #48
RE: Mike's Cherokee Build - The Green PoS
Did you have to remove the exhaust pipe? I need to replace the oil pan as well on my 2000 TJ and looks like you have to.
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I change my oil pan last summer in my 01 th and to make it easier the starter has to come out and you have to remove the exhaust down to to get the pan off.
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04-12-2016, 08:00 AM
Post: #49
RE: Mike's Cherokee Build - The Green PoS
(04-11-2016 06:51 PM)tacowillys Wrote:  
(04-11-2016 03:56 PM)Miller88 Wrote:  Got the pan off. Surprisingly easy!

Found an oil pump bolt in the pan. There was some white slime in the pan too. No sludge in the engine.

Flexplate is cracked Angry

Oh well. Once it's back running (and the frame is patched) I'll have to get the flexplate changed.

Did you have to remove the exhaust pipe? I need to replace the oil pan as well on my 2000 TJ and looks like you have to.


Exhaust is routed differently on a TJ (and that works in my favor!). You have to disconnect the portion that goes under the oil pan.

Luckily, on XJ 4.0s, it runs back a ways and under the bellhousing area, so all I had to do was take the starter off and jack up on the right side of the frame about 4 inches and it came out. The axle is directly under the middle of the pan, and the trac bar hits the nose of the pan if dropped much.

Getting the crank girdle out is not so much fun also ...

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04-20-2016, 06:58 PM
Post: #50
RE: Mike's Cherokee Build - The Green PoS
Well now it's out of comission for quite a while.

The old rear main seal wouldn't come out so I had to loosen some of the crank bearing caps. It came out with some fighting.

Went to put the new one in and it ripped and is now stuck in there.

What a cluster. Have done this before on a 4.0L and never had a problem. So, gotta figure out a way to drag it out of my friend's garage and bring it somewhere to have yet another rear main seal put in and put back together.

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