New Project for me!
2001 WJ, 138k, 4L NP242.
Besides the obvious damage it looks like the front axle housing is bent, so I'm going to grab one tomorrow morning for it, hopefully I can find a complete axle assembly so I can throw the brakes onto my XJ.
It came with one transponder key that has not been programmed into the SKIM, so I will probably pick up another from Jeep, have it cut via the VIN, and get the 4 digit PIN then find a mobile locksmith who can program both at the same time. I found a guy who had a DRBIII for sale at $500 and I was ready to buy it just for this use(and future use for keys and remotes) when I found out he sold both
of them that he had. It was a heckuva deal, so I shouldn't be surprised that they were gone. Found another guy with one for $1800, but I just don't think I can make my money back quick enough to warrant purchasing it.
I managed to start it up enough times at 3 secs each to pull it out into the street and turn it around, still kinda hard to do though.
When I got it the shift cable had popped off down at the tranny so it wouldn't turn over, I suspect thats why the sentry key never got programmed, they figured there was no reason to program it if the Jeep was going to start, too bad it would have saved me a bunch of hassle.
The Front seats have some cig burns, I might throw some new cloth covers on it or throw some leather on it to spiffy it up, I haven't decided yet.
Someone installed an electric fan on it, when I popped a new battery in it this morning something started shorting out and I let the smoke out of some of the controller wiring. If I could find a new mechanical fan to throw on I would, but I don't recall there being any 4Ls at the yards right now, is the fan/clutch the same between the 4L and the 4.7?
Anyone know if I can use a header panel from a 2004 without much issues?
I understand that most people are talking about putting a 2004 setup on a 2003- setup for the grill, but I just need a good header panel and may be able to get my hands on a 2004 header.
Unfortunatly it looks like some body work was done a long time ago that while being a GREAT spray and bodywork, was never sealed correctly and rusted from the inside, I guess I get to be the guy to strip it off and fix it, I'll probably just pickup a new rear door to call that one good.
Dumbass wasn't wearing their seatbelt when it happened and hit the steering wheel and bent it. Ya the airbag may save your life, but if you hit the steering wheel hard enough with your chest to bend it your probably gonna wish you had your seatbelt on. Dumbass. I guess now I HAVE to put that Overland Steering wheel on.
It was also a smokers car so there are cig burns on the seats as well a smell to it. I swear smokers cars are always so revolting, I have to get the smell out of the thing to sell it. Between Homicide, Suicide and Smokers cars I tell ya the smoke is the nastiest, its much easier to get out other smells than smoke smells.
Someone stole the faceplate off of it between when I saw it and when I got it delivered to me this morning, *******s, I might see if I can get a new one, or I might just throw in a 6 disk changer I have here from a KJ and call it good, depends on if they hacked the wiring behind the radio or not.
More to come tomorrow after a junkyard run.