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Also thinking about ordering some of this to do the cup holders. What do you think? AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTING SYSTEMS
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It always seems to run in streaks. I just had an eerily easy time putting a new muffler and silverstars on the PT, I'm nervous how my exhaust install will go on the WJ (if I ever get all the parts). With all new parts for that drag link I think it should go smoothly from here on out, I hesitate saying this but on mine the hardest part was removing the rod end from the pitman arm, hopefully yours goes better. Ha, thats really bad luck to have trouble with a belt, was it not the right size?
Yeah, I'm already fearing that...not sure there's any room up there to swing a hammer to knock the tie rod out of the pitman and I'm afraid to use heat that close to the gearbox. How did you end up getting yours out?

The new one is definitely shorter than the old one, but I'd expect some stretch in the old one. No matter how tight I pulled it and how far over the tensioner was, there was no way in hell. I'm going to double check the part number, but I think this is a project that will get another shot when I can do it out in the sun maybe in the summer when it's nice and warm out. She doesn't "need" it...it's totally preventative.
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Today...wash and wax baby...blang, blang!
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:21 PM
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Filled it with premium this afternoon in preparation for our trip back east to O-H-I-O. Looking forward to spending time with the fam. Can we say, "Roadtrip!"

I will also be installing a Mopar receiver hitch and the PML cast transmission pan. w00t!
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Yeah, I'm already fearing that...not sure there's any room up there to swing a hammer to knock the tie rod out of the pitman and I'm afraid to use heat that close to the gearbox. How did you end up getting yours out?

The new one is definitely shorter than the old one, but I'd expect some stretch in the old one. No matter how tight I pulled it and how far over the tensioner was, there was no way in hell. I'm going to double check the part number, but I think this is a project that will get another shot when I can do it out in the sun maybe in the summer when it's nice and warm out. She doesn't "need" it...it's totally preventative.
We ended up turning the wheel so the joint was accessible through the engine bay, then used a long rod as en extension and hit it with a 4 lb. maul until it popped out.

I agree about doing preventative maintenance in the summer, I try and make sure both vehicles are ready to go before the snow flies, it beats doing it in the cold. Although with any luck our next house will have a heated garage floor...
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We ended up turning the wheel so the joint was accessible through the engine bay, then used a long rod as en extension and hit it with a 4 lb. maul until it popped out.

I agree about doing preventative maintenance in the summer, I try and make sure both vehicles are ready to go before the snow flies, it beats doing it in the cold. Although with any luck our next house will have a heated garage floor...
Thanks for the tip! I've got a long rod, but not one I'd want to hit with a maul, so I might need to hunt around for something I could use.

Heated garage floor!?! That would be friggin awesome!
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Thanks for the tip! I've got a long rod, but not one I'd want to hit with a maul, so I might need to hunt around for something I could use.

Heated garage floor!?! That would be friggin awesome!


My Dad put had in floor heat put in the floor of his workshop addition on the back of the garage. Now when mom's mad his back doesnt even get cold sleeping on the concrete! Garage heaters are always nice but laying on the cold floor always sucks, in floor heat would solve both problems.
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My Dad put had in floor heat put in the floor of his workshop addition on the back of the garage. Now when mom's mad his back doesnt even get cold sleeping on the concrete! Garage heaters are always nice but laying on the cold floor always sucks, in floor heat would solve both problems.
Wow! So he had the old floor busted up and a whole new floor poured with the heating grid in it? I almost did it when I tiled my bathroom floor, but decided against it.
I've got rubber conveyor belting over my garage concrete pad, and use a propane heater that takes the bottle off the barbeque grill for when I have to work out there in the dead of winter. The rubber belting really makes rolling around on the floor a lot better than bare concrete too.
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Wow! So he had the old floor busted up and a whole new floor poured with the heating grid in it? I almost did it when I tiled my bathroom floor, but decided against it.
I've got rubber conveyor belting over my garage concrete pad, and use a propane heater that takes the bottle off the barbeque grill for when I have to work out there in the dead of winter. The rubber belting really makes rolling around on the floor a lot better than bare concrete too.
He had a shop addition put on, so they installed the tubing before pouring the floor. The vehicle area of the garage floor is cold, he has a propane heater that he uses when working out there. Too expensive to bust up the extra wide 3 car garage to put heat in I guess, although he thought about it.
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He had a shop addition put on, so they installed the tubing before pouring the floor. The vehicle area of the garage floor is cold, he has a propane heater that he uses when working out there. Too expensive to bust up the extra wide 3 car garage to put heat in I guess, although he thought about it.

Heated garage floors....
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As anyone tried this? I'm debating trying it to see how it works.

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