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Old 01-17-2013, 10:09 AM
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Just installed a BB so no more rubbing!

Top-After tires and BB..Bottom-Before

Looking good! Those bridgestones should do well for you, mine were good until one caught a nail in the shoulder! What size are they?
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:12 AM
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i am replacing the blower motor since it decided to finally give up the ghost this AM. i have never replaced one of these before how hard is it?
http://wjjeeps.com/blower_motor.htm

Check this out from WJ Jeeps, the link wouldn't work for me this morning so maybe try later the site must be having problems. This worked for a friend of mine at work, the motor was good the resistor wiring was shot. $10 for the replacement wiring and connector to fix it.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:33 AM
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Fixing the wiring is a good idea but you also need to fix the reason it melted in the first place. In the TJ's it is a never ending situation for those that don't mod the setup with relays. What I would do is add in a relay and replace the controls and the blower motor and be done with it. Search Jeep TJ heater fan melted in Google you will find lots of info

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Old 01-17-2013, 10:45 AM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

I already got a nail in my brigestones!! 2 weeks after I put them on. I went back to the shop pulled it out and plugged it. It was no big deal, but still sucks it happened. They are 245/70/17. I like them so far, they ride good for an AT and are quiet.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:05 AM
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I already got a nail in my brigestones!! 2 weeks after I put them on. I went back to the shop pulled it out and plugged it. It was no big deal, but still sucks it happened. They are 245/70/17. I like them so far, they ride good for an AT and are quiet.
Same size I had. Had mine plugged once, caught a screw in the tread. The nail in the shoulder was unrepairable though.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:51 AM
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Check this out from WJ Jeeps, the link wouldn't work for me this morning so maybe try later the site must be having problems. This worked for a friend of mine at work, the motor was good the resistor wiring was shot. $10 for the replacement wiring and connector to fix it.
this turned out to be the exact issue. the connector has 3 wires a heavy guage black wire at one end a heavy gauge red wire at the other end and a smaller gauge striped wire in the middle. the red wire melted into the connector and was not making good connection with the contact on the resistor module. so i went to crown jeep and bought the replacement wiring Kit for 11.26 and replaced the connector with the one in the kit and cut and spliced the new wire from the kit to the Red wire and installed it into the connector. and BAM its working flawlessly now.

this is the connector after i cut away the melted part so i could get the wire out. sorry no before pic



this is a pic of the new connector with the replacement wire


this is a pic of the final product. i know not a great tape job but it does the job.

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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Looks great! I'm glad it was just that and not the blower itself, mch less costly to fix this part.

Mine is in the shop today, I decided its finally time to have the heater core flushed and I wasn't gonna wait to do it myself in the spring and no way in hell do I like playing with water out in the winter. Hopefully it can be flushed and doesn't need to be replaced, especially since its going to be a high of below zero next week.
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Looks great! I'm glad it was just that and not the blower itself, mch less costly to fix this part.

Mine is in the shop today, I decided its finally time to have the heater core flushed and I wasn't gonna wait to do it myself in the spring and no way in hell do I like playing with water out in the winter. Hopefully it can be flushed and doesn't need to be replaced, especially since its going to be a high of below zero next week.
lol well i already bought and installed the new blower motor. and its a good thing i did from the looks of the one i took out it appears it was on its last leg. the case was cracked on the bottom and the bearings werent doing so hot either. so i figured ahh what the hell a new motor cant hurt and its one less thing that i will have to replace in the future. and from reading on WJJEEPS it might have been the worn out motor that caused the wire to over draw current and melt in the first place.
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The fact that the motor was failing is probably why your plug melted...too much load.

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The fact that the motor was failing is probably why your plug melted...too much load.

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Old 01-18-2013, 04:39 PM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

I have heat again! It seems I will be able to put off replacing the heater core for a while, at least until warmer weather prevails. Might end up pulling the dash myself in the spring and doing heater core and evap core and maybe even the mid-case blend door assembly since I'm in there so we can have dual zone controls again!
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Just got my new tires today! Now waiting on lift parts

I got treadwright 245/75R16's Yup retreads. I REALLY didn't want to like those tires but after hours of research I only found a few people that had an issue and a lot of that was at the start of the company or because of people having unrealistic expectations for offroad tires in general.

I found a lot of people that couldnt be happier with the customer service, and have had no issues with the tires.

They look great. Can't wait to get them on.
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