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Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 04-18-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By hoffmanestates
Re: Oil Cap Residue

Dont be fooled my 02 #6 failed head gasket seeping, if they allow you pull the plugs and look for washing of cylinders or plug damage. Mine was getting same symptoms
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 04-18-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 399
Posted By hoffmanestates
Re: 545rfe swap

So almost at a week, drives good shifting better, but now my output seal on trans is pissing. I did the front one one the pump along with the o-ring on the torque converter, but dont remember seeing...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 04-14-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 399
Posted By hoffmanestates
Re: 545rfe swap

So drove to work today finally reaching 19mpg on the overhead display. Seems like it kicks into od quicker then the last trans. I ran the dirty oil from the bad trans through a strainer and holy...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 04-13-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 399
Posted By hoffmanestates
Re: 545rfe swap

I know 0 people with drb3 only dealer thats 140per hour labor
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 04-13-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 399
Posted By hoffmanestates
Re: 545rfe swap

Awesome, so it took 13qts. Took it for a drive and shifts fine. Has the occasional hard od shift but shifts smooth 90%. I am not doing another swap again to much pita and time consuming
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 04-12-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 399
Posted By hoffmanestates
Re: 545rfe swap

So trans is installed, and waiting till tomorrow to fill and Start any tips or pointers? ??
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 04-11-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 399
Posted By hoffmanestates
Re: 545rfe swap

So installed trans and need to install the tq converter cover and bolt up the tq its self and continue. So hopefully tomorrow or Sunday I can see if my used trans is any good
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 04-09-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 711
Posted By hoffmanestates
Re: Rear upper A arm bushings

How much? My cousins 00' Laredo is shot!!! Roll over an ant and rear end bangs like 4th of july. It be shipped quote to 60634
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 04-06-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,518
Posted By hoffmanestates
Re: transmission solenoid pack problems

If you ever remove trans again look at harness where it bends on top of trans, by solenoid connections and trans tunnel bending up
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 04-06-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 399
Posted By hoffmanestates
Re: 545rfe swap

At time I got a firm talking to from the shop foreman that by me not priming the system I pretty much fried his trans
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How to 04-06-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By hoffmanestates
Re: Power Steering Fluid

I use amsoil as it crosses over from mopar to amsoil
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 04-06-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 399
Posted By hoffmanestates
Re: 545rfe swap

Idk, I have all the jacks, pneumatic tools ect... granted doing on the ground laying on back but still, I can pull a flywheel out of a volvo vn series in 3hrs
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 04-06-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 399
Posted By hoffmanestates
Re: 545rfe swap

I preformed that back when I used to work on cars and every time I did I did it that way I damaged the t/c and trans due to aeration. But anyway, how come this taking me 2 weekends to do a simple r&r...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 04-05-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 399
Posted By hoffmanestates
Re: 545rfe swap

How come book time is 5hrs and I worked all day today and partial friday and all I got was trans removed today by 5:30p?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 04-05-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 399
Posted By hoffmanestates
Re: 545rfe swap

Trans just pulled out, the two dowel pins fought me. Now when I install the good used one, its dry as in very minimal amount of atf in the converter and sump is minimal, there a way to prime or just...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 04-05-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By hoffmanestates
Re: Moog for dummies

Dealers,

http://www.superpro.com.au/where-to-buy/dealer-distributor-and-fitter-locator
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 04-05-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By hoffmanestates
Re: Moog for dummies

I use superpro on my wrx and they perform spectacular
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 04-05-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By hoffmanestates
Re: Moog for dummies

http://www.superpro.com.au/
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 04-05-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 399
Posted By hoffmanestates
Re: 545rfe swap

I started at 7 and 10:30 I stopped I got as far as Tcase being removed. Now there is a cast aluminum brace underneath where engine and transmission mate, does that have to be removed in sequence as...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 04-04-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 399
Posted By hoffmanestates
545rfe swap

I am planning on replacing my faulty 545 with a good used one, I am here asking do I need any special driveline sockets or tools to r&r the trans? Any tips or pointers. Does the tc have to come...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 03-14-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,518
Posted By hoffmanestates
trans shop always says its a trans, Sent...

trans shop always says its a trans,

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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 03-09-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 866
Posted By hoffmanestates
them how come a short block from subaru is...

them how come a short block from subaru is everything lower. and so on from each manufacturer?

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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 03-09-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 866
Posted By hoffmanestates
doesn't typically a short block have...

doesn't typically a short block have pistons,crank,and rods? long block is fully built. heads and all

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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 03-07-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By hoffmanestates
thank-you, it came in today. tomorrow it will be...

thank-you, it came in today. tomorrow it will be in use

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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 03-06-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 866
Posted By hoffmanestates
Congrats on the maintenance and up keep, you are...

Congrats on the maintenance and up keep, you are a definition of a man. I have 206k on my wrx and hopes to keep it ticking. at this point in life I would just source a long block and be done.
...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 03-06-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By hoffmanestates
dealers and manufacturers state not to puncture...

dealers and manufacturers state not to puncture the cable insulation, and to back probe. if you directly puncture so be it. but I love telling customers they Fawked up a ecu harness

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Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 03-05-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By hoffmanestates
no such thing as poking through wire insulation...

no such thing as poking through wire insulation that's how broken wires come about. either use T-pins to back probe terminals, or ohm out harnesses and cables from one end to other.


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Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-03-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By hoffmanestates
grab a extension cord in case and when u get...

grab a extension cord in case and when u get there scopeout the area, maybe talk to manager or desk personal to use it for a flat fee

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Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 03-01-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By hoffmanestates
there ya go, remove motor and check for...

there ya go, remove motor and check for power/ground if those good supply own power ground to motor if motor bad replace. IF no power/ground to plug of motor replace resistor or control panel which...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 03-01-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By hoffmanestates
sheet metal screws Sent from my LG-P999...

sheet metal screws

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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 03-01-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By hoffmanestates
legit? Sent from my LG-P999 using Tapatalk 2

legit?

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Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 02-28-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 990
Posted By hoffmanestates
I looked into a open source tuning from a few out...

I looked into a open source tuning from a few out here in Chicago land and no one wants to due to the complications of cracking into the ecm to allow parameters to be twerked

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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 02-28-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By hoffmanestates
jeep tech probably failed and wants to hide the...

jeep tech probably failed and wants to hide the failure in a $300 skim, what's next the harness? possibly a new jeep as they can't program a spare key.

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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 02-28-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 32,065
Posted By hoffmanestates
time to get a build sheet from jeep up see how it...

time to get a build sheet from jeep up see how it was specd and origins

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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK 02-28-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By hoffmanestates
so what's going to happen now? hopefully mutual...

so what's going to happen now? hopefully mutual don't skip town just to avoid a payment.

hope my 02 limited keeps me safe if it ever comes to it, just as much as your 05 did.

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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 02-26-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By hoffmanestates
definitely time. Sent from my LG-P999 using...

definitely time.

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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 02-25-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,518
Posted By hoffmanestates
continuity test would be 2 man job possibly. ...

continuity test would be 2 man job possibly. disconnect harness at tcm and solenoid pack and ohm them out from one connector to another, reading of 0.2-0.3 is good. if you get infinite or no reading...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 02-25-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,518
Posted By hoffmanestates
well when we came to figure my o.d wasn't...

well when we came to figure my o.d wasn't engaging, the solenoid and t.c were to be replaced. so thinking same possibly would go here to.

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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 02-25-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,518
Posted By hoffmanestates
replace the torque converter? Sent from my...

replace the torque converter?

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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 02-22-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By hoffmanestates
couldn't tell ya I have 0 knowledge on my jeep,...

couldn't tell ya I have 0 knowledge on my jeep, just have info due to friend looking at my jeep

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