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Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 05-23-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By donddon
Re: Power Window Issues

I never did disconnect the battery before. Should have. Hope I didn't "fry" anything since I was doing electrical repairs. Am hoping it's not the PCI bcoz it will be a PITA if it is.

As for the...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 05-23-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By donddon
Re: Power Window Issues

Lesson learnt. Most complex scenarios solved by most simple solutions. It never occurred to me all this time to disconnect the -ve from the battery terminal for ~10 minutes. A/C works (clutch...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 05-23-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By donddon
Re: Power Window Issues

Thanks. I did switch out the fuse #12 but will test it again/ replace. Let me try the self test on the EVIC as well. As far as the chime, I guessed I fixed mine unknowingly since it didnt do that...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 05-22-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By donddon
Re: Windows not rolling down

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f203/power-window-issues-75390.html

Same problem but now it has gotten worse.
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 05-22-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By donddon
Power Window Issues

The all too familiar power window problems. So here is the breakdown of what I have done so far in trying to figure this one out.

Started with the driver door window jamming and needing to have a...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How to 12-17-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By donddon
Stripped oil plug/pan

Took in my WJ for an oil change (happens for apartment dwellers) and they could not do it because the plug was just twisting and could not come lose without damaging it. They said I needed to get a...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 02-20-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By donddon
Re: High Beams and Low Beams Switched.

Oh Crap Frango let me guess...look into the wiring?? Just my lucky day, its not one of my strong points but has to be done.
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 02-20-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By donddon
Re: High Beams and Low Beams Switched.

The original lows are now highs. I dont know how i would switch up the two wirings. I had spliced into lows for my LEDs and Halos so they all on at the same time, but now the low wires are "High...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 02-20-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By donddon
High Beams and Low Beams Switched.

So my Jeep was in a shop for two months getting a rebuilt engine. The damn guys rewired my HID lights to the full beams. Ok so they told me I did not take it in with HID's which I did (they broke...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How to 02-20-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,288
Posted By donddon
Re: An Introductory Guide To Upgrading Your WJ To An HID Setup

So my Jeep was in a shop for two months getting a rebuilt engine. The damn guys rewired my HID lights to the full beams. Ok so they told me I did not take it in with HID's which I did (they broke...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 01-07-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,402
Posted By donddon
Re: Blown Engine/ Head gasket

I now pretty much have a "new" engine in a 12 year old car. I got it from them with only 500 miles that they put into it while test driving. I love it, i dont think am getting rid of this jeep...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 12-28-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,402
Posted By donddon
Re: Blown Engine/ Head gasket

Pardon my ignorance but...what does this mean. I have seen it here before and people saying you do it and I concluded "....ahh he does something to the engine computer..." and left it at that. Care...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 12-28-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,402
Posted By donddon
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 12-19-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,402
Posted By donddon
Re: Blown Engine/ Head gasket

Oh finally she will be back by Friday :). I had an engine cooling system problem and a leaking radiotor. One day i decide as I drove down a remote road to get off on the gravel part and floor it....
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 11-08-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,402
Posted By donddon
Re: Blown Engine/ Head gasket

She needs a "new' engine. There is a crack on the cylinder. She's getting a $90,000 engine for $1,500 and parts and labor for $1,200. I guess it couldn't be worse but she will be back in 2-3 weeks.
...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 11-05-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,410
Posted By donddon
Re: Current Issues:

On a different car that I owned (KIA Amanti) I had the same issues with the idle, I had to turn it on and immediately put in gear and rev. Turns out I needed a new Mass Air Flow Sensor.*** May be the...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 11-05-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,402
Posted By donddon
Blown Engine/ Head gasket

So I think I blew out my head gasket over the weekend. Started with a ticking noise to a rattle and finally a heavy shaking.(Have milky fluid on the oil cap) and last time I started it I had white...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 10-15-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 475
Posted By donddon
Junk yard power seat

So I had a broken rail in my original WJ driver's seat. It was the 2WD cloth non-power seat. After months of looking I finally found a junkyard that had a 2004 black power seat clean not ripped for...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 10-15-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By donddon
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 10-15-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,583
Posted By donddon
Re: Anybody put a C.A.I in their 2002 Grand Cherokee 4.7 H.O. Or any jeep in general?

Over the weekend I went to auto zone and got a cone filter for $50, removed the OEM filter and box and retrofitted the rubber sleeve and a cut out tube from the OEM filter box. This is all temporary...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 10-15-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,360
Posted By donddon
Re: Thermostat/coolant issue

Thanks for the pointers. I will check the paperwork they gave back after the oil change with the "mechanics comments" stating about oil and tranny fluid leaks.
I didn't have the $ to pay someone to...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 10-11-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,360
Posted By donddon
Re: Thermostat/coolant issue

Winter who?? I never heard of him. (Cali baby) **:D I had to**

Took her in for an oil change, (happens if you are in an apartment and have nowhere to "work" read garage) and they told me 1. I have...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 10-11-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,847
Posted By donddon
Re: Help me have a smoother ride!!

:thumbsup:

Sorry meant shocks.

My WJ is a DD which I dont want to have a stock look. So no off roading for me. Blistein is a little out of rage $$$-wise so I wanted to get something a little...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 10-10-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,847
Posted By donddon
Re: Help me have a smoother ride!!

So I finally got a little deeper pockets and am looking to offload some on the jeep. I was looking into the RC struts on their site and ebay and they all say they are for a lifted truck, be it 2,4,6...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 10-10-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2,491
Views: 96,549
Posted By donddon
Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Interior LED Upgrade Dome, courtesy lights (at Handles) and Trunk Light. Hell lot of a difference.


Also finished CF wrap of dash. Will pic whore when she is all cleaned up. :)
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 10-10-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By donddon
Re: OEM Fog Light Installation question

BUMP!!!

So did you ever get to instal the fogs. I too have a 2000 laredo that am planning on doing the fogs. Did you ever get the fog housing and is so where from, or did you have to fabricate you...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 10-04-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,360
Posted By donddon
Re: Thermostat/coolant issue

Damn this P1281 code is persistent. So what would happen if I removed the T-Stat and left it out? A friend was suggesting it and his reasoning was nothing would go wrong only that there will be a...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 10-04-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,290
Posted By donddon
Re: Dash Trim?

Muchas Gracias
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 10-03-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,290
Posted By donddon
Re: Dash Trim?

Yea i got the two screws under the radio bezel, removed them when i did the radio bezel. So then does the temp control have clips as well. I was afraid it may have some more screws that I didn't know...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 10-03-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,290
Posted By donddon
Re: Dash Trim?

Thanks. How about the temp. control part, would I have access to it(screws/bolts) once the ash/tray if off because I tried to wedge it out and got some resistance so I did not want to break anything.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 10-03-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,290
Posted By donddon
Re: Dash Trim?

Have you wrapped the potion with the a/c controls and below it with the power outlets? I would like to remove it first and wrap it when out.So if I need to remove it do I need to remove the center...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 10-02-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,290
Posted By donddon
Re: Dash Trim?

I shoulda looked into it first. I thought it had clips and i tried wedging it out at the sides....broke it. I finished the CF vinyl on it and "placed" it back. It stays and you couldn't tell it was...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 09-25-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2,491
Views: 96,549
Posted By donddon
Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Well its time to get on the CF (3M Di-Noc) band wagon. Ordered some today, should "try" install over the weekend. Cant wait to see the out come.
Also pasti-Dip the wheels.
Soon to come-Gauge...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 09-25-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,847
Posted By donddon
Re: Help me have a smoother ride!!

Thanks for the input guys. I think changing struts to more stronger ones, rotor,caliper and brake change,C-Arm bushings change and tie rods could take care of it. once again Gracias.
Truth be told...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 09-25-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,360
Posted By donddon
Re: Thermostat/coolant issue

So I doubled up on the gasket and that took care of the issue of the leak. Now I have other issues first it threw some codes, will check 'em and post them later but it's something to do with engine...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 09-14-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,847
Posted By donddon
Help me have a smoother ride!!

So my 2000 WJ shakes and wrattles at the front with braking. I have read that i need to upgrade the calipers (Akebono), may need to have the rotors evened out(grinding) or get new ones. The car also...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 09-04-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,360
Posted By donddon
Re: Thermostat/coolant issue

Came across this as i sue the search button, from sometime 2011.



I think ima try and double up too.

Thanks Frank I was stupid enough to take out the old thermostat without looking at...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 09-04-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,360
Posted By donddon
Thermostat/coolant issue

A little back ground-
So I got a code couple weeks ago p1281(i believe) but looking it up it said my thermostat was open and not shutting. (whatever that meant). Am not a mechanic and never claim to...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 08-17-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By donddon
Re: yes or no?

Yea, did not feel it at all. The body color is much better.
Dip the wheels.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 08-17-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2,491
Views: 96,549
Posted By donddon
Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

My Jeep currently looks like its a mixed race between newer and old. I have the back bumper painted, handles and mirrors plasti-dip'd.
From the rear doors to the front bumper, thats is to be...
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