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Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How to 12-27-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By Carlos Brown
Re: Stripped oil plug/pan

Gentlemen,

I recently went to change the oil in my wife's 4.7L WJ, and found that the oil plug would not thread out of the pan boss. Actually, I believe the entire boss with the plug just began...
Forum: Suspension Modifications 11-19-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By Carlos Brown
Re: Steering Dampener

HotRod,

I have been through the entire WJ suspension and have replaced each of the OE parts with equivalent or better quality parts, but the wander is still not completely cured.

I have run the...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 07-20-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,020
Posted By Carlos Brown
Re: ANOTHER overheating WJ

Rockkr4wl3r,

Sorry to hear that the problem persists, but it looks as if you may have made a little progress! I got away from using too many AutoZone parts. Most of theirs are China made now! ...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 07-05-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,020
Posted By Carlos Brown
Re: ANOTHER overheating WJ

Rockkr4wler3R,

The lower radiator hose should be slightly cooler than the upper hose since the hot coolant enters the radiator through the upper hose, cools as it flows down through the radiator,...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 07-04-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,020
Posted By Carlos Brown
Re: ANOTHER overheating WJ

Rockkr4wl3r,

I have never seen this before, sorry! I will say however, that you have several issues here that are not necessarily related. So tackle them as different problems...

Your fan is...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-29-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,388
Posted By Carlos Brown
Re: Pioneer AVHP 1400 DVD Double din head unit

4.7 Lineburg,

The WJ Jeep has a factory 1.5 DIN stereo. Fitting a Double DIN is a real challenge and difficult to do. Nearly all of the plastic dash material in the OEM radio area needs to be...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 05-29-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 726
Posted By Carlos Brown
Re: Front upper control arm bush _replace with machined johnny joint kit?

Duggy2145,

I am with you on the difficulty of removing and replacing the front diff bushings. I have been considering the units below for my next replacement. Another WJ owner completed the...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 05-29-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,402
Posted By Carlos Brown
Re: Steering Wheel "Moan"

Gentlemen,

I have a 2002 WJ that makes all of the usual noises that are complained about! This noise that seems to be in the steering column though, I wonder if it might be the clockspring?

I...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 05-29-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By Carlos Brown
Re: Track bar bushings

Frank,



Unfortunately, it only takes wear in one side of the track-bar to create movement in the front end of the Jeep.

As for the Flex-joints being noisy, they may make a little more...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 05-27-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By Carlos Brown
Re: Track bar bushings

Frank,

I am in the same boat with the OMIX-ADA track-bar issues. I decided against the poly bushings because they can be noisy and deform under non-uniform loads.

The one thing that I had...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-04-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By Carlos Brown
Re: Replacement Tweeter Options & No Radio

Steve,

I ordered and installed the units listed below several months ago. The installation is very simple and the sound quality is every bit as good as stock, if not better. Not likely to be the...
Forum: Suspension Modifications 03-19-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,836
Posted By Carlos Brown
Re: Replacing rear control arm bushings tips tricks advice?

Bushmaster69,

All of the bushings are pressed in and can easily be done if you have access to a press. I have actually replaced the upper rear bushings utilizing only my bench vise...

I have...
Forum: Suspension Modifications 03-19-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By Carlos Brown
Re: 2002 GC shocks recommendation

Gentlemen,

I purchased a set of the Bilstein HD's from Kolak just before Christmas. They arrived within a week and the price was better than any I found online.

Unlike the Ranchos that I was...
Forum: Wheels/Tires/Brakes 02-21-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 995
Posted By Carlos Brown
Re: 20" WK2 Wheels

2004wjmedic,

What did you think about the wheel weight for these 20-inchers? Of course they are heavier than the 17" WJ wheels, but by how much? I am running 20" x 9" Startechs and they are like...
Forum: Suspension Modifications 02-06-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,177
Posted By Carlos Brown
Re: Advice on poly-bushes on a 2003 2.7 CRD

Rtz62,

I have replaced all of the bushings on my 2002 Grand Cherokee and it has helped quite a bit. The only place I have used poly bushings so far is for the swaybar frame mounts. I am also...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 02-05-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 983
Posted By Carlos Brown
Re: Infinity Speaker HELP!!!

Kennzz05,



You are correct, the diagram does not show single/solid colors! Fortunately, the diagram speaks for itself... I was viewing wire colors from a different diagram (post receiver). ...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 02-05-2013, 02:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 983
Posted By Carlos Brown
Re: Infinity Speaker HELP!!!

Dumermuthjared,

It appears from the diagram below that the "single solid" colors are always the speaker positives.

http://www.wjjeeps.com/radio_systemdiag1.jpg
Forum: Suspension Modifications 02-01-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 964
Posted By Carlos Brown
Re: Installed Rusty's Tri-link

Frank,

I understand your concerns about road noise, but I have not experienced any noticeable increase in road noise. The Flex-Joint race is designed from Delrin billet, so it has some dampening...
Forum: Suspension Modifications 01-30-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 964
Posted By Carlos Brown
Re: Installed Rusty's Tri-link

Gentlemen,

Well, after putting a few miles on the Jeep after the Tri-Link installation, I am happy with the handling! The Jeep now has a more stable/secure ride quality in the rear and the shimmy...
Forum: Suspension Modifications 12-30-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 964
Posted By Carlos Brown
Re: Installed Rusty's Tri-link

CheapJeep,

I don't know about several of the other Tri-links on the market, but the Rusty's unit has been lengthened over OEM length. The center on the third link is centered over the rear of the...
Forum: Suspension Modifications 12-27-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 964
Posted By Carlos Brown
Installed Rusty's Tri-link

Gentlemen,

One of the things that has never quite settled well with me regarding the WJ Jeep is the rear-end shimmy from side to side. And as with anything that wears, as time has gone on so has...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 08-16-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,076
Posted By Carlos Brown
Re: Airbag Light On

CeuX,

Trouble Code 21 has to do with the left-bank Oxygen Sensor voltage being out of range.

Carlos
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 08-16-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,105
Posted By Carlos Brown
Re: Hello! new here, this is my JEEP

JRK5892,

Just curious to know what changes you saw in performance after the P&P to the TB and the addition of the Intake and Cone Filter?

Regards,

Carlos
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 08-12-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 754
Posted By Carlos Brown
Re: Rear upper suspension arm bushings

Frank,

The bushings are very simple press-out, press-in units. No problems here, although it can be cheaper to simply purchase a new arm assembly...

Regards
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 08-04-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,076
Posted By Carlos Brown
Re: Airbag Light On

Ceux,

I have added a link to the service bulletin for the airbag Control Module replacement.

http://www.wjjeeps.com/tsb/tsb_wj_0801603.pdf

Saludos,

Carlos
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 08-04-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,327
Posted By Carlos Brown
Re: Hydraulic Radiator Fan 4.7L Questions Please

Blue Marvel,

I have a 2002 GCL 4.7L with the hydraulic fan and it has continued to work great. I had at one point considered swapping it out for an electric fan, since I am more familiar with...
Forum: Visual Modifications 07-27-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 86,841
Posted By Carlos Brown
Re: The ALL JEEP wheels and tires thread

Gentlemen,

My wife's 2002 4.7L Limited with Startech 20" x 9" rims, with +35 offset. Mounted with 255 x 45 x 20 tires all around. Rims are hubcentric...

Regards
...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 07-26-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,076
Posted By Carlos Brown
Re: Airbag Light On

CeuX,

I had the same problem for some time and tried running codes. I later found out that the Air Bag system is not accessed through the OB-II/OB-III codes. It requires an expensive tool that...
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