Oil change

  • Replaced oil filter with Mobile 1 M-301
  • Replaced oil with Mobile 1 Drive Clean 5000 5w30 (5 Quarts)
  • Lucas Oil Treatment (1 Quart)

Replaced (2) hatch gas struts with Mighty Lift (C95771)
Installed  Street Racer Parts White Face gauges (part no longer made)

Posted by mechanic, filed under Maintenance. Date: September 29, 2007, 12:44 am | No Comments »

Well, after taking almost 3 yrs off this project, I’ve gotten back to it.

Ordered the 3500# axle, 60″WMS to WMS only to find that the Moab wheels won’t work without modification. So, spares will work for the time being. I’ll get back to the Moabs when the solution in my head works.  :satansmoking: Also waiting on a custom built axle tie plate. Since trailer axles are usually bolted to 1 3/4″ or 2″ springs, there is nothing out there for this application when using the factory rear springs. They happen to be 2 1/2″ wide. I found a nice little mom and pop shop close to home that will make it for me. Should be ready in a day or so.

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Posted by mechanic, filed under Pumpkin. Date: September 28, 2007, 12:08 am | 2 Comments »

26  Sep
Fluid Levels

This information is for 2000 Jeep Cherokee

4.0L I6 Engine – Lubrication – 10W-30 – 6.0 Quarts
4.0L I6 Engine – Cooling – Ethylene Glycol Antifreeze/Water – 12.0 Quarts

AW4 4-speed Automatic – Dexron II/III ATF – 3.5 Quarts (Service Fill)
AW4 4-speed Automatic – Dexron II/III ATF – 8.9 Quarts (Overhaul Fill)

NP231 Transfer Case – Dexron II/III ATF – 2.5 Pints
NP242 Transfer Case – Dexron II/III ATF – 2.9 Pints

Dana 30 Front Axle – 75W-90 GL-5 Gear Oil – 2.5 Pints
Chrysler 8.25″ Rear Axle – 75W-90 GL-5 Gear Oil – 4.8 Pints

Posted by mechanic, filed under Information. Date: September 26, 2007, 5:48 pm | No Comments »

26  Sep
Oil Filters

Mobile One Filters

M-204
4.000 inches Length
3.500 inches Diameter

M-301
5.000 inches Length
3.500 inches Diameter

Oil filter study done, showing that Mobile One filters the best all around filter. The down side is price. But you do get what you pay for in life.

Posted by mechanic, filed under Information. Date: September 26, 2007, 1:23 pm | No Comments »

26  Sep
Replacement bulbs

2000 JEEP Cherokee

High & low beam headlamp
H6054
H6054ST Silverstar High Performance Lighting: The Whiter and Brighter Halogen
H6054XV XtraVision Halogen – The Brighter Light
H6054CB Cool Blue Halogen – The Whiter Light
H6054LL Long Life Halogen Upgrade: Lasts 6x longer

Parking light
3157
3157LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

Front turn signal
3157
3157LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

Rear turn signal
3157
3157LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

Tail light
3157
3157LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

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Posted by mechanic, filed under Information. Date: September 26, 2007, 12:57 pm | No Comments »

10 x 1.25mm is the tap needed to chased these threads being used.

(2) M10 x 1.25mm x 35mm into frame mounted nuts, that have been chased of debris.

(2) M10 x 1.25mm x 35mm bolts with nuts for open holes on frame rail (passenger side).

(3) M8 x 1.25mm x 35mm bolts with nuts for front bumper mounts.

(more images later)
Factory skid from manual

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Posted by mechanic, filed under Information. Date: September 24, 2007, 6:30 pm | No Comments »

Taken from NAXJA post

Here’s the passenger side kick panel fuse breakdown for a 2000 XJ

01 – 25A Power Outlet
02 – 25A Cigar Lighter
03 – 10A Left Headlight
04 – 10A Left Headlight
05 – 10A Right Headlight
06 – 05A Dash Lights
07 – 10A Left Parking Lamps
08 – xx Unused
09 – 10A Auto Unlock
10 – 15A Headlight Delay
11 – 20A Transmission Control
12 – 10A Defog Timer
13 – xx Unused
14 – 10A Power Mirror
15 – 25A Passenger Power Locks
16 – 10A Right Headlight
17 – 15A Radio
18 – 10A Driver Power Licks
19 – 10A Clutch Interlock
20 – 15A Tow Connector
21 – 15A Horn
22 – 20A Rear Wiper
23 – 10A Right Parking Lamps
24 – xx Unused
25 – 15A Heater
26 – 10A Air Bag Control
27 – 10A Air Bag Control

Posted by mechanic, filed under Information. Date: September 24, 2007, 6:18 pm | 1 Comment »

24  Sep
OBD Codes

Taken from Cherokee Forum post
1984-1990 w/AMC engine are pre-OBD (Renix)
1984-1986 w/GM V6-173 are OBD-I (GM control setup)
1991-1995 are OBD-I (Chrysler)
1996-2001 are OBD-II (Chrysler)

Taken from NAXJA post
So, before outlining the proceedure (a.k.a. “key trick”) to get the codes, a few things to note:
1) You may have to set the parking brake for the codes to show
2) On older models, the blink-spacing is not always perfectly uniform, so if you see 23 23, it’s probably just a single 55 since codes are not repeated (55 is end of codes – it’s normal)
3) On newer models with a digital odometer, the codes are usually displayed on the odometer rather than blinking the check engine light.
4) When the computer indicates major failure, it can activate “Limp In” mode, which guesses about data to compensate for sensor failure, allowing you to get the car to a mechanic. One major symptom of this is losing third and/or fourth gear on autos.

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Posted by mechanic, filed under Information. Date: September 24, 2007, 6:14 pm | 10 Comments »