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« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2013, 09:05:56 AM »

I mix ATF & acetone 50/50 for rusty nuts & bolts.
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« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2013, 09:39:58 AM »

Oh, that stuff. Hasn't been necessary - everything's come loose as it should, without a fight.

Cooler lines are removed and dripping.

Next up: move support jack, get tranny jack under the Jeep, start loosening bellhousing bolts.
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« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2013, 10:57:19 AM »

Snow, sleet and stuff here. Moving East.
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« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2013, 11:58:13 AM »

Yeah, it's about to rain here.

Put the wheels on the tranny jack and slid it under the Jeep. Slid the y-pipe back under the Jeep. Put the tools in the back and came inside.

My hands were claws in 10 mins anyway...it's raw. Overcast, 10° colder than yesterday, just as windy and the humidity's building. Icky.
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« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2013, 07:13:39 PM »

Forgot to post. Got the tranny out last weekend. Put a little block of wood between the oil pan and engine crossmember, then removed the support jack and got the tranny jack in place.

Removed the passenger-side electrical connection unclipped, unbolted the tranny end of the dipstick tube and got it loose, then used 30" of extensions and a wobbly to get the top two tranny to engine bolts out, freeing the dipstick. Then strapped the tranny to the jack, unbolted the remaining 6 bolts, slid it back off the pins and dropped it with the jack. Everything went as planned Smiley

Today, wire brushed and rust converted the front half (4 coats). Tomorrow, perhaps, I'll work on the back half. Can't put paint on until that stuff cures, over 24 hrs after I finished.

Tranny's strapped down in the back of my '02 Astro, waiting to visit a friend's garage so we can rebuild it at our leisure, inside and comfy.
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« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2013, 05:15:58 AM »

Good going!  I think Spring is finally here so maybe the weather won't be too big a factor.
I was reading over your post on checking tranny fluid.  You said you checked it in park.
Did Mother Mopar get away from the checking in neutral way?
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« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2013, 08:26:04 AM »

Yes. The manual says to check in park at least 60 secs after starting.

Already 55° here at 10:30 with blue skies, so today's spring if nothing else Wink
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« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2013, 05:57:59 PM »

Wire brushed and rust converted my butt off all weekend....phew.

Got the front half brushed and rust converted Saturday, then blew a little paint on those spots on Sunday (except on easily replaceable parts, like tie rod ends).
The oil pan was the part I was most worried about, as it looks like a &%^#($* to replace (before paint, after rust converting stuff):


Got the exhaust done yesterday, at least with the wire brush and rust converter. Still have to put some high-temp paint on it, but there are 3 coats of rust converter curing as we speak.



Discovered that the rear diff cover's leaking. Good thing replacing it and changing the fluid was already on the list...
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« Reply #23 on: April 13, 2013, 07:14:37 PM »

Got the exhaust paint on the y-pipe and the grill paint (slightly lower temp) on the muffler and tailpipe.









The paint on the y-pipe needs the heat, cool, heat, cool thing to cure properly. The paint on the muffler and tailpipe doesn't. But that gets to wait until the tranny's rebuild and reinstalled...

Got the new diff cover and gasket ordered, along with new sway bar end links. I have the diff oil here already.
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« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2013, 07:43:43 PM »

You've been busy!  Making good headway.
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« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2013, 07:55:10 PM »

Just pecking away at the little jobs. Can't do much in the engine compartment with it high in the air, so exhaust it is.
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« Reply #26 on: April 17, 2013, 08:07:55 PM »

Got a box with a new diff cover, gasket and both front swaybar end links. More little jobs to peck away at Wink
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« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2013, 11:20:39 AM »

Today I changed the spark plugs, cleaned the throttle blade and bore, cleaned the IAC and bore, reinstalled all electrical connectors with dielectric grease, replaced the PCV valve and air filter.

Do you think it was time?


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« Reply #28 on: April 21, 2013, 03:41:59 PM »

That plug was ready for replacing.
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« Reply #29 on: April 21, 2013, 04:10:18 PM »

All 6 looked exactly the same. I don't think they'd ever been replaced. They're 30,000 mile plugs in this engine and the Jeep has almoat 79,000 miles on it.
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