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ProjectXJ7
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2004 7:22 pm    Post subject: My First Jeep Reply with quote

I just bought an '86 Cherokee Laredo with the tow package, it's a Selec-Trac, Automatic (wanted a stick, but for 750 I settled) Runs pretty good except for a thump back when I shift into reverse, a thump forward when I shift into drive, and a hard shift when going from 1st to 2nd. I've been told it's the U-Joints, I've been told it's the Trans mount, and I've been told it's the ring and pinion. I was wondering what you guys think it is. Also I want to restore it to it's former glory, where do you guys think I should go from here? I've changed the gaskets, catalytic, muffler, rebuilt the carburator.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2004 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd change the u-joints and the trans mount. One of those will most likely get rid of the noises.

Any plans to lift it? I'm asking cause if your gonna your going to lift soon, you might as well wait to change the u-joints until your doing an SYE...you'll need a new driveshaft for that anyway.


Good Luck.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2004 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What he said - try to isolate each thing first to save yourself some money and grief. welcome
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2004 10:56 am    Post subject: Thanks for the advice Reply with quote

I want to keep it at stock height for now. Precision Premium U-Joints were recommened to me any of you have experience with these?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2004 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use Spicer myself. Never had a problem with them.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The things you mentioned all point to a Tranny mount. That would definitely be the 1st thing to replace/inspect if I were you. It's sometimes hard to tell if they're bad w/weight on them. I usually take a 2 or 3 ft prybar and put a lil bit of pressure on it....and then you can usually see if it's giving too much....or separated. These usually don't run too expensive and are less labor-intensive than replacing all of your u-joints.

Just my .02 cents worth

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thephantum wrote:
I use Spicer myself. Never had a problem with them.


Me too, good stuff I think Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code3TJ wrote:
What he said - try to isolate each thing first to save yourself some money and grief. welcome





Dude cool pic!! Needs some 33s though rofl rofl rofl rofl

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