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Old 11-23-2017, 06:05 PM   #1
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Ill spare the history of the Jeep. But after 7 years since starting the project, Im about to move it under its own power tomorrow (Black Friday). I need to move it out of the garage and give it a bath, and clean up the spot its been sitting in for years. My neighbor is coming over to install some more outlets for me, and needs the room to work.

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Details: 5.7 Hemi, 545rfe trans, Atlas transfer case, HPD60 front with Artec truss, hi steer arms, Detroit, Yukon axles, Yukon 35 spline hubs. Tera60 Rear retubed to full witdth with 14 bolt outers, custom shafts, ARB air locker. Suspension is 4 link front and rear with Fox 2.0 adjustable coilovers. Full cage inside with Mastercraft seats and harnesses. 42" IROK's on Trailread 17" Beadlocks.

Status as of now....bled the brakes, bolted the rear driveshaft in place, and made sure fluids were topped off. I started up the Hemi about a month ago and found a few issues that ive since corrected; fittings on the remote oil filter leaked, steering hoses leaked at the ram.

So, tomorrow I start it up, put it in gear, and move it about 15 feet.
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Old 11-23-2017, 07:13 PM   #2
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Old 11-25-2017, 01:47 AM   #3
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Old 11-25-2017, 08:26 AM   #4
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Old 11-26-2017, 01:25 PM   #5
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One of the steering hoses won't stop leaking, not sure why. Probably need to get a new fitting.

Started it up at least and let it run....lifter noises quieted down and it smoothed out pretty good. Need to fix that steering hose first and let it run longer and get up to temp.
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Old 11-26-2017, 05:56 PM   #6
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When I did my SBC swap I had the same issue. It was a fitting on the hose.
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Old 11-27-2017, 11:43 AM   #8
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Ok...well, it moved under its own power. Pulled out of the garage and washed the layers of filth off of it.





Then the high from getting it moved went away quickly. I was backing it into the garage and it died on me. Not like it stumbled with loss of fuel, but just quit. Won't restart....theres no fuel pump kicking on, no starter, and the gauges display "no bus".

Its got to be something simple since it was running just fine earlier, and just suddenly quit. Either a pinched wire, loose wire/plug, loose ground....something.
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Did you check the air in the tires?
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Did you check the air in the tires?
i'm with him, you probably never changed over to storage air did you

to me that sounds like a lost connection. like way back when the last time you jacked with it something wasn't plugged in all the way. or you got water in something and it'll dry, try again tonight.
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there’s 0 tire pressure in the tires. Had to ratchet strap the suspension down do get it out of the garage.
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there’s 0 tire pressure in the tires. Had to ratchet strap the suspension down do get it out of the garage.
When my CJ moved under it's own power, I had to flatten the tires to get it out of the garage. And the top had to be off. The roll bar pad rubbed the top of the garage door jamb.
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When my CJ moved under it's own power, I had to flatten the tires to get it out of the garage. And the top had to be off. The roll bar pad rubbed the top of the garage door jamb.
even with the suspension ratcheted down the top still rubbed. If I had the top off it'd clear.
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Old 11-30-2017, 04:55 PM   #15
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Found one of the fuses in the fuse panel behind the glove box was blown. 10amp fuse for the power distribution block, replaced that and it fired right up.

Now to track down why is popped that fuse......
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