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After work today I spent 2 hours replacing some parts. Change the front sway bar end links, probably original. I will need to replace the sway bar bushings as soon as I order some.
 Replaced the clutch and brake pads on the pedals. Both very worn with 275,xxx plus miles on them.

 Then I removed the cowl to get to the wiper motor and linkage. This was replaced at least once before, still had the yellow markings from a junkyard. It was from a 1990 Cherokee.  The bushings were bad.
 Cleaned out the CCV tube, the 90 degree fitting in the valve cover and the fitting in the intake manifold. This is a common problem on these motors. The vent tube gets clogged up so it ends up pushing oil onto the air filter.
Lastly I replaced the breather tube to the air filter box. It was cracked.
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Went to a Junkyard yesterday and got both front door window regulators. They were in a '90 Cherokee. I get home and start removing everything in the way to access my broken regulator.

 Of course the way they mount to the doors are different. Mine are bolted in, the junkyard ones were riveted in. After comparing everything else I decided to just remove the cable/window mount from the junkyard bracket to the stock one.
 
 Cleaned the bracket, greased the cable and it works great. Will be nice to roll the window all the way down now.

 I did all that last night. This morning I put the regulator back in the door and it tested it. It is nice rolling the window all the way down! 

 The speaker is blown, so before I put the panel back on I will get some cheap replacements. I don't have stereos in my '47 or '74 so this will be spoiling me LOL
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Forgot I also picked up a set of used tires and rims yesterday from a Grand Cherokee. Tires are passenger car tires and 215's instead of the 225's I have now (and the stock size) but have a lot of tread left so they will be fine for how I use this Jeep.

 I paid less for the four tires and rims then I did for both window regulators.LOLConfused
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Sounds like it will make the trip to Fall Creek in style
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Both front doors now have operating windows Big smile 

I removed the tailgate panel to look at the wiper motor and to see if there were speakers. No speakers and will need to get a new wiper motor now.
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Sounds like you're whipping it into shape!  I will miss my '95 XJ (450K +) as I need to replace my Willys tow vehicle.
 
What kind of radio do you have?  My stock speakers had paper so it didn't take long before needing to replace them.
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Originally posted by Rus Curtis Rus Curtis wrote:


Sounds like you're whipping it into shape!  I will miss my '95 XJ (450K +) as I need to replace my Willys tow vehicle.
 
What kind of radio do you have?  My stock speakers had paper so it didn't take long before needing to replace them.



Previous owner upgraded it to a CD player, not sure what brand it is off hand. Only one of the two stock speakers worked. I just bought some cheap replacement from the auto parts store and I will look for a factory rear speaker bar to put in.
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Over the weekend I managed to:
Bleed the brakes, swap out the tires and rims for the new to me Grand Cherokee ones, new valve cover gasket, plugs, wires cap and rotor. New Air filter to replace the oil soaked one. Replaced some of the breather vent tubes. Also a new transmission mount/ exhaust mount.
 When I removed the valve cover I also did the mod to keep it from blocking up again.

 


Mileage 275,499

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Have not done anything to this except drive it. Found a crack in the exhaust manifold ( Not sure if I mentioned that before) Just another thing.
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