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Offline ClydesdaleKevin

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Ohio 2017
« on: July 12, 2017, 03:59 PM »
Hey guys!  We finished up the OK renfaire, and then did a small Celtic Fest in southern Ohio.  We are now up in Northern Ohio doing the Great Lakes Medieval Faire.  We are camping at an RV park in Thompson, Ohio called Lilly Of The Valley (long story short, the year started out very lean financially, and it was WAY cheaper to stay here than on a friend's property as in years past).  Exciting news though!  We traded the K5 Blazer for a lifted 98 Jeep Cherokee!  SWEET trade!  Only up here in the Rust Belt could my old Arizona K5 with no rust command such great trade value!  Behold, our new TOAD!!!  1998 Jeep Cherokee XJ.  4.0 I-6 automatic 4x4.  Rubicon 5.5 Express Lift.  Ford 8.8 rear end. Spartan front ratcheting locker.  4.56 front and rear gear ratio.  SWEET!!!
Kev and Patti, the furry kids, our 98 Cherokee lifted beastie tow vehicle, and our 1995 Itasca Suncruiser Diesel Pusher.

Offline ClydesdaleKevin

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Re: Ohio 2017
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2017, 04:02 PM »
And because I have a few issues to troubleshoot on this Jeep and visited many forums, I just HAVE to say that I wish ALL the forums were like this one!  I can't find anything on the others...no order, repeated questions, no indexing, no clear topics, and poorly moderated.  Mark my friend?  YOU sir are awesome!!! 
Kev and Patti, the furry kids, our 98 Cherokee lifted beastie tow vehicle, and our 1995 Itasca Suncruiser Diesel Pusher.

Offline LJ-TJ

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Re: Ohio 2017
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2017, 04:07 PM »
Hey Kev, sorry we won't see you guys this year in Thompson. Photo what ever doesn't work. So looks like you'll have to find another way to post pic's.

Offline ClydesdaleKevin

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Re: Ohio 2017
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2017, 04:40 PM »
Photobucket got greedy, and wants you to pay for 3rd party sharing.  So all my pics will be linked to Facebook albums instead.  Out of respect for our awesome leader Mark, only pictures of Faire events or RV or Jeep specific things will be posted during our stay in Ohio. 

Kev
Kev and Patti, the furry kids, our 98 Cherokee lifted beastie tow vehicle, and our 1995 Itasca Suncruiser Diesel Pusher.

Offline ClydesdaleKevin

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Re: Ohio 2017
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2017, 05:10 PM »
So...more pictures of our awesome new Jeep!  (Which really needs a new Throttle Position Sensor...idles high and won't shift into overdrive, but otherwise runs GREAT!  Only 156K original miles on the 4.0 I-6...barely broken in!). 

Needs new carpeting and headliner repair, but no rust! 

Offroad rear bumper and hitch. 

Rear bumper wraps around and protects rear cutout fenders, ties neatly into rock rails. 

Brand new tires! 

Ford 8.8 rear end, 4.56 gearing, full spring Rubicon 5.5 inch lift. 

Rock rails welded right to the frame!



Well done chopped fenders with rear bumper wrapping around to protect.



Front bumper also wraps back to protect the well done chopped front fender. 



What a nice Jeep!  Previous owner kept the winch because it was a gift from his wife...but we can get another one for this awesome winch bumper! 



Spartan front ratcheting locker, also in 4.56 gearing, and a lift done RIGHT!  No wobble, no wander, great steering and ride! 



Awesome front winch bumper!  Previous owner went CRAZY with LED lights!  LED light bar, LED spot lights on the bumper, LED headlights, LED side spot lights, LED rear spotlights, and silly "zombie" LEDs that light up the wheel wells and undercarriage in blue light when you turn them on. 



Side spotlights and front spring lift detail. 



What a nice Jeep!  Very clean rock rail installation.



Interior is pretty clean!  No cracks in the plastic and the seats are good.  Floors are undercoated and rust free.  Carpets are missing and the headliner is a little shabby. 





This silly clinometer actually works!  The Jeep moves side to side and up or down depending on angle of the vehicle...lol!





Passenger side airbag is removed.  Installed in its place is the switch panel for all the lights and auxiliary fans, and the secondary digital volt meter. 



Hood vents are actual vents...and are very well done and symmetrical.



Engine compartment VERY clean, with Optima battery! 







I couldn't be happier about this trade!  Woohoooooooo!!!

 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Kev
Kev and Patti, the furry kids, our 98 Cherokee lifted beastie tow vehicle, and our 1995 Itasca Suncruiser Diesel Pusher.

Offline Rickf1985

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Re: Ohio 2017
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2017, 08:16 PM »
Nice, If there is anything you think I can help you with on the Jeep send me an e-mail.

Offline enigma960080

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Re: Ohio 2017
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2017, 09:58 PM »
<<Mark my friend?  YOU sir are awesome!!!>>    great....  now he won't be able to fit into his helmet! :D :D
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Offline Surfinhurf

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Re: Ohio 2017
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2017, 07:54 AM »
Nice Heep, Looks like it was well done.  Congrats

Offline ClydesdaleKevin

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Re: Ohio 2017
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2017, 01:51 PM »
Nice, If there is anything you think I can help you with on the Jeep send me an e-mail.
 

I've owned 2 Comanches, a 99 Cherokee, and a 92 YJ...so I'm pretty familiar with the engine and transmissions in these things.  I'm about 99% sure that the high idle (which drops to a normal low idle when you pull the wire harness off the Throttle Position Sensor) and the fact that it won't upshift into the 2 highest gears are indicative that it is the TPS that is the culprit.  I already adjusted the "kickdown" cable, and that did nothing.  I ordered a replacement TPS that should be here Monday, but if that doesn't do it, I'll pull and clean the idle air plunger on the side of the throttle body, and if that doesn't work, it would indicate a vacuum leak.  I'll figure it out, but thanks for the offer, and if I do get stumped, I'll send you an email for sure!  Thanks Rick!
Kev and Patti, the furry kids, our 98 Cherokee lifted beastie tow vehicle, and our 1995 Itasca Suncruiser Diesel Pusher.

Offline Froggy1936

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Re: Ohio 2017
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2017, 03:25 PM »
Hi Kev, A faulty TPS Will put transmission into limp home mode, I think you are on the right track Frank  P.S Nice trade
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Offline ClydesdaleKevin

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Re: Ohio 2017
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2017, 07:26 AM »
Hi Kev, A faulty TPS Will put transmission into limp home mode, I think you are on the right track Frank  P.S Nice trade

Thanks Frank!

Kev
Kev and Patti, the furry kids, our 98 Cherokee lifted beastie tow vehicle, and our 1995 Itasca Suncruiser Diesel Pusher.

Offline Rickf1985

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Re: Ohio 2017
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2017, 08:45 AM »
While I would much rather have the Jeep than the Blazer you will find one downside, parts are a lot more expensive for the engine. Should tow a LOT lighter though.

Offline ClydesdaleKevin

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Re: Ohio 2017
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2017, 06:47 PM »
And I was right!  This morning I cleaned the transmission connection plugs by the dipsticks and cleaned the idle air piston on the throttle body.  Didn't do squat.  Went down to NAPA and installed an Echlin TPS, and it runs like a dream!  Perfect!  Shifts when it should, runs perfectly...except for 2 things.  O2 sensor, which the previous owner provided, should stop the searching idle...although compared to my K5, I wouldn't even notice the slight change in idle.  And the young kid I bought it from put the WORST possible "custom exhaust" on this beastie!  Sounds like a rice burner or a weedwhacker.  That is something I will change sooner rather than later...lol!

Kev
Kev and Patti, the furry kids, our 98 Cherokee lifted beastie tow vehicle, and our 1995 Itasca Suncruiser Diesel Pusher.

Offline Rickf1985

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Re: Ohio 2017
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2017, 07:29 PM »
The o2 sensor should not affect the idle unless it is running full rich and belching black smoke. Did you disconnect the battery for an hour and reconnect to reset the adaptives? Then let it idle for about ten minutes and then go for a ride driving as you normally would for all of the adaptives to reset. Being OBDII itwill also need to run through a full drive cycle to reset to emissions monitors but they will not be affecting the drivability.

Offline Froggy1936

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Re: Ohio 2017
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2017, 07:53 PM »
Hi Kev Am OBD2 Code reader is very inexpensive & will allow you to read trouble codes and turn off Ck Engine light It will come with a list of all codes and their cause  Frank
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Offline ClydesdaleKevin

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Re: Ohio 2017
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2017, 07:39 PM »
Thanks guys!

Kev
Kev and Patti, the furry kids, our 98 Cherokee lifted beastie tow vehicle, and our 1995 Itasca Suncruiser Diesel Pusher.

Offline RedneckExpress

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Re: Ohio 2017
« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2017, 06:29 PM »
Kevin, didn't you use to have an 80s Chevy blazer?  What did you do on it to tow it four down?
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Re: Ohio 2017
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2017, 07:35 PM »
<<Mark my friend?  YOU sir are awesome!!!>>    great....  now he won't be able to fit into his helmet! :D :D


Good to see you around, Phil. 
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Offline Froggy1936

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Re: Ohio 2017
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2017, 08:27 PM »
Red neck Kevin disconnected the rear drive shaft And tied it up ( i suppose he also taped the u joint caps on ) and placed the transfer case in neutral  Frank
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Offline ClydesdaleKevin

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Re: Ohio 2017
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2017, 10:52 PM »
Kevin, didn't you use to have an 80s Chevy blazer?  What did you do on it to tow it four down?
  It had the NP208 transfer case, so I had to disco the driveshaft and hang it, every time we towed it.

Kev
Kev and Patti, the furry kids, our 98 Cherokee lifted beastie tow vehicle, and our 1995 Itasca Suncruiser Diesel Pusher.

Offline ClydesdaleKevin

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Re: Ohio 2017
« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2017, 11:01 PM »
I just rewired my fans through a solenoid...the same way I did on our RV.  Runs COOL now...lol!













10 gauge...still have a LOT of 10 gauge wire left over from the roof solar project on the RV...lol!

Kev
Kev and Patti, the furry kids, our 98 Cherokee lifted beastie tow vehicle, and our 1995 Itasca Suncruiser Diesel Pusher.

Offline Rickf1985

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Re: Ohio 2017
« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2017, 08:05 AM »
A 9 year old battery, I am curious to see how far it goes.

Offline RedneckExpress

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Re: Ohio 2017
« Reply #22 on: August 06, 2017, 02:19 AM »
  It had the NP208 transfer case, so I had to disco the driveshaft and hang it, every time we towed it.

Kev

I was under the understanding the NP205 was the one that didn't have the lube pump driven off the rear shaft, but the later 208 did and it wasn't an issue?
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Offline Rickf1985

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Re: Ohio 2017
« Reply #23 on: August 06, 2017, 08:53 AM »
The 205 is a gear driven, indestructible case and can be towed in neutral. I thought you had it figured out so I did not get hold of my transmission guru friend. He has been doing nothing but rebuilding transmissions for his whole life so he will know the ins and outs of towing a 208. I have seen custom rears with hubs and and lockouts on them but that is not going to come cheap. If you upgraded the rears to one ton units from a 3/4 or 1 ton pick up then you could get custom axles and locking hubs for the 14 bolt rear.

 

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