Recent content by damselNOTindistress

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    The unfortunate TJ of the day thread

    My TJ came with a locking nut on the spare. But didn't come with the key. Of course, I didn't find out until I had a flat up in the mountains and had to use the jack to jam a sacrificial socket onto the locking nut. Lesson learned.
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    Starter, alternator, or both?

    I went on a connection cleaning binge after work. (I had to be online for a Town Council meeting at 5:30 so I only had an hour.) I seriously cleaned the positive and negative cables, removed some wiring from old KC lights that have been long gone, cleaned the connection at the relay box, and...
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    Starter, alternator, or both?

    It is a manual but it's parked on damn flat ground. :-/ I put a new battery in so I'm pretty sure it's not the battery.
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    Starter, alternator, or both?

    As I noted to LONGJP2, something happens when I turn it to start though. It shuts down everything. It seems like turning to “start” definitely does something. Is that consistent with ignition switch actuator pin?
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    Blower motor help!

    There were no 96s... just 95+1!
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    Heater not blowing on low settings

    I can almost guarantee it's full of leaves. The original resistor that I replaced right after buying the Jeep was full of them. :oops: I should definitely have considered that the motor had similar issues.
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    Starter, alternator, or both?

    Hadn't tried this. Yes, the headlights come on nice and bright. And then, fun twist, I tried to crank it and they went out. I came in out of the cold, thought on it for awhile, went back out and tried again. They wouldn't turn on until I turned the key to "on" (not to start) and again went out...
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    Dreaming of a USA road trip post COVID

    Flagstaff is relatively high elevation (7,000') so I'd guess you'd want to consider October. The desert-y places will have cooled off, you'll likely miss snow in Flag, and coastal LA should just be nice. Depending on what you want to do on your trip, COVID might be a non-factor or it might be a...
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    Heater not blowing on low settings

    The resistor is a cinch to replace. ...I've done it twice. It's bad again. Am I just getting cheap resistors or is there something that might be making mine go bad after about six months?
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    Starter, alternator, or both?

    Yesterday, I got up, started the Jeep in 7* weather, drove to work, drove back to my town, and then ... dead in the water at the post office. I got nothing. No lights on the dash, just a click could be heard at the starter solenoid. I checked the battery voltage (it was only at 12.6 V which...