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  1. Canucklehead Cowgirl

    Question on a sputter / lurch issue

    Hi guys, I got a quick question for you. I have a 97 TJ manual, runs pretty darn good 90% of the time. It's not throwing any codes, no check engine light, anything like that but ... when I've run it for a while, turn it off for a little bit then come back (while the engine is still hot) and...
  2. Canucklehead Cowgirl

    Clutch questions - advice requested, gents

    Hi there! Last week my throw out bearing decided to take a dive and I'm gathering up parts to order. This is the first hydraulic clutch I've dealt with - my other cars all had cables, so I want to make sure I get everything I need before I get it torn out with no place to go. I figured since...
  3. Canucklehead Cowgirl

    Electrical issues makin' anyone else stabby?

    Sooo ... I got my little 97 manual 2.5L TJ back in like ... August. ish, and it's been cruising along pretty well, happy little jeep, until around mid-November. Had the check Gauges light pop on for me out of the blue - and the battery gauge dropped entirely. After cleaning the terminals, and...
  4. Canucklehead Cowgirl

    Advice needed on a U-joint overhaul

    So, when I got to testing out my TJ, I quickly found that there was some clicking in the front end when in 4WD and turning. No biggie, it's a little over 100K miles, probably time for some front U-joints. I took it down to my local mechanic for tire rotation - and to have them confirm my...
  5. Canucklehead Cowgirl

    Hello from the Wolverine State!

    Hi guys (and gals) I've been lurking around the forum for a few weeks now. After 20 years of pining, I found a lovely TJ, broke down and got my very first Jeep. I'm lucky in that it didn't have a ton of miles on it, the frame is sound with minimal rust, and it's been pretty well maintained...