What did you do to your TJ today?

Shane Mckinley

Zipman35
Supporting Member
May 31, 2017
650
389
Oxford, MS, United States
I have read every 60K, I'm the second owner of my TJ and was having problems shifting from 1st to 2nd it was like it wouldn't wind out all the first gear before switching into second, bassicaly i had no fisrt gear.so I wanted to start the cheapest route first and change the transmission fluid and transmission filter and see if that helped, and it did,thank God. shifts properly now. I believe it was the transmission filter because when I replaced it,it appeared to be stock and it was clogged / hard and filthy. by the way my TJ is an automatic and currently has 179K
What tranny? I’m having similar issues and think I should follow your lead. How hard was it to drain, change filter, and refill?


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2005 RHD TJ Sport
2010 BMW 528xi
 

Clint

New Member
Jul 8, 2018
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What tranny? I’m having similar issues and think I should follow your lead. How hard was it to drain, change filter, and refill?


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2005 RHD TJ Sport
2010 BMW 528xi
42RLE tranny, it was very easy, trust me I'm no mechanic, but I love wrenching, it was simple as dropping the transmission pan, I believe it was 13 bolts holding it in. Now you could just drop the pan, catch the fluid and measure the amount that you drain and refill with new , but I did a complete flush.there are some good write ups on how to do so, and you tube lol I can show you the process with pictures if you like, but I'm currently at work it would have to wait until the weekend. Here are a few pis of the pan dropped. Remember to get all your supplies, tranny filter, pan gasket, red RTV sealer, tranny fluid ect.
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this black box inside the pan is the filte, make sure it come with an O-ring.
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catching the old. After this we began the flush at the radiator. ( not the antifreeze, the transmission fluid ) I know this is all confusing, but I can explain better if your unable to find a write up or YouTube video, holler if any questions, I'll do my best to explain.
 

Fonz54

TJ Enthusiast
Apr 9, 2018
158
80
Monterey, CA, USA
Installed my new to me bumper. Got this off of CL for $125. Sanded with 80 grit wet or dry, used acetone to wipe it down and painted it with three coats of Rustoleum Hammered black. PO had it painted Pewter or some color like that. Bought new bottom bolts from Fastenal and Bob's your Uncle! Thing is solid 1/4" steel. Now I am going to get some corner braces for it. Will mostly be used for the rack for my mountain bike. Sanded and painted the cross member while I was at it.

Lou

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GTboosted

TJ Enthusiast
Jun 7, 2018
255
252
Los Angeles- The Valley
Added a new headunit and Polk speakers. I will complete the full system install this fall. It's too hot right for all that

Nice features:
Bluetooth with aptx for high quality streaming

Satellite radio (nice when I go camping and there is no internet or radio stations)

Weather band radio tuner (should be useful because I always check the weather on my phone when I fish off the coast)

Aux

USB

Pandora

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Fouledplugs

TJ Addict
Supporting Member
Jun 19, 2017
1,666
1,450
Alabama, Florida, Hawaii, South Carolina
Added a new headunit and Polk speakers. I will complete the full system install this fall. It's too hot right for all that

Nice features:
Bluetooth with aptx for high quality streaming

Satellite radio (nice when I go camping and there is no internet or radio stations)

Weather band radio tuner (should be useful because I always check the weather on my phone when I fish off the coast)

Aux

USB

Pandora

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Ahhhh ahhhh the Clarion m508. Such a nice looking head unit. Have a friend that test drove it for Clarion. I think they fit perfect in the Jeep TJ. They dont look like a transformer spawn. They actually look like they compliment the interior.
 

GTboosted

TJ Enthusiast
Jun 7, 2018
255
252
Los Angeles- The Valley
Ahhhh ahhhh the Clarion m508. Such a nice looking head unit. Have a friend that test drove it for Clarion. I think they fit perfect in the Jeep TJ. They dont look like a transformer spawn. They actually look like they compliment the interior.
Thanks. I worked at a major car audio online retailer and my price was only 5 percent over cost at the time. I was never tempted to replace my headunits just because of the aftermarket look.

I would not have changed my TJ headunit if it wasn't for the m508. I started doing research and saw threads on companies that can modify the stock unit so I was going to go that route. Luckily I remembered that Clarion does less flashy units and when I looked them up, they had this bad boy that just released. It looks like it belongs in the old school interior. It is also UV and saltwater resistant.
 

Shane Mckinley

Zipman35
Supporting Member
May 31, 2017
650
389
Oxford, MS, United States
42RLE tranny, it was very easy, trust me I'm no mechanic, but I love wrenching, it was simple as dropping the transmission pan, I believe it was 13 bolts holding it in. Now you could just drop the pan, catch the fluid and measure the amount that you drain and refill with new , but I did a complete flush.there are some good write ups on how to do so, and you tube lol I can show you the process with pictures if you like, but I'm currently at work it would have to wait until the weekend. Here are a few pis of the pan dropped. Remember to get all your supplies, tranny filter, pan gasket, red RTV sealer, tranny fluid ect. View attachment 46986 this black box inside the pan is the filte, make sure it come with an O-ring. View attachment 46987 catching the old. After this we began the flush at the radiator. ( not the antifreeze, the transmission fluid ) I know this is all confusing, but I can explain better if your unable to find a write up or YouTube video, holler if any questions, I'll do my best to explain.
That would be great! Mine seems to miss second if I forget and get in a real hurry from the get go


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2005 RHD TJ Sport
2010 BMW 528xi
 
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psrivats

TJ Enthusiast
Supporting Member
Jun 4, 2018
894
776
OR, USA
Added a new headunit and Polk speakers. I will complete the full system install this fall. It's too hot right for all that

Nice features:
Bluetooth with aptx for high quality streaming

Satellite radio (nice when I go camping and there is no internet or radio stations)

Weather band radio tuner (should be useful because I always check the weather on my phone when I fish off the coast)

Aux

USB

Pandora

View attachment 47036
That's is really good looking and does not stand out. Been thinking what to do for mine and this seems like a great option. Is it a drop in replacement for the stock unit without modification?
 

JMT

The Jeep Guy
Supporting Member
Ride of the Month Winner
Feb 27, 2017
6,225
5,862
Texas Hill Country, United States
Installed my new to me bumper. Got this off of CL for $125. Sanded with 80 grit wet or dry, used acetone to wipe it down and painted it with three coats of Rustoleum Hammered black. PO had it painted Pewter or some color like that. Bought new bottom bolts from Fastenal and Bob's your Uncle! Thing is solid 1/4" steel. Now I am going to get some corner braces for it. Will mostly be used for the rack for my mountain bike. Sanded and painted the cross member while I was at it.

Lou
Nice, that looks a lot like my Warn Rock Crawler bumper. Good looking paint job!
 

JMT

The Jeep Guy
Supporting Member
Ride of the Month Winner
Feb 27, 2017
6,225
5,862
Texas Hill Country, United States
Today we went to work. This is my TJ decked out with pool stuff
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I service pools in 2 different North Texas counties every week.
It's my business partner :)
Did you check out my new hood louvres, I just love those things :)
You need a Jeep girl, or maybe a pool girl!

Yeah, those louvres are awesome. They are the best looking ones by far. Look totally at home on a TJ. Awesome work. I am so tempted. I saw your write-up. Great work! What did they come off of? A Cherokee or something?
 
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