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Jeep Oil Fill Stuck

I have an '04 Jeep Grand Cherokee with 45K miles. A simple holiday project of changing the oil has become complicated. When I try to remove the oil fill cap, it will not turn. When I turn it...
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Jeep Transmission Noise

I have a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4.0 L with 42,000 miles and an automatic transmission. The problem I'm having is in reverse and neutral, the transmission makes a loud vibrating / humming noise. ...
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Speedwrench, who ever you are, thanks for the...

Speedwrench, who ever you are, thanks for the information. I was hoping for another answer, but thanks. By the way, your fix worked and as long as it holds up for a year or so, I will be fine.
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Good Stuff - thanks for the fast response.

Good Stuff - thanks for the fast response.
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It is a two story house and he said it would be a...

It is a two story house and he said it would be a seamless system. I am in San Francisco, so I am used to higher prices. As for complicated, it does not seem to be. My general thoughts were about...
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Transmission Problem on Jeep

I have a '94 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4.0 L engine, auto transmission and approximately 135K miles. Worse when the engine is cold and even after warming up, when I put the car in drive, it takes 5 - 10...
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Gutter Replacement Price

I am currently having my roof replaced. While the roofer was pulling off the old roof, he mentioned that the present gutter was rusted and falling apart (after my inspection, this seems to be the...
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Toro Mower Starter Rope Problem

I have an older Toro mower, a rear-bagger, model# 26622, s/n# 24118. After the starter rope broke, I removed the recoil assembly to replace it. I turned the plastic spring assembly...
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I can remove the brake lines that come from the...

I can remove the brake lines that come from the left and right rear brakes to this central small metal box on the axle. But the problem is a metal tube / rubber brake hose that feeds brake fluid to...
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'94 Jeep Grand Cherokee Brake Hose

I have a '94 Jeep Grand Cherokee with rear drum brakes. The rear rubber brake hose that goes over the axle was broken and rather than trying a cheesy repair job, I decided to replace it. A new...
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The crackcase did have oil in it, but I did...

The crackcase did have oil in it, but I did notice specs of metal in the oil. Cooling fins were clean, but the mower could have overheated and/or been low on oil. Is it possible it got hot and the...
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Sorry, I should have included this. The mower is...

Sorry, I should have included this. The mower is a model # 20016, Recycler Mower, 22" deck, Tecumseh motor # 2TPXS, spec.# 3615418, model code # LEV 120.
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Toro Mower Blade Won't Turn

I have a Toro mower with a Tecumseh motor. When I was doing my Spring tune-up, I noticed the blade would barely turn. So I kept pulling off parts until I found the problem and it seems the piston...
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Not to beat a dead horse, but $3.00+ gas is...

Not to beat a dead horse, but $3.00+ gas is killing me. When I rebuilt the carb, I used an after-market kit and changed all the o-rings, gaskets, power valve and needle assemblies. I adjusted the...
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So if I understand Slickshift correctly, the...

So if I understand Slickshift correctly, the coolant sensor has no effect on the carb? If this is the case and the car runs great when warm, should I assume it is time for a new carburetor? If this...
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Thanks for the responses - I pulled the...

Thanks for the responses - I pulled the carburetor back off and checked and retightened all screws and made sure there was no leaking around gaskets and seals. I put the carburetor back on, noticed...
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'84 Mustang With Awful Gas Mileage

I have a 1984 Ford Mustang, 91 K miles, 5.0 L engine with manual transmission. After the car was running very rough, I rebuilt the 4 barrel, Motorcraft / Holley 4180C Carburetor. Car runs okay (now...
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Thanks for the advice and I will bring my credit...

Thanks for the advice and I will bring my credit card to the dealer. Just curious, but any idea why the transmission dipstip would indicate DEXRON / Mercon as an equalivant? If I had changed to...
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Transmission Fluid for '04 Jeep

I have a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee and I am going to change the auto transmission fluid and filter. My manual says to use the expensive, dealer purchased ATF+4 fluid, but on the dipstick it is...
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Removing ABS Wheel Sensor on Jeep

I have a '94 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4.0 L engine and four wheel drive that I am in the process of removing the rear axle assembly that was bent in an accident. What is holding me up is an ABS wheel...
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Posted By ellersk

Good tip - the 1/2" closed end wrench worked...

Good tip - the 1/2" closed end wrench worked perfect. Thanks.

Another question - I am also trying to remove the ABS wheel speed sensor from the back plate in order to remove the axle. Now that I...
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Replacing Parking Brake Cable on Jeep

I have a '94 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4-wheel drive, 4.0 L engine and rear drum brakes. I am trying to change the parking brake cable and I am having a problem removing the cable from the backing plate...
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Views: 1,193
Posted By ellersk

Not a job I have attempted before - other than...

Not a job I have attempted before - other than jacking it up, taking the weight off the wheels and removing bolts off a very heavy item, is there anything else I should know? Is buying one from a...
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Views: 1,193
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'94 Jeep with Bent Axle

I have a 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4.0L engine, 115,000 miles and I am the original owner on a well maintained car. A couple days ago I was rear ended by a Honda that went underneath my Jeep at a...
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Posted By ellersk

Thanks for the response - any idea on a price for...

Thanks for the response - any idea on a price for a truck of this age or what a rattling sound that gets worse as the truck speeds up could be?
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