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trkhlic

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Got the new engine in and mostly reconnected. Hoping to get a tranny Saturday morning and rebuilding the doubler Saturday afternoon.

Would anyone be available Sunday to help get the tranny and transfer case back in place. I also need to replace the gas tank, hook up exhaust, and fix my rear lockright by replacing the carrier so there is plenty to do. If nobody can make it I will try my damndest to get everything in by myself but I am thinking it would be a real PITA with only one set of hands.
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Pushing this back to two weeks from now. I broke down and bought a tranny jack so I can probably handle everything on my own unless someone is in the area.
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I bought one a couple years  ago for a 100, man that makes life go much easier, but it wouldn't reach high enough for my jeep, after some head scratching I let all the air out of my tires, work like a charm,


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Yeah, this one should go up to 24-26" to the bottom of the pan so I think it will be plenty high, especially with the front axle on jack stands.
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Did you get much done this weekend?


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Not really, I ordered a bunch of parts. Put the steering pump on the new engine. Put a new filter and gasket in the replacement tranny. I am picking up a torq converter from Coy at the Halloween ride. I think next Sunday I am going to rebuild the doubler and get the tranny and transfer back in. That would just leave the exhaust, swapping the rear carrier, and replacing the gas tank for the following weekend.
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Got a good bit done today. Doubler/transfer case is reassembled. New open carrier with lockright is installed in the rear. Started to swap out the gas tank. Tomorrow I should be able to throw the trans and transfer in, bolt everything up, finish swapping the gas tank and finishing some small stuff on the motor. Hoping to possibly do the exhaust tomorrow as well if I can borrow my buddy's welder.
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Well, ran into a few snags but got the tranny and cross member fully in today. Also got all the exhaust parts I need. Going to weld everything up sometime this week. Still need to put in the transfer and transfer cross member, B&M z gate shifter, wire my new Tauras fan, and some other stuff like that gas tank replacement. Hoping to be fully operational again after next weekend. I'm going to be super pissed if this tranny does not last me at least a year.
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If the transmission was used you better hope it works period. Good luck with that year.


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Any good progress?????


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I was going to get it ready for this weekend but Jamie said I am under house arrest until the baby is born anyway so I just put it off and will finish everything up Sat/Sun. The tranny is in, started running cooler lines. Transfer case and exhaust will go in first thing Sat. Need to get the B&M shifter installed and swap gas tanks and then I'm done. Should easily be able to finish it all up this weekend granted Jamie doesn't go into labor before then.
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Truck is back together, new gas tank is in, B&M Z gate shifter is installed, exhaust is done. One big problem though. I have an electrical short that is draining the battery with the truck off. I have isolated the short to two wires coming off the positive terminal of the starter solenoid but I don't know what the two wires are responsible for, even after looking at a Haynes manual wiring diagram. Pulled all the fuses one by one with a test light in place and the short isn't on any of those circuits. Myself, my father, and one of my neighbors have all spent a good bit of time trying to figure this out but to no avail. Going to try to find some more wiring diagrams that are more descriptive.
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Truck is back together, new gas tank is in, B&M Z gate shifter is installed, exhaust is done. One big problem though. I have an electrical short that is draining the battery with the truck off. I have isolated the short to two wires coming off the positive terminal of the starter solenoid but I don't know what the two wires are responsible for, even after looking at a Haynes manual wiring diagram. Pulled all the fuses one by one with a test light in place and the short isn't on any of those circuits. Myself, my father, and one of my neighbors have all spent a good bit of time trying to figure this out but to no avail. Going to try to find some more wiring diagrams that are more descriptive.

Check the alternator. It could be a wiring glitch there OR could be a bad alternator.

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Alternator is suspect but at one point we had the alternator completely disconnected and we were still getting a draw. I am pretty sure the alternator that is in there is not factory, but a higher output one that the PO put on the rebuilt engine I just put in. I will focus on the alternator until I can rule it out. I have a stocker I could throw in. But why would the alternator be draining the battery with the truck off? Right now if I have the negative battery cable disconnected and rule a voltmeter across the negative post and the negative cable I read +12 V (when the battery is charged).
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The way I check for a draw is to disconnect the neg battery cable and put a test light between the neg cable and neg post. Then start removing fuses, then move on to anything else that has power going to it which includes the alternator and fuse block. The test light will go out or dim when you remove power from whatever maybe draining the battery. It could be a wire shorted to ground, the alternator could be shorted on the inside, or whatever.
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