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  1. Clean looking truck! You'll need to have a new driveshaft made. Get the slip yoke with the 231. Here's my 4WD conversion:
  2. New pump and box are doing well. Took her to Raleigh to help a friend regear a 8.5" 10 bolt and picked up some gems, including a rebuildable heart for the convertible:
  3. I chased belt squealing/chirping on my '92 for a long time. What P/S pulley do you have? Plastic, metal with no holes, or metal with holes? The metal pulleys are bottomed out while the depth needs to be set on the plastic one. If it didn't squeak before but does now I'd start there.
  4. LKQ self serve in Greer LKQ self serve in Greenville Auto Parts U pull in Shelby L&L U pull it in Shelby Vic's classic car parts in Chesnee
  5. Body looks solid but needs a lot of work: https://charlotte.craigslist.org/pts/d/york-1989-jeep-xj-comanche-eliminator/7058982040.html
  6. ZJ pumps through '95 are a direct interchange for my MJ, which is why I picked it up. No advantages other than the fact that it works and the Mexico reman unit I got at the parts store didn't. It sounded like marbles in a coffee grinder.
  7. If the lines are OEM they're both 18MM. I've encountered aftermarket lines that are 18MM feed and 3/4" return.
  8. I just finished replacing the pump & box and have it bled out. The junkyard pump sounds normal and the fluid in both donors was clean. Now to drive her around for a while and see if my dead spot is gone:
  9. The reman pump was junk (sounded like marbles in a coffee grinder), so I hit the LKQ sale and harvested a '94 ZJ P/S pump and another steering box from a '97ZJ. When I replaced the steering box a few years ago I had to put the old pump back in as I needed her on the road. Unfortunately the fines from whatever was eating itself in the box/pump eventually ate up the box. Here's what was in the oil:
  10. I just pulled another ZJ box for my MJ. The AutoZone 27022 puller works well to remove the drag link from the Pitman arm. Drag link nut is 3/4", Box to frame bolts are 5/8", fluid inlet & return lines are 18MM, and the steering shaft pinch bolt is 13mm. The AutoZone HD pitman arm puller works to pull the Pitman arm from the box but you need to replace the bolts that hold the puller arms together with grade 5 or grade 8. The bolts with the tool stretch & bend easily. I took a tubing cutter so I could cut the pressure line and connect pressure & return lines in the junkyard. Keeps the ports clean and keeps the mess to a minimum.
  11. Thanks & Merry Christmas! Work + the move has been all-consuming but yes, I'm happy she has an indoor home now. She's now sharing garage space with the '69 Cutlass convertible . Got the pump changed out earlier this week. Looks like the bearing was going out. New pump is fairly loud at the moment but I'll drive it for a bit and see if it calms down.
  12. Looks like my P/S pump is starting to go out. When it's cold outside (less than 40 degrees) I have a dead spot (no steering assist) for the first 45 degrees of steering wheel travel. After 3 or 4 turns it's back to normal. She is loving life in the garage though
  13. Yes. I'll have to dig around the basement a bit to find it. We've moved since I posted this.
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