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  1. Hi guys I just joined the club a couple of days ago, I've been to lazy to join in the past year, but no more excuses! Time to let you guys see my work in progress Jessica... If anyone wants to know why I named her like that ask and Ill tell you guys the story lol. I purchased her pretty much all "ready to go", but as soon as a started wheeling it, and like with any used car purchase, all the bugs started coming out, it was then when I realized she was a pavement queen... All this mods were done by the PO. One of the first things that happened to me was the infamous death wobble! And sure enough the PO had the original 1989 trackbar there! So I changed it and I was good to go again! Then on another mild wheeling trip and bike riding, I lost all brake lights and turning signals!
  2. My 87 MJ project is almost ready for inspection but my reverse lights are not working. I have tried many things for it to work including changing the bulbs, checked the wire for damages, and checked connections from the switch and at the sockets. I am lost. If someone could point me in a direction that would help I would really appreciate it.
  3. It's been a couple weeks now since I made the 1200 mile round trip journey to pick up my second Comanche pickup, and so far I couldn't be happier with the purchase. She's had a couple small issues, but has been everything I want in a "project" vehicle. By that I mean, mostly perfect structurally and mechanically, with a few small issues that I can fix over time while enjoying it as my daily driver. So without further ado, some pictures from the seller before I picked her up. 1991' Comanche Eliminator 2wd - AW4 console shift Dana 35 rear Lowered ~3.5" using unknown springs front and 3" steel blocks rear Aluminum Rad with Dirtbound Offroad triple fan shroud and 3x Derale 10" fans with PWM fan controller Newer belt, idler puller, thermostat, water pump and rad hoses Grant steering wheel Smoked signals/tails and LED headlights Factory 3pc glass rear window Clean, rust free texas truck (unheard of in NE) So far my plan is to go about fixing and cleaning up the little issues it does have and getting it back to tip-top running and driving shape. I've only had it a week and a half and I've already diagnosed and fixed a bad blower motor (replaced motor and resistor), a non functional horn (blown fuse) and no reverse lights (cleaned and re-greased NSS). Still to go is fixing the AC, which isn't kicking on for some reason although the PO said everything was new (and it looks new) and general tidying up of the wiring harness and ground situation. In the future I'd like to keep it around this height, but maybe allow it to have more uptravel as it currently bottoms out pretty harshly over any large bumps in the road and I'd like to look into some form of rear drop other than blocks, just for my own piece of mind. Potentially a Liberty 8.25 rear swap for discs and a stronger axle and even an AX15 swap (included in the sale with pedal bracket) although I'm quite happy with the AW4 currently. Thanks for looking, and please let me know if there's anything I should watch out for!
  4. Hi all, Last December, I bought a factory original sport bar for my 1987 SB Comanche. I painted it with Krylon Semi-flat black paint. I also picked out KC 57-Series Lights. The install went real smooth. We drilled straight through the bed and routed wires for lights. I’m really happy with how it turned out. Top: After Bottom: Before Bar after install: Note: I also got the new center-caps installed. (See bottom pic)
  5. Hey all! Long time lurker and lover of the MJ and XJ platforms! I've wanted one of these awesome trucks since I found out about their existence and, when I got married, the wife was excited about it too! Well...the day finally came. A clean MJ showed up on craigslist at a decent price and I showed my wife. She said "lets go get it!" and so we did! The stats: - 1991 Jeep Comanche Pioneer...long bed. - 4.0 I6 w/Auto - Factory D44 rear, D30 CAD front - Blue - (More to come as I spend time with her) The end goal: - 40s, tons, locked, street legal The timeframe: forever...going to be a long slow build. I want to do things right and I'm not as skilled at fab or auto work yet...but I'll keep learning and enjoying it! Without further ado...I present Rocky, the flying squirrel. Here he is when we brought him home, last night (next to Natasha, my other jeep): Here's a few pics I snapped this morning... Next steps: - Clean interior and hopefully reduce the "old car" smell - Remove the rear bedliner and inspect what's under there - Check what gear ratios it currently has - Fluids check and replace - Spark plugs - Battery and Alternator Boring stuff, I know, but it's gotta be reliable before I start doing anything really big. :)
  6. 7/15/22 After about 16 years of wanting an MJ I finally own one. I had tried to buy one previously twice but it didn't work out. I've had XJs since before I got my license. I currently own 3 XJs, 1 TJ, and a willys CJ3A. All of which are projects of their own with their own problems lol.. But I have sizeable plans for this little MJ. She is an 87 2.5L 4spd manual. Mostly 4wd converted by PO. I am now in the process of cleaning up and reassembling everything that was taken apart. Currently I need to: Install the full exhaust Repair the exhaust manifold leak caused by a broken from stud - Planning to do EGR delete at this time. Reassemble the interior - new hardware for seatbelts, seat mounts, lower trim pieces, install new speedo cable, and put the dash together. I need to buy new carpeting, new seat mounts from a member on here, seat mounting nuts, misc exhaust parts. Before I reassemble the dash I am switching the gauge cluster from a dummy cluster to full cluster. I have already sourced a cluster and will be on the way soon.
  7. Hey Guys! I'm down in South Florida, just snagged a 88' Comanche Pioneer for cheap last week! I'm super excited, I'm a big fan of Comanche's. Can't wait for the journey. 88 Comanche Pioneer -2wd Aw4 (doesn't catch in drive, gotta start on 1st) -Floor pan rust (both sides) -Toolbox -Headliner needs work -Dash cracked -Orignal rims -Back window seal leak I'm excited to get to work honestly. I'm taking baby steps and doing it right. Gonna restore, weld, drill and paint my way into a restored Comanche!
  8. So i need to do my fuel pump and i found a write up on here with these part numbers. Just wanted to see if this stuff looks right to you guys. when I look up the Airtex number, it gives me a fuel strainer rather then a fuel pickup kit. Any ideas? Bosch 69302 fuel pump kit Airtex FS104 fuel pickup kit Spectra Lo01 Lockring Kit w/seal Thanks!
  9. I have a 1988 Comanche pioneer that I just bought and when I turned the wheel all the way to the right I heard a pop/click sound and then my steering wheel had a little bit of play but my tires weren’t moving. I had to pry the sway bar off of the track bar in order to have motion in my steering wheel again and be able to move the wheels. I’m wondering what the previous owner did, but more so how I can fix it. Hopefully the pictures explain it better than I did. Thank you for the help first picture is before and second two are after I turn all the way to the right. Last one is upside down but a panned out view of the front end.
  10. Ok a trip through my last project. Rock sliders for my 1989 Comanche. First obtain some 2x2x1/4” square tubing. Cut to near length and see where it’s gonna end up.
  11. I recently purchased an ‘89 jeep Comanche sport truck with the 4.0 l motor with the 5 speed gear box and 4wd. The Jeep has sat up supposedly untouched since 2005 according to previous owner. Since buying it we dropped the fuel tank and we’re using a temporary gas can with a new fuel pump and lines. We took off the fuel rail and cleaned it. We checked all injectors and cleaned them out and put it all back on the truck. We check for spark and checked all plugs and it is getting enough spark for the engine to start. We checked compression on all cylinders and are getting around 130-150 on all cylinders except the back one which is getting around 90, albeit low, but not low enough to stop from running. We of course cleaned out the air box and stuck a new filter into it. At about this point of cleaning and checking and making sure, we try to start the vehicle and it successfully ran for a few seconds and shut off due to the brake clean sprayed into the holes while the fuel injectors were out. For the life of us, we can not get it to start. We have gone through and done all the checks previously stated and have accomplished nothing. We inspected closer and found the crank sensor was damaged and replaced it with a brand new one that we tested and installed, but still we get nothing. If you have run into a similar issue or have a lot of knowledge on these Comanches, please write back. I can provide pictures and additional info, but a point in any direction would be greatly appreciated.
  12. Hello Everyone!!! I am officially new to the site, but have been browsing for quite some time as this is the best source of information for my new jeep project. I few months back I was lucky enough to pick up an 88 MJ in good shape. it has the 2.5L, so it is kind of a dog but I'm not trying to race anyone or do any rock crawling at the moment. However, I am in the process of installing a 4.5 Rusty's long arm kit, and ran into an issue late into the project last night; I set the lower arms to right specializations (35 3/8" eye to eye only about 3 full rotations of the joint) and mounted them from the cross-member to the axle, but the axle seems too far forward. After calling it a night I have been doing some research; and I know my geometry on the front axle is all jacked up currently, but could my lower arms be too long? I am pretty sure my manual transmission is an AX5 (since it is the 2.5L), but I recall that the trans cross-member is in different locations of about 2" between the AX15 and the Peugeot(87-89???). The only years that Rusty's notes a difference is 87-89 due to the Peugeot mounting a couple inches forward, but does the AX5 and the AX15 mount at the same location? Thanks!
  13. 88 Jeep Comanche Eliminator Short Bed 4.0 manual with 188010 miles. 4.0 with AX15 and 231 transfer case. Dana 30 front and Dana 35 rear axle. Resides in US Lakeview Oregon. This is currently my daily driver and trail rig. It runs and drives great after all of the work I put into it. Still updating and restoring what I can. Here is what has been done: Dana 30 front axel Dana 35 rear axel Replaced peugeot transmission with AX15 and converted to 4x4 with NP231 transfer case Bluetooth sound system w/8" sub Replaced slave cylinder Replaced clutch master cylinder and hydrolyc hose Replaced rear main seal Replaced u-joints Replaced throttle position sensor Replaced throttle body Replaced clutch and pressure plate Replaced starter Replaced harmonic balancer Replaced All ground wires and connections as well as battery cables and terminals Replaced air filter with high flow "Green" filter New fuel filter Installed 4 hole Volvo injectors It is straight piped with knock off flow master muffler. New black 15" steel wheels Light harness from K Suspension Halogen light conversion with Sylvania bulbs All gauges, lights, and electrical work. Have parts and need to install: ECU from a 91 Jeep XJ New Power steering pump I need: Front driver bucket seat with manual slider Seat belt buckle (driver) Window crank (grey) Sun visors (grey) Rear bumper Lund sun visor (in time)
  15. fixin to drive the jeep through yet another snowman. started my own tradition building a snowman so i can drive it over. curbs be rough yo! city life. stay tuned later this week for video.
  16. 1990 Jeep Comanche (not sure if its a pioneer/eliminator/etc) 2WD/4WD Straight 6, 4L, I think its the A904 trans, not sure on the transfercase, the rear and front axle, and the wheelbase (if anyone could tell/guess what mine could be, that'd be great) Build date: 4/90 Current Location: Sacramento, CA. Current Status: Driveable Nothing really special about it, other than missing an E, so its a jep. Exterior is blue, but fading fast. interior is grey, Bench seat, vinyl and fabric lined, Column shift, I am current owner, and will always own. here is a picture of it
  17. Future cummins overland build. This is the day I got it home, rust free from virginia. Follow me on instagram @mulletman.mj.
  18. Hello JEEPS, need some help. ASAP. I got a 1991 Comanche Pioneer 4.0 high output 5 spd 2wd runs like a charm! 140 k original miles. Some rust. Pully makes a noise, hard to shift sometimes after being warm. Gas leaks if more then 3/4 full and that’s it! Drove it from Indiana to Chicago. No problems at all! Then i I bought a 2000 cherokee xj sport? 4.0 inline 6 automatic 4wd my question is... can this be done? And what are the things that must be done for it to work. ALSO, I would like to keep my motor and 5spd tranny on the MJ. And just use axles, transfer case, and drive shafts if needed. From the donor XJ. I have attached some pictures. Pls tell me it’s possible and somewhat easy, inexpensive. Or am I asking too much? Thanks in advance.
  19. Hey guys! its been a while since I've been active on here and I wanted to give you guys an update on how mt build was going. So I've finally dropped the engine into the Comanche as of TODAY i have a few pics so ill start with that. ENGINE INSTALL: So I had decided to put the 4.0L I6 back into the car since the previous owner failed at doing a 4.3L v6 swap from a Chevy s10 (failed because he didn't put enough effort into the wiring and thus had several problems such as the entire gauge cluster not working, no high beams, and oh yeah, the thermostat was effed up and the heads blew) so once i finished absolutely gutting it, Ive been cleaning, painting, and buying parts for the new engine ever since. PLANS: I am going to finish up either this weekend or next by putting in the Aisin-Warner AW-4 four-speed automatic. I just need a transmission jack I need to swap the axles and do a whole suspension upgrade starting small with things like bushings and hardware. I plan on working my way up to stuff like shocks, coils, and eventually finding out how to get rid of leaf springs for something better. PROBLEMS: The. Seats. I have been looking up the bench seat to bucket conversion and taking the bench seat brackets seems not safe to me (probably because I'm an idiot lol). If anyone has any suggestions on that plz lmk. I've been looking at the threads as much as i can. The roof has been nothing but stress. I removed a god awful sunroof someone had put in even before the previous owner. I'm at the point now where if I see a Comanche at the junkyard i may just have to bring a generator and an angle grinder and take it.(also open to suggestions on this one please please) the heater core. on the donor xj i bought there was a really nice heater core and I messed it up trying to get it out. The bolts that hold it to the firewall were on too tight and when i began to pull it destroyed the plastic. For this I'm planning on trying out plastic welding it since the actual heater core is in excellent condition. just the plastic is messed up. The list goes on and on (as always). I appreciate all the elp you guys have been so far and I can't wait to keep adding stuff to my portfolio. I will try to post once a week but work and manche time take up most of my days. IMG_2334.HEIC IMG_2336.HEIC IMG_2337.HEIC
  20. Anybody know any good paints that match the navy blue interior? I’m trying to paint some of the dash and trim pieces like the vents for the windshield but I’m trying to keep it looking OEM as possible. Please help me! Thanks a lot :)
  21. Tramp


    1986 Jeep Comanche LWB Command-Trac, 2.5 litre 4x4. Body ia a little rough but sound. Runs good. Has a leak in the clutch slave cylinder so you have to pump the clutch up a few times before you take off if you haven't driven it in a while. 2.5 litre Iron Duke 4 cylinder All New brake system, master cylinder, braided lines, rotors, pads, EVERYTHING! New Ignition Module Recent tune up with new plugs and wires too New Starter Spectre water cooled air filter 4" lift kit Zone Shocks
  22. I have a set of four 10 spoke turbine wheels with center caps. I know some people love them and others bring them to the dump. My question is what’s the going price for a set with decent tires?
  23. This is my first attempt at completely rebuilding/restoring a vehicle. I have no previous mechanic experience. I was curious if anyone would give me some advice on the process. What needs to be done first? I have drained most of the fluids. Removing the gas tank is next. But after that, do I just clear everything out underneath the hood? How do I check to see if I need to replace my engine (supposedly it has a cracked head gasket; and if its not terrible I should be able to replace it, correct?). I am open to any suggestions. I am flying blind on this one. I have checked YouTube for help, and found a few videos; but nothing showing the entire process of rebuilding and restoring. Any direction to a website or video would be appreciated. Thank you in advance!
  24. Hey y'all. Due to this pandemic I'm out of the job and have loads of time for my comanche project! Hurray! I bought my 87 with a lot of electrical issues and a bad motor. While I sorted out the motor with a used 96 high output, the electrical issues are driving me nuts. Here's my main issue: No turn signals on either side, no illumination on the dash indicators. The hazards do work fine though. I've replaced a few parts and don't know where to go next. It has new turn signal switch (not fun) and a new turn signal fuse, as well as a new negative battery cable. I've yet to go through some of the grounds and that's what I plan on fiddling with today, but I was wondering if there is anything else I should be looking into? There's also a weird thing going on where the driver side brake light is always on even when the car is completely off. In order to keep the battery healthy and the bulb from burning I have it on a battery maintainer but I'm not sure if this is pointing me to the real problem or is a different headache altogether. Thanks for any help/advice!
  25. Looking for a comanche , auto trans and short bed will travel for right one, located at 85040
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