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  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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. :)
  4. 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!
  5. 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)
  6. VIN: 1JTHS6417JT136370 YEAR: 1988 MAKE: JEEP MODEL: COMANCHE MILES: 167,499.3 COMPRESSION RATIO: 9.2-1 ENGINE: 2.4L 4 CYL TBI TRANS: MANUAL TRANSFERCASE: 2WD FUEL SYSTEM: THROTTLE BODY FUEL INJECTION BED: 6FT WHEEL BASE: 113INCH OVERALL WIDTH: 71.7INCHES OVERALL LENGTH: 179.3 INCHES OVERALL HEIGHT: 63.7 INCHES GROSS WEIGHT: 4,001 - 5,000 LBS EXTERIOR: RED WITH SPORTRUCK DECAL INTERIOR: GREY WITH VINYL BENCH SEAT BUILD DATE: FEBRUARY 18TH 1988 ASSEMBLY PLANT: TOLEDO, OH., U.S.A. COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURER: UNITED STATES MANUFACTURED: JEEP CORPORATION CURRENT LOCATION: WEST BRANCH, MICHIGAN STATUS: 2ND OWNER, STORED SAFELY, CLEANED REGULARLY, IN PROCESS OF OVERHAUL FROM ROAD WORTHY TO SHOW WORTHY UNIQUE TOUCHES: CUSTOM TOPPER
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. Future cummins overland build. This is the day I got it home, rust free from virginia. Follow me on instagram @mulletman.mj.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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 :)
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    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
  14. 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?
  15. 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!
  16. 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!
  17. Looking for a comanche , auto trans and short bed will travel for right one, located at 85040
  18. 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.
  19. I’m picking up a new project this weekend which the previous owner took the bench seat out of. Looking to see if anyone have a bench seat with brackets or buckets with brackets near Spokane WA? Let me know. Thank you!
  20. Personal Introduction: My name is Britton and I am an addict...jk but seriously though haha. Career wise I am a mechanical engineer but I prefer to consider myself a jack of many trades and a master of none. I am constantly tinkering on something, working any number of projects, and tossing ideas around in my head constantly (both a blessing a curse). Anyways, I've been into Jeeps since I could drive and this is officially the 4th Jeep I have owned. 1999 2 door XJ 5 speed, 4.0L, 3.5" lift, 265/75/16 BFG ATs on TJ Rubicon wheels, overhead console, cruise control. She was a street queen and truly hated to see it go. Especially since it was my first car with a lot of memories. 1999 XJ 4 door, 4.5" lift, 33x12.5x15 Federal MTs, doorless mod, bedliner floors and headliner. Nothing special made for the woods but not a true beater and I still took care of it Sold both and bought a stock 2005 TJ/LJ Unlimited 6 speed with 78,000 miles. Installed 2.5" suspension lift, 1.25" body lift, 305/70/17 Goodyear MTR/K on JK Moab wheels. Kept it otherwise stock and clean because I started to venture away from tearing things up off-road and prefer mild trail riding and camping now. Then I stumbled into this project...1989 Jeep Comanche MJ. Drivetrain and dash were swapped but not finished and virtually rust free with 4/5 star floor boards compared to a lot of other Comanches. The back story: December 2018: Me: "Dude look at this Comanche! Its half way converted, you think I should buy it?" Friend: "Do it! You always said you wanted to build one. It'll be fun." It is not fun. Well sometimes it was but never again will I take on a project like this. It might just be the straw that broke the camels back. Still undecided... I have a bad habit of getting started on a task and becoming completely focused on completing it then forgetting to take before and after pictures. I usually remember about halfway through that I should've taken before pictures so I apologize in advance and I'll try to explain each picture/process in detail to give the full picture. As bought condition 12/1/18 (Previous owners shop, but wish it was mine): Build Plans: -Full 2000 XJ swap interior, exterior, and drivetrain -Dual gas tanks ~40+ gallons (TJ gas tank behind axle and Dakota gas tank in stock location) -Metallic silver paint -Ford 8.8 rear axle -4.10 gears -Spring over rear -4.5" Rubicon Express front coils (possible spacer to level out) -Rubicon Express control arm drop brackets -JKS Quick Diconnects -ZJ V8 tie rod and draglink -Ten Factory Dana 30 axle seals -JL Rubicon wheels with 285/75/17 BFG KO3s -1.5" wheel spacer adapters (5x4.5 to 5x5) -Rancho 9000XL adjustable shocks -WJ control arms -Raptor Liner or LineX bedliner -Custom bed rack -Custom bed rails Teaser shot of the current status as of 9/29/19: I will be posting a full start to finish timeline/explanation/how-to of the build in the days to come to walk everyone through the long process this has been. So stay tuned for that. As of right now (10/10/19) it is currently my daily driver while the LJ is being worked on. Here is a list of things I still need to do on the MJ to make it "100% finished": -Bedliner (probably Raptor Liner) -Restore tailights (maybe LED bulb swap) -Modify and install overhead console (shorten, graft, LED bulbs, and determining mounting) -Reupholster visors to match new headliner, LED bulbs, and install (matching material was provided with it) -Install tailgate (at sand blasting 10/8/19) -Install Dirtbound Manta Ray rear bumper (ordered on 10/7/19) -Replace clock spring (possible WJ steering wheel swap at the same time) -Mount/Install emergency brakes with 8.8 adapter clevis -Fender flares (Very undecided on this. Napier or Notch or just stock trimmed with rubber edging) -Front bumper (JCR Crusader or Dirtbound Mojave. Really like the thought of a hidden winch front bumper and hope these could be modified for that) -Gear swap to 4.10 (front Dana 30 is 3.55 and rear 8.8 is 4.10 so 2WD until then)
  21. Hey, I am in search of black or grey bench-seat seat belts! Let me know what you have; thank you.
  22. 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.
  23. So first, lemme preface this by saying that i have always wanted to build a 97+ converted MJ, in fact i have spent a few years researching the swap and i finally had things lined up to do the swap, including 2001 XJ and an 89 MJ... But life happened and i had to relocated from Florida to Kansas. I had spent several months using a website the searches all of craigslist looking for something interesting to pick up when i came across this. It was 1,000 miles away in New Mexico, made the 26 hour drive in 30. A built Comanche that had been converted to the 99 XJ drivetrain with a 2001 XJ Limited interior. Literally my dream swap. I believe that the 99' is is the best year of the 4.0. So these are the specs the day i bought her: ****Motor**** - Freshly rebuilt 99 4.0 bore over .30 - Bored throttle body - High Volume Melling oil pump - Eddlebrock duel outlet header - High flow intake manifold - Brown Dog motor mounts - IranMan4x4 Brackets ****Drivetrain**** -AX15 5 speed with a new clutch - Np231 transfer case with Chevy HD widechain and gears - 6 pinion planetary ****Suspension**** - 6.5 inch lift - SOA in rear - Spartan lockers - 3.55 gears - 29 spline shafts - Terra Flex high steer - Rubicon Express lower arms - Adjustable Rough Country upper arms - Rubicon Express double sheer track bar - BDS Shocks ****Exterior**** - Loans Metal Products front bumper - Warn 9.5ti winch - 4 LED Pod lights - Bushwacker fender flares ****Interior**** - Interior from a 1999 XJ limited - Heated leather power adjustable seats from a 2001 XJ - Wood grain interior - Correct two window switch installed Some pictures from the day i bought her: Things I have done since having her: - Fox 2.0 shocks up front - Fox 2.0 Steering stabilizer - Rebuilt the winch by replacing the solenoids and cleaning and re-greasing the gears - Reqired the LED lights so they are not a fire hazard and work with the factory fog light switch - Installed a WJ Overland wooden steering wheel with radio controls - Installed IronMan4x4 steering box brace with sector shaft support - IronMan4x4 Steering box bracket / spacer - Rough Country Floor mats - Spooled up some synthetic winch line Here are some pictures of what i have done since having her: And this is what I am currently in the process of doing (I have the parts ready to install): - Installing my OR-Fab bumper and warn M8000-S winch with Rigid LED lights installed on the bumper (from my old 99 XJ) - Creating a new headboard with overhead speakers and the full length XJ limited overhead console - Installing the stock XJ Limited tweeters - Getting the steering wheel radio controls to work with a WJ clock spring Some of my long term plans: - Rear mounted winch - X-Max fender flares - Two tone gloss black and Rhino Line matte black - 4 link suspension - 4.7 stroker - Dana 44 front and rear - Creating a logic board to make my steering wheel radio controls be able to select between front or rear winch, then be able to winch out and in Thank you very much for viewing!! I hope it was worth your time and id love to hear some thoughts and ideas!
  24. 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)
  25. Would like to lift the rear a few inches. Have added a shackle lift for a whole inch. What else is out there? Rearched leaf springs, add a leafs ? Don’t want to do a springover. Don’t want 5” of lift just a couple 2” or so. I know Cherokee springs are shorter so that’s no help. Don’t see much listed for Comanches.
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