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Well I Have acquired a new project, after I finish up my 4.0ZJ and my 5.9ZJ, I spied it in a "home store" parking Lot, with a for sale sign no price and a number, called him up, Said his son had a new truck, and the mj had "death wobble" and just flat out ugly, so needless to say I took her home for scrap value!!! I have always wanted one, and just stumbled across this one, It is an 89, 2.5, 5spd with only 4 gears (I think, won't go into 5th, maybe a 5spd knob on 4spd stick) lol, 2wd, 100k, Little to no rust (being in IL hard to believe) Has a tiny amount of surface rust on the bed below gas cap and mainly on the ds bed for some reason, all other typical bad spots are great, Anywho I will be junking the entire drive train for a 4x4 xj swap, 4.0, 242, and not sure if I'm going to go with a ax15 or throw an aw4 in it, can't wait to get the carpet ripped up and get her off to media blast. You guys have a great site, been surf'n around for a while now.

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Thanks for all the comments, That switch on the LH side is a switch the PO put in to control the tail lights lol, must have had a ground problem or sumthn idk, and the interior is maroon, my camera is ghey, On another note I will get sum pictures of my zjs up sumday. And ill keep you all updated as this build goes on.

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Check it for clutch master syndrome, which is what we call it when you start having gremlins with the electrical system as a result of the master leaking down the interior firewall all over the fusebox.

 

With the PO wiring in a switch for the tails, it sounds like that might be a possibility. The fluid is caustic to the plastic, and messes everything up.

 

Rob

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Well ill share this pic of my old 5.9 to make you post pics of yours :D

 

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I had a similar issue with my tail lights when I first got the Jeep. It turned out to be a combination of a bad ground, split under bed wiring, and fuses/relays in the cab. Good luck man and welcome again!

 

RockMJ

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Ya my 5.9 is basically stock right now, and I'm making my 93 a look a like with the grill/hood/interior etc. And I really don't care about the electrical crap at this point, I'm gunna gut it all anyways ya know, and interior I'm gunna change it to the xj popular gray color i like, this is such a s stupid newb question but how can i tell what kind of trans is in this, I looked all over underneath and couldnt c a tag or anything, I'm just curious if its a 4or 5spd!!

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That XJ has nice interior! It looks almost new inside.

 

If you are going to swap out the burgundy for the gray I need a few parts.

 

 

Shelbyluvv, I've got a BUNCH of gray MJ interior pieces as well. Shipping could be interesting on the big pieces, but lemme know if Bhfear doesn't have what you need.

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