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Replaced the windshield with the newer style and rubber gasket.

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Old windshield with the metal trim. I was amazed with the amount of dirt under the metal trim.

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No windshield. Very happy no rust to be found in the windshield frame!!

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New windshield with the rubber gasket.

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I replaced the IAC today. She has had a wondering idle almost the whole time I have owned it. The new IAC helped a little. I ordered it from Rock Auto and was thrilled that it turned out to be NGK when I got it. It was only $14. Part #2H1141.IMG_20181208_160006534.jpg.1eca182b2c074fa4f83691b6d103f15b.jpgThought about taking a picture after I had started to remove the old one.

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The new one installed. It did help the idle some. Still wanders a little.

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17 hours ago, JMO413 said:

I replaced the IAC today. She has had a wondering idle almost the whole time I have owned it. The new IAC helped a little. I ordered it from Rock Auto and was thrilled that it turned out to be NGK when I got it. It was only $14. Part #2H1141.IMG_20181208_160006534.jpg.1eca182b2c074fa4f83691b6d103f15b.jpgThought about taking a picture after I had started to remove the old one.

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The new one installed. It did help the idle some. Still wanders a little.

I had a similar thing happen with rockauto , I ordered a tps that was supposed to be standard motor brand but I ended up getting a mopar brand tps in the mail 

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Had a couple days off and took full advantage. Changed the leaking clutch master cylinder. Would like to thank whoever's question on how to bleed that fine unit. My bleeder is just a huge chunk of rust. I read somewhere on here to just pump it fifty times or so and let it sit. Wouldn't you know that worked like a charm. Best clutch pedal feel she has ever had! I took the seat out so I could reach everything easier. While I had it out I replaced the parking brake cable. I was thrilled the back two cables are good and I have a working parking brake. Very nice to have with a manual no more wheel chocks. While I was under there I noticed the rubber fuel lines looked wet. So replaced both of them with new hose and the correct high pressure hose clamps. I also decided while I was under the truck to add the extra fuel pump ground. I believe I have finally got all the grounds refreshed and added. Changed the spark plugs and oil.IMG_20181213_125118949.jpg.6c88ade5d8515b671aa55fd3b5d54a88.jpg

I went with a Centric master cylinder. I will update how it holds up.IMG_20181213_150856261.jpg.9ca6f9a9519cb404152f71b94a4b6632.jpg

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Not sure who I need to thank. Shortly after joining the club I read about putting a sponge over the fuse block so when the master cylinder leaked it could catch it. Well that works! The proof is in the sponge.

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Almost looks like it's supposed to be there.

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Finally got a little time to work on the old girl. Replaced the water pump and thermostat. While I was there I replaced all the heater hoses. Got a OEM pump and thermostat. The bearing was out of the water pump and the thermostat housing was leaking. Someone at one time was a fan of that cheap black silicone.

 

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Was very happy to find out the water pump and thermostat were still available from Mopar. Water pump party number is 68382488AA. Thermostat part number is 83501426AD. The Mopar thermostat has the little bleed hole built in. This definitely helped with the coolant system bleeding.

 

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Not sure why they needed the mount bolt for the power steering pump bracketbehind the pump. I think the other 3 might be enough. I did put it back in though.

 

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Gates hoses are dirt cheap on Rock Auto. $40 for four of the heater hoses and both radiator hoses. Had to get there one to the reservoir from crown. Thankfully I found it on eBay for $8. One piece of 5/8 hose to finish it out. All new rubber should be good for another 30 years.

While I had the garage warmed up I also tighten the manifold bolts. Was a little surprised all of them were a little loose. All in all a good day!

 

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Had some time finally and it wasn't below zero. Finally installed my hitch from krustyballer. It is a very nice addition to the old girl. Looks great powder coated matt black.

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Thrilled to have a great hitch. Krustyballer makes a very very nice hitch. Finally a recovery point when I get her stuck!

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I also replaced the EGR valve. I'm not sure if it was working right but it thought it was a duck. It literally made a noise that can only be described as a quack.

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I was surprised that all three parts stores in town didn't show the EGR valve available. They also all showed not available online. I finally found one from pepboys online. I also readjusted the parking brake. It's was a good day.

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