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Old 07-30-2018, 06:10 PM   #4811
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2003 Grand Cherokee Laredo with 213,000 miles. Today I put some 3-in-1 oil on door hinges, hood latch, tail gate hinges. Just little stuff. It's been a really great vehicle sold to me for a dollar by my ex-boss when he bought a brand new Grand Cherokee.
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Old 02-24-2019, 02:17 PM   #4812
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If you keep it, in a year or two you will be an expert. Does the 2003 tcase still have a viscous coupler?

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Old 02-25-2019, 01:18 PM   #4813
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it will depend what transfer box is fitted
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Old 03-11-2019, 08:59 AM   #4814
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We recently picked up a high mileage but straight and clean 2004 Limited. Our 1999 Laredo is morphing into a Beast, so my wife wanted a Beauty for civilized errands. I've had a couple of tie rod ends and some hoses changed. I replaced rear hatch struts last week.

Yesterday, I did the hood struts and the glass hatch struts.

I replaced the little 194NA bulbs in front markers, and I've swapped to 9012 low and 9011 high beam bulbs (yes, there's a way, but you have to loosen the three screws on the plastic retaining ring, and you removed the blue stiffener on the wire at the bulb).

I installed a Curt receiver hitch. Now I only have to install the wiring kits and a brake controller.

The seller was up front about this dual temperature zone heater having the dreaded blend door issue, and the passenger received only cold air on feet. I ordered blend doors from JGC parts, and yesterday cut my way in. Turns out the doors are OK, but the "rear" actuator against the firewall, the one that moves passenger side blend door and is impossible to replace without pulling everything apart, sounds like its gears are stripped. I'm gathering more info, but think I'll just join the two doors to each other, let the front actuator run both. I'm happy with a single zone heater like we have in our 1999 Laredo.

I did put Rain-X on the windshield yesterday, too. And I ordered nice rear bed floor protectors for both Jeeps from Quadratec. Even the "civilized" Jeep will have axe, shovel, chainsaw and sometimes gasoline or diesel cans back there. Not to mention the wet chain I tossed in back after the darned thing GOT STUCK in dense snow yesterday, and I had to pull it out with my 60 year old Massey Ferguson. Better tires are on the list.

I'm wondering how one assesses the condition of Quadra Drive, how to know when it's time to rebuild those internal clutch packs in the differentials. I was alone when I got stuck, so didn't have a friend to watch and see how many wheels were turning.
1999 Laredo, Quadra Drive, 5" Rock Krawler suspension, Rola rack, 255/85R16 Toyo Open Country MT tires. Custom front end guard and front receiver, rear bumper & swing-away carrier. 2004 Limited, unmodified. 9012 low & 9011 high bulbs in both.
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Old 06-09-2019, 07:11 PM   #4815
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Buttoned up my JK winch bumper swap onto my ZJ. Bumper was dirt cheap so I made it work and it turned out decent. Waiting on post count to add pics to my thread.
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