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by timelessbeing
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Topic: New Guy- Boise ID
Replies: 9
Views: 83

Re: New Guy- Boise ID

- The viscous couplings do eventually wear out as expected. They are not serviceable. You need to replace the whole unit, as you have discovered. - On the electric ones, the first thing to go out is the shift(encoder) motors. It's an easy enough job to replace, as long as you can find parts. Either ...
by timelessbeing
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Topic: New Guy- Boise ID
Replies: 9
Views: 83

Re: New Guy- Boise ID

Welcome to our community. Maybe you can post the laundry list here so we can address some of those issues. Like any vehicle, they have their weak spots, but I wouldn't say the issues warrant steering clear. Do steer clear of transition model years though. However, being discontinued for 17 years now...
by timelessbeing
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: OFF TOPIC - We have SMURFS!!!!!
Topic: Good, the forum is back
Replies: 3
Views: 34

Re: Good, the forum is back

The process for now is to send Capn Crunch or myself a private message. Much appreciated.
by timelessbeing
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Topic: New Member - UK
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Re: New Member - UK

Now that you mention it, I do remember seeing photos of these vans from Japan with extreme body modifications like enormous wings n stuff. But I just assumed they imported them. I have also seen people in the UK and Germany with conversion vans. But I don't think I've never seen photos of a right-ha...
by timelessbeing
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: OFF TOPIC - We have SMURFS!!!!!
Topic: Good, the forum is back
Replies: 3
Views: 34

Re: Good, the forum is back

We're not going anywhere. :cheers:
by timelessbeing
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Topic: New Member - UK
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Re: New Member - UK

Welcome Jon. I never knew these were sold in the land of the rising sun.
by timelessbeing
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: FORUM STATUS AND NOTICES
Topic: We're Back!
Replies: 1
Views: 68

We're Back!

The site had to be taken offline for a few days to move the forum and domains to a new host. It was a lot of work, but it's finally done. Thank you for your patience, everyone. Justice has retired from his administrative duties here. Big thanks to him for his years of dedicated work to keep this pla...
by timelessbeing
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: BRAKES
Topic: ABS dummy light on problem and diagnostic method
Replies: 18
Views: 22390

Re: ABS dummy light on problem and diagnostic method

If you want to get the problem solved quick, your best bet is to take the van to someone with an ABS scan tool. Otherwise it might be a bit of a guessing game. The wheel speed sensors are kind of a problem spot on these vans and that could be setting your light. They get caked in rust and stuff and ...
by timelessbeing
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: STEERING
Topic: Railroad-grade idler arms?
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Railroad-grade idler arms?

can a fully-equipped machine shop craft them, given the dimensions for the whole system and alloy and hardness specifications for the subparts? a machine shop will make you whatever you like. At a cost more than the van is worth. The good thing about idler arms is they are cheap as chips and easy t...
by timelessbeing
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: ELECTRICAL
Topic: Door lock not working but 'trying to'
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Re: Door lock not working but 'trying to'

The bimetallic strip protects the motor in case something gets jammed, switch shorts out etc. It's a tiny motor and not designed to run for very long without burning itself out. Fuses and resistors aren't suitable. It's a 19 year old vehicle so your choices are slim. See if replacement parts exists....
by timelessbeing
Thu May 28, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: EXTERIOR
Topic: Re: Mounting a jeep winch bumper on my lifted 95
Replies: 4
Views: 1035

Re: Mounting a jeep winch bumper on my lifted 95

mdmead wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 4:26 am
timelessbeing wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 6:48 pm
Are you volunteering? :)
I'm not sure I'm a good candidate given how infrequent my check-ins have been... But that being said, I'm probably a better choice at this point!
alakazam. it is done.
by timelessbeing
Thu May 21, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: EXTERIOR
Topic: Re: Mounting a jeep winch bumper on my lifted 95
Replies: 4
Views: 1035

Re: Mounting a jeep winch bumper on my lifted 95

Are you volunteering? :)
by timelessbeing
Sun May 17, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Caution
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Caution

Don't worry everybody, your passwords here are safe. The software we run hasn't been compromised.

I receive these exploit emails all the time, and the password is never the one I use on this site.
by timelessbeing
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: EXTERIOR
Topic: Rear Dutch door leak fix?
Replies: 1
Views: 608

Re: Rear Dutch door leak fix?

Hi. Welcome to the forum. To find the leak, you need to close all the windows and turn your blower on full blast (or use compressed air), and then spray soapy water around the door. Most likely you just need new rubber weatherstrip to go around the opening. Just so you know, you posted in the welcom...
by timelessbeing
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: LIFT KITS
Topic: Terrain Tough Xtreme Ball Joints for my lifted 95
Replies: 7
Views: 2301

Re: Terrain Tough Xtreme Ball Joints for my lifted 95

the rivets were stubborn. A good drill bit with good technique will do most of the work. A good size sledge, drift, and and anvil will make short work of the rest.