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Offline djdelee421

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Re: Headlight and wiper problems help!
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2016, 06:31:40 PM »
Right?! I have no idea what someone was trying to do to this poor thing. I'm going to make sure I get everything right on it and back to normal though so that way I don't have to mess with all of that again. I mean I really hate wiring it annoys me but at least when I do mess with it I do it right. No wire nuts with tape wrapped around or exposed wires hanging everywhere lol I really just don't understand people hahaha.
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Re: Headlight and wiper problems help!
« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2016, 08:25:34 PM »
I have a thought that says when reconnecting make sure it is not shorted out....ie fire.



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Re: Headlight and wiper problems help!
« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2016, 11:40:38 PM »
hi, congrats on getting the lights working, see, nothin' to it! now, as for your wipers.....ahem, does it actually ever RAIN where you are :) ! good luck, gz

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Re: Headlight and wiper problems help!
« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2016, 11:11:37 AM »
Hahaha yeah I live in the mountains of AZ we have a monsoon season right now actually just rained yesterday and we get snow in the winter believe it or not we have a ski slope one town over haha
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Re: Headlight and wiper problems help!
« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2016, 12:10:58 PM »
But yes my lights are working properly now and found out I need a new valve cover gasket so I still have a lot of work ahead of me but thanks a lot for the help everyone
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Re: Headlight and wiper problems help!
« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2016, 12:29:17 PM »
hi, does your car still have its' original plastic valve cover? If it does, your best bet is to replace it with an aluminum one. Available most Jeep places, ie Quadratec, 4wdr Hdwr, Morris, etc. If you can afford to go top of the line, check out www.yourcovers.com, and look at theirs. The aluminum cover is not just for looks, more Eagles have been lost due to fires caused by the old plastic valve cover leaking than we care to count. good luck, gz

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Re: Headlight and wiper problems help!
« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2016, 01:48:13 PM »
I actually have a metal one I thought some came with metal ones stock but good to know about that cuz my dads has a plastic one we will definitely upgrade his so thanks!
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Re: Headlight and wiper problems help!
« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2016, 02:14:31 PM »
So I already had one door handle broke and big surprise went out to open the hood to start working on it today and snap  :banghead: :banghead:
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Re: Headlight and wiper problems help!
« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2016, 11:41:49 PM »
hi, so what broke, the hood release cable? this is not unusual, many eagles have a small vise grip permanently attached to the hood release! afriend rigged up a manual release from the out side, using just a small loop of cable. APD sells a repair kit, about $38. good luck, gz

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Re: Headlight and wiper problems help!
« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2016, 10:57:01 AM »
No my hood is good cuz I always try to pull it on the sides not from the bottom. It was my only other door handle broke but I got one to work but who knows for how long
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Re: Headlight and wiper problems help!
« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2016, 10:59:42 AM »
But update on my wipers and headlights one of the wires were clipped off of my high low beam switch so they work good now. And on my wipers sure enough it was the arm on the back of the motor so everything works good and my dash is back together so thanks everyone for the help!
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Re: Headlight and wiper problems help!
« Reply #26 on: July 28, 2016, 12:56:56 PM »
Congrats on the progress!!    :hello2:
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Re: Headlight and wiper problems help!
« Reply #27 on: July 28, 2016, 01:25:59 PM »
Thanks! Next is the valve cover gasket I ordered a motorcraft 2150 kit for it and then im going to do tranny fluid change and oil change and finish my exhaust and she will almost be road ready. Any tips?
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Re: Headlight and wiper problems help!
« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2016, 03:07:57 PM »
I have no tips on the 2150 conversions, as I love the good old Carter BBD's!!
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Re: Headlight and wiper problems help!
« Reply #29 on: July 28, 2016, 11:37:23 PM »
hi, i ran a 2150 for about 15 years, did mine before any "kits" were available. ran great. Currently I'm running the BBD. I used the Edelbrock "ProFlo" air cleaner, the real cheap one available at most auto places, good luck, gz

 

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