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Replacing the Steering Gear in My 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee – Part 2

Before returning to the steps for the repair, this bit could be effectively subtitled, “Repair failed, Pause for Christmas.”  At the very last step of the re-assembly, we stripped a fitting, so we’ll be re-removing the Steering Gear and re-installing … Continue reading

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Replacing the Steering Gear in My 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee – Part 1

Of course somethinghas to go wrong with the truck in the few days before Christmas.  This is the first of two articles that will deal with the replacement of the Steering Gear in my 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee.  Here we’re … Continue reading

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Tailpipe Repair for the Jeep Part 2

With much grunting, the jeep’s tailpipe is finally repaired.  I had to use my rotary tool to buff down the excess rust from the old clamp before I could force the new section of pipe onto the muffler side of … Continue reading

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Tailpipe Repair for the Jeep

The jeep is up on a jack stand again and it’s not to start in on the pinion bearing fix.  When we fixed the oil pan, we had to cut the exhaust and while that repair is still good, it … Continue reading

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Taurus Drum Brakes Again

Time has come again to attempt work on the Taurus brakes.  My wife phoned from her work parking lot to say that there was an unusual squeal and she had also been complaining about some mysterious grinding.  This is not … Continue reading

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Quick Taurus Fix: 134a A/C Recharge

It seems to me it wasn’t all that long ago that anything to do with an A/C system was heavily regulated and out of reach for the home shop repairman.  I’m not even sure when this changed.  It obviously has … Continue reading

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Taurus and Jeep “No Start” Round 2

My father and I regrouped the next day (Monday) to try again.  I had pushed the Taurus out onto the driveway the previous day, so the Jeep was still on in the garage — to be tackled first.  Since there … Continue reading

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The Taurus and the Jeep: No Start.

This is just a quick note to update the Jeep and Taurus “no start” situation.
We started the day focusing on the Taurus situation.  For those that remember, we got the new computer for the Taurus as that was the result … Continue reading

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Taurus Repair: A (sad) Tale of Two Grounds.

I’ve been chasing two no-start conditions for some time.  The subject of this article is my 2002 Ford Taurus… and it is very much frustrating me.  Electrical gremlins are some of the worst car problems.  Take this ground problem to … Continue reading

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Canadian Tire Makes Good on Repair Problem.

Credit where credit is due.  After much cajoling, Canadian Tire made good on its repair to my jeep (before it was my jeep).
The issue was a repair that a Canadian Tire in downtown Toronto had done for the previous owner … Continue reading

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