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1986 Jeep Cherokee - noob upgrades, fixes, etc

Author: Badger
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Updated 6 days 19 hours ago by Badger

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Thanks! That is very helpful and narrows my search considerably.

6 days 19 hours ago in 1986 Jeep Cherokee - noob upgrades, fixes, etc

Does anyone have a good/cheaper suggestion for replacing the drivers bucket seat? It is too short for me, and I would like one that has a good head rest.

6 days 23 hours ago in 1986 Jeep Cherokee - noob upgrades, fixes, etc

Interesting on the sway bars. Ill have to try that. The new sway bars didn't fit quite right, but I managed to get them installed minus the quick release. I think If I use wing nuts, I can get them to pop off quite quickly. Here are a few pics at work up a mountain and post plug/wire change.

Does anyone know what the sensor thing on the second last pic is? It fell off and was smashing against the front crankshaft. I haven't been able to find where it should go. I thought it was the crankshaft position sensor, but there is one installed where that should be.

3 weeks 20 hours ago in 1986 Jeep Cherokee - noob upgrades, fixes, etc

Seriously considering the Civic comment :) I may just turn this into a bit of a project log, pictures to come.

I have been working on it a lot in the last month. I changed the rotor/dist cap/wires/plugs and that made a difference. It still really needs a tuneup. I managed to break the head off of one of the bolts for the front driveshaft CV joint, that has driven me a bit crazy, then drilled it out and screwed up tapping it, need a new input yoke, or to put in a bigger bolt. Oh well, a few more bucks down the toilet ;) Fixing lots of funny little problems with electrical, windows, door parts. Next on the list is getting proper sized disconnect-able sway bar end links and some brake work.

If anyone is out junk yarding and sees an older model Cherokee, please let me know!

3 weeks 3 days ago in 1986 Jeep Cherokee - noob upgrades, fixes, etc