Renix cooling upgrade

Installing a Radiator with a cap on my Renix XJ

While I had my engine out, I decided to upgrade the cooling system.  I have always had trouble with the pressure bottle and getting the cap to seal.  I had already ordered a new cap when I decided to make the change.

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Renix XJ alternator relocation and upgrade

Mounting a 136 Amp alternator where the AC compressor used to be on my Renix Jeep XJ.

Since I don’t have AC on my off road Jeep, I decided to try to relocate the alternator to the area normally used by the compressor. I looked into making brackets, but I found they were readily available on Ebay.

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Longer front brake line Jeep XJ

Fitting TJ brake lines to my XJ and freeing stuck bleeder screws.

For years I have been running with the stock brake lines with my three inch lift. I just unbolted and rearranged the metal brake lines to get enough droop.

Occasionally however, I will snag something and give some undue stress on the brake lines. After one of my wheelign partners broke a brake line on the last trip out, I decided to make an upgrade.

For various reasons, I did not want to go with braided stainless teflon lines. I wanted to stay with stock DOT style rubber lines.

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How to change the power steering pump on a Jeep Cherokee XJ

Replcing the power steering pump on my 1991 Jeep cherokee

I have been noticing some intermittent drop out of power assist on my Cherokee for a few weeks now. I tried overfilling the reservoir in case there was an air bubble. That lasted for a while, but today the power assist was dropping out at some very inopportune times. So, since I had a new pump on the shelf I decided to change it out.

Since I don’t have an air box, I did not have to remove it. I did remove the electric fan just to get a little better access.

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