Lower control arms clunk – XJ

Tracking down and repairing the clunk in my front suspension.

For a while now, my 1988 Jeep Cherokee XJ has had a clunk sound that can be felt on the floor whenever I go form stopping to going. It is especially bad when swapping from reverse to forward. I removed a control arm bolt and found the mounting holes in the axle were oval-shaped.

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F250 Bed Cover

Adding a roll-up bed cover to my F250.

I got my F250 so I could carry larger cargo such as fuel drums. However, with the standard cab I have limited luggage space.

So, I got a roll-up bed cover. This allows me to cover the bed when I need it covered and easily open it up when I need to haul fuel drums or other large items.

I got this one from Amazon: https://amzn.to/2MxHNtn

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Hawk Brake pads for my XJ

Review of the Hawk HPS 5.0 brake pads

I have been using Autozone Duralast Gold pads on my Jeeps for many years. They have always performed adequately and the lifetime replacement warranty has been great. I have not paid for pads in years.

However, the last set of pads I put on my Jeep, however, have performed less than I expected.  I don’t know if they changed the formula, or I just got a bad set. They have even been wearing faster than usual.  But the stopping power has been downright scary at times.

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Isuzu Amigo CV axle reinstall

Reinstall of a CV axle in a 1990 Isuzu Amigo

Last week we removed the CV axle from Tom’s Amigo. We damaged a seal in the process and had to order one. This week we put the axle back.

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We began by lifting the truck and pulling the wheel. We then removed the brake caliper at the support bracket. All the parts we temporarily put back in in order to drive the Amigo out of the shop last week. 

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