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    My first TJ

    So my 2014 JK is no more. Turns out the oil leak ended up being a cracked block that of course I ended up being outside of warranty for. But I took it as a sign because I had another child due and needed to extra space anyway. So ford gave me 11 for the Jeep which I only owed a couple of grand on and I got myself a certified pre owned Ford F-150 5.0. A couple of weeks went by and after taking with the wife we decided to look around for a project rig that can sit in the driveway and I can work on no stress.

    So now I present my 1999 Jeep TJ sport. The engine needs some work as it has some trouble starting and the 4wd needs work. It’s got 215k miles on the body and 100k on the engine. The body shop I bought it from knew nothing about it so I went off car fax and looking at it. It appears the frame had been cleaned up and patched and there is minor rust throughout but nothing crazy.

    Biggest thing is I get to take my time. One weekend one part at a time and my wallet and wife is glad lol.
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    Sorry to hear about your Jk, but it sounds like it all worked out. Congrats


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    Nice looking TJ to start and a Hard top to boot. Good luck on it.


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    Nice rig man!
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    Nice! Still in the game! Nice rig. Sucks to here about the jk.


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    Lucky guy, I had a 99 sport also. Loved that jeep. Enjoy it, they are fun.


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    I decided to do a quick check of components and this is what i got so far:
    Front Axle: Dana 30- tag says 3.07
    Rear Axle: Dana 44- tag says 3.73

    Obv a prob if I want to use 4wd so I need to open them up and clean them out and confirm..fullsizeoutput_87f2.jpgfullsizeoutput_87f1.jpg
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    Transmission is a NV3550 and not a AX15 so thats interestingfullsizeoutput_87db.jpgfullsizeoutput_87ec.jpg
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    Transfer case is NPG 231j
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    I was wondering why I had a different transmission and different manifold requiring 4 02 sensors as the 99s had the AX transmission and only 2 sensors checked the engine block and it turns out its a 3/2000 engine in a 99 and in 2000 they made all the changes.

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