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Old November 9th, 2011, 09:39 AM   #1
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I live in Illinois near interstate 90 and 59. My 16 year old son and I are trying to fix up a 1985 jeep cj7 with 75000 original miles on an inline 6 manual Trans. The frame and motor are in good shape, body not so good. We have some electrical questions anyone around willing to help?

Also there is a cluster of vacuum lines on top of the valve cover that attach to censers; I have no clue what they are for and if i can eliminate them. Most of the lines are not connected to anything or have holes in them.

Iím a tool maker trying to work with my son on his first ride.


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I redid the wiring harness in my 80 CJ5, it was a bitch, but with a good FSM, it shouldn't be too bad. Look on ebay and see if you can find a real factory service manual for your year. It will make everything much easier. I don't suggest you get a Haynes or Chilton manual, from what I've seen the wiring diagrams are useless and the vacuum diagrams probably are too. As for the vacuum lines, you can probably get rid of most of them, they are for a bunch of emissions bullshit that probably doesn't function any more. You should really only need a vacuum line to the distributor, to the PCV valve, and to the brake booster if it has power brakes. The rest can probably be capped.
Jeeps don't break things, their schedule for upgrading weak parts just gets a new time scale on occasion.
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