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Old November 5th, 2007, 09:03 AM   #41
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alright, went out and looked @ bronconut's friends bronco II. has 15x,xxx miles on the 2.9. started right up. has been sitting and brakes are spongy. has a small crack across the corner of windsheild. he just put new valve cover gaskets on, doesn't smoke. makes an odd squeaking sort of clicking noise, ticking lifter? something along the belt? he wants $850 for it. i have it arranged to buy today but i have been thinking that i will take it for another drive. i am strongly thinking about buying this, but dont know how serious of problems it may have. any suggestions?

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Old November 5th, 2007, 10:20 AM   #42
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When is it squeaking or clicking? If it does it while your driving it could be a u-joint. Lifters don't squeak. They would just make a ticking noise. Could be an idler pulley.
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Old November 5th, 2007, 10:38 AM   #43
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it does it when the engine is on. its not entirely a squeaking noise, it is a combination of speaking and clicking from the engine.
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Old November 5th, 2007, 10:44 AM   #44
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2.9 liters are known for a little lifter noise. The fact that you mention squeak leads me to believe it is an idler pulley/belt issue. How did you get him down to $850? Thats a pretty good deal.
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Old November 5th, 2007, 10:47 AM   #45
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i asked him for a price and thats what he told me. other than that noise it runs pretty good. if i was to purchase it i would put wider axles on to make it less prone to roll.
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Old November 5th, 2007, 10:54 AM   #46
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I wheel a BII for years. It had a small lift and bigger tires never rolled it. It was a blast on the trails and in the mud. I would have bought this one but I'm trying to get my 71 back on the road.
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Old November 5th, 2007, 10:57 AM   #47
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i would lift it a little, but main usage would be a DD for a while, then a wee bit o wheelin. probably just 31" tires so that i wouldnt send MPGs entirely down the tiolet.
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Old November 6th, 2007, 08:43 AM   #48
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well i bought it, drove it home yesterday,, im puttin pics up later.
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Old November 14th, 2007, 08:44 AM   #49
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alright, i am having some brake problem with my B2, me and a freinds drove out to E&M junkyard yesterday, and my front brakes locked up, and the hubs got hot. after we left there, they started loosening up, bad, i could hardly stop with the pedal to the floor, got it back to his house, fluid is fine, and the passenger hub was hot enough to burn his finger. when i was driving it home it felt like they starting locking back up. my hubs were free. could something be bad with a caliper?
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Old November 14th, 2007, 08:59 AM   #50
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alright, i am having some brake problem with my B2, me and a freinds drove out to E&M junkyard yesterday, and my front brakes locked up, and the hubs got hot. after we left there, they started loosening up, bad, i could hardly stop with the pedal to the floor, got it back to his house, fluid is fine, and the passenger hub was hot enough to burn his finger. when i was driving it home it felt like they starting locking back up. my hubs were free. could something be bad with a caliper?
theres a good possibilty, i had the same issue on my bronco after sitting for a couple years and then driving it again my front calipers started to freeze up on me, i replaced them and problem went away, good time to check/service your wheel bearings spindle bearings u joints etc if needed as long as you got it apart
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Old November 14th, 2007, 09:06 AM   #51
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i have to put new brakes on anyway so will probably have it up and apart sometime this week. Thanks.
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Old November 14th, 2007, 09:37 AM   #52
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replace the hoses as well in the front, sure they need it regardless anyways
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going to get it up on jack stands after school today and take the front tires off. take a look at the calipers and all that good stuff. hopefully it wont be too hard of a fix.
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Got it up on the jack stands in the garage, pulled the front brakes off, passenger caliper is fried, literally, pads had nothing left at all, taking the rotors to get them turned at murrays. one ring just in front of the rotor was really tight. i do not know if it suppose to be like that. ill see if i can get some pics up so i can show exactly what i am talking about.
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Old November 19th, 2007, 02:14 PM   #55
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i have somewhat of a stupid question, how do i get the bearing seals pressed into the rotors on top of the bearings. i am trying to get it all done today.
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Old November 19th, 2007, 02:18 PM   #56
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Large socket? tap the seal into place with the socket. or else a seal install tool, harbor freight....
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i have somewhat of a stupid question, how do i get the bearing seals pressed into the rotors on top of the bearings. i am trying to get it all done today.
take a 4x4 block of wood and place on top of the seal . Pound down on the wood with hammer and make sure the seal goes in straight and in all the way. Put some grease on the seal along the rim.
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take a 4x4 block of wood and place on top of the seal . Pound down on the wood with hammer and make sure the seal goes in straight and in all the way. Put some grease on the seal along the rim.
think i could pull it off with a piece of 2x4?
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As long as you have enough coverage with the 2x4 to press it in evenly without damaging the seal. Might work?
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alright, thanks guys.
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