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onespiritbrain

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About onespiritbrain

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    NPORA Old-Timer
  • Birthday 10/01/1987

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  • Your Pathfinder Info
    Stock 99' JR50
  • Place of Residence
    Gainesville GA
  • Mechanical Skill Level
    I Own A Shop Or Work As A Professional Mechanic
  • Your Age
    30-35
  • What do you consider yourself?
    Weekend Warrior
  • Model
    LE
  • Year
    1999

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    Male
  • Location
    Gainesville GA
  • Country
    United States
  • Interests
    God, family, and this beautiful planet He created.

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  1. onespiritbrain

    Front End Driver Tire Wobble

    Well getting the old one out was easy. Just unbolt and it falls away. The whole strut knuckle assembly moves and twists without the control arm and with a big tire still on there it is a nightmare getting the ball joint lined up. But after the tire is off you can maneuver it way better. Then there is the rear bushing hawairish was talking about. That strap has to go on last after the with the vehicles full weight is on the control arm. Otherwise it looks like they put the bushing on wrong. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. onespiritbrain

    Blown/Seeping Head Gasket?

    Cylinder #1 Cylinder #2 Cylinder #3 Cylinder #4 Cylinder #5 I don’t see a significant difference in any of these. I will try to look into #6 tomorrow. I am still loosing coolant though.. I just really don’t want to rip the engine apart without being 100% sure it’s blown. I don’t see any coolant leaks anywhere still also. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. onespiritbrain

    Front End Driver Tire Wobble

    That’s the only picture I got because I’m a noob and this job kicked my butt.. haha! Anyway it’s done. However I checked the other side and it hasn’t completely failed yet but it’s on the way. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. onespiritbrain

    Front End Driver Tire Wobble

    I am blind I guess... I’ve got a slew of tools and parts to take back... and another day of driving on that thing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. onespiritbrain

    Front End Driver Tire Wobble

    I have the parts to fix this issue and I’m renting the tools on the way home. Pics to follow. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. onespiritbrain

    time for a new FORUM GAME

    Buddy Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. onespiritbrain

    Front End Driver Tire Wobble

    Just watched a Chrisfix video.. maybe it’s a damaged inner tie rod?? I looked at pictures of the inner tie rod on rock auto and I don’t see anything that could cause that kind of play. I mean it’s basically just threads on both ends, so is it the rack itself that’s damaged? Or is the joint the inner tie rod connects to serviceable?? Edit: Nevermind I see now that’s a ball joint on the inner tie rod. That must be what failed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. onespiritbrain

    Front End Driver Tire Wobble

    I had to turn around in the road today and I tapped the curb on accident. I’ve done worse off road so I didn’t think much about it until I got on the interstate and my driver front wheel started wobbling violently. It only does it over 55mph while taking a right curve and it continues after the curve is over until I slow down or whip the wheel to the left quickly. I dug into my wheel bearings when I got home and they were fine. While the driver side was in the air I whacked on everything with a rubber mallet but nothing seemed to be worn badly enough to cause that violent wobbling.. I looked at the bushings on the rack and pinion but they were fine also. I am thinking that the something broke inside the rack and now the wheel is allowed to move side to side. I got a video of the wobble.. I’m still investigating a possible blown head gasket and I really don’t need a rack and pinion failure right now... what else could this wheel wobble be? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. onespiritbrain

    time for a new FORUM GAME

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  10. Ah, I see. Well it could very well be a bad radiator. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Check the heater bypass hose behind your engine. That thing just caused me a huge headache chasing down a phantom blown head gasket. It’s the black hose in the center of the picture there. Mine looked a little decrepit from the top but the underside was leaking coolant. When you say popped the radiator, what exactly do you mean? Like blew the seal between the core and top/bottom pieces?? Or like a hose or something? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. onespiritbrain

    time for a new FORUM GAME

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  13. onespiritbrain

    Blown/Seeping Head Gasket?

    My endoscope was waiting on me when I got home today so I got it going and started poking around with it... Looked at that little bypass hose and this is what I found! Now this is after I already trimmed the hose back and put a new clamp on I know it’s not loose so I’m thinking maybe the hose is just deteriorated. Also the thing looks strange by how swollen it is just after the clamp. The upper radiator hose, heater core hoses, and that bypass hose are all swollen. These are all old hoses. They looked old when I bought this vehicle so I’m guessing they’re at least 100-120k miles old. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. onespiritbrain

    time for a new FORUM GAME

    Animation (Not dead, only in suspended animation) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. You could buy all the tools and parts you need for way less than $1400. I don’t know if that’s too much for a shop to quote or not, it’s probably not, but it’s too much for me to pay.. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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