Saturday, September 5, 2020

05 September 2020 -- Not the most productive Saturday...

Started off so promising :D

Well that's interesting...from the factory the bearings take 13mm head, grade 12.9 metric bolts. Came back from Sorels with 5/8". I dropped off the correct bolts, so I'm guessing the NAPA Bearings were SAE?

Oh...and then I couldn't find any of my 6 point 1/2" drive 5/8 sockets.

Or my 1/2" to 3/8" adapter.

Lots of grumbling, off to auto parts store land...

At least once I got to it, the speed sensor came out nicely. (I remember trying to take this out on one of the old bearings and it wasn't happening):

Welcome to Rust Belt Crud:

Shave and a haircut, two bits.

Time to move my seat to the other side.

This guy is handy for saving some time. While I could get the 21mm bolts for the brakes on the other side with just a breaker bar, this side I had to hit with my air wrench then was able to zip them off with the electric.

This...would've made a sailor blush. If the sailor was 500' through the woods at Henry's house. I said a lot of very bad words, very, very loudly.

It intially broke when I was probing I *thought* fairly gently with a screwdriver. At that point it didn't matter if I made it worse.

It needs to come out so the blue wires for the e-locker position sensor can be unplugged from it before removing the carrier.

Couldn't figure out the part online, ran up to Putnam and got there 10 minutes before they closed at 1...normally. They were closed altogether today. Harr Jeep in Worcester was open till 3:30 so I zipped up there. I doubted they'd have it in stock but I at least wanted to have a definitive time line so I could figure out what I wanted to do for re-organizing this weekend and decide if I could have it ready to drive to Sorel's for a front end alignment on Thursday.

Parts guy finally said enough key words for me as he was struggling to figure it out for me to Google it on my phone and find the bastard.

It is called and "Axle Locker Sensor Connector" Mopar part number 68003570AA.

Used the towel trick to loosen the carrier.

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