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Got the 1999 Cherokee Sport home tonight, Has a few issues that I have identified so far... Drivers seat is held in place by a ratchet strap, and feels like I am sitting in a bucket. Exhaust is pretty loud, I am guessing it may be has a few holes in the exhaust system.. Brakes are barely there, right front sounds like the rotor is mostly gone, Rockers are mostly rusted out with some rust on the doors, door jambs look good! Right rear tire is worn out, and that is the one that I couldn't get the lug nuts off on. now that it is home, I will be a bit more aggressive on those nuts..get out the big impact guns!!

Lots of work to do and luckily I don't need it for transportation right now. first off is a battery and current license plates.... yes, that is my Land Rover behind it..
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Sure looks nice, good luck
 

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Yo from Iowa. Nice Jeep, and rover too. What are you doing this weekend? Hop in the rover and head south to central Iowa for the All Breeds Jeep Show (rovers, broncos, blazers, etc are all welcome).

Looks like a fun project. Good luck on those lugnuts.
 

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Ok, got a bit of time to beat on the jeep, New hood latch cable installed! no more vice grip on what is left of the cable..

Got one of the 5 lug nuts off on the right rear wheel, then my socket gave out. Need to pick up a deep 3/4 socket , that and a 6 ft steel pipe on the torque wrench broke one nut loose, and tore the cover off another.

yup gonna fight me all the way! Heading down to Ace Hardware for keys and maybe another socket (??)

Moved Jeep to the back yard so I can leave it up on the jackstand instead of leaving out on the street. Yes I need a garage, or at least a driveway!!
 

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Update***** got 3 more off (total of 4 out of 5) last one is being quite stubborn. I drilled through the end of the nut (cover) and filled it with penetrating oil for a few hours which got off the 3, plus a 5 ft bar, but the last one the cover stripped and I used the impact to melt the cover by spinning it, and peeled most of the cover off. Using a 18mm socket, it still won't budge. I need a deep socket so I am stepping back until it arrives. I did put 3 new lug nuts on just for safety (not tight) and they are the solid ones. I am guessing one stud is cross threaded as it won't go on easily so it will be replaced.... eventually!! now this old man needs a rest!
 

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Ended up drilling out the stud through the lug nut. It came apart nicely and I am glad I used that method instead of using a torch. Once the rim was off, I pulled the brake drum and found remains of the adjuster falling out. The shoes were just a fraction of an inch above the rivets so they will need to be replaced too. Since I wasn't exactly in the center of the stud, I will probably have to grind it down before I can remove it for replacement. Just keep doing a bit at a time I guess.
 

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A lot of fixes on these older rigs end up like that
 

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Got the 1999 Cherokee Sport home tonight,
Crazy! Looks just like my 99 sport. Thankfully I didn't have issues with the lug nuts, but just wait... There's plenty of bolts waiting to make your life hell. I soaked most every nut and bolt I could get to on mine, every day for about 2 weeks just after I got home and most of them were still a PITA. But Utah loves to salt the hell out of the roads 4-5 months of the year.

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We get our share of the Minnesota vehicle weight removal plan with all the crap they put on the roads. This one isn't to terribly bad, rockers are toast of course, but the floors and frame look reasonably good. Roof has some mostly surface rust (so far) and rear fenders are getting attacked,

I did put a wrench on the front lugs and they did break loose with a long pipe on them, but they did come off. Now they have new solid lug nuts in place, Hopefully I can get brakes installed (front and rear) this weekend. then we will attack the drivers seat wobble and the muffler. -- as long as it isn't raining--
 

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I hear ya o the rust. When I visited Minneapolis I noticed there were virtually no cars on the road over ten years old. We have a guy hear locally that has a business just removing frame brackets from wrecked stuff and shipping them east to replace the ones rusted out
 

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right rear brake, lug bolts, nuts and tire changed out. That was the tough one. Pulled the right front and the rotor is extremely thin on inside so it will have to get changed out too. Lug nuts all came off with the help of the 5 ft cheater so the new ones will go on there as well. rotor has the square edge on the hub so I know what to look for at the parts place.
 

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Have a chance to work on front brakes, and of course the rotor is worn down paper thin, I broke it prying the caliper back.. And the parts place in town only has the one size rotor, which when I put it on, it drags on the back side against the hub/backing plate. With the wheel in place, it doesn't turn. The other size rotor may be in by 3PM... Gonna fight me every step of the way isn't it....
 

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IIRC there are two possible rotors for that year
 

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Yup. and it depends on which wheel bearing/hub it has to determine which rotor it uses, or put one in place and see if it fits, then get the other one.

It was supposed to arrive by 3PM and it didn't show up. Maybe tomorrow...
 

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Blame it on Covid. Maybe it needed to get vaccinated :D
 

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Picked up the correct rotor, and as I was installing it, I happened to notice the u-joint behind the hub has all kinds of play in it, missing the needle bearings in the u-joint cap. so now it all has to come apart again!! P.O. said the driveshaft was bad, but I suspect he meant the axle u-joint on pass side. I thought the driveshaft (laying in the back of the truck) felt OK... I'm guessing he pulled the driveshaft so the axle didn't make as much noise....
 

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Probably so. Not hard to fix, but sometimes the unit bearing doesn't want to come out though. You can loosen the bolts and use them to push it out by rocking the steering back and forth lock to lock
 
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