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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Question: how can you tell what piston rod goes to the cap?

 

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jeep owner, New Castle, IN, August 04, 2013, 20:46
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I have changed all the pistons and forgot to number the rod and caps. I got to the 5th cly and it moved free by hand I put the last cyl in and it will not move by hand what could be wrong?

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  • Answer #1

    August 05, 2013, 06:17
     Master

    you should have marked the caps when you took then off .did you put new rod bearings in it if so did you plastigauge them to check the clearance?

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13991 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper August 05, 2013, 06:40
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    YOU NEED TO MARK BEFORE TAKING APART YOU COULD CREATE OTHER ISSUES

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  • Answer #3

    August 05, 2013, 07:29
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    You may now need to get an engine machine shop to recondition all the rods, this will include the caps! Is the crank in GOOD shape, if not suggest having it machined as well, if not done already. There will never be a better time to get this right!!

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