Jeep CJ/Scrambler 1971-1986 Repair Guide

Grille

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4



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Fig. Fig. 1: Grille components used on all models



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Fig. Fig. 2: Removing the grille-to-frame crossmember holddown assembly. "A" are the guard panel-to-fender bolts



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Fig. Fig. 3: "B" are the radiator support rod-to-grille guard support nuts



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Fig. Fig. 4: "B" are the radiator-to-grille panel bolts

  1. Remove the front crossmember cover, if so equipped.
  2.  
  3. Remove the screws securing the radiator and shroud to the radiator grille guard panel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the bolts securing the guard panel to the fenders.
  6.  
  7. Remove the grille-to-frame crossmember holddown assembly, keeping track of the sequence of parts.
  8.  
  9. Loosen the radiator support rods-to-grille guard support bracket nuts.
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  11. Remove the rods from the brackets.
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  13. Tilt the grille panel forward and disconnect the electrical wiring at the headlamp sealed beam unit and parking lamp assembly wiring harness at the connectors.
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  15. If your Jeep has air conditioning:
    1. Discharge the system as described in General Information & Maintenance .
    2.  
    3. Disconnect the high pressure hose at the sight glass. Immediately cap both openings!
    4.  
    5. Connect the high pressure hose at the compressor. Immediately cap both openings!
    6.  

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  17. Lift the grille from the vehicle.
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  19. Position the grille panel and connect the electrical wiring at the headlamp sealed beam unit and parking lamp assembly wiring harness at the connectors.
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  21. If your Jeep has air conditioning:
    1. Connect the high pressure hose at the compressor.
    2.  
    3. Connect the high pressure hose at the sight glass.
    4.  
    5. Charge the system as described in General Information & Maintenance .
    6.  

  22.  
  23. Install the rods on the brackets.
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  25. Tighten the radiator support rods-to-grille guard support bracket nuts.
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  27. Install the grille-to-frame crossmember holddown assembly.
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  29. Install the bolts securing the guard panel to the fenders.
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  31. Install the screws securing the radiator and shroud to the radiator grille guard panel.
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  33. Install the front crossmember cover, if so equipped.
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