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Rotating the Rubicon E-Disco motor?

Old 05-31-2008, 01:52 PM
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Well, I finally got around to trying this today, and I am happy to report that I had just enough room to make it work; with less than a 1/4" to spare though!

Thanks to all that posted up with advice/help...
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:49 PM
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Installed my new E-Disco today. Got the longer bolt and some other parts from Ace Hardware and installed it rotated 90 degrees up ... worked perfectly. Thanks for this OLD POST!





Some pics showing the extra clearance ...




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Old 07-21-2009, 07:43 PM
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what size bolt is needed to do this? I will be doing this for sure!

also, has anyone run into any issues by doing this to their e-disco?

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Old 07-21-2009, 07:58 PM
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I forgot to take a picture of my bolt setup ...

But if you look at this picture here is how I did it ....

The Bolt it the entire length of the colored line .. 10MM - 1.5 pitch - Grade 10.9

Green are 10MM washers.

Blue is where I installed steel sleeves to make the diameter the same as the original bolt.

Red is the length of the threaded area.

Orange is a Nut I put all the way to the end of the thread so when I installed the bolt it tightened against the motor.

I used Blue Lock-tite on the threads since they ended up being slight shorter then the original bolt used in that hole. The best thing would have been to grind down the nut to make it half has thick ... but I think it will be OK as is ...

Got all the parts at Ace hardware for about $4 ... most of it being $2.19 for the bolt.



I also packed the top side of the connector with 3M Strip Caulking to make it 100% water proof ... and packed the pin side of the connector with Di-Electric grease before clipping it on ... Since I added this part it won't be under warranty and I want no water or corrosion issues!

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Old 07-21-2009, 10:53 PM
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Originally Posted by dmhines View Post

I also packed the top side of the connector with 3M Strip Caulking to make it 100% water proof ... and packed the pin side of the connector with Di-Electric grease before clipping it on ... Since I added this part it won't be under warranty and I want no water or corrosion issues!
sweet thanks man. The water proofing is a must do... the jeep is currently in the shop having my 4th e-disco installed due to water issues!!!!!
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Old 07-31-2009, 02:43 PM
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need a little more help with this,,, sorry. i read this thread 3 times adn looked at the sway bar motor 3 times and i cant figure out the bolt situation

i cant find any empty threaded holes on the motor assembly if i rotate it?

the four bolts to remove the sway bar.. are you referring to the four bolts that mount the sway bar to the frame? and then it just rotates? does the sway bar need to be in disconnect mode?

this stuff used to come so easily...... i dont like getting older.....
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There is no empty hole. You remove the housing bolt and replace it with the modified bolt. The modified bolt will secure the housing and hold the bushing as well.
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okay, thats what i was thinkin. thanks "quick draw mcgraw" for the fast response !
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Old 07-31-2009, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by BAD JOKE View Post
okay, thats what i was thinkin. thanks "quick draw mcgraw" for the fast response !
No problem. Instant notification via email to my iPhone makes for quick replies!
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Today I rotated the e-disco on my Rubicon. This thread hasn't been updated in a while, so I thought I would add more pics to hopefully provide some additional value. Special thanks to dmhines for his great pics and write-up. I would have been a little lost without his help. Note that the listed parts are slightly different than those mentioned previously. I had to improvise based on what was available at the local hardware store.

Parts include:
(1) 10mm bolt, ~4" long and fully threaded
(1) Sleeve, ~1.5" long
(3) nuts
(1) small diameter washer
(2) large diameter washers
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Pre-assembled (for illustration purposes only; must be disassembled before install):
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As mentioned above, the 4 sway bar frame bolts must be removed before rotation (pics included in previous posts).

Rotated e-disco with disconnected wire:
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Installed. Note that the new bolt assembly replaces an existing housing bolt:
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With the e-disco rotated and reassembled, the wire connector mount rubs the plastic shroud below the radiator.
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