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Old 07-09-2013, 01:10 PM   #1
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Hello All, let me start by saying thanks in advance for any/all future help. I'm probably gonna ask a lot of questions.

Considering my first jeep purchase and have made an offer on the following:
2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport TJ for sale, 4.0L inline 6 with a 5 speed transmission. It's a 4X4, soft top, AC, Sound bar, AM/FM radio, aftermarket CD player, & aftermarket bigger tires and rims. Currently, it has122k miles and it has a dark blue exterior with black interior....Asking $7k, negotiated $6100

During the test drive the PO informs me that the tranny has been replaced. Also, mentioned that jeep sits in his 3rd car garage and hasn't been driven since last summer (needs a new soft top so it's understandable that he wouldn't drive it during the harsh Missouri winters) and this Spring he noticed a drop of oil.

So here is my question. Should I be concerned about the oil leak (i had him start it while i looked at the exhaust and no sign of burning oil during starting or while idling.
Tranny replacement - should this cause concern? (from all the research i've done i'm amazing at the number of Jeeps for sale that have had either or both Engine and tranny replacements).

At this point, the sale is contingent on a 78 point inspection from my local mechanic.

Is that anything else i should be aware or or look out for?

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Old 07-09-2013, 02:49 PM   #2
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Because this is the newbie check-in area, you may not get the answers you are looking for. I suggest you check out this forum area and post your questions there, I think you'll get a better response.

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Old 07-09-2013, 04:55 PM   #3
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@BEAST...Thanks for the welcome brother. I will definitely take your advice and repost in the correct forum
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Welcome Rob. Have the same style, all is good...
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