Originally Posted by littlelionman
I just bought a '95 4-cylinder YJ. It's in pretty poor shape. The milage gauge is broken at 176k. I was surprised it made the 200 mile drive back home without a breakdown.
A couple issues I'm dealing with: none of the gauges work, the blinkers don't work, the belt behind the radiator in misaligned and the rear suspension is going out. I wish I could be more specific but I have very little mechanical knowledge and I only bought the jeep last night.
I'd really appreciate any advice on these issues. I plan to change out all the fluids and filters. I'm also going to run some seafoam through and replace the brake pads. It came with 35" mud tires. They look sick but they seem to rob the little 4 banger of a lot of its precious power, especially on the highway, so I'm thinking I'll have to get some smaller ones.
I'm also looking for a good place online to get parts. Any suggestions?
Looking forward to getting my hands dirty here, thanks for any advice.
Your YJ is a 4 cylinder,2.5 L I assume. It doesn't come with too much power to begin with. Check your gear ratio, that's what affect power when you are bigger tires.
I wish my first car was a 95 YJ. You picked a damn good one to learn. Mine was a land rover, ...solid piece of shit.
I say work the electrical first, they are relatively easy to fix (but hard to diagnose), then the fluid filters, suspension last.