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Old 10-06-2007, 12:42 PM   #1
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just aquired firt jeep

Hey everyone! i'm new to this site and jeeps in general. i just aquired a 97 wrangler from my brother in law. it hasn't been used and possibly started in five years. i was just wondering if there was any thing i must do before i try to start it for the first time. any information would help, thanks.

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Old 10-06-2007, 01:01 PM   #2
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Well at least you know somewhat the history of the jeep. I hope he stored it well for you. If not, you may need to drain the gas, if any, out of it and put in fresh, along with some gas treatment that will dry out any condensation and clean the injectors, ect. Change out all of the fluids, even in diffs and transfer case, transmission, ect. Battery may be shot after sitting that long. Have it tested or just put in a new one. Plugs, wires, and rotor and cap may need to be replaced. Are your tires dry rotted after sitting that long? Check them out. Could have a blow out if they are dry rotted.

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Old 10-06-2007, 03:00 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info. its still in his driveway so when i get pictures and get it moving i will be sure to post them.
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Old 10-06-2007, 03:07 PM   #4
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Congrats on the new toy. Great to at least know the history of what you're getting into and starting with. Welcome to the forum.
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