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Old 07-31-2012, 12:20 PM   #1
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Post FS: 88 YJ wrangler fixer-upper

Hey everyone, as the title states, I have a 1988 Wrangler YJ for sale. I am located in Wrightsville, PA, which is about 20 minutes from York or Lancster. Now, onto the jeep:

As stated, it's definitely a fixer-upper. I purchased it about a year and a half ago, and just have not had the time, energy, or money to bring this jeep back to the great shape it deserves. Vehicle is not inspected, as it does need some work to be a RELIABLE vehicle. It does drive, and as far as I know would pass inspection as-is, but it hasnt touched a road in about 6 months. It has ~169k miles on it. Many of the engine internals have been replaced, as well as a new valve cover seal just replaced a week or so ago. 31x9.5" all-terrain tires on stock 15" wheels. 2.5" lift kit installed with an extra set of shocks by skyjacker included in sale. Interior has been fully rhino-lined, perfect for offroading! Soft top included, in decent shape as I understand it, but I have not had it on the jeep in about a year, as it has been garage kept for months now. Tub and frame are in decent shape, some minor paint chips(right around the door) and clearcoat chips (hood only). VERY SMALL AMOUNT of rust, and of the rust that is there, it is only surface, NO ROTTING!

Onto the issues with it. As I said, it does start and drive, but needs some work before it would be a nice, reliable DD. There is a bit of an oil leak, believed to be the rear main seal. Leak is not horrible, but its still there. The e-brake needs to be tightened as it does not hold at all backwards and only fairly well forwards. The clutch is probably in need of replacing in the near future. If starting in gear, the clutch drags a bit, and trys to grind going into reverse from time to time. My understanding from this forum is that the cause is most likely either the clutch master cyl. needing flushed or clutch. There is also a bit of a grinding noise when starting the engine, but best I can tell, it may be related to the clutch issues. The drive side seat also has a bracket broken that causes it to lean towards the passenger side. We did tear it apart and repair it, but it has begun leaning again the other day when I started it up and drove it around the development.

I am asking $2,000 for "Stomper", but am willing to be a little flexible on price. As I've said, he's not inspected, but does run and would probably pass inspection, but still needs some work, as reflected in the low price I'm asking. Not trying to screw anyone over with this sale, so all information regarding its condition is disclosed, I'm not that kind of guy. If you have any questions or are interested in purchasing, please feel free to PM me or email me at I will post more pictures later this evening, but for now, this is one I have on my phone:
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Thanks to all for looking,
Justin Fauth

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Old 07-31-2012, 02:43 PM   #2
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2 things I forgot to mention: 4.2l straight 6 engine and 5-speed manual transmission

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Old 07-31-2012, 08:02 PM   #3
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Here are the extra pictures everyone. Upon starting it tonight, I can confirm clutch issues. The clutch now drags even when fully engaged to the floor, i.e. If I gear and clutch pedal fully pushed in, keep still tries to lurch forward/backwards.

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Old 08-01-2012, 01:49 PM   #4
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sale pending...
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:11 PM   #5
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SOLD!! Admin please close/delete.
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88 yj , for sale , lancaster , wrangler , york

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