A friend of mine asked an opinion on something that she found and that I went to a look at with her. She found a 96 Cherokee with only 49,000 miles on it, but here is the catch the engine, trany, and the transfur case has all been rebuilt. Well I told her to walk away from it because of these things, but she is very mechanically inclined and she really wants it. Well the one thing I have learned with rebuilt engine and tranny work here in New Mexico is that give a short amount time and it will break again.
Is the 49K miles on the rebuild? Or original miles. If so, why such an early rebuild of driveline? I have a 96 XJ I got for my wife with 173K currently on the stock/original driveline and it runs like a top.
Well found we found out the guy that is selling it finally told us that the Jeep was his mothers and when she passed away five years ago his son got it and some how his son managed to destroy it, but even though they are rebuilt he told us that they were done correctly.
To completely destroy an entire driveline the Cherokee had to have been really beaten on. It may look like a great vehicle, but it sounds like the kid treated it like a buggy in the Baja 1000. There may be cracks and fractures in the unibody or suspension points.