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Old 10-29-2010, 12:23 AM   #1
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96 Jeep Cherokee advice

Okay everyone, I need advice on something.

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.

So I am open to advice and opinions.

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Old 10-29-2010, 12:46 AM   #2
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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.

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Old 10-29-2010, 12:57 AM   #3
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the miles are all original. from what we were told the rebuilt work was done about 5k ago and he could not tell us why it had to be done.
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Break the wrist, walk away.
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:55 AM   #5
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yeah that's what I keep on telling my friend is to walk away and find something better.

Thanks everyone for there opinion.
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:48 PM   #6
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yep, walk away. the 4.0 is damn near indestructible, even if you don't really keep up on the maintenance like you should. someone had to have beat the living hell out of it to kill it at 44k.
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:54 PM   #7
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yeah I mean thats weird right for it all to be rebuilt?
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x8 walk... sounds like major driveline damage happened.
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Old 10-29-2010, 01:16 PM   #9
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Maybe it was a hydralock victim?
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flood damage?
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Old 10-29-2010, 05:45 PM   #11
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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.
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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.

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Old 10-29-2010, 07:26 PM   #13
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How much are they asking for it?
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Old 10-29-2010, 08:22 PM   #14
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@Jeff- from what we could tell the unibody was still intact along with the suspension, but we didn't look at it close because of the amount of rebuilt it had in it.

@Beefmobile- the guy was asking about $2000 for it

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Shit I'd off him $1500 and run with it. Not much to lose on that....

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