Concerned about 2000 jeep wrangler purchase - pics inside
Went to check out a wrangler 2000 se wrangler I'm interested in. Are these negligible issues considering the year? He's asking 8200.
- Driving around the neighborhood, nothing noticeable.
- Interior is good
- 61k miles
- A check engine light appeared while driving a code scan revealed a p0121 error code (TPS Sensor?).
- Tires are cracked, he said they are at least a couple of years old.
- After driving, there was some weird idling issue, engine sounded like it was going up and down very slightly. Turning it off then on, the idle sounded steady.
- The steps that were welded on, there is some rust as well as the axles and exhaust it appears.
- There are 2 plugs that are disconnected, what are they?
Rust near welding of the step to the frame: Bad?
What are these plugs? They are on the left side of the engine
Here's the grey plug (The one thats the farthest in the first picture)
If its a se then it's a 4cyl and I think that price is pretty high. I'd take a higher millage 6 then a low millage 4. Good luck with whatever you decide.
I know a lot of things, most of them are only correct in my own head...
Better to be judged by twelve then carried by six. I'm sure this is going to get me in trouble down the line
2000 sport, 5speed, 1-1/4 body lift, 3" zone, metal cloak front fenders, metal cloak control arms, 4.88, 35" cooper stt.
2000 with 61k is not bad except for engine size (I'm still getting a grasp on what's worth it and what's not). Could explain rot on tires as it prob doesn't move much and is just exposed. Could aldo explain the weird idling. May need dome stabil or anothet additive as fuel may br deteriorating due to lack of use. Plugs, refer answer a couple of posts above mine.
The 4 cyl isnt bad as long as its manual and you're not doing much highway driving...
i personally have a 2.5L SE and love it...does perfect in town and amazing offroad...as i mentioned, the highway performance is little to be desired. Then again, i'm also lifted on 35's so even with the 4.88's i have it doesnt do well lol.
also as mentioned, its surface rust so dont worry about that...
As recommended above, wait for a 6cyl, if you can. A few people are happy with the 4cyl, but many more are unhappy, and many of those are swapping in larger engines.
Agreed that the rust looks just like normal surface rust - nothing to worry about.
A good set of tires can cost $800-1000 new, so negotiate well on that point. It sounds like they are more than 2 years old. If the owner lies about the tires, then what else might he be lying about? You could also check the date code on the tires, although if they are cracking, I would replace them.
1995 YJ, 4.0L, AX15, 3" susp lift; Lock Right in Dana 30; 8.8 w/ARB; Flat Tummy Tuck, 1" Daystar BL; 1" MORE MML; 35" MT/r Tires;