What is the first thing to go? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Tech Forums > General Jeep Discussion

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 02-03-2010, 11:58 AM   #1
Newb
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 4
What is the first thing to go?

I am in the market for a TJ, however, given that I am currently stationed in Germany, my options are limited. The two that I have found recently both have 100K+ miles (one has 105k, the other has 120k). Neither of them appear to have anything wrong with them at this point, but what I don't want is to buy a vehicle that requires my constant time and attention. I understand vehicles require maintainance, however I am currently working about 14 hours a day, so I need something that isn't going to be more trouble than it is worth.

I am curious what is usually the first thing that needs work on the 4.0 I-6 manuals? I have heard the motor is G2G, but what about the drivetrain and suspension?

oguruma is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-03-2010, 12:32 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
birdhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,495
The first thing is your gas money
next is your spending money from
all the upgrades (mods) that you will
want to do.LOL

Jeep do need upkeep change all the fluids on time
get a top of the line battery,brakes,
U-joints

__________________

"locked and loaded"
birdhunter is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-03-2010, 01:08 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
79CJ5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Auburn
Posts: 34
do the usual maintenanceand upkeep and I think you'll be fine (fluids, brakes, rotate tires). You may get a little sagging in the suspension but nothing major.
__________________
1979 CJ-5 5.0L 4-Speed w/ Granny Low
2005 F 150 King Ranch
1995 GMC 5.7L Z71
1948 CJ2A (sold)
79CJ5 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-03-2010, 01:37 PM   #4
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
Jp90Talon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: CT
Posts: 3,130
Lets see....

I've had mine for a little over a year and put a bit over 50k miles on it. Things I had to replace.

-tires
-stock fog lightb switch
-u-joint
-battery
-windshield
-o2 sensors

It now has almost 160k on it and the worst part is that there are still soooo many new toys that I want to buy for it.
__________________
Jp90Talon is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-04-2010, 09:19 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
Rubigirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Central Connecticut
Posts: 80
Quote:
Originally Posted by birdhunter View Post
The first thing is your gas money
next is your spending money from
all the upgrades (mods) that you will
want to do.

SOOO TRUE!!!
__________________
If you must choose between two evils, pick the one with more hills
Rubigirl AKA TJ in the other world
Rubigirl is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-04-2010, 09:55 PM   #6
I Am JD & It's My Dream

WF Supporting Member
::WF Administrator::
 
JDsDream's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: The Peach State
Posts: 26,745
Images: 4
The only problem I've had since 06 is leaking axle seals. Seems to be pretty common.
__________________
The kind of woman that when my feet hit the floor each morning the devil says "Oh Crap, She's up!"

To All Of Our Forum Veterans and Active Service Members.
Our Debt To You Is Greater Than We Could Ever Repay.
Thank You

Become a Supporting Member!
JDsDream is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-04-2010, 10:06 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
mulhollanddrive's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 48
If you are buying from a German (does not matter whether private sale or dealership) make sure that they show you the warranty manual of the vehicle. You will see a stamp/signature/date for the service performed. Here in the U.S. it is common to have no manual or sparse service records but in Germany this would be alarming. Also, don't be surprised when buying privately if the engine is not washed - only dealerships do that - if a private seller does it he usually has something to hide.
mulhollanddrive is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-04-2010, 10:10 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
mulhollanddrive's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 48
I do not know if you have looked here already:

mobile.de
autoscout24.de

Good luck!
mulhollanddrive is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-04-2010, 11:27 PM   #9
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
cavediverjc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: On the grassy knoll...
Posts: 6,825
Quote:
Originally Posted by mulhollanddrive View Post
If you are buying from a German (does not matter whether private sale or dealership) make sure that they show you the warranty manual of the vehicle. You will see a stamp/signature/date for the service performed. Here in the U.S. it is common to have no manual or sparse service records but in Germany this would be alarming. Also, don't be surprised when buying privately if the engine is not washed - only dealerships do that - if a private seller does it he usually has something to hide.
I wash my engine every time I wash my Jeep. And I've nothing to hide.
__________________
Americans sleep safely in their beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do them harm...

Happiness is a Barrett M82A1 .50 caliber and a target at least a click out........

I come in peace. I didn't bring artillery. But I'm pleading with you with tears in my eyes, if you f**k with me, I'll kill you all.....
cavediverjc is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-05-2010, 08:51 AM   #10
Jeeper
 
mulhollanddrive's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by cavediverjc View Post
I wash my engine every time I wash my Jeep. And I've nothing to hide.
Are you from Germany? Then you are the exception according to my experience.
mulhollanddrive is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-05-2010, 09:22 AM   #11
Jeeper
 
Hendy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Fort Eustis, Virginia
Posts: 372
Front sway bar link ends, mine broke before I had 1,800 miles on the Jeep. The "stealership" wanted $385 to replace them, they would not cover them under the warranty because there was evidence that I had been offroading the Jeep. Go figure right, who buys a Jeep with the intent to take it off road...

If you plan to lift it I would go with these:

JKS Manufacturing 2000 - JKS Manufacturing Quicker Disconnects™ for 84-06 Jeep® Cherokee XJ, Comanche MJ, Grand Cherokee ZJ, Wrangler TJ & Unlimited with 0-4" Lift - Quadratec

Vaccuum leaks are pretty common as well, check all the hoses, most of mine have been replaced already because they had cracked and were leaking. You will usually know when one has gone bad because the vents will stop working right or you will get a check engine light error message for a vaccuum leak.

Stock exhaust manifolds are also known to leak and or crack too.
__________________
Chris

2002 TJ, 3" RCD coil springs, 1" body lift, 32" BFG AT KO's, 15X10 Cragar Soft 8's, Rocky Mount Discos, Skyjacker Nitro 8000's, new Rugged Ridge soft top (VERY LOUD!!!!). PowerAid throttle body spacer, AIRAID CAI, DYNOMAX Super Turbo CATBACK.

Rocking the country music through a Sony Xplod head unit (iPod/iPhone compatible) 300W Dual amp, 10" Pioneer sub in the back.


http://img1.jurko.net/10183.gif
Hendy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-05-2010, 09:29 AM   #12
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: So Cal.
Posts: 1,140
Quote:
Originally Posted by cavediverjc View Post
I wash my engine every time I wash my Jeep. And I've nothing to hide.
I wash mine occasionally, but I always have a hide.

Donn
__________________
My Jeep is NOT an suv and Your suv is NOT a Jeep
30-284 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-05-2010, 01:05 PM   #13
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
cavediverjc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: On the grassy knoll...
Posts: 6,825
Quote:
Originally Posted by mulhollanddrive View Post
Are you from Germany? Then you are the exception according to my experience.
Scotland, actually.
__________________
Americans sleep safely in their beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do them harm...

Happiness is a Barrett M82A1 .50 caliber and a target at least a click out........

I come in peace. I didn't bring artillery. But I'm pleading with you with tears in my eyes, if you f**k with me, I'll kill you all.....
cavediverjc is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-05-2010, 01:25 PM   #14
Jeeper
 
baja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: northwest iowa
Posts: 2,661
Its been my experience that if someone tells you they have nothing to hide,then they have something to hide-whether they wash or not.
baja is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-05-2010, 01:38 PM   #15
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
cavediverjc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: On the grassy knoll...
Posts: 6,825
Quote:
Originally Posted by baja View Post
Its been my experience that if someone tells you they have nothing to hide,then they have something to hide-whether they wash or not.
Damn......you're on to me.......
__________________
Americans sleep safely in their beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do them harm...

Happiness is a Barrett M82A1 .50 caliber and a target at least a click out........

I come in peace. I didn't bring artillery. But I'm pleading with you with tears in my eyes, if you f**k with me, I'll kill you all.....
cavediverjc is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-18-2014, 10:06 PM   #16
Jeeper
 
sobrien012's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 15
I wash my motor every time also

sobrien012 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wierdest thing broken off roading. JCS05Rubi General Jeep Discussion 20 05-31-2012 05:08 PM
Tell me what is this thing? AlBahhar TJ General Discussion Forum 5 01-20-2011 07:24 PM
Weird thing happened... RecoveryRoomRN JK General Discussion Forum 6 01-22-2010 03:59 PM
death wobble... ready to run this thing off a cliff 350chevrolet TJ Tech Forum 25 09-07-2009 03:49 PM
Does this thing work? phdsk8 TJ General Discussion Forum 4 09-04-2009 04:59 PM



» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:44 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC