Hi, I am basically a complete Jeep virgin but am so on for getting into the Jeep life. I just moved to LA and have only had my eye on a Wrangler for the past month.
So I went to see my first one today and took it for a test drive, and boy was it and experience! I loved it don't get e wrong, its probably more just that I am English and it was my first time driving on the other side of the road! Although there were a few things I was unsure if they were right or wrong.
The Wrangler is a 92' 2.5l 4 cylinder manual with 144,000 miles on it, and to be honest it was in pretty good nick. My worry was the the steering seemed very lose, almost like I could flick it to full lock and the clutch was engaging with the pedal almost at the top of its travel distance. I guess this may be normal but it seemed that the clutch may need replacing.
Also when parked with the engine on, if the accelerator is pressed and then released, as the revs drop there is a knocking sound from the engine, which I could only describe as being like an over fuelling sound or something, but it is every time. I could hear it best from the exhaust, it was like the engine was struggling to get back to idle?
Like I said I am a complete novice and I would be so grateful for any advice or help. Its a really good Jeep and the inside was amazingly clean and rust free! I just dont want to buy it for $4100 for it to die on me on the way home!
Thanks for any help!