I'm new on WF but I've loved these cars since I was 12 years old and finally got one at 26. I didn't have much cash to work with but I said screw its time to get one. Of course the one I got is needless to say has seen better days.
It's a 2002 Dark Blue with 154k , 4.0 Manual with Brown vinyl seats. it came with both hard and soft tops along with a ski rack that bolts to the spare.
The only previous owner was a highway driver and replaced the Master Cylinder, Clutch, and gave it new stock sized tires. I have a deluge of questions because I'm a beginner with some experience but nothing really advanced (never owned a truck). But I have some concerns with some elements namely the body/paint and this leak which I think is comming from the power steering.
The drip is right in the middle there, I think it's comming from the top area
This is just a sample of the paint bit it looks like this pretty much everywhere in the front including the windshield area, hood, hood hinges etc. Never seen this much pitting before.
Both full doors with this corrosion on them. It seems just way too much for a 2002.
This I've seen but still seems like so much for someone who never took it off road.
Obviously need a new Oil Pan...so much rust!?!? This also leaks a bit.
Is it difficult to replace an oil pan and gasket? and is this excessive paint wear normal?
When traveling around 55-58 mph I get a Death Wobble so bad I think I'm going to lose fillings in my teeth. And lastly there is an odd thing with the trim level, the body doesn't have the "X' on the side but the registration and title says it's an X. hmmmm.... Thanks guys.