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Old 06-01-2010, 10:29 PM   #1
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Looking to buy my first Jeep

Hello everyone. Well, I'm looking at buying a Jeep, new to me, but it's a 95 with 79000 miles on it. Going to look at it tomorrow and was wondering if there were some common things I should look at. I read the whole death wobble sticky and now I'm kind of confused about track bar on and track bar off, but aside from that, help please?

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Old 06-01-2010, 10:32 PM   #2
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check for rust see hows the oil if its clean or dirty with metal particles check if gears grind and if clutch is grabs good makes sure u drive enough to see if it overheats brake line always break on jeep cause of rust check for that too

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Old 06-01-2010, 10:49 PM   #3
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I always like to look for a well used trailer hitch with electric hookups. You don't want a tranny and engine that's been towing a 40 foot boat all over creation.. Also.. make sure they haven't towed it all over the world behind a camper.

Otherwise.. the rust is a major Jeep checklist item. Sounds like low miles though.
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Have you figured out the main differences between a YJ (the year you're looking at) and a TJ (1997-2006)? Not just the headlights, but the springs.

Wobble is something that can be fixed. And probably not an issue on a low miles stock machine. If it's been lifted, then maybe. But EVERYTHING on a Jeep is fixable. You can buy entire new frames and entire new bodies.
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Old 06-01-2010, 11:07 PM   #5
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Thanks guys, I didn't think rust would be a big issue in Texas, I'll check that out and the towing thing I never even though to check and I own a truck! I'm actually looking at this being my daily driver and I do an 80 mile roundtrip commute a day. Just want to make sure it will get me there and back every day. I've seen plenty with close to 200000 miles and that's what I'm looking at putting on a vehicle before I get rid of it and have always wanted a Jeep.

Thanks again for the input!
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