Originally Posted by fr87hn
I dont want to buy an abused jeep so if you guys have any secrets on what to look for when getting a wrangler it would be much appreciated. Thanks Guys. Help a ford owner defect to jeep
you'll need to look for tell-tale signs that it has been abused. small things that people won't usually notice.
like pull the air filter and see if there's dried up dirt in the airbox. - that would help tell you if it's ever seen alot of water/mud.
crawl underneath and look at the tranny skid to see if it's all scraped/dented that would indicate rockcrawling and dropping it on rocks
mine's got mud stains on the underside of the hood where i've been through muddy water.
beyond that, just look it over good to make sure there's no leaking fluids, u-joints all seem good, etc. the 4.0 is a very reliable engine, so even one that's been slightly mistreated will still last a good long time.
that's a start....i'm sure others will chime in here with more ideas.