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Old 11-05-2007, 10:26 AM   #1
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whats up with this?

I went and looked at a 97 wrangler for sale yesterday. it has 68,000 miles on it, a 4 inch lift and 33" tires. heres the problem with it that made me wonder. it has an accel ignition system and i think it was a jet performance chip in it. i started test driving it, we got 3/4 of a mile down the road and it blew a fuse. the engine died and all the gauges shut off. the owner said he washed it a while ago and it does this once in a while and it has something to do with the aftermarket ignition system. he threw in a new 10 amp fuse behind the glove compartment and the gauges came back on and it started back up. he wants $5900. I think if i flashed $4,500 in front of him he might take it. is it worth the headache? I'm worried after i buy it, it's gonna be a bigger electrical problem than i wanna deal with.

Edit: by the way it is a 4 cyl. with an auto

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Theres a short somewhere blowing fuses. Good price though you can figure the problem out

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Old 11-05-2007, 11:18 AM   #3
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$4500. for a 97 2.5 tj with 68k sounds like a good deal.
But in the other hand electrical problems can be a pain .....
I will take it to a shop or bring someone you can trust to take a look.

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Old 11-05-2007, 12:05 PM   #4
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4cyl automatic FTL
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Old 11-06-2007, 08:34 AM   #5
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i just bought a 97 4cyl, 5spd with 122k miles on it that blue booked for $5200, for $4000 just for reference. $4500 for 68k miles is a pretty good deal. if the aftermarket iginition is the culprit and it blows fuses all the time, it probably wasn't installed correctly somewhere. it likely would be a simple fix. finding the problem may be another issue, but for $4500, you could buy it, fix it, and sell it for at least another $2000 on top of what you paid for it. or just keep it and enjoy a cheap jeep.
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Old 11-06-2007, 12:05 PM   #6
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yea thats what i was thinking was buy it and fix it. i dont know about the 4 cylinder with the auto though. what do you guys think about the 4 cyl. auto's?
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Old 11-06-2007, 12:59 PM   #7
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A 4 banger with a 4 inch lift and 33" tires and auto tranny??
Its just My personal opinion but for that set up at least I will go for a 5 spd tranny.
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the 33s will bring the suck with the 4cyl auto or manual. the manual would be better, but for the price, i think it's still a good deal.
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agreed.....

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