We are looking at a 1989 Wrangler that a friend has. Couple of questions. is there someplace that has values Kelly only goes back to 1990. I though they were pricing low based on other Jeeps being advertised. Want to make sure we aren't paying to much.
Second, the beastie will be for my 16 yo son and as a back up vehicle in case one of the others needs repairs. I try to do as much as I can myself, I'm putting a refurbed cylinder head on my 1989 Lebaron convertible just now. When I drove it I noticed a very uncomfortable tendency for it to drift about, I really had to pay attention to keep it going where i wanted it. My son will not be comfortable at all with this and frankly it makes me uncomfortable even at low speeds (just driving through a residential neighborhood). It's got big off road tires on it but the are clearly not new. The owner says that the person she bought it from had already done some work on the steering, but she's not sure which. When I looked it over some of the parts in the front suspension are clearly newer than others.
Alright I don't know nothing 'bout Jeeps yet, i always buy the Chiltons and Haynes books after I buy whatever. Is this a common issue with Jeeps, this model Jeep. Diagnostically if yours was doing this where would you start. I don't mind putting a few bucks into it to start off, but as I said it's for my boy so I kinda want to make sure I'm not buying a pig in a poke to start off with.