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Old 08-03-2014, 01:57 PM   #1
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Thinking about buying a YJ

I'm looking at a '92 YJ, the guy said it runs good and their is nothing wrong with it. It has brakes and rotors that are a year old and tires have half the tread. Also said the clutch is fine. Just not sure if I should bother looking due to the year of the jeep and what it may have seen.
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Old 08-03-2014, 09:46 PM   #2
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I bought my 92 a year ago and it has been awesome. A few minor problems, but well worth it!

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Old 08-04-2014, 01:25 AM   #3
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Look for rust around the spring and shackle mounts. Make sure you TD it and make sure the clutch and trans are good. And the list grows from here. But these are the main ones to start with I think. The other issues associated with a 22yr old wrangler can be fixed with time and Love for your Jeep.
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Old 08-30-2014, 08:58 PM   #4
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i just got my 95 YJ and I am enjoying it very much
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Old 08-30-2014, 09:27 PM   #5
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The story they sold me with mine was, "Oh, it was towed behind an RV all it's life, so those miles don't really count." Well who knows? It might even be true. Any vehicle that old is going to be a "project" one way or another
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Old 08-31-2014, 07:45 AM   #6
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I bought a 91 a couple months ago. I am absolutely hooked now. Few minor things had to be corrected when i got it. But nothing i couldnt handle. If your mechanically inclined, youll enjoy the jeep even more after working on it yourself.
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Old 08-31-2014, 03:41 PM   #7
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My '89 is my baby. Sure, with any older vehicle, you'll run into issues... but if you're lucky, they're all fixable. Absolutely make sure you test drive it. Listen to the engine run... make sure there are no knocks or funky sounds. Make sure the shift knob doesn't wiggle while you're in gear (if it's stick shift). Crawl under it and look for leaks and cob-jobs of any sort. Examine everything under the hood really closely... make sure you don't hear any funny noises or encounter any funky smells. When I bought my YJ, I noticed a slight oil smell, but I didn't realize it was anything serious. Now I burn oil like mad. Pretty sure it's just a bad valve cover gasket, but who knows.
Anyway, just like buying any vehicle from a private party, examine it closely.
What engine's in it? Mileage?

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