I recently had a 2011 Sahara but it wasnt doing it for me so I traded on another car. However, I missed my jeep and wanted a project 'jeep'. I went out and found an 03 Rubicon for <10k and just snagged it today. The problem is... I have never been a mechanic type and I am absolutely sure this car is going to need some work.... I know enough about jeeps to know whoever had this thing before me did some serious wheeling in it (Upgraded tires, winch, lift, fire extinguisher... etc) but I have no idea what I should do to to it before I take it out someplace proper. I cannot find a TJ chiltons to save my life.
Are there any local Washington mechanics you guys would recommend? Any symptoms I should look for as a serious problem?