and the guy says it'll need a water pump in the next couple of months. It's an 88 with 122k miles on it.
Anybody know about how much a new water pump will cost me? And am I right in thinking that it'll need a new timing belt along with that? I'm not sure where but I think I've heard that when you put in a new water pump you need a new timing belt too.
Timing belt or serpentine? I would change the serpentine (the one big one you can see) but I think it has a timing chain under the cover. V-6? I had an '88 commanche pioneer that had the I-6...check with AZ, he'll prolly know. Nice ride, nice price.
It says V6, but its the 4.0L I6, the dumped the V6's in 87. The 4.0L has a timing chain, not a belt. And Timing chains can last the lift of the car. Water pump - maybe $60 at auto part store, and not all that hard to replace really, the fan clutch is the only difficult thing about it, but if your going to be replacing the water pump it would be a good idea to replace the serpentine belt as well.
It's two hours away on the other side of LA. I'm trying to work it out with the guy to go see it, but he doesn't have time saturday when I do. I have $4000 to spend, but I'd like to not spend all of it in case we need to drop some money into it.
Yeah, I'm really noticing that now. And I think he would like one honestly. He's not really into offroading, I think he just gets swept up in my enthusiasm. But, he wants a jeep and I think I can find a good one if I just bide my time and look.