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Upstate 04-08-2012 07:46 AM

Looking To Buy A '88
 
Looking at a '88 with 258 and auto. Not to familiar with the '88s so what are common problems that I should be looking for?

It does have a carb bogg on the highway and some wandering.

Ideas?

RubiconRich 04-08-2012 08:10 PM

87-88's had bad french trannys!

4Jeepn 04-08-2012 08:20 PM

The bad trans are the 5spds(ba10) not the auto's.. that being said, check for frame rot, floor rot.. bad vacume lines etc. Frankly i would look for a 91 or newer with fuel injection.

Ianbeaulieu 04-08-2012 09:33 PM

i have an 87 standard and never had a problem with the tranny, what sorta stuff could happen?

Upstate 04-08-2012 09:35 PM

The '88 is in pretty decent shape from the little that I have seen. Plus the cost is right or some where around $3500

Ianbeaulieu 04-08-2012 09:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Upstate (Post 2235092)
The '88 is in pretty decent shape from the little that I have seen. Plus the cost is right or some where around $3500

There was a black 88 over here by Austin, it was really nice i never went and looked at it cause i got my 87 but it was nice.

4Jeepn 04-09-2012 06:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Ianbeaulieu (Post 2235080)
i have an 87 standard and never had a problem with the tranny, what sorta stuff could happen?

Its a weaker trans, most issues happen after 100k miles. it does not like much HP over the stock numbers, wears faster on the internals etc.

AMP'd 04-09-2012 02:29 PM

Uncle has an 88, not too many problems as far a I know, asked him specifically about the trany, told me he hasnt had any issues with it.

Upstate 04-16-2012 09:08 PM

I should be picking it up this Sunday if all things go right.


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