Advice on Buying a 07JK Man
I really need some help
Just found an immaculate(still has new paint under the arches) 07 JK Rubicon with 2" lift, ARB Bull Bar, Winch etc with 13,500kms for sale $29,990
Took it for a Test drive it drove beautifully, no probs until I (& the wife):whistling: hear a rattle coming from the what sounds like over run of the engine under load in 2, & 3rd.
Spoke to the Salesman, we take if for a drive & he goes"mmm! I get the service dpt to have a look(they are owned by a Jeep Dealership)
Just heard back this morning, the noise was in the bottom end & on their own insurance they are going to put in another complete engine from "Jeep Parts" Mel i think ! either knew or one with comparable K's
Any thought, they said they will do all log books etc..
should I still be looking ?
The car looks like brand new inside out !!!
Very low k's and a rubi as well. Do you know about the ausjeepoffroad forum? You might get a better indication on value plus what to look out for there.
Well, I went ahead & bought the 07 JK Rubi, looks fantastic, drives great or so I thought until I hit a pot hole in the city doing 40km/h
Holy Shit I thought I was going to get thrown out of my seat, the wife went "What the hell have you just bought "
I am so pissed off as I had the same thing with my TJ at 80KPH but that was only when the tyres were worn...
& it just happened this morning !
This is just not a good feeling at all, especially when I'm just about to put a baby in my car..
The car is under a new 12 month warranty so I'll let you know how that goes...
Is there a reason I can tell the garage(Jeep Dealer in Brisbane) cos I'm at a loss & I know they are gonna say" We don't know what it is "
All help would be greatly appreciated...
Team Smelly Dog
07 JK 2' Lift Old Man Emu Shocks & Springs, Maxis Big Horn Tyres.
I reckon your ball joints are shagged, very common on the jk
Apparently everything is like new under there, but the damper was leaking..
Also Jeep have done a re call on the Damper & are replacing it with a bigger one...
The also replaced the Handbrake with a new kit...
We will see eh ?
Have you dropped into the ausjeepoffroad forum yet? Heaps of local advice.
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