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Old 06-06-2015, 04:38 PM
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How much should I offer (90 yj)

I have an opportunity to purchase a 1990 4 cylinder Wrangler, but it's looking like the ax5 transmission is going to need rebuilt or replaced as the 3rd gear slips.Amazingly it only has 78000 original miles on it. he wants $4400 for it and is desperate to part with it as he needs the money by the end of next week. What would you suggest that I offer because the transmission has issues and he's desperate. Thanks.

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Old 06-06-2015, 08:28 PM   #3
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How comfortable are you in doing the transmission swap or repair? And what do you expect that to cost?

What is the condition of the jeep otherwise?
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I thought the ax5 was a standard transmission... Gears do not slip, the clutch may slip, but gears can not. An automatic can slip. Also be ware when someone needs the cash by a certain date. I would really check it out or have a mechanic check it....
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I say don't do it I just purchased a yj 95 for 4700 only 110k Miles everything works v6 btw if your going to need to rebuild it on purchased drop price.
If your comfortable with that I only I would keep looking
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The "end of the week" thing is a huge red-flag. Be careful, look around some more. My opinion only.
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My gut says pass. If you can get it under 2k, then, maybe
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The "end of the week" thing is a huge red-flag. Be careful, look around some more. My opinion only.
Yeah....make sure he has the title. If he does, offer him $1500. Take it or leave it.
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Thanks guys for your advice. I offered 1500 for it buy he says that he wants 4500 for it now. I turned around and left. The search continues.
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Thanks guys for your advice. I offered 1500 for it buy he says that he wants 4500 for it now. I turned around and left. The search continues.
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