08-07-2011, 07:05 PM
Join Date: Aug 2011
Newly acquired 1990 YJ! Central NJ Advice?
First time Jeep owner and it's also been about 20 years since I've owned a car this old. I'll try and post a few pics when I can take them.
It's a 5 speed 6 cylinder. It's got a remanufactured Jasper in it with about 10k on the motor. There's 133k on the rest of the car.
The day I drove it some I got 2 issues. One, a thump noise when I roll. Two, a leaky wheel cylinder on the rear DS. Of course neither of these items were evident on my test drive (about 45 mins at all gears and reverse). This all showed up after signing the title and forking over cash. *sigh*
I got the wheel cylinder done and had it looked over. The mechanic diagnosed that I need a new u-joint on the front DS. That's my noise.
On the positive side, the softtop is basically a new Bestop. The PO took it off in the summer, used her garage in the rain. Never drove it in the winter. The sheet metal is great! There's minimal rust on the undersides. There's half steel doors with canvas uppers. It's a lot of fun to drive!
Slight occasional grind when trying reverse. Not worried.
I need to know if anyone has a Jeep Guy in central NJ. I am in Somerset County. The last fellow that looked it over for me was not a Jeep guy and didn't want to tackle the U-joint as he'd never done one and didn't want to break an important bolt or anything like that. Plus he was all the way up in Clifton in Passaic County.
So I need a guy in my area that knows Jeeps. I can only do so much wrenching myself and the U-joint is beyond me.
Somerset County NJ