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Need input from Jeep guys.

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  1. majicmike

    majicmike AKA Studly Hungwell Club Subscribed

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    I’m going Sunday to look at a late 90’s Jeep TJ 4cyl 5 speed. Looking for owners that know this type of vehicle and things to especially look at on a 20+ year old Jeep.
     
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    Rust.
    Check fluids....Make sure no water in them.
     
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    Drivetrain combo is solid, the downside is the I6 is one of the most reliable engines ever made, so people prefer that. Frame rust is a big issue on these, there are a lot of this on the road they are really barely being held together.
     
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    Loved the I6. I had a 97TJ w/5spd and a 2006LJ w/ 6spd. Those are nice Jeeps and easy to work on/get parts for. I’d say rust should be your biggest concern, but they are easy to get under and look at. Look at the frame rails and what not. Check front end components as well... look for wear on ball joints, tie rod ends, sway bar links. Otherwise, basic stuff you’d look at on a vehicle that old... fluids, ect.
     
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    Heck, I ended up buying it a couple days after this post. It’s really clean and after what I seen other jeeps going for I didn’t want to wait. 9F63A5A1-7E6A-4D3C-9BA9-B836086EA810.jpeg
     
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    It’s pretty fun, runs great but the steering has a lot of play. Reminds me so much of driving trucks from the 70’s and 80’s growing up:)
     
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    Looks great! I’ve got a 2017 4-door currently, but I would like to restore an older Jeep. I keep flip-flopping between a TJ or a CJ-5....
     
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