Grand Cherokee guy looking at a project YJ seeking help.
I've been a regular on the cherokee section but first post over here, Just wondering if you guys can help me out so I don't make a bad deal. Long story short I've always wanted a Wrangler but haven't found one at a good enough price/condition to make it my winter project. However, Today I was looking on craigslist and found someone with a 1990 Wrangler 4 cylinder, 5-speed manual that he's looking to trade for a nice ATV, I happen to have a few ATVs and wouldn't mind trading one for a Wrangler, Just so long as I'm not getting a bad deal.
Only spoke to the guy briefly but I guess it needs a starter and the Jeep makes a grinding noise when switching into gears, He said he was told it's either a clutch or bad fluid but it sounds like a bad tranny to me. I don't know anything about the 4cyl/5spd Jeeps, I'm a 4.0 i6 guy. So any advice on this is great. My ATV is a 2002 Suzuki quadrunner 500cc 4x4 utility w/ warn winch, tow hitch, racks etc It's a nice machine. It's worth around $3k, I don't mind trading for a Jeep worth a little less just so long as I'm not digging myself a hole here.
Anyone have any references to sites or info about how difficult a full tranny swap would be in this kind of Jeep? I've done a few RWD tranny swaps but never a 4x4 vehicle. And anything else I should look for on this Jeep before considering a trade? I don't want to jump the gun and loose out on this deal! I don't mind keeping my ATV, but I wouldn't mind a winter project either.
Thanks for reading,
p.s. I know how everyone likes pictures of the item in question, here's a pic he sent me.. It does come with doors & a soft top.
93 YJ SOA, 8.8, 35s, HD steering etc.
99 WJ 4.0 (hers)
51 Willys M38
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