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post #1 of 8 Old 09-23-2009, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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1999 Limited Issues

I am goin to buy a 99 limited tomorrow. A heads up on any issues I need to look out for would be great!


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post #2 of 8 Old 09-23-2009, 02:57 PM
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Since your in North Carolina im assuming no rust?

Check for transmission slippage, 4WD works. Basic stuff.

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post #3 of 8 Old 09-23-2009, 04:36 PM
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I have a 99, most of the issues i have could probably be attributed to first model year type of stuff - some other issues may be due to neglect.

-My front driveshaft is the CV type, it was noisy as hell (newer models have u joints)
-When i leave the headlights in auto they flash on and off whenever they want to when the car is parked w/ teh key off (i hear they revised the switch in later model years)
-Heated seats work when they want to (there were a few recalls i think)
-Lights in overhead console dont work, lenses rattle when i drive
-My auto climate control works fine, but i hear many people have issues
-Power steering leaks

Theres probably more but i cant think of them. Id say just use common sense and make sure the thing is solid.
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post #4 of 8 Old 09-23-2009, 05:47 PM
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as befumo says make sure the tranny is in smooth working order. my sisters ended up needing some sensors, it wouldn't shift out of 2nd
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Heated seats were a problem (mine, for example, don't work) in a LOT of WJs. Since it's a Limited, check the A/C and Heat, and see if you have the dreaded Blend Door problem.

Other than that, the usual (4WD, Tranny, etc.).


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post #6 of 8 Old 09-23-2009, 08:03 PM
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A member since 2006 and he's just now buying a 1999 WJ and visiting. Committed to the purchase already and then looking for advice....

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post #7 of 8 Old 09-24-2009, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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haha..i actually had a TJ at first...sold it and got a 2004 WJ...that is for sales by the way...and just picked this 99 up today...ill try and get pics asap...work sucks...
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Originally Posted by vtgrand View Post
as befumo says make sure the tranny is in smooth working order. my sisters ended up needing some sensors, it wouldn't shift out of 2nd
master govener sensor. it is a cheap fix at least

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The wheels REALLY can give you more hp???
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