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post #1 of 6 Old 05-20-2008, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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98 computer in a 97 ZJ

Hello, i'm about to purchase a 97 zj whose computer was replaced with one from a 98 zj. There's a check engine light and it may just need to be reset

Will this cause any future problems?

Thanks!

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post #2 of 6 Old 05-20-2008, 08:49 PM
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Hello, i'm about to purchase a 97 zj whose computer was replaced with one from a 98 zj. There's a check engine light and it may just need to be reset

Will this cause any future problems?

Thanks!

~Zak
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Why do you think the person is selling it? Don't buy it assuming that you'll just be able to reset the CEL and all will be OK.
With the high price of gas, ZJ prices are going thru the floor. Granted, I don't know your situation, the asking price, or other info regarding the Jeep, but I might walk away from this one.

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You need to find out what codes are coming up that are causing the CEL.
96 and 97 are both OBDII, and they may use the same computer (check with a dealer to be sure).
The codes will tell you WHY the CEL is on.

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Welcome to the Forum!
My GUESS is yes!
Why do you think the person is selling it? Don't buy it assuming that you'll just be able to reset the CEL and all will be OK.
With the high price of gas, ZJ prices are going thru the floor. Granted, I don't know your situation, the asking price, or other info regarding the Jeep, but I might walk away from this one.

Hi steve,

the person is selling it because she has no real job right now, and wants to get something that has better gas milage. The asking price is $3000. Everything else is in PERFECT condition
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You need to find out what codes are coming up that are causing the CEL.
96 and 97 are both OBDII, and they may use the same computer (check with a dealer to be sure).
The codes will tell you WHY the CEL is on.
Hello cruzin,

One of my father's friends has one of these tools and we're going to figure out before I purchase it
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You need to find out what codes are coming up that are causing the CEL.
96 and 97 are both OBDII, and they may use the same computer (check with a dealer to be sure).
The codes will tell you WHY the CEL is on.
Hello cruzin,

One of my father's friends has one of these tools and we're going to figure out before I purchase it
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