Looking at a hi-mile 95 ZJ - JeepForum.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 Old 01-26-2009, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
kadetklapp
Registered User
1997 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,355
Looking at a hi-mile 95 ZJ

A guy in town has a decent looking 95 ZJ. It's full-time 4wd with no other X-fer case option than 4-lo. Not sure I like that. It does, however, have overhead console, the little computer in the dash, and appears rust-free. It's a pukey tan color.

Tires are completely shot. He says it has a newer water pump and brakes. It's got 203,000 miles I think (looked in the window) but he says it has "i think 150,000 miles" (he has no clue what he has).

Anyway, I thought about getting it to replace my POS 99 XJ.

He wants $2000 for it and it's been sitting since last summer. I thought I'd offer around $1000 based on the mileage, tires, and the fact that it's filthy.

Would this have an 8.25 Chry Co rearend? Or are these Dana axles?

He says it has original trans, and that makes me a little leary, as my buddy lost the trans in his 95 Zj right around the same mileage. Also his front end was shot.


**1997 Jeep Cherokee SE**
Former Police Car assigned to 54-26, RIP.
kadetklapp is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 01-26-2009, 02:52 PM
zjilla
Registered User
2007 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Mildenhall United Kingdom
Posts: 1,930
depending on what engine it has you will be able to tell what rear end it will have. it is either gonna have a Dana 35 or D44a. I have 142k on my ZJ and the trans still shifts fine, but I would still be leary on the fact that it has been sitting, and the fact that the guy does not know how many miles his jeep has will tell you that he didnt pay too close attention to anything on it. just my 2cents.

you can swap the 249 it has now to a 242 or 231 pretty easily.

2007 Unlimited Sahara
98 ZJ Limited RHD (British spec)
USAF Military Working Dog Handler
www.annirlane.blogspot.com
October 2013 JK of the month
My Slowly but surely JK build thread:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/s...hread-1562595/
zjilla is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 01-26-2009, 02:53 PM
gatorayde
Registered User
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Crystal Lake, IL
Posts: 3,330
It would have the turdy 5, even if it has a V8. (93-95 all ZJ's had the d35, 96-98 had a d35 with the 4.0 or a d44a with the 5.2/5.9) 150k is nothing as long as he kept up with maintenance. The only thing that might be an issue is the VC in the transfer case.

If it really does have 200k miles on it, I'd say bargain with him to get it lower or keep looking.

Last edited by gatorayde; 01-26-2009 at 03:11 PM.
gatorayde is offline  
post #4 of 11 Old 01-26-2009, 02:55 PM
HighLonesome
Belief In All Things Jeep
 
HighLonesome's Avatar
1995 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 6,795
Quote:
Originally Posted by kadetklapp View Post
Tires are completely shot.
That's good, I am always leary of used vehicles for sale with new tires...could be trying to cover up a nasty wear pattern.

I'd plan on replacing or rebuilding just about everything at that mileage.
HighLonesome is online now  
post #5 of 11 Old 01-26-2009, 03:36 PM
89YJmoneypit
KMG365
 
89YJmoneypit's Avatar
1989 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Marseilles
Posts: 1,003
Quote:
Originally Posted by five.nein View Post

I'd plan on replacing or rebuilding just about everything at that mileage.
Not necessarily. I bought mine just after it turned 200k, and a lot of the nickel and dime things that could go wrong had already been replaced, 4.0s and 5.2s will run a long time if they've been taken care of. I paid $1700 for mine with the body and interior in excellent shape.

89 YJ
Transplanted '99 4.0, AX-15, NP231
Red Jeep club #8
Now belongs to my daughter.
97 ZJ Laredo
4.0, 42re, NP242
R.I.P.

Marseilles Fire Dept: http://www.flickr.com/photos/4461494...th/7659346164/
89YJmoneypit is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 01-26-2009, 03:37 PM
jutgin
Registered User
2013 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: chattanooga
Posts: 560
Maybe crank it up and take it for a spin to feel it out a bit instead of just looking through the window...

Justin
2013 Wrangler Sport
Chattanooga, TN
jutgin is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 01-26-2009, 03:51 PM
xj 98/yj 94
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: chicago
Posts: 1,929
Quote:
Originally Posted by gatorayde View Post
It would have the turdy 5, even if it has a V8. (93-95 all ZJ's had the d35, 96-98 had a d35 with the 4.0 or a d44a with the 5.2/5.9) 150k is nothing as long as he kept up with maintenance. The only thing that might be an issue is the VC in the transfer case.

If it really does have 200k miles on it, I'd say bargain with him to get it lower or keep looking.
Towing package was an option for all ZJs up to mid-95, which had a Dana 44A with 3.73 gears and limited slip.
The Dana44A was introduced on V8 models (mandatory) midway through the 95 model year.

'98 ZJ 5.2 up-country
xj 98/yj 94 is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 01-26-2009, 04:02 PM
HighLonesome
Belief In All Things Jeep
 
HighLonesome's Avatar
1995 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 6,795
Quote:
Originally Posted by 89YJmoneypit View Post
Not necessarily. I bought mine just after it turned 200k, and a lot of the nickel and dime things that could go wrong had already been replaced, 4.0s and 5.2s will run a long time if they've been taken care of. I paid $1700 for mine with the body and interior in excellent shape.
I said 'plan'

Hopefully that plan won't come to fruition.
HighLonesome is online now  
post #9 of 11 Old 01-26-2009, 06:01 PM
89YJmoneypit
KMG365
 
89YJmoneypit's Avatar
1989 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Marseilles
Posts: 1,003
Quote:
Originally Posted by five.nein View Post
I said 'plan'

Hopefully that plan won't come to fruition.
to that! I forgot to mention that I have my fingers crossed with the trans & axles

89 YJ
Transplanted '99 4.0, AX-15, NP231
Red Jeep club #8
Now belongs to my daughter.
97 ZJ Laredo
4.0, 42re, NP242
R.I.P.

Marseilles Fire Dept: http://www.flickr.com/photos/4461494...th/7659346164/
89YJmoneypit is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 01-26-2009, 06:10 PM
ynotyj
Registered User
 
ynotyj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Mystic, CT
Posts: 367
$2000 is WAY WAY WAY too much for that truck.

You're right to offer $1000, but I wouldn't pay much more than that.

I don't know about Indiana, but ZJ's grow on trees here. I just sold my 93 WOody, leather V8 yada yada yada, with 120,000 miles, for 1700.


His: 1996 ZJ, 4.0 Selec-Trac
Hers: 1993 ZJ Woody 5.2

Ours: 2004 Chrysler Town & Country Touring. Sweet.

Previous Jeeps: 86 XJ, 92 XJ, 95 YJ, 87 YJ
ynotyj is offline  
post #11 of 11 Old 01-26-2009, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
kadetklapp
Registered User
1997 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,355
Forgot to mention it's a 4.0, or in his words "its gotta V6."

So the AWD TC is a "249"? I'll keep an eye out for a 242 somewhere.

**1997 Jeep Cherokee SE**
Former Police Car assigned to 54-26, RIP.
kadetklapp is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
300,000 mile pic driabyor ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 83 06-28-2012 05:06 PM
Mobil 1 15,000 mile oil. BlaineWasHere ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 44 07-30-2006 01:07 PM
8yr/80,000 mile warranty help please Brad00Jeep ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 10 04-19-2006 08:08 PM
30,000 mile maintainence rheath00 ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 8 12-06-2005 08:51 AM
30k mile service for 4.0L I6 JCDubya ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 9 10-16-2005 11:18 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome