Picked up a ZJ cheap
OK just picked this thing up. Its a 94 Grand Cherokee Laredo. Been looking for an inexpensive Jeep 4x4 automatic to teach my daughter how to drive. Prior to her getting her driver permit at 15 she didnt have any problem driving the 5 speed YJ on trails ect, but now that she has her permit she has completely forgotten how to drive a stick, so in the interest of saving whats left of our clutch and transmission I bought this one for $600.
It is in pretty good condition, the interior is like new other than a few stains, which I seem to be coming clean. The exterior was filthy from sitting for over a year in a carport, but it seems to be cleaning up nicely too. It will need a new r/f fender, but otherwise it is perfectly straight. We had to put a battery in it(damn they have gotten expensive!!). It is running a bit rough, but the more we drive it the better it gets. I suspect bad fuel from sitting. 4x4 works well too. Only weird issue is the transmission slips every once in a while coming off a stop. Not all the time, only sometimes.
So one quick question. The owner passed away over a year ago and its been sitting. The transmission has a pretty good leak from a botched pan gasket replacement, so the wife has been putting dollar store ATF in it, not ATF+4, but cheapo ATF. Could this be the reason its slipping once in a while? I assume from the FAQ that it is a 42RE.