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Unread 05-08-2012, 06:30 PM   #1
NickCarriere
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2002 Jeep TJ 140000km.

I'm looking at a 2002 Jeep TJ for $3800 with 140000km (87000miles).

Specs:
Engine: 6-cylinder
Transmission: 5-speed manual

Some details I remember:
Medium body rust, wheel wells and handles.
Rear tailgate hinge issues (easy fix i think)
No stereo (wiring still there) - sound bar and sub woofer(stock)
4x4 box was rebuilt last year and steering box replaced last year.
2 year old 31" tires with lots of tread left. ($800 current value on tires and a set of 5)
Interior carpet removed and floor sprayed with Line-X
Hard top only with full doors
Passes E-test and safety

One thing I am not sure about is that the guy told me the engine light goes on when he stalls it and it is a misfire code and that it goes away after five or so starts. Is this normal? Should I be worried?

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Unread 05-08-2012, 06:50 PM   #2
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What is "medium rust"?
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Unread 05-08-2012, 06:56 PM   #3
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What is "medium rust"?
There is some body rust. No rust holes on the frame. (Auto teacher said the frame looks in good shape)
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Unread 05-08-2012, 07:00 PM   #4
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I'd probably buy it. That's a low price on a low mile Jeep. If it passes inspection, it can't be too terrible. I wouldn't worry about the misfire code. I'd think that if you stalled it, it could throw a misfire code.
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Unread 05-08-2012, 08:36 PM   #5
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I'd probably buy it. That's a low price on a low mile Jeep. If it passes inspection, it can't be too terrible. I wouldn't worry about the misfire code. I'd think that if you stalled it, it could throw a misfire code.
Thanks for the input. Everyone is telling me it is a good buy I am just nervous since it is the first car I am buying that i have to use on a daily basis.
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Unread 05-08-2012, 08:44 PM   #6
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It is 10 years old, so it won't likely be trouble free. However, you won't likely find another at that price either.
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Unread 05-08-2012, 08:55 PM   #7
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If it is not rusted away (I hate rust) it sounds like a deal but only due to the low cost.

My `02 has 135k miles and doesn't have half the issues you mentioned; 4x4 rebuilt, steering box replaced, engine codes, etc.

Sounds like it has had a rough life, but at that price you can do a lot.
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Unread 05-08-2012, 08:56 PM   #8
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If it is not rusted away (I hate rust) it sounds like a deal but only due to the low cost.

My `02 has 135k miles and doesn't have half the issues you mentioned; 4x4 rebuilt, steering box replaced, engine codes, etc.

Sounds like it has had a rough life, but at that price you can do a lot.
steering box and transfer case arn't uncommon issues and the fact they were replaced and rebuilt is a bonus.
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Unread 05-09-2012, 02:18 PM   #9
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The rust scares me, but if you could have someone who knows Jeeps look at it and give you the thumbs up, I'd go for it.
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