Originally Posted by casesjeep
Ive owned TJ's before but never a YJ. Im going to go look at a 95 4cylinder with 80k miles. They want $4500 for it.
Can anyone let me know of anything to look for in particular with the '95 or with YJ's in general? Is that a fair price?
Any help would be pretty cool.
4500$!!!!?? What's done to it?
Look for frame rust! That's a major one. Can be very costly.
Check the leaf springs for sag.
Start the jeep and let it run until it warms up, that's when most, not all, most, issues start.
Test drive the jeep, and not just around the block, get it to a highway speed, where it is legal to do so. This is where a lot of suspension and steering problems occur. As well as power loss problems.
Make sure the 4wd engages, and not just the light, sometimes the light won't work but the 4wd will. Make sure the front wheels engage! If the light doesn't come on, and the wheels engage, cheap fix. Also, check 4lo.
Do you know the key trick? Cycle the key to on and off position three times, stopping on the on position, on the third cycle. Eg: on, off, on, off, on. Don't start the jeep while doing this, just go to the accessory on position. One away from start.
Count the light flashes. The check engine light will flash. 12, 33 and 55 are normal. If it has AC, then 33 should not appear.
The flashes will appear like so (- --) =12 (--- ---) = 33 (----- -----) =55.
And keep in mind, it will have an ax-5 transmission behind the engine. Do yourself a favour and read up on it. Good luck!
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