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post #1 of 6 Old 05-15-2014, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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Info on Possibly buying a 1998 Grand Cherokee

I'm going to take a look at this in about 30 minutes. What should I be mindful of? I know more about Wranglers and next to nothing about GC. Are there any red flags I should look for? I'm basically going to use it as a winter driver and maybe light trails.
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post #2 of 6 Old 05-15-2014, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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I went to look at it and I test drove it. The only thing I noticed wrong is a clicking coming from what sounds like the front drivers side wheel/axle area while engaged in 4wd. The clicking is more frequent while turning. Is this likely an axle u-joint? If so, what does that cost to fix. I will likely try my hand at fixing it.
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post #3 of 6 Old 05-17-2014, 06:10 AM
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If it is a u-joint. It's a $10 part...

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post #4 of 6 Old 05-17-2014, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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It looks and sounds like it's going to need u joints for the axles, upper and lower ball joints, and a chain in the transfer case. I haven't priced these parts yet, but I'm thinking I can do the repairs myself. Is $500 worth of parts a fair estimate?
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post #5 of 6 Old 02-11-2015, 10:34 AM
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So did you buy the Grand or not? Enquiring minds want to know. If you are still looking for one get in touch with me through Dave (DG6772) I can help you check them out if its a 96-98

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post #6 of 6 Old 02-11-2015, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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No I didn't end up getting the GC. I ended up getting a 98 Chevy Tahoe for $1500.
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