post #1 of Old 12-18-2007, 12:27 AM Thread Starter
HWY12XJ
Registered User
 
HWY12XJ's Avatar
1993 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Fredericksburg, Va.
Posts: 175
Noob needing some help...

Hi all! I apologize if I'm asking the same questions that have been asked over and over again, but I'm new to the Jeep world (and the 4x4 world for that matter).

I've found a '93 XJ 2dr, auto trans. Only showing 115,xxx on the clock. I'm assuming (well, hoping) that it has the 4.0L, although I don't know for sure right now because it's at a dealer (one of those "You work, You ride" deals). It has a NP231 (I've been reading... impressed? ), I'm pretty sure anyway, because the shift pattern is 2H-4H-N-4L.

Now... just a few quick questions for you guys.

#1. Any way to tell what engine by the VIN? I did stop and get that much info.

#2. I have a connection to a guy at this dealer. I called him, he called dealer guy, and dealer guy told him that he'd give it to me for $1,200-$1,500 depending on what he paid for it (he didn't remember off hand). Good deal?

#3. Most importantly, when I go test drive this thing, what are some things to check out. I'm very mechanically inclined, and know quite a bit about vehicles, so I know all the obvious things. But what are some known concerns on these things?

Thanks for any advice you guys can give me, and thanks for bearing with a XJ Noob.

HWY12XJ is offline  
post #2 of Old 12-18-2007, 01:11 AM
XJK
The Guru of Nothing
 
XJK's Avatar
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Santa Rosa, Ca
Posts: 6,699
yes it has the np231

that is a very fair price that he is offering you, 1200 would be a very good buy.

things to look for would be leaky rear main seal, make sure fluids are topped off, and go test out the 4wd.

-Kyle
XJK is offline  
post #3 of Old 12-18-2007, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
HWY12XJ
Registered User
 
HWY12XJ's Avatar
1993 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Fredericksburg, Va.
Posts: 175
Well.... I bought it. No pics yet. Haven't picked it up, but I'm trying my best to go get it tonight. Ran great, shifted great, 4wd worked great... Got it for$1500. I can't wait to go play around in this thing!
HWY12XJ is offline  
post #4 of Old 12-18-2007, 06:08 PM
XJK
The Guru of Nothing
 
XJK's Avatar
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Santa Rosa, Ca
Posts: 6,699
well congratulations on your purchase, get some pics on JF asap. also take a browse in the XJ tech section for a wealth of XJ information.

-Kyle
XJK is offline  
post #5 of Old 12-18-2007, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
HWY12XJ
Registered User
 
HWY12XJ's Avatar
1993 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Fredericksburg, Va.
Posts: 175
Thanks Kyle. I've been lurking around here for a while, and all the XJ wheeling pics are what finally made up my mind to get one. Plus, the bonus factor that these things seem to be relatively bullet-proof. I'll hopefully have some pics up this weekend. Gotta go really make sure the 4wd works!

Thanks again for the welcome, and I'll see you in the XJ forum!
HWY12XJ is offline  
Reply


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
noob with a question chevyrules05 Jeep Buying Forum 1 09-06-2008 03:19 PM
Newb needing some advice leadfoot_yj Jeep Buying Forum 7 04-02-2008 06:11 AM
Noob! a4d Jeep Buying Forum 3 02-13-2008 02:06 PM
newb needing advise TanTJ04 Jeep Buying Forum 1 02-01-2008 06:28 PM
please help out a jeep noob here Le13lanc Jeep Buying Forum 10 12-14-2007 05:58 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not 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