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Unread 08-19-2011, 10:33 PM   #1
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Fix my 91cherokee RUST Problem?

I have just purchased my first Jeep and am new to this forum. I went out and bought a 1991 jeep cherokee laredo with the 4L I6 automatic with 4x4. I only plan to use the jeep to get me through the fargo winter without being stranded. What precautions would you guys take with a jeep that is a 1991 before driving it everyday through a winter. Looks like it needs coolant, oil change, and the rear main seal looks like it could be a bit of a leaker. Surprisingly it doesn't look too bad for what I paid and given the odometer reading of 226,700 miles. Any pointers on what to look for that could be a potential problem come winter would be great. Thanks

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Unread 08-19-2011, 10:47 PM   #2
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Rust Problem Almost Forgot

The driver side door has an astounding amount of rust. Is there anyway in particular I should go about fixing it. I am on a tight budget.
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Unread 08-20-2011, 02:06 AM   #3
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Do you live near a pick n pull? You can buy replacment doors for 50 dollars. Most older jeeps leak, if its hemorrhaging oil then get the leaks squared away. If it's just a few drops here or there i wouldnt sweat it too much. Stay on top of oil/filter changes and that str8 six will last. We are very visual people here on jeep forum, we like lots of pictures. Sounds like a great cherokee.
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I'm surprised you are not talking about a lift with the amount of snow you must get. You can put some larger tires on your jeep without lifting it. You can research the forums for sizes. I would put the biggest tires on it I could. I'd definitly look into remote start! Good luck with it. Will it snow anytime soon?
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The driver side door has an astounding amount of rust. Is there anyway in particular I should go about fixing it. I am on a tight budget.
Often, you can sand blast, bondo, prime, paint, clear coat. However if the rust is a really bad, you can cut it out and weld a patch in and follow the above list. However, I would just find a new door if the rust is seriously bad. It depends on where its at and how serious.
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