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Unread 12-13-2008, 05:55 PM   #1
JeepeBago
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New guy with a 1996 Grand Cherokee!

Hi Everyone,
I'm new to the forum, and the day before yesterday I picked up a 1996 Grand Cherokee Laredo. It's a great looking truck, with a few issues that I hope you folks can help me sort out.

I've posted some pictures below. I look forward to meeting you folks, and thanks for having me aboard!!


Cheers,
Adam

First night I brought it home:


A little dirtier now! The old owner just moved from Manitoba and was nice enough to lend his plates and insurance until I got it home!





I traded a car originally intended for my wife for the Jeep!


I figured our household didn't need two Supercharged Bonneville SSEi's.
This is my green one that my wife will drive instead once she gets her licence.



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Unread 12-13-2008, 06:35 PM   #2
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Hi Everyone,
I'm new to the forum, and the day before yesterday I picked up a 1996 Grand Cherokee Laredo. It's a great looking truck, with a few issues that I hope you folks can help me sort out.

I've posted some pictures below. I look forward to meeting you folks, and thanks for having me aboard!!


Cheers,
Adam

First night I brought it home:


A little dirtier now! The old owner just moved from Manitoba and was nice enough to lend his plates and insurance until I got it home!





I traded a car originally intended for my wife for the Jeep!


I figured our household didn't need two Supercharged Bonneville SSEi's.
This is my green one that my wife will drive instead once she gets her licence.

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Unread 12-13-2008, 07:15 PM   #3
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Looks good, you don't see many red ZJ's. One question though, you said your wife doesn't have a license? I hope you mean she lost it and not that you married a 15 year old.
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Unread 12-13-2008, 07:18 PM   #4
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Looks good, you don't see many red ZJ's. One question though, you said your wife doesn't have a license? I hope you mean she lost it and not that you married a 15 year old.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Nice Jeep man!
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Unread 12-13-2008, 10:14 PM   #5
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Looks good, you don't see many red ZJ's. One question though, you said your wife doesn't have a license? I hope you mean she lost it and not that you married a 15 year old.
HA! I just shot coffee out of my nose.
No, she's 34. She never got around to getting her licence as of yet. (I don't understand either...)

Man, when I was turning 16, I was chomping at the bit to get mine!

Thanks for the props. Yes, I wish there were more red ones around for parts finds!

Adam
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Unread 12-13-2008, 10:30 PM   #6
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that red looks really awesome. what are your plans for it
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Unread 12-14-2008, 08:22 PM   #7
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that red looks really awesome. what are your plans for it
Hmm. None really. I just want something that will be safe in inclement weather to haul me, my wife and two young children around! It'll be nice to have more cargo area for groceries and kid stuff. Also, my wife and I enjoy camping, so we can fold down the rear seats, throw in a mattress, pull out the cooler and enjoy.

I'm hopeful it turns out to be a good truck that we can enjoy, and I will vow to look after it in turn.

Does anyone have maintenance tips they can share, or point me to a thread? I've noticed some oil around the diff. plugs. Is this normal?

I can't believe how good the body is on it. It came from Manitoba. Out there they use sand on the roads, not salt like here in Ontario. I will have it underoiled to help protect its looks.

I'm looking forward to taking my son down some secret trails in the nice weather to find the good fishing spots!

Cheers,
Adam
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Unread 12-14-2008, 08:35 PM   #8
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Does anyone have maintenance tips they can share, or point me to a thread? I've noticed some oil around the diff. plugs. Is this normal?

mine is really bad about burning oil, so i would keep an eye on that. just keep it filled, and it should keep going for a while
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Unread 12-17-2008, 12:22 PM   #9
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Hey All!
She's on the road now! The garage fixed up the drivers door, and it passed a safety no problem. He recommends front tires soon, and I need to remove the locking wheel nuts, as the old owner did not send the key. He has a tool to remove them, and he'll put on the nuts found in the trunk pouch, so I can service a wheel if I get a flat. Then, it will pass the safety. Pretty minor! Glad the door is fixed! I love this thing so far!!
Lots of snow in Southern Ontario last night. I drove to work today in Full Time 4WD and felt very secure. I know 4WD's aren't invincible, and have their limits, but it is reassuring none the less.

Cheers!
Adam
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Unread 09-07-2012, 08:13 AM   #10
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take it to the course and mud her up
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