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SOWEGA TJ 01-05-2014 05:04 AM

looking at an 88
 
I'm looking at an 88 MJ SWB 2WD.

Any tips or suggestions on what to look out for? What do I need to inspect?

Thanks

87MJTim 01-05-2014 06:02 AM

Rust, rust and more rust. Look at the floor boards. Pull up the carpet and check there; look in the wheel wells.

What eng and trans does it have? If it has a 4.0 5sp, ask about the trans. Is it the original BA10/5? Not a bad trans, but the internal slave is an issue.

SOWEGA TJ 01-05-2014 01:54 PM

Minimal rust. 4.0 5sp. New slave cylinder, clutch, master cylinder. 160k miles

Nick05 01-05-2014 02:50 PM

i have heard the clutches are bad about leakin onto the floor and rustin them out, so check there for sure

SOWEGA TJ 01-05-2014 04:13 PM

Bought it. Will pull carpet and seat this week

87MJTim 01-05-2014 04:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nick05 (Post 19130866)
i have heard the clutches are bad about leakin onto the floor and rustin them out, so check there for sure

Run your fingers over the top and reach behind the fuse box. This is where the master cylinder leaks.

Congrats on the purchase. :cheers2:

Check out www.comancheclub.com. Lots of good info specifically for MJs.

cruiser54 01-05-2014 07:13 PM

Click on the link in my signature and start with Post #1. Congratulations!!!!!

SOWEGA TJ 01-06-2014 10:22 AM

Anyone know if stock TJ suspension will work on the front? Or if a TJ exhaust will bolt on?

cruiser54 01-06-2014 08:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SOWEGA TJ (Post 19152985)
Anyone know if stock TJ suspension will work on the front? Or if a TJ exhaust will bolt on?

Maybe springs, but not exhaust.

SOWEGA TJ 01-06-2014 09:43 PM

what about stock lower control arms? would the springs lift it any or perhaps level it to rear height?

Thanks.

SOWEGA TJ 01-17-2014 03:31 AM

pulled seat and carpet....soaked carpet and padding but thankfully minimal rust...may replace some of floor pan instead of welding up few holes. then I will prime and bedline the interior to stop future rust...

Solidkm 01-17-2014 04:15 AM

you didnt buy ****.... if you didnt post a picture.

theres a soft spot in my heart for MJs

SOWEGA TJ 01-17-2014 04:42 AM

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/j...ps72ec2bd8.jpg
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/j...pse53d2df4.jpg

how's this? lol


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