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post #1 of 13 Old 01-05-2014, 04:04 AM Thread Starter
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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?

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post #2 of 13 Old 01-05-2014, 05:02 AM
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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.

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post #3 of 13 Old 01-05-2014, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
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Minimal rust. 4.0 5sp. New slave cylinder, clutch, master cylinder. 160k miles
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post #4 of 13 Old 01-05-2014, 01:50 PM
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i have heard the clutches are bad about leakin onto the floor and rustin them out, so check there for sure
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post #5 of 13 Old 01-05-2014, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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Bought it. Will pull carpet and seat this week
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post #6 of 13 Old 01-05-2014, 03:47 PM
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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.

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

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post #7 of 13 Old 01-05-2014, 06:13 PM
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Click on the link in my signature and start with Post #1. Congratulations!!!!!

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post #8 of 13 Old 01-06-2014, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone know if stock TJ suspension will work on the front? Or if a TJ exhaust will bolt on?
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Anyone know if stock TJ suspension will work on the front? Or if a TJ exhaust will bolt on?
Maybe springs, but not exhaust.

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post #10 of 13 Old 01-06-2014, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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what about stock lower control arms? would the springs lift it any or perhaps level it to rear height?

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post #11 of 13 Old 01-17-2014, 02:31 AM Thread Starter
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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...
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post #12 of 13 Old 01-17-2014, 03:15 AM
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you didnt buy ****.... if you didnt post a picture.

theres a soft spot in my heart for MJs
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post #13 of 13 Old 01-17-2014, 03:42 AM Thread Starter
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how's this? lol
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