I'm a current ZJ owner....but at 265k miles, 'getting nervous about pulling my boat with the trusty 4.0 again this summer. Bought a larger boat and really need a V8 this year.
This week, I will go look at a 2005 WK, V8 ( 4.7?) ...not a hemi, unfortunately... 160 K miles. Might be able to get it for about $4k.....maybe less.
I know all the common issues with the ZJ, since I bought mine new, but know nothing about the WK. I'm especially concerned with parting with my select trac transfer case. Not sure if I even want another transfer case, since my 97 has been flawless.
But....in Jeep's infinite "wisdom".
..I know I cant get it on a WK....dang it.
I put 7 PCMs in my ZJ before I found a good one. I do NOT want to deal with that issue again on a WK.
So,....how are the drive train electronics on the 2005 model? Do they suck, too?
Trannys? Again, I'm spoiled with mine. Does the 2005 model tranny have inherent issues I need to know about?
I dont expect it to be perfect and $1000 repair is no big deal for me...but I'd rather NOT have to spend $2500+ on anything for a year or two on the WK.
Any common issues to all of the 2005 models I need to look for?
Or should I just get 2007 or later model?
Thanks in advance.