Help needed in Italy: Buying a CJ-7 Auto - JeepForum.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 06-10-2013, 03:58 AM Thread Starter
Anith
Registered User
1986 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Rome
Posts: 192
Help needed in Italy: Buying a CJ-7 Auto

Hi guys,

I recently bought a 1999 TJ manual with 4.0L and now want to buy a 1984 CJ-7 auto with 4.2 L engine for my wife.

While it is relatively easier and inexpensive to replace clutch on a Jeep with manual tranny, I understand it would be very expensive to fix or replace if the auto tranny goes bad.

What are the ways to check and confirm that the auto tranny is really good - when you are buying a used CJ-7?

Please help!


Imagine a world without Willys and CJs!
Anith is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 Old 06-10-2013, 04:05 AM
BagusJeep
Registered User
1981 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Bali
Posts: 5,232
it is a very ordinary 3 speed American automatic, it is not a special item. The service parts are easy to get and any good gearbox specialist in Europe should be able to work on it. Very similair gearboxes have been used in Europe for almost as long as the Americans have fitted them.

I always check the gearbox oil first. It should be red and not have black dust in the oil or smell of burning.

It should engage each gear very quickly and "kickdown" when you push the accelerator. The torque converter should not slip a lot.

BagusJeep lives in Bali.

1981 CJ7 258ci - Bagusjeep
1984 CJ7 258ci - Puthijeep
1981 J20 258ci - Gladys
1951 Willys CJ3A/MB/M38 - Little Willy
1995 Cherokee 4.0 - CHEROKEE
BagusJeep is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 06-13-2013, 04:47 AM Thread Starter
Anith
Registered User
1986 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Rome
Posts: 192
Quote:
Originally Posted by BagusJeep View Post
it is a very ordinary 3 speed American automatic, it is not a special item. The service parts are easy to get and any good gearbox specialist in Europe should be able to work on it. Very similair gearboxes have been used in Europe for almost as long as the Americans have fitted them.

I always check the gearbox oil first. It should be red and not have black dust in the oil or smell of burning.

It should engage each gear very quickly and "kickdown" when you push the accelerator. The torque converter should not slip a lot.
Pardon my ignorance..but how do I know if the torque converter is slipping or not?

Cheers!

Imagine a world without Willys and CJs!
Anith is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome