looking at a 2005 wrangler - JeepForum.com
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > TJ Wrangler Technical Forum > looking at a 2005 wrangler

USA Standard Chromoly Front Axle Shaft Kits with Dana 30 4Bill Baird Motorsports DIY parts - NalinMFG.comFS: 2007-2013 Jeep Wrangler "HALO" Angel Eye Kit

Unread 04-28-2013, 12:28 PM   #1
Registered User
1991 YJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 153
looking at a 2005 wrangler

I am looking at a 2005 wrangler...what questions should I ask??
inline 6 motor, 75K miles,
What should I ask about??
What known issues do these have??
It is the extended wheel base model.
Thanks for the speedy responses...

Character is Who You Are When Nobody Is Looking!!

dswi is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-28-2013, 10:27 PM   #2
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: valley center, ca
Posts: 802
Check for the rear main seal leaking, normal, and not a deal killer.
Also do a check here on the infamous OPDA, oil pump drive assembly, the 05 are prone to that, big right up on that. Again It would not be a deal killer either, just good to be aware of.
joe108 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-29-2013, 12:22 PM   #3
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Colorado
Posts: 345
I purchased my 2005 Rubicon in 2008 when it had just under 17K miles on it. It now has 68K miles and here are the only issues I've had to deal with:

Shifter cable broke
Rear Main Seal (fixed under 7 year/70K mile warranty transfered from first owner)
Fuel spit-back (fixed using the GM filler hose fix posted in this forum)
Angry Sparows (front drive line rebuilt and balanced)
Heater - A/C fan transistor (easy fix)

Jeep looks and drives like new still.
dscabra is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-29-2013, 02:55 PM   #4
Demonic Jeep Freak!
TheBoogieman's Avatar
1998 TJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Charlottesville, Va
Posts: 27,711
Originally Posted by dswi View Post
I am looking at a 2005 wrangler...what questions should I ask??
I'd ask,"would you take $5,000 under your asking price?"
When I had 3.07s I would draft behind birds as an attempt to do the speed limit.
Originally Posted by Jeepsr4me View Post
Yeap its your nuts that giving you the trouble here...... Get the right ones
TheBoogieman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-29-2013, 04:54 PM   #5
Registered User
1996 XJ Cherokee 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Posts: 2,462
take for a test run, if you hear or feel anything odd, ask him about it, and use that to lower the price.

96 XJ, geared, 8.8, 5", 33s, dash
DoctorTim is offline   Reply With Quote

Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.