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post #1 of 7 Old 06-02-2013, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
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Pics from underneath- how's this look? -inspection

Here's a visual test for all the mechanically inclined TJ'ers that work on their own Jeep (hopefully most here) and know what they're looking at-
a 2006 LJ with 100,000 miles on it. I'm looking at buying this Jeep and here are some pics of the undercarriage I requested. The pics are before any cleanup of the Jeep has been done, which is good.
The Jeep is in New England, so I was prepared for a lot of rust underneath but I was actually pleasantly surprised.

I see the seeping from the rear diff cover, the oil pan drain plug, and a couple possible axle seals. The rear axle pinion seal was replaced recently...
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Looks really good for a northern Jeep.

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As soon as I get it I'll be under there with a wire brush, WD40 and Rustoleum. Normal maintenance stuff- o2 sensors, plugs/wires, fluids, track bar/sway bar bushings probably...it's not lifted and hasn't been off-roaded.
It's a one owner Jeep that has a list of service records form the dealership.

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As soon as I get it I'll be under there with a wire brush, WD40 and Rustoleum. Normal maintenance stuff- o2 sensors, plugs/wires, fluids, track bar/sway bar bushings probably...it's not lifted and hasn't been off-roaded.
It's a one owner Jeep that has a list of service records form the dealership.
What wires?

Just a heads up. It's likely not the oil drain plug that's seeping fluid but rather the rear main seal.
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What wires?

Just a heads up. It's likely not the oil drain plug that's seeping fluid but rather the rear main seal.

plug wires- Ha! just remembered that it's an '06...I thought it may be the rear main too, and most likely is. Oh well- I've done it before; it's a suck job, but I can do it.

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I'd be most concerned with any rust, and looks like there's not much! The oil on the pain is probably from the rear main seal or the valve cover. Most of the TJs you find out there with the 4.0 will have developed a rear main leak by now.
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