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post #1 of 29 Old 11-16-2014, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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buddy might be buying a yj

I don't know all the specs on it yet I'm a tj guy what are some of the known issues with yjs I know its a 95 and looks very clean from what I've seen of it thanks for all the info you can give

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post #2 of 29 Old 11-16-2014, 07:48 PM
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They're old, leak oil, get bad gas mileage like a TJ, and a little $2 plastic cup makes people think their tranny went bad. Some people like 'em anyway. Even when they deposit water on the front floors.

What do you mean by known issues?

[size=“3”]Shackles & D-rings are different things.
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post #3 of 29 Old 11-16-2014, 08:09 PM
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They don't have any issues.
I like the 4.0 and love my 32RH auto.
I suggest finding a nice stocker that hasn't been Mickey Moused as a starting point.

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A rust free virgin is what you want. Go after 94/95 with a 4.0. There are a lot around.

Ghat way your not trying to fix someone else's nightmare.

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They're pretty much the best
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post #6 of 29 Old 11-17-2014, 06:31 AM
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Here's a good article.

http://www.jpmagazine.com/featuredve..._buyers_guide/


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post #7 of 29 Old 11-17-2014, 02:01 PM
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There is a vacuum operated disconnect on the front axle that locks the axle together when it is put into 4wd. After 20 years, the vacuum lines fail which means 4wd doesn't work. Most of the time, replacing the vacuum lines fixes it. There are also literally a dozen different mods people do to it. Just make sure the 4wd works before you take it out and get it stuck.

Obviously, check for rust. Look under the carpet in the front. Also the shock mounts, where the skid plate bolts up, where shackles bolt up etc. Make sure they didn't just paint over the rust to sell it. Mine isn't rusty, so I'm just going off of threads I've seen, but expect there to be some rust, just don't get one with structural rust.
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Well that article didnt make me feel all that great about owning a 92.
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Why? They are fine!

[size=“3”]Shackles & D-rings are different things.
Cranking IS turning over
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Why? They are fine!
Im happy I have it, but I certainly wouldnt mind having ABS, bigger UJoints, galvanized tub... etc.
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Great article I'm gona be the one to inspect it befor ge buys it so I just needed a little info on them I'm a tj guy lol thanks for the replys keep them comming
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A 1995 is a 20 year old vehicle so enough time has passed that things are going to fail and the Bubba that use to own it had plenty of time to jury rig everything. I have spent the last year and a half sorting out mine and I am almost done.

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...I certainly wouldnt mind having ABS, bigger UJoints, galvanized tub... etc.
I see what you mean. Except for the abs. 4x4 with abs isn't very appealing to me. At all. Not even a little.

[size=“3”]Shackles & D-rings are different things.
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I see what you mean. Except for the abs. 4x4 with abs isn't very appealing to me. At all. Not even a little.
Why not? Thats the most appealing thing to me on that list
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Why not? Thats the most appealing thing to me on that list
ABS on snow, ice, slick mud makes you lose control or not stop like you expect. Worse, in the snow you can't just shove the tcase into 2WD and get some braking and steering back- the ABS will win and you will lose.

Absolutely Bad Situation

I didn't mind the abs in my BMW so much but it made me crash a Ranger 4x4, an Olds 98, and a Buick Century. Plain old fashioned hydraulic brakes don't have a microprocessor to get confused and leave you out of control with no options.

But I can drive, so....

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