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post #16 of 22 Old 01-04-2020, 05:43 PM
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post #17 of 22 Old 01-06-2020, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by KurtD View Post
I just put my daughterís 99 WJ up for sale today. I was not happy when her and my wife bought it when I was out of town 6 years ago (4.7L), but overall it hasnít been too bad. Maybe I am just used to living with every thing that is wrong with it. Someone asked what the issues were and I started making a list. It got long quickly. But that Jeep has started every time and never left anyone stranded. I will be glad to see it go and hope whoever buys it knows what they are getting into.
Post it in the for sale section of this forum?

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post #18 of 22 Old 01-06-2020, 05:10 PM
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Just tried to post it in the for sale section, but didn’t have the option. Must need to be a paying member to advertise a sale.

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post #19 of 22 Old 01-06-2020, 07:13 PM
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You need to have a minimum number of posts to list a classified ad, I believe it's 25 posts.

This prevents people from signing up just to try and sell stuff.

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post #20 of 22 Old 01-08-2020, 08:18 AM
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Well, after 12 years of untold blood,sweat and dollars this 02 GC has worn me down to the point that it must go away. I just can't take it anymore,the constant need of parts and repair has done me in. Just when you think all is well something else breaks.
Yes, so true. I just gave my brother my 04 after his 04 engine dropped a valve seat and self destructed (for the second time). Every brake job was a 'replace the rotors too', water pumps at 40-50K, now why did death wobble just start? and the endless 'something else' breaking. There were some 'bright spots'....exhaust system lasting 12+ years in the rust belt. I am surprised how badly jeeps rust in this area -the outer and inner rocker panels are gone, the gas tank skid is paper thin, spring perches are just about shot. Wish I knew how cheap the metal was when I bought it, I would have taken it to Ziebart for undercoating.
As one poster said....tired of being a mechanic and not a driver.
It has never left me stranded or unsafe, but only because I kept after it - weekend wrenching.
Am currently looking at a highlander, forerunner, and passport. - not a 'jeep' but by all accounts the reliability and longevity is there. (hopefully).
While I do like wrenching, there are other more productive things for me to do in my life at this point.
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post #21 of 22 Old 01-10-2020, 01:04 PM
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If anyone is curious, just sold the 99 WJ, 4.7L, 204,000 miles for $1200. It ran well, interior was pretty clean, but I could have nickel and dimed myself with all the little things that could have been fixed. Hopefully it lasts a few more years for its new owner.

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post #22 of 22 Old 01-22-2020, 07:46 PM
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Not to bust your bubble fellows but my 260k 2004 WJ has been virtually repair free. Lets see fuel pump (twice) radiator, neutral safety switch, tires, good set of rotors (no chinese junk), brakes, shocks, starter. That's it, owned since 60k. Those are all the repairs that I can remember not bad in 200k. Oh yeah bushings on track bar. All this in about 12-13 years.
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