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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-26-2000, 05:10 PM
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Jeep cherokee questions.

I have the opportunity to pick up an 84 Cherokee, 2.8L, 4x4, 4 door, for $400. The exterior is in decent shape, the interior is alright and quite a few new parts have been installed. Right off the bat, it will need a new battery, carb rebuild and a center link. The guy that owns it drove it every day, but since it had carb problems he just wants to get rid of it. Main questions concern reliability of the drive train. I checked the auto parts store for prices on most things like the starter, alternator etc and they are priced almost as low as the parts for the Jimmy. I posted a similar question on the Jeep board but got few replies so I thought I'd try here. The Cherokee will serve to replace an 85 Nissan 200SX that is quite small and a pain in the ass for the wife and kids to get in and out of. Other that a more agressive tire I have no plans (yet) for modifications. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

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Re: Jeep cherokee questions.

With my experience in an '85, the drivetrain is quite reliable with the given motor. The only problem I can remember was with the clutch (possible driver error, not my vehicle) and the x-case linkage. However, the engine was recently replaced with a similar motor out of a slightly newer Camaro and all hell broke loose with the carb, etc.
We have assumed that the vacuum lines were the culprit.

In short, if you plan on being handy with the carb, the Cherokee should be well worth your $400. Additionally, you might like driving the smaller vehicle.

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Re: Jeep cherokee questions.

$400 sounds like a good deal to me. new carb and battery probably about $100-$150. even tough a cherokee would not be a first choice, it sould be better than a nissan
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The Nissan has been very reliable. I've only got about $200 in it as far as repairs go. It does need a clutch. I should be able to get atleast the $600 I paid for it. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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