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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-01-2003, 10:50 AM
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gr. wag.? year to buy?

1st time posting on this section. I have a cj-5 but am looking for a gr. wagoneer. I saw one for sale 1991 with 119,000 on it for 6500.Nice shape except the headliner is falling down.Is this a decent deal, what options should I be looking for and more importantly what inherent problems do they have that I should look for.The truck is to be a daily driver for the wife with occasional off-roading. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanxs in advance, and hopefully will be on this board posting soon thanks GMAN
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Re: gr. wag.? year to buy?

Back when I was looking at one, the guys on the ifsj forum said to check for rust inside the frame rail behind the LR wheel near the fuel tank. Another thing they all seemed to have trouble with was the back glass lift, and wiper assy. Oh ya and expect about 10 mpg. The price doesn't sound too bad, as long as all the power options work. The GW's usually had most all the options that were available, pw seats, tilt, pw windows, cruse, ac, the usual stuff. Good luck.
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thanks for the help, any difference between the years , fuel injection??, heavy rears , more problems??
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thxs for the help!! Any difference between years??? better options on one or more problems, heavier duty equipment on one??? thanks gman
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Re: gr. wag.? year to buy?

no GW's came with fuel injection from the factory.

86 gw's had the np228 transfer case, all other gw's had the np229, so when a 228 breaks its a little harder to fix or find parts than a 229 and parts for both t-casesare expensive. The np229 can be driven on the highway in 4hi without damage because of a viscous coupler that acts as a limited slip for the t-case but 4lo is stictly for offroad. I have always run mine in 2hi on pavement

gw's with trailer package came with an auxillary tranny cooler from the factory and 3.31 gears in the diffs and a non-lock up converter on the tranny.

the 89-91's had overhead console as an option and the rear wiper as an option.

I have an 88 gw and love driving it. It has 206k miles on it. Swapped in a donor np229 and had the tranny rebuilt about 15-20k miles ago. I get 15-16mpg consistent on the highway at 65mph and 11-13mpg around town or when i'm heavy on the throttle. I hope that helps you out some.
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