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Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
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Help in checking out \'87 MJ Commanche PLS!
Going tomorrow to check-out an '87 Commanche that's for up for "quick sale"... I don't know much (anything?) about MJ's so I thought I'd ask the experts - YOU!
Specs: 1987, 6 cylinder, automatic, 2 wheel drive, 123k mi. Gal selling it indicates tranny went out. (Seems she had tranny 'fixed' in CA, then drove it across country (to VA) about a year ago, and it just recently 'gave up the ghost'. Gal does not seem to be very mechanically savvy. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thud.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/censor.gif[/img] )
I'm going to go look at it tomorrow to see if it is worth 'anything'. (Do a 'quick' repair and flip it... to fund my other projects. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] )
I see that some of the '87's had the <font color="blue">AW30-40 tranny</font>(4spd O/D)... was/is this <font color="red">a good tranny?</font> Expensive to rebuild? Electronic/computer-controlled?
The 4.0 for that year was the Renix system, right? Any issues (things I should be aware of when checking it out?) w/ that?
Any thing else to look at/for?
(Also posted over on Jeep mid-size forum, but it does not have the activity we have here...)