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alright, im going to go look at a cj-5 tomorow, i need to know where to look and what to look at for problems and i need a full discription of what everything underneath should look like. and any other additional information that would be useful in looking to go buy a cj-5

 

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>Check the frame for rot.
>Check the body for rot.
>Check the owner for rot./wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif
>Pull the dipstick (on the engine...not a friend) and check the oil for debris.
>Run the engine long enough for it to warm up.
>Test drive it in two, four hi, and four low.
>Important--Try downshifting into second to see if it kicks out. If it does, it may need a new tranny.
>After driving it, look underneath again at the tranny, engine, x-case, and rear axle (center and behind wheels) for oil seeping.
>Take a good sniff...if it smells like oil and grease, then its a real Jeep!

Fritz

Jeep...need I say more?
 

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at a stop put the jeep in its highest (non-overdrive) gear and let off the clutch....if it dies right away...the clutch is OK.....if it hesitates then dies the clutch is crap.... clutches cost 500-700 dollars to have professionally replaced....

Honestly Rice-Boy.....i think from the sound of your posts you are but a young budding mechanic....as such you should SERIOUSLY consider getting a jeep that may be more reliable ...such as a YJ..... when you buy and older car you may be buying someones problem.... when i bought my CJ back in High school...i was all gung-ho and would have bought the first jeep i found if i had the money....and i pretty much did...i have an 1985 CJ7 that the previous owner didnt take care of.....had blown u-joints when i bought it...so i could play with it right away.....it even had the original Factory brake pads at 100k miles!!!!!

for what i spent on that jeep so far i could have bought a nice used YJ and had a heck of a lot less problems.....and since your a teenager still, i imagine you dont have tons of money to throw around right now....

god...i feel like a parent

Jeep'n Greg
 
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I think the beloved CJ (a REAL Jeep) has been maligned here. While square headlights are rapidly depreciating a well maintained CJ is stable or gaining. Early YJs have all kinds of great features like Pugeot trannies, feedback BBDs and they all have that wonderful axle disconnect and a dash from a 74 Torino. Go with the CJ; it will be part education, part love affair, all good (all good things are worth working for) Good luck.

76 CJ5,2.5" lift/Rancho 9000's,258/T-177/D300,HEI,Offy,Locked F&R
 
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