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p_2_biking
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 5:45 pm    Post subject: auction Reply with quote

ok guys im going to go check out a jeep at an auction tomorrow and decide if i want it, this is my first vehicle and well i dont know much about how to tell if its worth buying or not, any idea what to look for and look at, i know its a 1993 jeep grand cherokee 5.2 V8 4x4 with 173,000 miles on it and its a limited thats all i know so far so give me sum hints on what to look for so i dont get hoosed thanks everyone l8er
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely check for any fluid leaks

i.e. - oil, transmission, differentials

also look over the engine....I'd say check the radiator too.

Those are the basic things that I can think of...





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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alright thank you, anyone else ?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you can listen to it run, see if the engine makes any horrific noise, to be able to see it driven would be great but im not sure if you can do that at an auction, check valve covers if they have hellacious oil coating the block around them could be a problem...if its possible bring a friend that knows a lot about cars....that is if you dont know much yourself...not saying you dumb or anything
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It better be really cheap to make me think about buying it with that kind of mileage.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what price range should i look in with that mileage then
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the biggest headakes any vehicle can have is electrical. IF allowed always look under the hood. Look for any "ghetto" mods on the wiring. Look for loose wires, excess black tape and hardware store type el cheapo wire connectors, spliters etc, evidence of hacked electrical. Look at and under the dash for the same.

Then look for severe fluid leaks and/or poor overall care.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i looked at it today and the auction starts tomorrow morning the whole jeep looks freakin awsome no leaks or any, tranny oil doesnt smell burn't or anything, the only think i found wrong was sum stupid person left there dog in the car and it pissed in it but thats a easy fix just rip out the old nasty carpet in the truck area....so what price, oh yeah and no knocking or anything happened when it started so it should be fyne
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh yeha and im guessing the recent owner was a girl even though i know lots that drive hard but sum do drive like a girl lol i foudn this out cause of all the girly stickers i would be removing immediatly lol
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok just leaving to go to the auction...guess ill see if i come back first time jeep owner Finger
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sweet ok i got it for 3100 its fully loaded just needs to be cleaned really! good inside but thats nothing and there sum wierd crap going on with the steering, whenever i steer it sounds like its binding and the steering gets really hard, i checked the steering fluid level and i filled it up to full and its still doing this? what could it be? is my steering box going?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is anything bent up front?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i checked twice and i couldnt see anything bent but i will triple check tomorrow, if nothing is bent what do you think it would be?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

could be the box or something in the steering column

is it driveable? can you get it to a shop and have them look at it?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah my buddy has a mechanic thats good and im gunna get the whole jeep looked over to make sure everything is good before i lift it up
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