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    2003 TJ Wrangler

    Hi..I have only had my jeep for 6 months. I have already had to put quite a bit into it. Today it was $108 for pinion seal..then was told it needs rear differential bearing...is it normal for them to cost this much to keep running???

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    How used or abused or neglected the vehicle is will usually depend on how much you put in it. Also when your paying a shop that will make it cost quite a but more. My dads new to him yj has less than a $100 into it since he got it, last year. My tj on the other hand it would be easier to make a list of what I haven't fixed replaced upgraded or repaired. But the guy I got it off used it as a third or fourth vehicle, only putting around 4k a year on where I'm more like 18k. So I knew going in I was going to be putting money into it.
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    Re: 2003 TJ Wrangler

    Agree with the above, depends on how the previous owner or owners have treated it. My friend got a 94 yj about a year ago, looks great BUT the PO let it sit beside his barn for about the last 5 years he had it, WE REPLACED A LOT.

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    Re: 2003 TJ Wrangler

    Thank you for your replies! It's looking like the previous owner didn't do any regular upkeep or maintenance...just what he had to. I guess it's true....it ain't cheap to drive a jeep!

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