Thread: 97 XJ Advice

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    97 XJ Advice

    Hey everyone. I'm considering joining the Jeep world and have settled on getting an XJ. I'm trying to get a feel for value and prices. I found this one near me, but not sure on the price. Is this a reasonable ask for this example? Assuming there are no hidden issues of course.

    https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/ct...816772927.html

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    Re: 97 XJ Advice

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    Hey everyone. I'm considering joining the Jeep world and have settled on getting an XJ. I'm trying to get a feel for value and prices. I found this one near me, but not sure on the price. Is this a reasonable ask for this example? Assuming there are no hidden issues of course.

    https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/ct...816772927.html

    Many thanks

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    Is it bad form to ask this kind of thing here? Or is there just not enough info to offer an opinion? Let me know.


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    97 XJ Advice

    No not a bad thing to ask. Sometimes slow here.
    To me everything used or sold by owner is a gamble.
    Im not an XJ guy nut know the engine snd drivetrains a bit.
    No frame so inspect for rot.
    Let it warm up to operating temp. Listen for missing knocking hissing ticking. Any smoke out the back. Idle should be 750 rpm.
    Check for oil in the coolant once cooled. Check for water in the oil. Check tranny fluid. Brake fluid.
    Black is an issue. Too clean could be hiding. Inspect drivetrain. Torque axels and driveshaft looking for play.

    Ot take it to a local shop and pay them to check it out and list issues.




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    Re: 97 XJ Advice

    Go on Kbb and search there are 60 within 500 miles. Prices from 3500 to 10k

    Id have to weigh if the upgrades are useable upgrades.


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    Re: 97 XJ Advice

    I was going to say that's too expensive, however I just looked, and that appears to be the going price for XJs.

    Does it have lockers? The post doesn't say, but there's a sticker on the back.

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    Re: 97 XJ Advice

    Thanks for the advice everyone. I let this one go. However I did purchase a different XJ. More to come...

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