I'm getting close to closing a deal on a used '08 WK 4.7L w/Quadra-DriveII and Tow IV packages from a private seller. Seller insists no prior accidents, and the Carfax report corroborates that. Dealer maintained. No mechanical modifications either. Couple of concerns I'd like to bounce off the forum if anyone has a moment:
1) Noticed a rubbing sound and vibration when going forward while purposely turning the wheel hard right. I think I traced it to contact between inside of the front driver's side tire, and the end of the sway bar. Tires were replaced at some point with same model and size listed on TireRack as OEM, Goodyear Fortera HL. I think this forum discussion is mostly describing the same thing:
Is shifting the sway bar, and/or perhaps the steering range limit, typically a simple/cheap task?
2) There is no lower front grill, as shown in the pic. Is this typical, since it has the tow hooks or something? It seems like whatever radiator this is should be a bit better protected.
3) Local dealer offers to check engine compression, check ECM code history, and general inspection for around $150. Would you guys have this done before purchase? It has about 60k miles and all preventive maintenance appears to have been done.
Thanks in advance for any replies!