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Buying a 03 v8 overlander

Hi all is there a thread on what to look for when buying a v8 overlander going to look a one 2003 v8 4.7 overlander what tests do I need to do its a quatradrive with 50k on the clock I no about the blend doors any tests I can do on the test drive for drivetrain and v8? Many thanks its a uk car
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:36 AM
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Re: Buying a 03 v8 overlander

To see if there is any engine trouble, do the key dance. Ignition switch off/ on 3 times and leave in on at the third time. Odometer will show any fault code when present.
For the airco, switch it from hot to cold on both sides and feel if you get the corresponding responses. You could check for faults here as well, check : WJJeepsy.com - Jeep Grand Cherokee WJ 1999-2004 and go to airconditioning.
During the testdrive listen for any gear wine, which could mean some beginning diff problems.
Check the maintenance history if available. Jeeps are reliable cars when maintained we'll.
Also have alook underneath for any fluid leaks.
Check if you can select 4 Lo , giving an idea on the state of the T case. I always do that with transmission in N and the jeep standing still.
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Thanks so do I start engine and put into neutral then select 4 low should I be listening for anything when I engage 4low many thank
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Re: Buying a 03 v8 overlander

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Thanks so do I start engine and put into neutral then select 4 low should I be listening for anything when I engage 4low many thank
Yikes, don't do that ^ !!! If the ENGINE IS RUNNING and transmission is in neutral you need to be rolling (2-4 MPH) before you try to shift the transfer case from 4-HI to 4-LO. If the ENGINE IS OFF you MAY be able to slip the T-Case into 4-LO but its not guaranteed the gears will be lined up. You may have to roll the car a bit before if will slip into 4-LO.
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