Originally Posted by chudsy
Can anyone advise what sort of questions I need to ask before embarking on the journey to see it?
Only one question needed: When can i take it home...........
2004 HO with low miles sounds very good. Even more power then the standard 4.7.
Ask them if the jeep was dealer maintained and if they have a proof of all the maintenance done. Also good to know if it ever was damaged in an accident.
If you are going to look at the jeep, see if there is any oil/fluid leaks, check the color of the coolant in overflow bollte (not rusty brown for example), listen to the engine with the hood open to discover any strange noises and look at the overflow bottle to see if there are no bubbles in the fluid. Check the engine coolant temperature when driving, but also during a few minutes of idling, to be sure that the cooling fan works (this jeep has a hydraulic driven cooling fan).
The transmission fluid should look red in color when not changed too long ago and should have a sweet smell. It can become a little brownish after time, but the smell should still be somehow sweet. Any other strange smell to it is not a good sign.