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Tonz0Fun23 05-11-2011 08:06 PM

Buyin the jeep:
 
soo i just sold my car so now i got a downpayment for this 2005 WK that ive been looking at. tomorrow im going to take it for a test drive, any suggestions on what i should look for that would throw up a red flag before i buy?

CPT2010 05-11-2011 08:09 PM

Re: Buyin the jeep:
 
buy my 2005 hemi!

Tonz0Fun23 05-11-2011 08:21 PM

Re: Buyin the jeep:
 
haha, far drive to new orleans. but do you have any tips on what to look for when i go on this test drive?

CPT2010 05-11-2011 08:29 PM

Re: Buyin the jeep:
 
hemi shouldnt tick make any sounds but a hum. check all oils, if its stock battery needs to be changed. basic car stuff. i'll think more and let ya kno by the morning

Tonz0Fun23 05-11-2011 08:36 PM

Re: Buyin the jeep:
 
okkay thank you.

tri0829 05-11-2011 08:47 PM

Re: Buyin the jeep:
 
check to make sure all the lights in the information center and climate control knobs work, if they dont ask them to replace before buying. otherwise its a pain to find a used one that works and a new one is like 100 bucks just for the lights

Tonz0Fun23 05-11-2011 09:20 PM

Re: Buyin the jeep:
 
okay, i got to have the guy replace the hydrolic pump on the hood, cause it doesnt hold up any more, and he just has to re do the brakes for me..other wise it looks good gotta double check tomorrow

2005JGC 05-12-2011 04:45 PM

Re: Buyin the jeep:
 
before you turn the car on turn the key to the run position and let it sit for 10 or 15 seconds... after this wait period (w/ key on) if your check engine lamp flashes the codes have been recently cleared and not all monitors have run.

Make sure your hvac works, make sure you drive it up to freeway speeds and listen for differential noise. Check fluid levels. Make sure its cold when you start it and at LEAST a couple thermostat cycles occure before your done (just make sure its been running 30 minutes at LEAST).

Hemis do have a tendency to tick... while they "shouldnt" it is VERY common and unless its excessive or anything other than the common tick it will run FOREVER that way.

4.whoa 05-12-2011 05:40 PM

Re: Buyin the jeep:
 
If it has a sunroof,cycle it a few times as well. i only did it once and the next day it wouldnt shut. just a flash to fix it ,but i didnt catch it beforehand :(

Tonz0Fun23 05-12-2011 09:50 PM

Re: Buyin the jeep:
 
okk, thanks guys. My dad actually wound up getting off work..so its not going to be left to me to listen for all this stuff. ill repost and let you guys know how it went. thanks for the help

Tonz0Fun23 05-12-2011 09:57 PM

Re: Buyin the jeep:
 
one thing i did notice about three of the jeeps i looked at..when i poped open the window on the tailgait, i couldnt get it to shutt and lock back in on any of them. idk if there was a special way to do it or it was broken. any advice?

CPT2010 05-13-2011 12:11 AM

Re: Buyin the jeep:
 
you close it by pushing it down then pressing it in on the black piece cant slam it like a trunk lid


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