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About 1997reduxe

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  1. Just some examples: https://austin.craigslist.org/search/sso?query=jeep+cherokee&sort=priceasc
  2. I will respond because the two best cars I’ve ever had were sube and 94 Jeep Cherokee. that Cherokee was just into the time when they started making them better, they had the inline 6 4.0 liter engine, I bought it with 10,000 miles on it I paid half down I had good money then. But I never hardly even maintained it for the first 100k miles, then I did and it died at 250k only cause I drove it through a guardrail and into a tree after a night watching dancers. That was a great engine. It was the basic sport Jeep, boxy. i often think about getting another I had never had 4x4 before that, after I got it I thought like dr Phil says what was I thinking? that was Pennsylvania, the thing too was the body never rusted. At all. but I love me some subes. Including my first one of my old girlfriends, this one I have now is my 5th or 6th. But if you’re looking for jeeps Texas where I’m at now is the place, there’s no snow here ever so they are immaculate for like 2-3000? I looked at one a fb guy I knew bought in new hampshore, it was terrible the front end you couldn’t tell which part was which.
  3. Not to speak for GD, but I think he meant that cheaper ones can fail and allow pressure to build in the engine resulting in failure. I may be wrong however.
  4. Pontoontodd thank you so much. That is the nicest and longest and most detailed response I’ve ever gotten here, and that’s saying a lot. This place is the best. Have a great day. ’97
  5. Not to interrupt y’alls thread, but I have a 95 legacy wagon with 5mt that seems to be getting slowly worse. Have changed fluid etc. The whole car otherwise it’s pretty reliable I’ve maintained since I got it. I’m planning on replacing the trans, in my search this list keeps coming up. I’m interested in possibly putting in a 6mt, I have heard mention of the STI one I guess that’s why this post it mentions it. But if anyone could point me to any info on what 6 speed trans would fit, or I imagine the older transes would be about shot, so any info on whether there are any jdm-type transmissions that are much newer and would work? (5 speed or 6) thanks for any help, you could message me to not interrupt your thread, but I would think this topic is enlightening like most things here. or, just other search terms. thanks again. ’97
  6. what I was really wondering was if the newer transmissions coming from Japan I guess they are jdm?, if they have 6mt that would work in my 95. I know this isn’t answering your search I’m just saying in case we find any resources. I haveta check with the place(s) here in Houston I’ve seen that sells those newer ones.
  7. So you want to put a 90-95 trans in your 88? I am looking for info on putting a 6mt in my 95 legacy. I heard there was a lot of trans swap info here but I haven’t found it.
  8. Just for clarity’ sake my response above was for a 95 legacy non-hydraulic clutch.
  9. Do you have AAA? It’s one of the best deals I know of. Here in Texas at least if you get the premium level, which is about 120 a year if you allow automatic renewal on your card, they give you 4 tows a year, one of which can be 200 miles. I’d look on their site and see the cost and deals they have in your state. It’s a reall great service too they’re very prompt and if you tell them they bring out a flatbed and take it to your mechanic if you designate that. I’ve often had a tow where they came out in the country from Houston 75 miles and took me that far back.
  10. Luckily my car is a 95 so I don’t really have to worry about tb failure. But especially for the ones that do, 96 on etc...
  11. Well yeah but since my concept of the timing belt change being as comprehensive as possible was so you didn’t have to do anything again for as long as possible, that’s why I included it. My 95 I bought from a guy was really great and had all maintenance records back to the original owner, I was the third. But when I went through them I found that the water pump or a tb pulley had failed at about 65k, and the subaru dealer they took it to replaced the water pump, the belt, thermostat, and ONE pulley. I mean who would do that, when they only charged 10 for the pulley? Why not just do them all? So I inherited at 140k a car with one newer pulley etc. my point is you have to do so much work taking off the front of the engine to do the tb, you might as well just replace everything with best parts aisin kit etc, and then not worry for another 100k. the only other thing I’ve not done is the oil pump, I’d do that too. but I actually do believe they replace the coils and gaskets. There’s a whole industry now of refurbished fuel parts. I wish I had done it then I did have one fail on me. Just ideas. Nothing hard and fast. ’97
  12. I had a similar issue I had my clutch replaced a year ago. Then I had the fluid replaced with Mobil 1 synthetic, and while it ran well in the winter with the 75-90 weight, as soon as it started getting warmer here in Texas it was having all kinds of shifting problems. I went back to regular 80-90 weight, even the Walmart brand not the valvoline I used to use, and boom it runs fine. But the clutch and clutch cable that’s an ongoing thing. Also one thing I neglected when I got the clutch changed was to get new bushings for the shifter though I did change fork etc. the grease they recommend for the fork seems rather particular also it seems they recommend two different ones? I doubt my economy mechanic knew much about that. ’97
  13. Also adding replace all injectors since now there’s a place I found in California on eBay selling four refurbished and matched ones for 100.
  14. Look up my post here called “ultimate timing belt job” thanks for reminding me to add fuel injectors to it, since I found you can get sets of four now rebuilt on eBay for 100 bucks. ’97
  15. Hi all. I have a 95 legacy wagon, it seems to be having intermittent starting problems now that it’s getting warmer here in Texas. I mean it had some problems in the past recently as in around thanksgiving I replaced the battery it’s had no real problems till today. But I go to start it and there’s no beeping while the doors open and key in ignition, no power at all. But I closed the rear hatch and checked the fuse box under the hood, jiggled the fusible link a little, which actually looks pretty new, and voila it starts right up. I just wondered should I just replace the link? Or could it be the ignition? I’ve noticed it also seems intermittent that the door open alarm sounds. Any advice would be very welcome. Thanks so much. ‘97