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Old 06-16-2010, 01:52 AM
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Thinking of buying an 89, 4.0 that I found. The guy installed an AX-5 from a 92. Apparently he put it all back together and clutch drops to floor when depressed. He says it's the release bearing (or perhaps a loose line). Says he doesn't feel like repeating the tranny job to figure out what it is, so he put it up for sale. Anything I should I be concerned about or to look for?

What might it take to fix? I have all the tools I need and have restored a Mustang in the past, so fairly mechanically inclined.

I should also note he says the fluid is leaking between the bell housing and motor.

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Old 06-19-2010, 11:49 AM
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slave cylinder could be gone not had to fix. just need to slide tranny bac replace it. slave cylinder and release bearing are one peace. then bleed it out
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are you sure this is a 4.0L ......it must have been transplanted
there wasnt any 4.0L in 89 YJ ....

keep in mind that those 87-90 yj`s were the worst jeep ever .....go 91 +
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Why were the 87 to 90 the worst jeeps ever???? I got a great deal on an 89 YJ.
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Old 09-03-2010, 12:38 PM
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1) carburated sort of half electronic: real junk
2) peugeot tranny : oh no !
3) 3:07 gears in diff put 33" , no more overdrive , killlls the power !


but if you get real good price on it ...and plan to invest on better components after ...then ok !

but it has to be mint condition !
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Old 09-03-2010, 01:25 PM
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Well I got it off of a friend of mine...... I am the 2nd owner, 165000 Km and it's all stock. And I only paid $700.00 for it. Everything works and it runs great.
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if you dont intend to go more then 31" tires ,and drive it smooth ...it should give good service !
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just motor and tranny not good I went 4.10's 305 nv3500 tranny with 33's much better. still jeep's are cool.
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engine is ok , carburator aint .....

a 258 with offy 4 barrel and dual exhaust ( hedman headers) is great !

tranny wont take it and I hate the slave clutch cylinder in the bellhousing grrrrr!

the rear dana 35 is so-so !

but a jeep can be tailored to your needs !
like I said ,if body is in great shape , go for it

those are prone to rot ! check it out !

winshield frame , body mounts location , even the frame itself is to watch !
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Don't worry about it, Everything can be upgraded. All you really need to do is make sure the frame and body are good, everything else is an easy switch.
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