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1989 Jeep Wrangler Yj With Factory Hardtop on 2040-cars

Year:1989 Mileage:195

Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States

Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States


This is a 1989 (25 years old) Jeep Wrangler YJ with a factory hard top and 194,500 miles on it. It starts, runs, drives, brakes and works but it does have some issues which Iíll list below.


I bought it earlier in the summer as a ďclean up & sellĒ project and Iíve been working on it off and on since purchasing it. I found out today (Tuffy did an inspection for me) that it has a crack in the exhaust manifold (estimated repair rated 4.5 hours labor by the pros). It also could probably use an oxygen sensor as the sensor is reacting to the cracked manifold and causing the engine to run somewhat rich with fuel through the carburetor.


It has a carburetor (straight-six, 5-speed manual) so for all you young people or old folks (like me) who forgot what driving a vehicle without fuel injection is like, it runs differently than modern cars. You have to warm it up before you drive it and (as mentioned) itís running a little rich right now because of the oxygen sensor/manifold leak.


The clutch and throw-out bearing were replaced 100 miles ago. It had a complete oil/lube/filter at time also.


This Jeep has been in Iowa (I think) all 25 years so it has some rust. There is some on the frame (not terrible, but there) a couple of holes in the body (some open, one poorly repaired) and some that is just ďsurfaceĒ rust. There is a dent on the right/rear panel and a weld repair on the left front fender.


This Jeep rolled out of the factory painted white. The previous owner painted it Army olive green. I painted it red (rattle can, over-the-counter from Advanced Auto) over two coats of primer so the paint looks good but is nothing special.


The windshield has a large crack on the passenger side. All gauges (except the clock) work. Wipers work. All lights work. The heater/defroster works. It has all of the components of factory air but that does not work. It does have power steering that works well. There is factory carpeting throughout. All seat belts are present. The rear door works well.


It has four all-season snow tires on it that have about 90% tread left. The wheels are American Racing mags. Front shocks are near-new.


The factory hard top can be removed in 30 minutes (or less) and there is factory roll bars (padded). Take the doors off and you are in a basic Jeep. (I have factory mirrors for the non-roof option of driving). The rear window works and latches. The doors open and close securely. All door glass is present, unbroken and the windows roll up/down smoothly. Two panels of the hardtop glass have been replaced with Plexiglas and they are scratched.


It has an Alpine stereo/CD with a Bose speaker system that works well.


The title is clear and in my name so transfer can be immediate upon payment. There are no liens on the Jeep.


Payment is to be received within seven (7) calendar days after the auction ends. Only two forms of payment are acceptable. Either a Cashierís Check (drawn on a major bank like Wells Fargo, etc.) or a USPS Money Order (no other brand acceptable).


I want it gone within 10 days of the end of the auction.


I make no warranty, expressed or implied. Iíve told you all I know about it. I hope Iíve covered everything Iíve found out about it but I havenít owned it long enough to be sure.


Be sure you understand this Jeep has some issues so that you donít waste your time or mine. Read the description carefully, look at the photos and decide. If you have 10 or fewer positive feedbacks email me before you bid as a courtesy to let me know you are serious. Otherwise, I will cancel your bid. Sorry for the ďhardcoreĒ attitude but Iíve been burned on eBay before. Itís not fun.

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