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87 jeep Waggoner

post #1 of 18
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Hi all!! long time no visit from me!!

Guess what my husband just bought for $300 bucks! And it RUNS!! I have been threating him to take it from him when I take the girls skiing!!!

It smells, the 4wd switch can only be engaged when you go under the car(hence is stays that way 24/7) the sun roof doesn't work(he messed with it and got it stuck... then it rained) Radio don't work nor does the gas gauge.

But its a lot of fun in the back lots of his work place!!! Hehehe

I will get a picture of the Beast for you all.... its Rusty, has holes and foe Muffler(which we are replacing before I use it) but what a ride!! lolololol


For those that do not know me... long ago on the SUV thread I was talking about about getting a better vehical for ski trips. Well the saturn is gone, so is the truck, and now I have this thing!!!
post #2 of 18
Actually on that one the 4WD switch should be a vacuum switch on the transfer case. They're famous for broken or loose vacuum hoses. Also the shift-in mechanism is a diaphragm device on the right side of the front axle. Those are quite easy and not too expensive to fix too.
Good luck.
post #3 of 18
Is it a big Grand Wagoneer, or one of the smaller Wagoneers based on the Cherokee??
post #4 of 18
I drove a 1984 Wagoneer for years - until I replaced it with a 1996 Grand Cherokee. There were a lot of things I liked about that vehicle - you could take out the front passenger seat if you REALLY needed cargo space; you could leave it in 4WD all winter (even 65 mph on the highway) without hurting the tranny; it wasn't exactly a thing of beauty, so I didn't care if it get scratched and bloody during hunting season. And it had a full-size spare tire.

Good luck with your new old Beast!
post #5 of 18
Uh, isn't it dangerous to run around in 4WD on bare pavement? I've never had it on any of my cars but have heard that from many sources. It's not like AWD which is fine. Someone more in the know than I should chime in.
post #6 of 18
Pheft, the '87 4 litres gasoline version of the Cherockee (Wagoneer versions were never officially imported here) was equipped (at least here in Europe) with
an AWD version of the 4WD tranny, known, IIRC Quadra trax or something similar.
It was my '87 Cherockee with a 2.1 litres TD engine which was equipeed with the traditional 4WD , and in fact, running 4WD on paved roads with that was resulting in Transmission damages to the front axle...
Still, underpowered as it was, I loved it! I had to de-commission it back in 2001, it had become too old and expensive to run (insurance and road taxes where way too high
also, older than 1992 Diesel cars in Italy were subject to extra road taxes...just because were diesel engine equipped) so I meant to scrap it but then sold it to a guy who swore He would have used it only in his farm...property transfer fees amounted to thrice the price he paid for the hardware.
Few month later I saw it around on the roads.
Two years later it was for sale in a car shop again!

BTW Sno BJ, call MTV and have EXZIBIT (or whatever that rapper's name is) to "pimp" it
post #7 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bvibert
Is it a big Grand Wagoneer, or one of the smaller Wagoneers based on the Cherokee??
Its the BIG ONE!!!!!!!! and Butt ugly! BAAWwHHHAAA
post #8 of 18
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[quote=pheft]Uh, isn't it dangerous to run around in 4WD on bare pavement? QUOTE]


Right now he just drives it to work... we live in a rural farm area and the back roads are nasty, so it working out just fine until spring!
post #9 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SLATZ
Actually on that one the 4WD switch should be a vacuum switch on the transfer case. They're famous for broken or loose vacuum hoses. Also the shift-in mechanism is a diaphragm device on the right side of the front axle. Those are quite easy and not too expensive to fix too.
Good luck.

Slatz!!! how hard is it to find the parts to fix it? We are getting a free muffler to replace the non-existing one and he and the guy he bought it from is going to put a new muffler on it. I am tempted to go and take some pictures of it at his work before we lose day light! It is soo Beastly looking it's cool!
post #10 of 18
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Matto!!! there is a show in the US called Overhauled, I would love to see what Fooze(did I spell it correctly) could do with this!!!!
post #11 of 18
If its one of the big ones check out www.ifsja.org to find out everything you ever wanted to know about it. The forums there are quite active and the members know ALOT. Also check out fsjnetwork.com

Welcome to the insanity! Heres some pics of two FSJs (Full Size Jeeps)

BTW, I think its Foose, not Fooze...
post #12 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by pheft
Uh, isn't it dangerous to run around in 4WD on bare pavement? I've never had it on any of my cars but have heard that from many sources. It's not like AWD which is fine. Someone more in the know than I should chime in.
Normally yes, but some of those beasts had a transfer case that alowed full-time 4 wheel drive operation (not sure if that year did). In which case it was more like an allwheel drive car...
post #13 of 18
I was thinking of the smaller one. The big one may be different.
First it has to be diagnosed, not too hard usually. The parts would most likely be dealer only but should still be available. Junk yards usually aren't a good option as problems are common and used ones are most likely bad.
post #14 of 18
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bvibert

OMG... thank you for the website link.. the waggon on that first page.. the white with wood looking panel is exactly the one we have but in better shape.

It looks like they guy didn't take very good care of the Jeep.. but the guy my husband bought it from is one of his fellow truck drivers at work and he is going to help my husband work on it. This is one of those vehicals that are worth trying to save!
post #15 of 18
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btw.. knew I was spelling foose wrong but for some reason I wanted to spell it with a Z!
post #16 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by SnO BJ
bvibert

OMG... thank you for the website link.. the waggon on that first page.. the white with wood looking panel is exactly the one we have but in better shape.

It looks like they guy didn't take very good care of the Jeep.. but the guy my husband bought it from is one of his fellow truck drivers at work and he is going to help my husband work on it. This is one of those vehicals that are worth trying to save!
You're welcome! Good luck and have fun with your new/old FSJ! They can be a hassle, but I think its worth it...
post #17 of 18
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Well I always wanted a jeep!!! They have always been so expensive and when the guy cut my husband a deal on it I was excited!

The guy fixed my old 93 Saturn coupe and sold it for 900 buck more then what we sold it to him for!! He knew we needed a back road car and gave us a deal! Hubby works for a local lumber company(no they get their wood from local farmers that have wooded areas just for this) and the area he has to drive through in the morning is where they keep the logs, its a mud bog durning the winter, fall, and spring months! He almost had the van stuck several times, no way would the Saturn make in through it!

I am going to get some picture so you guys can see it!! it has a lot of rust but I its still solid!
post #18 of 18
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Slatz... I am going to find out!!! When I get a chance to get inside it during the day(weekend) I will find out more onthe make and what is in it! I could tell it was built with everything in it! but a lot of that stuff does not work now.

I hate automatic windows/doors/electronic odomiters!
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