Its great to see so many 4*4 enthusiasts over here. I'm happy to say that I too am now a part of the club. I bit the bullet a week or so ago, and am now the proud owner of a 1978 Jeep CJ5. As expected though, I've run into a few problems .
There is excessive play in the steering wheel and a lot of vibration entering the cabin. I suspected some problems with the engine mounts and ball bearings or U joints. I took it to my mechanic, and he tells me that the engine mounts, several ball bearings, and the steering box need to be either replaced or repaired. He also slapped me with a mongoloid bill :p. I understand that the parts can be sourced from Bilal Gunj, but how much should these repairs (including parts) cost?
There's also a grinding and whining sound when the car decelerates a bit in third or fourth. I'm assuming this is coming from the drive shaft? Any ideas or suggestions (or cost estimates :p) would be great.
I really jumped in with the sharks with this purchase, and I hope ya'll would help me make the most of my newfound hobby .
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