I'm hoping that I'll soon be the owner of 4.0l turbo charged, 4wd 1994 jeep cherokee that's been sat in a garage, undriven for 3years. but i don't know what to start with during the reviving process
In no particular order:
- Clean the fuel tank and fuel filter.
- Do a full oil change (engine, transmission, diffs).
- Change the brake fluid.
- Check the condition of the plugs, plug leads and battery.
- Check the condition of the wheel bearings.
- Check the condition of the tyres.
- Check the condition of the timing belt, auxiliary belts and pulleys.
After that, you'll have to go by any weird symptoms.
What happens? Depending upon exposure to the elements, sun/rain and climate the car will deteriorate. The more extreme the environment/climate the faster things expire.
Tyres go flat. Rubber perishes (tyres, wiper blades) Fuel goes off. Grease hardens. Oil breaks down. Any raw metal parts not covered in oil/grease could rust/corrode. Batteries die. Electrical contacts corrode.
Was the Jeep stored inside? Under a cover? Extreme environment? Sun/Salt/Snow?