1986 Jeep CJ7 Renegade 6 cylinder
It's a fun car, but not for 2008 highway transportation
Shortly after I bought it (I am third owner) this CJ7 would immediately die at a stop light, etc., and so was unreliable. Rather than continue to fight the carb, I replaced it with a Howell Engr TBFI kit, then fought serious detonation issue for quite a while. Finally, in desperation, I trailered the vehicle to Collins Bros in Wiley, TX, and they 100% eliminated the detonation issue, although they stated they didn't know what one thing fixed it. Runs GREAT now, and is fun to travel in.
Replaced original plastic valve cover with aluminum one to stop an oil leak. Okay now.
No other issues. Love it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd May, 2008
7th Feb 2010, 02:29
That's wild. I bought a brand new 1986 Jeep CJ7 Renegade, and it also would just die going down the street. I took it back to dealer 2 or 3 times before they found that the emergency brake pedal was rubbing a wire that was shorting out the cruise control, therefore killing the motor. They fixed it and it never happened again.