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Old 07-16-2013, 12:00 AM   #1
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which years had hardly no floor rusting issues? the 98 i got the guy never let me pull up floor it dont got no rust underneath i checked seams i hope i am ok for my floor looked promising i want to bed line if there no rust or something to prevent it from rusting when i wheeling her ? any ideas cheap on a budget
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Any year that lived in the South or Southwest. I don't think any particular year was significantly better or worse.
You should be able to tell quite a bit just from rapping on the floorpans from underneath. Can't always tell by looking because undercoating hides a lot, but tapping with a screwdriver works. If all you have is a bit of surface rust under the carpets, that's easy to take care of.
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All years are vulnerable to rusty floors. Checking underneath is a great way. It's generally the first thing I look for when checking a XJ or MJ. If the carpet is falling through, it needs major fixing. The screwdriver trick is great for the interior put not perfect either. I did it on my MJ without pulling up the carpet. Bad idea. One previous owner threw down some crappy sheet metal to cover the hole. I pulled the carpet to find it rusted from inside out, after I bought it. Years of spilt drinks from 6 previous owners.

Safest bet is a Jeep from a southern state it's entire life with no road salt or beach use.

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Funny how this is the third or fourth floor rust thread in as many days. The Great CF Cycle prevails!

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Funny how this is the third or fourth floor rust thread in as many days. The Great CF Cycle prevails!



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It's a nice change of pace from won't start/overheating/what's that knocking noise, lol.
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The Great CF Cycle is quite the phenomenon. On a given day you'll see a certain topic trending, most of the threads answer each others' questions. A day or two ago I thought I saw 5 threads on fuel pressure.

Don't worry though Radi... between my two XJs I'm pretty sure I have all three of those.
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The Great CF Cycle is quite the phenomenon. On a given day you'll see a certain topic trending, most of the threads answer each others' questions. A day or two ago I thought I saw 5 threads on fuel pressure.

Don't worry though Radi... between my two XJs I'm pretty sure I have all three of those.
I tried to be different and posted about battery/distributor problem(well could be considered no start but I knew why), but nobody could answer it
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