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Old 04-15-2019, 04:46 PM
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Hi I can buy a 2004 X-type with 155k for 800 bucks it sounds like heís negotiable on the price too. He said the air doors/vents donít work and he was changing an actuator out and the bar fell so he just has ďa screw inĒ so the heat works then undoes it to make the a/c work? He said that the only way to fix it is to take apart a side of the dash and I also read that on here as well. That doesnít really bother me as long as the ac/heat do work in it. I can fix it some time down the road.

He also said that the transfer case makes a whining noise above 30mph. I also read that this is a very typical thing and itís usually the carrier bearing and a grease gun with a needle tip quietens it down. Or it could be the transfer case and so on. He said it has a bunch of new parts on it tires, hoses, etc.

The check engine light comes on once in awhile but it goes away on its own. It looks like a nice car Iím just wondering if itís worth getting into it. Iíll be doing all thing own work as Iím mechanically inclined and work on diesels. But at that price why not right? If I can get him down to 600-700? Iíll be bringing my obd2 reader when I look at it and see how bad the whining really is. Thatís the only thing that concerns me but I think he said he bought it 50k miles ago and it had that noise. I guess Iíll do a few transfer case fluid changes as well as greasing up the bearing? I know thear two issues are quite common on the x-types.

Let me know what you think. Sorry for the long post guys
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I limped home a $600.00 2002 3 liter and put $300.00 in materials to straighten out her tantrums. Drove it for 4 years and sold it for $1,500.00. I am always a sucker for a stray cat that just needs some love. If you have mechanical skills and are going to do your own work we are here to help. Go for it !
 
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Yeah, whining is rarely transfer case. Could be carrier bearing, or a wheel bearing. Transfer case sounds more like "tumbling rocks" when it fails/failing. There are some very good posts in this forum on fixing the "stepper motors", some are a bit labor intensive and tight quarters, but doable.

Also check the build date on the door tag as you mention it's a 2004, commonly referred to as 2004 early model and 2004+ for later model. There are differences in quite a few components between the two. What engine is it, 2.5 or 3.0?
 
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I limped home a $600.00 2002 3 liter and put $300.00 in materials to straighten out her tantrums. Drove it for 4 years and sold it for $1,500.00. I am always a sucker for a stray cat that just needs some love. If you have mechanical skills and are going to do your own work we are here to help. Go for it !
Yeah thatís how I feel about this man. I want to get it since I know I can get it right and itís a good deal as well. Yeah Iíve built a couple trucks and I had a few ďproblem carsĒ in the past lol and build bikes and stuff like that.

Also a little update I think heís talking about the blend door actuator under the passenger side glove box? He lost the bar when he was trying to put in the new actuator. Iím assuming I can find another online or get that one out or even make my own it kind of looks like this bar I have for an exhaust valve on a project Iím doing so it shouldnít be an issue at all. Iím going to go see it tomorrow
 
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Yeah, whining is rarely transfer case. Could be carrier bearing, or a wheel bearing. Transfer case sounds more like "tumbling rocks" when it fails/failing. There are some very good posts in this forum on fixing the "stepper motors", some are a bit labor intensive and tight quarters, but doable.

Also check the build date on the door tag as you mention it's a 2004, commonly referred to as 2004 early model and 2004+ for later model. There are differences in quite a few components between the two. What engine is it, 2.5 or 3.0?
Ok cool yeah I was thinking it was probably the carrier bearing, Iíll check out both once I get it for sure. He said it isnít that noticeable. And thanks for the info. I donít have the build date but I know itís a 3.0 built in England, I can get back to you on that though. I have the vin # but I canít seem to find the month of assembly anywhere, Iím going to have to check the door tag when Iím there tomorrow. Iím very familiar on the half years since Iíve owned many dodge vehicles in the past so I know exactly what youíre talking about

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You didn't happen to find it on Craigslist add in Florida did you?
 
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You didn't happen to find it on Craigslist add in Florida did you?
No I didnít. The car isnít from Florida
 
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Wtf? Isn't this a JAGUAR site? You trolling to sell this car5?
 
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Wtf? Isn't this a JAGUAR site? You trolling to sell this car5?
'easy Dell..

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Haha thatís funny. Anyway I got the car today! I ended up paying 600 bucks for it very happy about it. Little things here and there wrong with it nothing huge. Also the bar for the air vents/system that goes across on the bottom fell inside the air box so he just took out all the actuators and had a drill bit where the temperature control actuator was to make the heat go on. He said that the controls were all out of sequence so he took a look and thatís when the bar fell inside. I took the drill bit out so the a/c is now on, when I put the air on that is. I was originally a little wrong about it I didnít really understand over the phone then he showed me everything when I saw the car.

I read a couple topics related to it and Iíll be searching around on the forum and posting some topics for sure. By the way thanks for all the responses!

-Danny
 

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For $600 you did good, Danny. Post some pics if you want and I am sure the members will help you out with any questions.
 
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For $600 you did good, Danny. Post some pics if you want and I am sure the members will help you out with any questions.
Yeah I know I did Iím very happy with the buy! Yes Iíll be posting pics up of it. Iím just wondering if I should make a new topic when I do?
 
 
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