Originally Posted by Bronconut
Steer clear of this one!!! I know of a couple of guys that have Broncos that they are willing to sell. One is a BII that you had showed interest in before. He had it sold and the deal fell through. It is an 89 and you could get it for around a $1000.00. Got some rust but everthing works. Two sets of tires. The other guys has a couple of fullsize both 89s I think. Those would need a little wrenching. Give the guy a call on the BII before he re-posts it and tell him Mike sent you. His name is Dan 734 502-0074. If he doesn't answer leave a message stating who you are and your from Great Lakes. Good Luck!!!
Dude, they guy is blowing smoke up your ass in every category possible. Spider gears bad + no 4x4 DOES NOT = new T-case. Hell, I can't even see how bad spider gears would cause no 4x4 and someone even think the t-case needs to be replaced.
Simply put, if the spider gears are bad, they either have broken teeth or stripped splines. If they have stripped splines, expect the axle shafts to be stripped as well. In either case, there will be metal floating around in the diff. This will likely lead to failed pinion and carrier bearings, as well as possibly fubaring the Ring and pinion (depending on metal size....if spider gear teeth break its more than likely the R&P will get damaged by the large metal chunks floating around).
Additionally, no 4x4 can be caused by the T-Case motor or associated wiring/switches/ecu being bad. It can also be caused by a bad t-case.
Either way, as numerous people have said before, if it were me I'd steer very clear of this heep....the guy sounds crooked (or has no clue what he's talking about) and it sounds like a vehicle that you buy and sink tripple its cost into it to make it functional