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Unread 03-28-2013, 11:30 AM   #1
MikeB78
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Advice Before purchase engine tick

Looking at buying my first XJ as a daily driver (already have a lifted YJ as a toy) The guy says it has a "lower end tick" heres what he says about it "The tick isn't horrible. At start up, its not there and when it begins ticking, if you rev up to 2500rpm, it goes away." theres about 90k on the motor and he says his opinion is that it sounds like a rod bearing. Any other opinions? Its a 2001 Limited that is bone stock 196k on the jeep 90k on the motor serviced the tranny, did an alignment, ball joints, u-joint driver's axle, new hub assemblies. for $3500 my main tech question here is looking for an opinion on the "tick" which I know is hard to tell without listening to it but just looking for any advice.

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Unread 03-28-2013, 12:50 PM   #2
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CHECK THE OIL, the 00-01 have a bad head, if the oil is milky like coolant has gotten in it the bearings may be bad, and the engine may be salvageable, or not depends on how long it ran that way. They crack between 3&4 cylinder
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If it is stock that may be the problem.
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Unread 03-28-2013, 01:45 PM   #3
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$3500 for a vehicle that may need engine work is too much.
Check Edmunds.com or KBB.com and check for your zip code.
In MY area, it's only worth $3000 if it's in very good condition.
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Unread 03-31-2013, 08:15 AM   #4
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Possibly loose bolts between the torque convertor and flexplate or cracked flexplate.
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