How much is a bad motor TJ SE worth? -
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back > General Jeep Forums > Jeep Buying Forum > How much is a bad motor TJ SE worth?

All Bilstein shocks & struts - Lowest Prices Ever and Iron Rock Offroad products - get them from Kolak!SWAG Off Road Knock Out Punch Set (7) Pieces (Tube Sizes)

Unread 06-15-2012, 10:25 AM   #1
Registered User
2015 JK Wrangler 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Lake Orion, Michigan
Posts: 84
How much is a bad motor TJ SE worth?

Hey all...

I'm looking to get into a Wrangler real cheap. It's a toy, so no need to be nice on the highway, etc...

I came accross this ad locally:
__________________________________________________ ____________
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE, 4 cylinder, 4-wheel drive. Absolutely love this Wrangler, it's a really fun vehicle.

160.000 miles, power steering with a new pioneer CD player and USB plug.

Brand New:
- Best Top canvas top
- Alternator
- DieHard Battery
- Converter
- Starter
Fairly New:
- 1 year old fuel pump
- 2 year old transmission
- 2 year old radiator

engine needs replaced
__________________________________________________ ____________

Not sure yet why he thinks the engine needs replacing, but assuming it does need a new motor I was thinking I could get a running replacement for $500-$600 and install it myself (have not done it before, but have friends to help who have).

How much do you think it's worth? In pictures it looks pretty clean for the year and being in Ohio... some surface rust on the front fenders, but that's it.

He's asking $2000, I was thinking more $1500 max.
Locally Swiss cheese YJs sell for $2000.

06dak is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-15-2012, 10:28 AM   #2
Registered User
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 3
If it is all stock, 1800 to 2000 isn't a bad price. Especially for that year.
zachnamyat is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

blown engine , buy , sell , tj , worth

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools

Suggested Threads

Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.