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Unread 12-02-2011, 02:23 PM   #1
Niagarajeep19
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1997 wrangler for parts

Well guys the worst has come, my jeep shot a connecting rod through the bottom of the engine and the parents are pulling the plug on it so it is time to get rid of it . So im wondering what everyone thinks it would be worth to sell it, im hoping to get a little bit of money out of it now. I just put a new transmission and exhaust on it this summer and everything else is stock. Until the engine blew everything else worked perfect.

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Unread 12-02-2011, 03:13 PM   #2
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what engine?
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Unread 12-02-2011, 03:36 PM   #3
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If you can put in a new transmission you can probably put in a new engine. If the body and frame aren't rusted to hell than an engine swap is a worthy investment, ie the value of the Jeep will increase more than the engine swap will cost.

If your parents aren't ok with that; mention that not a lot of people want a rig with a blown engine and it may take quite some time to sell it. Even if it takes 2 weeks to do the swap that Jeep will still be out of their driveway faster than selling it with a blown engine.
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Unread 12-02-2011, 11:51 PM   #4
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your profile says its the 4.0, right? check craigslist, and junk yards around. these are pretty easy to come by it seems, and some are pretty reasonably priced.
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Unread 12-05-2011, 01:31 PM   #5
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ya its the stock 4L engine, and sorry i didnt do it myself i had a mechanic install everything. ive looked everywhere on the internet same with the mechanic, he found a new one in the box but it was $3000 plus about $1000 to have it put in, and it was in the states so it would cost a ton to have it shipped to me and it would have duties for crossing the border on top of it too
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Unread 12-05-2011, 08:17 PM   #6
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Why would you put a new engine in? There are plenty of good used ~$1200 engines out there. CAD. In your area. Hell there's one out of a Cherokee with 220k on it for $525 bucks in Stoney Creek. That might be a few more k's than you want but who cares, you're selling it right?

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