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Unread 04-14-2013, 09:06 PM   #1
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Hello guys i just bought my first car, a 1998 Jeep Cherokee 4 Door Sport with a seized 4.0
The body and engine has 233xxx on it . i picked it up for 900$
im buying a motor next week and swaping. Bought it from a dude that said he it ran like 4 months ago . Then he drove it into his shop and try starting it again and it locked up .


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Unread 04-14-2013, 09:08 PM   #2
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First thing I would do is Un-sieze the 4.0.
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Unread 04-14-2013, 09:17 PM   #3
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my jeep













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Unread 04-14-2013, 09:21 PM   #4
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Yay you started your thread, Dillon needs to work on his too. Now all 3 of us have jeeps lol
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Unread 04-14-2013, 09:22 PM   #5
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yeah

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First thing I would do is Un-sieze the 4.0.
im buying a used motor next week with 144000 on it instead. keeping the seized motor for later
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Unread 04-14-2013, 09:28 PM   #6
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hell yeah

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Yay you started your thread, Dillon needs to work on his too. Now all 3 of us have jeeps lol
hopefully we can get some pictures going offloading together sometime
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Unread 04-14-2013, 09:36 PM   #7
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taking out the dummy lights









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Unread 04-14-2013, 09:45 PM   #8
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do you know what happend?


i took out all the Spark plugs and this is what i found lol
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Unread 04-15-2013, 10:21 AM   #9
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Im guessing you blew a piston and thats what smashed the ceramic. A few of the plugs on my non running 1994 ZJ looked similar...
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Unread 04-15-2013, 11:29 PM   #10
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Im guessing you blew a piston and thats what smashed the ceramic. A few of the plugs on my non running 1994 ZJ looked similar...
Me too . I'm thinking that water or another substance is in the motor because I went to drain some oil out of it the other day and a gallon of water then a gallon of antifreeze came out before any oil did.
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Unread 05-06-2013, 10:27 PM   #11
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Looks like a pretty clean rig! Changing the motor would be a good time to change the motor mounts, water pump, radiator hoses, ect.
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Unread 05-08-2013, 10:48 PM   #12
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Why did you put an older dash that doesn't have a tachometer in? Other than that your rig looks clean and a good start for a built rig! I agree with above that you should also change out the motor mounts and all those other parts in thee engine bay that are critical.
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Unread 05-19-2013, 02:13 PM   #13
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Hey guys . The motor mounts look good and I bought New hoses water pump thermostat wires cap roster spark plugs all that stuff . Spend 250 for all new stuff for my motor . The engine should be in by Tuesday . I will upload so more photos then . And when i uploaded the first pictures it looked like I took out a new Tec and put an old one in but the photos uploading wrong order
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Unread 06-23-2013, 01:11 AM   #14
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Yesterday He got it running, now needs to go do emissions. Also we both helped our other brother with getting and installing a new passenger door but hes lazy and doesnt bother with a thread lol
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94 ZJ 5.2 v8 Limited 3" rancho*sold*
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89 nissan 240sx *wrecked*-03 Cbr954rr *traded*
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Unread 10-28-2013, 11:12 PM   #15
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Hey people , I k.ow it has been a while buy I have been drving her all summer and fall , no problems at all , took her offroading a couple times and took her on a bunch of trips all summer long , recent.news , I did an oil chande and what not , did a front break job , pads, rotors , calbipers, I put on all new shocks , I top all the liquids off every week , just did a colant flush and got some new green stuff in there , pretwction to Like -35 degrees so that all good , I got a 2 much bb lift , rough country shakles and coil spacers , looks good , just to help clear snow for.the winter and my 2-3 shift.solenoid went out , I have been having to 'shift ' my jeep even know its an auto but I picked up new ones , ordering a new tranny filter and.fluids along side.with the gasket for when I put the new shift selinoids later this week , anyways ill try and get some pictures up loaded soon , time to keep up on this forum now haha
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