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post #1 of 3 Old 08-30-2016, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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Mechanic Says My Engine Is Dying :(

My 1996 Jeep Country started to sputter a few days ago so I called my mechanic. When he took a look, and did a pressure test, he said three misfires happened and two of them are running at about 70-90 psi. I scheduled for him to do a tune-up (plugs, wires, distributor, rotor) to at least help it. He told me that it will still eventually end up the same. Any suggestions? Am I screwed?

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post #2 of 3 Old 08-31-2016, 12:00 PM
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Until a leakdown test is performed to find out where the compression is escaping to, there is no way to tell. Might be as simple as a couple of burnt valves and a head rebuild will fix it. Could be as indepth as the piston rings/cylinder wall are excessively worn and you will need a complete engine rebuild. Until more testing is done we can't give anything more than a speculative guess on what the problem is and what it will cost to fix. If the body/trans/interior are all in good shape, then a reman motor or a rebuild is cheaper than 6 mo payment on a new car.

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post #3 of 3 Old 08-31-2016, 01:50 PM
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Yep and top that with expensive licence fees, INS, and new stuff is far from trouble free, dealers at times are not much better on these new ones than a shade tree mechanic as well.

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