My first post as a Jeep owner. Be gentle. I know absolutely nothing about them!
I've just probably done a stupid thing and bought a broken one. In UK it's a Cherokee, but I gather it's a Liberty in US?
Getting a bit confused with models, though. It's a 51 plate (Sept 2001-March 2002) so I guess it's a KJ? Has a 2.5CRD engine in it.
I'll be honest. I've searched a few threads on here and I think I've probably made a mistake, but as I've already done it now on an impulse, I guess I'm on the rollercoaster anyway.
The vehicle has been bought with....drum roll....
a broken cambelt (timing belt).
I pretty much know my way around most domestic (UK) engines and figured it would be a similiar job, but as always happens, the more you dig, the more scary it gets. Figured a replacement head or even just a few valves, but over here these bits are really pricey.
I've not had chance to take anything to bits yet. In fact I just bought it this afternoon. It's due to be dleivered on Friday.
Thought I'd just get some feedback as to what things to look for and/or expect so I can prepare myself, both emotionally and financially
Any hints/tips/links would be much, much appreciated. Particularly and recommended UK parts suppliers.
I'd really appreciate some rays of hope too if there are any?!
Cheers for reading this far,