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post #1 of 4 Old 12-21-2011, 08:17 AM Thread Starter
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Help on assembling under the hood 2001 Grand Cherokee Laredo v8 4.7

I have a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo v8 4.7 and recently has some engine problems, I took it to the dealer and they said that the valve seat fell into the #2 piston and damaged the head beyond repair and they wanted $6000 to just put a new engine in it since it has 175k miles on it. Instead of doing that I decided to repair it myself and just put a new head on it (the cylinder and piston were fine no damage done there only the head) So I took it home to find they did a very sloppy job of disassembling the engine compartment. The took off the front bumper, engine mounts, etc.

Is there anyway to find a guide on how to reassemble everything under the hood or could someone please tell me? I am wanting to get my Jeep back up running before the snow and ice hit for the season.

I already bought all the parts I need (new cylinder head, head gasket set and water pump gasket.)

Thanks in advance!

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post #2 of 4 Old 12-21-2011, 08:54 AM
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Call me old fashioned but I like having paper copies of manuals, I always pick up a Haynes or Chiltons for any car I own. I've found the one for the Grand Cherokee to be quite useful and much more handy for me than relying exclusively on internet sources or disk based manuals in some cases.
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i just did this last year and i agree with phase888. get a hayes manual. and if your in to it this far do your timing chain and oil pump as well. if your in a grage take the hood off too. makes life alot better. if you have any questions feel free to PM me
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post #4 of 4 Old 12-21-2011, 01:15 PM
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haynes and chiltons are pale imitations of the factory service manual. if you need hard copies, print them out and keep it in a binder.

'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.

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