Originally Posted by mnwildfan2k
I actually stumbled upon car-part earlier this morning. I found 2 used motors within pickup distance. One at $1000 with 158k and one at $1200 (still waiting on mileage and confirmation that they're the same motor) From what I was told, a 4.7 from either a Laredo or a Limited will work as long as the new motor has the same 16 tooth tone wheel. Can anyone confirm?
I just went through an engine swap with my brother. He has a 2004 Limited.
You are correct, just make sure the number of teeth match what you currently have. Make sure you visually check the number of teeth and make sure both are the same....
Look for my thread from about 2-3 weeks ago as I also had a dead engine. you will see a number of references for remaned ones. Remaned + install+ new 'recommended' parts (e.g intake manifold) would have cost me in excess of $4500. With my situation, this was too much $s for a 10 yo vehicle. I found engine from a 2001 with 89K miles that was backended, for $1600.
Cost to install is $1100.
At the moment, replacement engine is in, runs fine, cept oil pressure light goes on occasionally...new sender did not fix problem. prelim info from garage is that a wiring change in engine harness has to be made - we shall see.