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post #1 of 6 Old 10-04-2019, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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99 Cherokee sport bad motor. Value?

I inherited a 99 Cherokee sport with 143k. Problem is the engine has two burnt/bad valves. Transmission good. Body is in real good condition, no body damage at all. 4x4 works, a/c and heat work. Interior is a little ragged. Power windows and door locks work. Tires have maybe 75% tread wear left. Fixing it is beyond my ability. What is a reasonable amount I could ask for it considering the motor needs replaced or serious over haul. What do you think it is worth? Mechanic offered me 400 but I thought that might be a little low. Need some opinions on value. Thanks

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post #2 of 6 Old 10-04-2019, 05:22 PM
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Seeing prices on XJ's that are trashed with $3k+ price tags is a joke, but apparently people love them so much that paying $3k for one that needs an engine or transmission isn't uncommon I guess. Personally if the engine or transmission is shot, body is trashed, etc. I might pay scrap value for one, then again if the engine or transmission and body are shot its useless to me so I'd pass, already made the mistake doing an engine/transmission replacement in a vehicle won't do that again, $13k later I still have a 30 year old vehicle with 30 year old vehicle problems.

Without an engine or transmission a vehicle isn't worth anything regardless what condition the rest of the vehicle is in, so if the mechanic told you $400, that's about twice as much as the wrecking yard would give you.
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post #3 of 6 Old 10-04-2019, 05:38 PM
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Go for it, while he has it apart, have him replace the expansion/freeze out plugs. Make certain the new ones are brass.
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post #4 of 6 Old 10-05-2019, 05:48 PM
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$600-800 is probably the best you could hope for if in very good condition. In areas where road salt rust is common, the value would be higher.

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post #5 of 6 Old 10-05-2019, 11:19 PM
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List it on your local craigslist with pics for $800 and go from there. I got $350 from a junkyard for my GFs 03' Liberty with a bad transmission.

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post #6 of 6 Old 10-07-2019, 06:37 AM
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I looked at KBB value. Roughly $3,500. I see ones with that mileage running bringing more. Check EBay prices. See what it would cost to get the head replaced. Minus that from the value. Where are you located? Also, mechanics tend to price low. But the price of running and non running is drastic.

Edit: I should clarify. A running on for KBB value is $3,500. I did get a head replaced a few years back for $800. I'd put $1,500. See if someone bites. I'd be interested.
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