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post #1 of 3 Old 06-08-2021, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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2008 Jeep Cherokee Diesel- Motor Seized

Hello, Just love this Jeep. Has 204,00 Miles. Great body hardly any rust. Just went to store came back and smoke under hood. No lights came on, I shut off car. No oil leaks. Dealer stated needed a new starter. After installing, realized motor had seized. Well kept car. Wouldn't it have made noise? Lights go on?? Certainly not worth a new Mercedes motor??

Just maybe need a 2nd opinion. Always a great running car.

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post #3 of 3 Old 06-12-2021, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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2008 Jeep Cherokee diesel seized

Hello, Yes this is in good condition. No noticable rust. Has had undercoating. Was garaged alot when in North and in Florida in Winter. We are now in MA. We just took to dealership ? 210,000 miles for maintenance and to check out before a cross country trip. We have done most Diesel oil changes on time. They went thru each system, new brakes, greased, fuel filter, air filters, new tires, have all records about a month ago. 3,000. Cost. We added front hitch for rack to put a generator. Has Tow hitch/brack system. Just drove to town last week 10 miles. Came home and saw smoke from under hood. No lights came on, no noises. shut off, opened hood and yes smelled like wires? No oil leaks or could see where smoke came from. Checked out further. It seemed like starter gone? Towed to dealership and they diagnosed the same. Order and installed new starter and still would not start. They then tested engine and had seized. So bummed. This Jeep has been so great and loved. Never any issues have had over 5 years. 1 prior owner. Friends and I really think a diesel mechanic may not need total rebuild? They do sell rebuilt on ebay around 3,000. If a mechanic this may not cost that much????? Leather interior, sunroof. Solid good truck. 4x4 Mercedes 3.0 liter diesel. Built for alot more miles ?? Automatic. If running value around 8,000 Kelly BB. Great Color metallic army green. Will be towed here on Monday. Will take pictures.

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