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Jeep Cherokee, SUV
#1969 of 2589 Re: Jeep 1993 - just purchaced quit running [masonjeep08]
May 09, 2006 (2:08 pm)
Chapter 4: We had the car towed to the mechanic. Yep - blown #2 cylinder. Needs a new engine. Next question is we are $2000 USD into this adventure. Do we put a new engine into it or get out now and sell it for parts? What do you think we could get for a 1993 Jeep Cherokee with a blown engine? What and where can I get the best price on a new/used engine?
#1970 of 2589 Re: cherokee [bls1]
May 09, 2006 (5:35 pm)
Probably worn valve stem guides/seals. It's not a terribly expensive job to have done. If the shop uses compressed air to hold each valve in place, then all they have to remove is the valve cover, rocker arms and valve springs.
#1971 of 2589 Re: Jeep 1993 - just purchaced quit running [masonjeep08]
May 09, 2006 (5:41 pm)
I don't know, what condition is the Jeep in? Is it worth it to you to spend another $2,000 on it??? Professionally rebuilt engines can be purchased in the $1,500 and under range.
If the rest of the Jeep were in really good shape, I'd say go for it. But then I'm a Jeep nut, and I'd rebuild and replace the engine myself. And I'd also know the condition of the tranny and t-case. There are too many variables for me to tell you what to do.
If the rest of the Jeep is in good shape, and depending on the mileage and what other goodies are on it, someone would give you $750 to $1,000 for parts or to build it up as a trail rig. If it's beat all to heck and has a ton of miles on it, then you might be stuck.
#1972 of 2589 Re: AC not working [truaxmj]
May 11, 2006 (3:53 am)
Before you try this... you can visually check the charge by looking at through the sight glass (I believe it's below the compressor). With engine warm, turn A/C on, adjust to coldest setting and fan on highest speed. Keep doors open so A/C system doesn't cycle on/off. Let run a few minutes making sure the compressor stays engaged. Look in the sight glass. If refrigerant looks foamy or has bubbles, it is low. Also, at the compressor, the larger line should be cool and the smaller line should be warm. I'll go look at my '99 to find the charge port, may be same as '01. Keep in mind that if you need to add refrigerant, there is a leak that will need repair.
#1973 of 2589 Blower motor high speed relay
May 11, 2006 (4:19 pm)
hi all, I have a 99 Limited that i bought 4 years ago with 29k on it....this truck is great. just wanted to share something to save someone a couple bucks. I lost my high speed on my blower and went searching for the high speed relay....not under hood...so i gave up 4 awhile then found it after removing the glovebox...it was staring me in the face. when i went to pull it out the high speed kicked in! it was a loose connection that had been there the whole time i've had the car as i would loose the high speed from time to time. check this before you run out and buy the relay first....all the harsh bumps must have an effect after awhile...
#1974 of 2589 Re: beam2000 [sebring95]
May 12, 2006 (5:43 am)
Would that also hold for the following? Drive car for awhile. Stop to get gas. Shut off engine. Attemt to restart and nothing happens. No cranking, no selenoid noise, nothing. Waint 10 to 15 minutes and then restarts. Help?
#1975 of 2589 Re: beam2000 [bugs7]
May 13, 2006 (9:29 am)
What year is your Jeep?
#1976 of 2589 Re: Jeep 1993 - just purchaced quit running [mullins87]
May 13, 2006 (9:56 am)
We are now down to either getting our money back from the woman we bought it
from. (slim chance) or rebuilding the engine in my garage. Does anyone have
a REALLY good book or manual for rebuilding the engine. It's an inline 6.
It's been a long time 20+ years since I worked tore down an engine.
#1977 of 2589 Re: Jeep 1993 - just purchaced quit running [masonjeep08]
May 14, 2006 (4:52 am)
Good news for you is Jeep I6 is one of the few engines left that are "old technology". If you have rebuilt engines in the past this should be a breeze. I have a Haynes repair manual that does a decent job covering the basic rebuild work. I'm sure there are others. Have you considered buying a remanufactured long or short block instead? It will save you a bunch of time and will have a warranty (autozone.com $1500).
#1978 of 2589 Re: Jeep 1993 - just purchaced quit running [masonjeep08]
May 14, 2006 (5:43 am)
"dancerman" is right. If you've rebuilt engines 20 years ago, then the 4.0 I6 won't be a problem. Other than the computer and a few sensors, it is an old tech engine. That's why Jeep has quit producing it and why I LOVE it. I am rebuilding one now, well I'm doing a little bit at a time as I get the money. I've never done this before, but when I pulled it apart, I was amazed at how simple and straight forward this engine is! You can buy COMPLETE rebuild kits in the $500-$600 range. Those kits include everything except the head assembly, crank, block, water pump, distributor, exhaust manifold and intake assembly. Basically ALL the rotating parts.
I'd also recommend the Haynes or Chiltons manuals. That are available at any discount auto parts stores for around $20. A factory service manual is the way to go, but those are considerably more. Since you have experience, the cheaper manual may be all you need. Really all you'll need are the tolerances and torque specs anyway.