So, finally, after about three weeks of b.s. i found out my knocking engine has a worn piston skirt on cyl.#4.
Needs fixing. The thing is, i have some people telling me a rebuild, which i have estimates ranging from $1400-2,500, is the way to go. My mechanic is telling me not to rebuild my engine at all and to drop a new or remanned Jasper engine in it, which will cost any where from $3,000 to $4,000. He says i will just have more problems with it down the road. I have 17 payments left on the darn thing. also, the place i will take it to get rebuilt (not my usual mechanic) offers a 3 year warranty on their engine work for $75. I think a rebuild would be just fine, but i am not sure. Any suggestions and/or advice would make my day!!! BTW, Jeep has 74,000 miles on it.