I just got a Jeep (still waiting for the title to get to me, so not spending any money on it just yet) and the 4.0 engine is seized/hydrolocked.
I did already put a new starter on it hoping for the best...had my fingers crossed....realized I should have tried to turn the crank first. WHATEVER.
Anyway, long story short, the shop I dropped my Jeep off at is saying it is best to buy a running motor out of another vehicle ($875). My question (s) is: Is that the best route? Is there a better route? What should a shop be charging for an engine and labor?
Sorry for the newbie questions. Of note: PO said he slid off into deeper water, front left ended up under and motor shut itself off/would restart, got towed. Also, I am much to busy to tear engine apart, but i can spare enough time to fiddle if it saves me $2000 on engine/labor rates!