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Old 08-04-2011, 11:16 PM   #1
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A rebuild on my YJ HELP!

So my mechanic came to look at my car today since im not a expert at fixing cars, and he suggested that i might as well do a rebuild since my cars leaking from this seal by the transmission and the motor is getting old. And my question to you guys is, How much does a rebuild costs or have cost anybody here that has done a rebuild on the 4cyl yj motor? Thanks.

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Old 08-04-2011, 11:44 PM   #2
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If you're not able to do the work yourself, having an engine rebuilt and installed will cost more than it's worth. Parts and machine work alone will cost you in the $1500-2000 range that's with you assembling the engine and installing it yourself. So add labor on top of that if you farm it out.

Is the engine leaking or is the transmission leaking? Both are fixable without doing a total rebuild.

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Old 08-04-2011, 11:55 PM   #3
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Well my engine is getting old. Getting to where it does need a rebuild. Its 196k miles right now. But he says its leaking somewhere near the transmission. Forgot what its called sorry. But He says either way hes going to have to pull the motor out.
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Well my engine is getting old. Getting to where it does need a rebuild. Its 196k miles right now. But he says its leaking somewhere near the transmission. Forgot what its called sorry. But He says either way hes going to have to pull the motor out.
It might be the rear main seal, and I know a forum member on here, tang, just had his 6 cyl. rebuilt and it was like 3k
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Old 08-05-2011, 12:46 AM   #5
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Yes i think thats it!! Thanks. The rear main seal it is. But the mechanic told me it was going to be 1600 out the door. Sounds about right?
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If they are rebuilding the motor and re-installing it then that's a good price! Going to rebuild mine here soon hopefully
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:50 AM   #7
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I just did my 2.5 for 1700 thats pulled, complete rebuild and install with warrentee. But my great price was a pain in the A$&. Hence the 5 visits i had to get it right. Make sure u get good quality work done. Do it right the first time. You get what u pay for. Hope this helps.
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Thanks alot for the help guys. I appreciate it much!
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Out the door price includes what? If they pull it and install it plus, head work, lifters and rockers, push rods, pistons and rings,rod and main bearings, cam shaft and bearings, turn the crank, new seals and gaskets,timing chain and sprockets, then its a pretty good deal....make sure you know what you are getting before committing.
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Old 08-05-2011, 02:13 PM   #10
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Well my radiator was all rusted and leaking plus oil was shooting up to the oil cap and im guessing thats where it was leaking plus the oil dip stick meaning one of the pistons or all the pistons were loose?

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