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Old 06-01-2009, 04:23 PM   #1
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I'm looking into buying a 97 jeep wrangler TJ (6 cycle) has 97k and was run into a mud hole bigger then the jeep. mud got in the oil and the entire engine was coverd in mud but i dont think any went into the air intake. The coolant was good. the oil was drained and fresh put back in. It cranks but has a knocking sound. im guessing its the oil pump because theres no oil pressure. i plan on fixing it up once i get it. so for 2500 dollars i figure its a deal. any one with any ideas on whats wrong and is this a deal or not?

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Old 06-01-2009, 04:44 PM   #2
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what is your budget? i wouldn't be surprised if it needs a lot of work or even a new engine in the near future.

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Old 06-01-2009, 07:37 PM   #3
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If its knocking sounds to be be either cam or crank bearings, but for 2500 could be fixed up.
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Sounds like a good project, I would go for it... Agreed with the budget thing though...
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I would look for a unit with slight body damage rather than a mechanical nightmare
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ok i replaced the sending unit. And Now the oil pressure jumps from 0 to 20 when i give it alittle gas but at idle, it returns to zero. So i took the value cover off. Then started the engine, all rockers where moving but some would shoot oil and others wouldn`t. i`m not sure what to do now.

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