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Old 10-23-2009, 04:11 PM   #1
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Looking to buy a rebuilt 4.0L for a my TJ

I'm looking at replacing the motor on my 6 cyl TJ, does anyone have any recommendations for a place to get a decent rebuilt motor?

Checker + Autozone will resell rebuilts for around $1600, but that seems a little steep to me.

Anyone with experience in this area?

I'm located in Salt Lake City, if anyone knows of a good engine shop in that area...

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Old 10-23-2009, 04:27 PM   #2
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They sell some motors for a little more than that. Check the link.

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Old 10-23-2009, 04:55 PM   #3
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I was being quoted $1500-1700 locally for a rebuilt but there was also an additional $500 core. I know you get that $ back but still a big pain in the a**

I ended up finding one out of the same year wrangler at a salvage yard for $600 no core charge. I then traded my old engine (buyer knew it had a knock but wanted to rebuild it anyway) to make up some of the difference.

Ended up being around a real value of $300 including EVERYTHING to swap out a engine with 228k miles with a knock to a engine with just a hair over 90K and no knock.

My vote is to find a lower mileage used engine. Otherwise you quote wasn't too far off what a rebuilt is going for. Either way good luck!
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Old 10-23-2009, 08:18 PM   #4
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phuck that...put something stronger in that bizznitch....lol if you are gonna swap motors...swap to a better stronger one son...i would
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:01 PM   #5
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