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Old 07-22-2009, 12:53 AM   #1
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Suggestions for finding replacement engine?

I have an '04 Wrangler with 2.4L engine. Long story short a rod slipped and the engine is totally junk. The car has barely any miles on it and everything else is fine so I'm going to just replace the engine. Any suggestions on a good place to order a new /refurbished (with warranty) engine from? I've been checking out some places but can't seem to find the 2.4L for an '04 anywhere. The garage I took it to quoted me over $5k for them to order and put it in, but I have a neighbor who will put it in for me for free, I just have to order it.

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Old 07-22-2009, 01:08 AM   #2
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Hell try to find a 4.0 if you are throwing in a new engine!

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Old 07-22-2009, 02:16 AM   #3
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Hell try to find a 4.0 if you are throwing in a new engine!
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4.0 swap is fairly simple and is absolutely worth it.
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Old 07-22-2009, 02:30 AM   #4
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I guess I didn't even think about that. Any chance you guys could link me to a guide or something about it, find out what all I need to get it done. And I'm still wondering if you have any suggestions about a reliable place to order one form.
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For used engines try:Car-Part.com--Used Auto Parts Market

5k is insane, you could do a v8 swap for that much.. Hell go buy another jeep for 5k.
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Old 07-22-2009, 09:39 AM   #6
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just got a new engine on my 98,
paid $2900. including labor and small parts. 3 years warranty.
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:12 AM   #7
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Now that's a kicka$$ deal!!

Who does that? putting engines???


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just got a new engine on my 98,
paid $2900. including labor and small parts. 3 years warranty.
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Now that's a kicka$$ deal!!

Who does that? putting engines???
local familly own shop, come to vegas and get it done
maybe you can give him a call in case he knows somebody in your area. his name is Mike 702-435-1047
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Old 07-31-2009, 01:08 AM   #9
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That is really an awesome deal! Well, I was about to visit an on-line shop for a replacement engine block. Although, I may just visit some local dealers instead.
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:46 AM   #10
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Since this post was written a week and a half ago, it's probably too late to suggest, but I'm gonna do it any way......Even though the jeep (not car) is an 04', I would be on the phone with Chrysler/Jeep and be bitchin up a storm that the Jeep has very few miles on it, and I'm having to replace an engine. Even though it may have been your own fault, (not checking oil, replacing oil)I'd still be on the phone with them, seeing what or if they can do something for you. You just never know what might transpire from a phone call to "headquarters". Probably won't do any good, but at least TRY. I would. Good luck to you though!!
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just got a new engine on my 98,
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Now that's a kicka$$ deal!!

Who does that? putting engines???

$2900 is a good deal? Wow. I was quoted $1950 out the door (turn key) for a rebuilt 4.0 with a 3 year warranty for my TJ, but I may have found a 98 model engine with 31K on it for $750, then I'll do the labor myself and be done for under a grand. I AM talking about a 4.0, is yours a 4.0?
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X3

say no to 4cyl!!

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4.0 swap is fairly simple and is absolutely worth it.
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:35 PM   #13
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my 2.5 threw a rod, had to replace it, went through the dealer. cost me around 4k. i asked about converting to 4.0 and they told me it would be cheaper to buy a used jeep with a 4.0 then to convert my 2.5. had to do with the buying of the computer and electronics.

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