OIL PRESSURE WENT HIGH AND 3 CONNECTING RODS BURNED OUT
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee
October, 4, 2012 AT 7:34 PM
I bought a GC Laredo 2001 to a lady, she told me that car was ok, I took it to my mechanic and he said that the motor sounded ok.
So I bought the car, and the very next day the oil pressure light went up, and a ticky ticky sound started on the engine. It turns out that 2 connecting rods have burned out and that the crankshaft will not be able to be rectified.
Please tell me why would something like this happen, and what is your advise on fixing it, new engine, used engine, jsut replace the deffective parts. Do you think that the woman who sold me did know about the problem?
Was the engine oil level correct?
When taking delivery of vehicle, was there any abnormal engine noise? If the noise was there, most probably the previous owner would have known something about it.
With damage to the crankshaft and connecting rods. A replacement engine would be a better option.
October, 4, 2012 AT 10:38 PM
There was no noice the noice started later when the engine was already ruined.
But the lady who used to have it, told me thatnshe had the refrigaratin system changed, fan and radiator.
Why not replacing just parts? Thanks
October, 4, 2012 AT 11:22 PM
Replacing the parts could be as costly as replacing the engine as there are major damage to it.
October, 5, 2012 AT 12:52 AM
I JUST GUESSED YOUR ENGINE SIZE
THIS IS A RE-MANUFACTURED ENGINE FROM A PARTS STORE.....TO ME IT'S JUST LIKE HAVING A BRAND NEW ONE
WHEN I GET THE VEHICLE---I CHANGE EVERY FLUID IN IT...ALL EXPENDABLES TOO (DIST CAP--FUEL FILTER--ETC)....I INSPECT THINGS LIKE THE BELTS AND MAKE A JUDGEMENT CALL.......I TRUST NO ONE!....NOW I CAN START AT "ZERO" WITH MY MAINTENANCE PROGRAM
IF YOU REALLY ARE FALLING IN LOVE WITH THE VEHICLE
FOR THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW HOW TO CHECK A VEHICLE WELL---ASK IF YOU CAN TAKE IT TO A SHOP FOR A FULL SCALE CHECK UP (NOT A "LOOKS GOOD--DRIVES GOOD" SHOP)
THIS WILL COST SOMETHING...FOR SOMEONE TO GO OVER IT WITH A FINE TOOTH COMB
IF THINGS DON'T WORK OUT WELL---TAKE IT BACK TO IT'S OWNER---SAY NOTHING ABOUT WHAT WAS FOUND WRONG! ! ! ! !
....UNLESS THE OWNER WANTS TO "BUY" THE "HEALTH RECORDS" YOU JUST PAID FOR!
I JUST CAN'T PICTURE ME, TELLING THEM, WHAT NEEDS TO BE FIXED...FOR FREE...WHEN I JUST PAID FOR IT!
IF THE INSPECTION WENT WELL....YOU HAVE PEACE OF MIND, KNOWING AN AUTOMOTIVE EXPERT, CHECKED OUT THE VEHICLE......NOT FRED, THE FLORIST, YOUR NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR!
November, 1, 2012 AT 4:22 PM
They are offering me to change the whole engine but a 6v engine and not the 8v engine, in terms of economy I am fine with it. What do you guys suggest?
November, 1, 2012 AT 5:07 PM
If the original is a V8 and you are replacing with a V6, it requires more than an engine replacement. The wireharness and engine computer would have to be replaced as well. What would the cost be like?
November, 1, 2012 AT 5:17 PM
They told me $1500 this is in South America, so the price includes the shipping and everything the engines are here. They would keep my old engine
November, 1, 2012 AT 5:24 PM
That would seem a reasonable cost if it includes everything.
November, 1, 2012 AT 8:06 PM
Ok, $300 extra for the job of changing the engine and I believe $100 more for oil and staff