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    Jeep died last week!

    Took the Jeep to work last week, had a slight...I want to call it a tapping noise, which I figured was a wearing lifter, that grew to a very loud noise very quickly, and I didnt make it home. The noise stopped after a clunk and then I lost all power. And now i can't really even turn over.

    So! First, what could this be? I haven't taken the valve cover off yet to inspect as I'm on vacation and out of town so I don't have any further info.

    Second, is it worth fixing?

    Any insight anyone may have would be wonderful.

    Thanks.
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    ^^ agreed, if you can't turn the engine, not worth repairing...jeep engines can be picked up fairly cheap.

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    i also agree with the previous posts. sorry to hear ian
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    Blown piston, chunks of metal are now in your oil pan.
    Problem is, 2.5L are common for this and are getting hard to find.
    Sorry to hear about your predicament.
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    I could always get a crate 2.5 for $1100...Everyone will say to put a 4L in but then I get into swapping the tranny and tcase too though and it will get expensive. If anyone knows of a 2.5 thats running let me know.

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    Agreed with all those above... vented block? (is there a giant hole in the side?)

    Sorry to hear about the engine Ian. Time for a V8 swap?
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    Just Order the Re-maned Engine because that will be your best Option and Cheapest option... 4 Bangers are Usually only good to around 180K KM so If you start with a fresh rebuilt engine you know you will get your money's worth out of it...
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    there's a complete drivetrain cheap on kijiji...keep the engine, sell the trans and transfer.

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    There are no holes or damage that is visible so far. When I get home I will be taking the valve cover off and will take pictures. If there is no visible damage there, I will pull the head and go from there. If anyone knows a good place in canada or close in the states to get a rebuild engine for a fair price, I would appreciate their name and or contact info.

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    Check LKQ Dominion auto wreckers...

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    before you pull the head, pull the pan off and check the connecting rods first, could save time.

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    If you can't bar the engine by hand and the starter won't turn it over, no need to waste time popping the valve cover or oil pan. A rod has probably let go and jammed the crank or even broken the crank. Either way, the end result is the same and - the engine is punched and the only way to fix the problem is to replace the engine
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