Engine replacement cost for a 2004 Jeep Liberty?
September 28, 2011 12:27 PM Subscribe
What's a reasonable price for having the engine of a 2004 Jeep Liberty replaced in Northern New Jersey?
posted by thudthwacker to travel & transportation (10 answers total)
Alas, our Jeep's engine is kaput -- after some 100,000 miles of leal service, it looks like our camshaft broke loose and blasted a hole through the valve cover. The Jeep, a 6-cylinder 2004 Liberty, is in fairly decent shape (besides the dead engine). Our mechanic said that he could get us an engine with on the order of 60,000 miles on it installed for a total of $4000. I really have no basis for comparison on this sort of job, and can't afford to tow the Jeep to multiple mechanics to get competing bids.
So, as I've seen some truly arcane questions answered here: is $4000 simply what this sort of job (that is, this model car, in this area of the country) would cost?