Where to get parts to rebuild my 99 jeep 4.7 engine, or should I buy a used engine?

I have a 99 Jeep Grand Cherokee limited 4×4. It now has 240,000 miles on it. The body is in almost perfect condition. I am looking for suggestions on where to buy parts for the engine rebuild (4.7 v8) or a rebuild kit that includes everything. Just curious on how many would suggest doing the rebuild vs buying a low miles used engine. What would cost difference be between these two methods? Thanks.

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5 Responses to Where to get parts to rebuild my 99 jeep 4.7 engine, or should I buy a used engine?

  1. Gladys C September 16, 2010 at 4:53 am #

    call your local junk yard and price your motor if they have it. my husband prefers to rebuild that way he knows what hes getting. the most a junk yard usually gives you is a 30 day warranty. and you don’t really know what your getting. if you rebuild you do. it may cost a little more but you start out at zero miles instead of lower mileage. and you know what your getting. you can get rebuild kits at any advance auto parts or auto zone. usually auto zone is cheaper on this kind of thing. just order online at http://www.autozone.com or http://www.advanceautoparts.com

  2. Right on September 16, 2010 at 4:53 am #

    It’s cheaper to go to a wreaking yard where they will take your engine out and swap it with one they have….. I did this and didn’t have any problems…..

  3. brock_92yj September 16, 2010 at 4:53 am #

    I’d look for a low mileage motor, crown automovtive sell all the engine parts. Try http://www.car-parts.com for used motors in your area.

  4. GEARHEAD101 September 16, 2010 at 4:53 am #

    Try going to http://www.4wheelparts.com. They speacialize in 4×4 trucks and should have everything you need. Or you can try http://www.summitracing.com. Thats were i get my stuff for my ride. If you are unsure about your engine block, take it to a machine shop and have it completely tested. Pressure test, Magnafluxed, and bored if necessary. Finding the same block would be fairly easy if you have time to go to the junk and yank one out. or you can install a chevy 350 with a swap kit.

  5. vettin78 September 16, 2010 at 4:53 am #

    I ran into the same thing on my 99 last year. It was cheaper for me to just get a different motor. They may have more kits available by now though. I think I dropped 2500.00 on a motor with 60k miles on it and saved a bundle by friends and I putting it in. Not fun at all! But it was going to be another 1800.00 to have it installed. I think I found my motor through National Parts. Good luck-