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Grand Wagoneer: .. I have a '87 Grand Wagoneer and rebuild

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Hello.. I have a '87 Grand Wagoneer and rebuild quote I got in Los Angeles including transmission is $6300?
thoughts?... should I just buy an off the shelf?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  Eric replied 2 years ago.

Is that to rebuild the transfer case and transmission, or to rebuild the engine, transfer case and transmission?

and does yours have the 4.2 or 5.9L engine?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

all the above engine/transfercase/transmission

think it's the 5.9 as it's 4x4

Expert:  Eric replied 2 years ago.

Ok, total labor to replace all 3 is 15.9 hours, about $1800 in LA. Total labor to rebuild all 3 is 40 hours, about $5000. Parts should run about $1500. So about $6500.

You should be able to get reman units for a total of about $3000 to $3500. So about $4800 to $5300 . Go thru - they are nationwide and offer up to 3yr/36,000 mile warranties.

Personally, I would go with reman units versus someone rebuilding as so few mechanics know how to properly rebuild engines, transmissions, and transfer cases properly. It has become a lost art among our profession.
Expert:  Eric replied 2 years ago.

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