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Anyone know where i could get a rebuilt engine that wont cost an arm and a leg.

I know we have mechanics on this site so im gonna ask here first


EDIT: yeah sorry about that. i have a friend at work thats looking for this its a 94 chevy cavalier 4cyl automatic

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it would help if we knew what kind of engine you were looking for. or are you looking to have an engine rebuilt?

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I edited it, nope looking for a rebuilt engine

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It's not worth rebuilding an engine for that car. Go to any of the junkyards and pull a runner and call it done. Rebuilt is pricey, especially for a 12 year old bottom of the line Chevy. $2-400 should get you a decent used motor. Check out A-Reliable on 139th and Western (a bit pricey).
There's also a small place on about 131st and Western (west side of the road - don't have the name) that's priced much lower and they're much easier to work with.
Have someone who knows engines fairly well go with you just to be safe.
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Ask for Frank. I had them do two replacement engines (runners from junk yards) for two different cars. Best price I could find and highly recommended from a friend of mine in the business. they worked well and fast.

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krystal I agree it's not worth rebuilding the motor or having it rebuilt. You can pick up a running motor like jschaffer suggested (although I can't comment on price) and drop it in in a day or three and be done

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krystal I agree it's not worth rebuilding the motor or having it rebuilt. You can pick up a running motor like jschaffer suggested (although I can't comment on price) and drop it in in a day or three and be done

oh yea she knows having it rebuilt or rebuilding the engine isnt worth then money, i think she was talking more along the lines of finding a place that sells rebuilt "refurbished"(lack of better terms) engines. i know im not explaining very well
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If it's a '94, you're probably talking about the 2.2 4-cyl motor. You can find them for about $900 already rebuilt or spend 3-4 on a good running motor. Given the age of the car and what the value of it is, I'd personally have a hard time throwing even a rebuilt in it.

Remember, it's only worth as much as someone else is willing to pay for it. It doesn't make much sense to throw $1000 plus install on a car that's only going to be worth $1500 in the end.

I'm just playing with numbers here, none of this is exact - just for estimation.
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If it's a '94, you're probably talking about the 2.2 4-cyl motor. You can find them for about $900 already rebuilt or spend 3-4 on a good running motor. Given the age of the car and what the value of it is, I'd personally have a hard time throwing even a rebuilt in it.

Remember, it's only worth as much as someone else is willing to pay for it. It doesn't make much sense to throw $1000 plus install on a car that's only going to be worth $1500 in the end.
SOLID advice that makes total sense.

I just hope that car isn't "her baby that has sentimental value"!
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If it's a '94, you're probably talking about the 2.2 4-cyl motor. You can find them for about $900 already rebuilt or spend 3-4 on a good running motor. Given the age of the car and what the value of it is, I'd personally have a hard time throwing even a rebuilt in it.

Remember, it's only worth as much as someone else is willing to pay for it. It doesn't make much sense to throw $1000 plus install on a car that's only going to be worth $1500 in the end.

I'm just playing with numbers here, none of this is exact - just for estimation.

Yeah, with my beater, I have to make this decision every year, for simple things like tires, $400 on a car worth $800. Every year my insurance is more than my car, unbeleivable

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just spend the $20 and get another one of those cars

junkyard is prolly your best bet. but then gonna want decent coin for a known good running motor.

best bet is to scrap the car and start over with something better.

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I also wouldn't bother, to put $800 in that car when it could be replaced for $1000ish

Try I55 auto salvage, I know a guy there but I can't remember his name. Helpful aren't I
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