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Jeep engine swap 2000>1997 4.0

Need to change 2000 jeep cherokee 4.0 to a 1997 4.0. any problems with this swap?

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Engine controls are likely different... Make sure that you retain all old stuff and know where it hooks up. It's easier to change any different sensors etc before you install into vehicle. make sure that accessories on front of engine are the same, and that exhaust exit on pipe is located in the same place. Exhaust manifolds like to crack where pipes are joined together. make sure they are OK before using manifold. Base engine assembly is identical so there shouldn't be any major problems. If new engine has over 150k on it, you may want to change timing chain before using it. (its not mandatory, but you would be surpriseed how many engines, I've seen with fairly worn out chains at that mileage)
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Posted on Jan 11, 2009

  • Richard Scordino Jan 12, 2009

    Also, I would check with any salvage yard . They know what engines fit what vehicles, and can tell you for sure if there are any problems with what you have, especially changes in mounting fixtures etc.

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