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Will a 1996 5.2L V8 jgc tranny bolt into a 1996 4.0L I-6 jgc?

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    David Ishman May 15, 2009

    I truly appreciate the quick response. My problem is I have the 4.0L and yesterday morning I was t-boned by a lady. I just had my trans rebuilt about 4000 miles ago. But the body damage will probably cost quite a bit to fix. So i found a 1996 jgc with tranny problems, and was hoping I could swap... but I guess not... unless the engine in the 4.0 would swap with the 5.2????

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To the best of my knowledge they never put a 44Re behind the 4.0
If you are looking to upgrade, you could use some componets from the 44Re and install them in your 42Re case...The front, overdrive and direct clutch packs, each have one more disc....All other specs appear to be the same.
Note: The PCM for the 4.0 is programmed for the factory installed transmission.
Hope this helps...

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    Mr BrokRench May 15, 2009

    The 4.0 was an engine option in 96, so yes it will swap.
    The electronics for the 4.0 will need to be swapped as well.
    With todays computer controlled systems, emissions control, etc... there are very few engine swaps that are "quick and easy"
    Good luck...hope this helps

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Bellhousing bolt pattern is different.

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