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Which Jeep diesel engine can I swap into my 1997 Jeep Cherokee 4l engine?

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Howdy Lawrence... I'm going to assume you are wanting to do this correct and do a engine transmission swap . Late model dodge Cummins are everywhere in your local Salvage yards .so this is what I would do ! Go call around find a95 to 99 2500 that has been rolled or wrecked, buy the hole truck and reassemble the 2500 runninggear and ctu under the Jeep

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Posted on May 08, 2017

  • Lawrence May 08, 2017

    Thanks Floyd.
    Unfortunately in my African country, dodges are a rare species. I can't get one in any junkyard here.

    My intention is to convert the 1997 Jeep 4l petrol engine to a diesel engine. My first preference is another jeep diesel engine, if well informed on the exact, used, and complete jeep engine to buy.

    My last option is to buy any other diesel engine I can drop into the body of the Jeep, with minimum hassle.

    Looking forward to read from you and other jeep fundis on this forum.



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SOURCE: jeep engine swap 2000>1997 4.0

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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SOURCE: swap engine from jeep wrangler2000 to cherokee 1998

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SOURCE: 1997 jeep cherokee 4l will not start on petrol or lpg

Here are a couple of things that could be causing your problem. 1. Bad ignition coil or ignition module 2. Clogged fuel filter 3. Clogged air filter 4. Clogged fuel injectors 5. Bad spark plugs, wires, distributor cap and /or rotor. 6. Broken timing chain/belt. Here are a few things you can try to verify that you have a good spark. 1. Remove the distributor cap and crank the car. If the rotor turned you're ok. If it doesn't turn then that's you're problem and you will probably need to change a timing belt/chain. 2. Check the spark from the ignition coil by pulling the coil wire from the center of the distributor. Use an alligator clip to attach a short wire to the coil wire contact. Bare the other end of this short wire and set it up so it's sitting very close to the engine block. Turn off the lights and try to start the car. You should see a spark jump from this wire to the block. If you don't see a spark it's likely your ignition module or ignition coil is bad. 3. If you have a spark maybe it's not getting to the plugs. You may need to replace the distributor cap and rotor. You can test if the plugs are sparking by pulling one, re-attaching the spark plug wire and seeing if you get a spark when you try to start the engine in the dark. Please note, the metal threads of the spark plug need to be shorted to the engine block to complete the circuit during this test.

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SOURCE: location of crankshaft position sensor Jeep grand cherokee 1997

left rear of engine block,on transmission bell way from top under brake booster use a wrench,

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SOURCE: jeep cherokee 2.5 diesel. wont start

sound like starter or starter solenoid bad.

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