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Unread 02-21-2011, 11:15 PM   #1
Gonnabebig
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5 speed swap

So I want to put a 5 speed in my Cherokee and I was wondering what all you need to do if you got a tranny from a straight 6 wrangler or what would be the easiest way to do it?

89' Cherokee pioneer 4.0litre

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Unread 02-22-2011, 08:26 PM   #2
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These types of swaps are usually tricky. If its 4 wheel drive youll need the transfer case for the 5 speed, different size drift shafts most likely.. And if the cherokee was automatic, the motor may not not line up.. different flywheel, bolt patterns etc. then obviously installing clutch linkage, pedal, master cylinder.
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Unread 02-22-2011, 10:04 PM   #3
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Well i was trying to find a tranny with the transfer case already on it.

89' Cherokee pioneer 4.0litre
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Unread 02-22-2011, 11:07 PM   #4
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How would the motor not line up? Im confused by that? If u have the right trans, crossmember, and shafts from the manual Idk why the motor would now not line up? You have to swap the flex plate for a flywheel but how are the bolt patterns diffrent? why the heck would jeep do that? Motor not lining up whats that nonesense? Manual and auto blocks are the same, not cost effective to make em diffrent.
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Unread 02-23-2011, 04:23 AM   #5
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their was a guy on hear a month or so ago that was taking a motor out of an auto and installing it into a manual jeep. i maybe even comented on it. anyway see if you can find this and you might even get in touch with the guy. really nice guy and i think he came out very good on his project.
i am very interested in this myself and i want a manual too. a guy at work had one with a blown head gasket. when i get through school i want to try and buy his and maybe put a new motor in it. i hate automatic transmissions.
please keep us posted and good luck. if you can get it done with not much trouble i might be tempted myself to try this.
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Unread 02-23-2011, 05:07 AM   #6
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Just did this swap in my 94, I thought it was very easy.

Managed to pickup a flywheel, ax-15 w/transfer case, both driveshafts, pedal assy, crossmember, MC and Line w/external slave all for $150

$90 for a new clutch kit.
$40 for fluids

Not a bad setup. It was all bolt up. Only drilling I had to do was for the MC on the firewall and even the spots where to drill are already marked from the factory.
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Unread 02-23-2011, 05:59 PM   #7
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Ok thank you that's exactly the info I wanted to know

89' Cherokee pioneer 4.0litre
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Unread 03-12-2011, 04:26 PM   #8
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yea I wasnt saying it def wouldnt line up. I said may not, since i wasnt sure about the jeeps. I know a few people had trouble with different trans to motor before. It is kinda dumb to make a block different for manual trannys. sounds like its ok with jeep though. good to hear.
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