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Unread 10-24-2013, 07:08 PM   #1
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97 XJ Worth It?

Hey guys I am new to this part of the forum. I am used to posting in the YJ section but I am considering adding to my collection.

I found an ad for a 97 Cherokee that has a 4.0 with a 5 speed manual transmission and is 4x4. The guy is asking $750 for it. Here is why so cheap. The motor is no good and needs to be replaced or rebuilt. I feel like this could be perfect for me because during my yj project I bought a 4.0 motor and was thinking about swapping that in but ended up rebuilding the original motor. So I have a 4.0 motor sitting in my shop. The only thing im not sure of is the motor that I have came out of a 95 cherokee.

My question to you guys is this: will I have any problems dropping this motor into that cherokee with the cherokee being 2 years newer...will the wiring be the same? Also, does this sound like a good price for that package? Thanks for all of your help and hopefully I will be on this part of the forum a lot more in the near future.

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Unread 10-24-2013, 10:06 PM   #2
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If the spare motor you have is an obd2 one then its a straight swap, also hope it came out of an xj.

But if its obd1 then all you have to do is swap over some parts.
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Unread 10-25-2013, 07:53 AM   #3
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If the body isnt rotten out, should be. What does a blown motor mean anyway? Lots of people say things are blown or bad because they have no idea how to fix them (or bother searching on here)
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Unread 10-25-2013, 08:31 AM   #4
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If it's a Florida Cherokee it should have zero rust. OBD II was US standard in 96 but some late year 95s were made OBD 2. I honestly have no clue if Jeep ever did this but I have reason to believe they did not and your 95 4.0 is OBD I which means the swap would not be as cut-and-dry as you might think.
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Unread 10-25-2013, 11:13 AM   #5
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I believe it is a florida jeep...im not sure if the motor that I have is obd I or II...if it is I than what would I have to do in order to make it work? is it a big PITA?
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Unread 10-25-2013, 11:30 AM   #6
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Any 1990-2001 XJ or 93-98 ZJ 4.0L block will work. Install the replament block, Remove and re-use as needed or required the original: intake/exhaust manifold, cylinder head, throttle body, flexplate, belt driven accessories, and engine sensors. The Jeep does not know or care where/when the original block came from.
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