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post #1 of 7 Old 07-30-2012, 07:23 AM Thread Starter
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Are Either Of These Engines Direct Fit?

I have a 1997 XJ and having a constant stalling issue that I have spent enough money on (can be seen on my other thread) and now looking to swap motors with a running cherokee..

the cherokees that I have access to are 1994 XJ and a 1995 grand cherokee.

are either of these direct fit swaps or is there anything "special" I would have to do with these?

thanks ahead of time for the help.

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post #2 of 7 Old 07-30-2012, 07:59 AM
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Both engines will fit but you will need to swap the parts from your engine over to these ones (intake, exhaust, sensors, etc). If you're looking for a direct swap with everything then you'll be looking for '97-mid '99's.

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thanks for the information.
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post #4 of 7 Old 07-30-2012, 06:20 PM
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Wondering why you are going to randomly install an engine instead of diagnosing and repairing the issue that leads to the stalling ? Seems like a lot of work and no benefit. Stalling is most likely a sensor or electrical issue.


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I agree. A whole swap seems unnecessary. Mine stalled when I first got it, changed the TPS and cleaned the throttle body and its been fine for a year now. Not saying that its one of those two, but could be a simple fix.

What have you tried so far? Im no expert but Im sure someone on here can help you

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All if the sensors are brand new, all grounds are replaced, fuel pressure is where it is supposed to be, full tune up, re-indexed timing, traced and cleaned all connections etc.. etc.. i have spent more than enough money and time... and honestly giving up at this point and want 4x4 back because my daily driver at the moment is my 93 ranger low rider show truck..

refer to my thread of everything I have done, if you have any other ideas I would gladly try them.
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Fate and or murphy's law will probably kick you square in the *** if you swap a whole motor due to stalling. In other words the chances of the problem being something not internal with your old engine are quite high. You might go thru all that trouble and end up with the same symptom and that would truly suck.

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