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rgunnz 04-07-2013 01:41 PM

94 wrangler engine swap
Sorry if someone already asked to the jeep life! I bought a 94 wrangler sport with a bad 4 banger and 5 speed. I want to swap for a inline 6 HO or something that I can just swap without tons of mods. I have found tons of cherokees or grand Cherokee with good motors but bad something else for sale for less than the cost of a used motor.....problem is that most are automatic not 5 speed like mine. Also some are newer others as old as 88 comachee. Also I found a 2.5 out of a 98 wrangler with only 102k miles on it..another 4 banger but I just want to get this baby running and and ki vBulletin king dirt in my farm!!

What do you suggest the easiest way to go about the swap would be? Thanks for the help.

Hghgrad 04-07-2013 01:59 PM

Your current trans won't work. Have to use a trans from the 4.0. The aw4 auto behind the Cherokee motor is a great trans, just swapped one in mine a few weeks ago.

rgunnz 04-07-2013 02:08 PM

I was told by some else that as far as the transmission went all all I need it to do is replace the flex plate...??

flcracker 04-07-2013 03:20 PM


Originally Posted by rgunnz (Post 15261178)
I was told by some else that as far as the transmission went all all I need it to do is replace the flex plate...??

Bellhousing from ax5 will not physically bolt to a 6 cyl and if it would, it is not nearly stout enough to handle the additional power....

Que89YJ 04-08-2013 09:32 AM

Get the 98. If you want it up and working use the 98 block and head and just swap everything over. Quick and easy. To do any of the other swaps you are loooking at rewire for a couple sensors and the 2 injectors. A computer swap. The engine, trans, and tcase, drive shafts, and motor mount relocating.

rgunnz 04-08-2013 10:02 AM

Thanks for the reply. Problem is the 4 banger trew a rod. So it's done and gone. I read somewhere else on here thst I can use a Dakota engine tranny and transfer combo from donor Dakota and that would work....I asumme I have to move engine mounts and whatever else.....ideas?? Thanks

Que89YJ 04-08-2013 10:05 AM

What I said above applies. If you find a 2.5l from any 87-99 Jeep it will work by swappping the manifold and stuff off the one you have.

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