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Unread 03-18-2014, 08:04 PM   #1
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130 amp V8 alternator on I6

Will the 130 amp alternator from a v8 work on the 4.0? If so is it a straight bolt in or does it require some fab work?

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Unread 03-18-2014, 08:39 PM   #2
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search for the 160 amp durango alternator swap if you want a bigger alt I would go that route.
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Unread 03-18-2014, 08:56 PM   #3
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From the looks of it it is a straight swap. All I can find is the swap done on newer vehicles. Anyone know for sure if it will work on a 94 4.0?
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Unread 03-18-2014, 09:57 PM   #4
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Pretty much. You need the negitave harness clip from a durango tho as it says in the write up and if you want a better fit swap the pulleys on the alternator.
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Unread 03-19-2014, 02:08 PM   #5
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Rather than the durango alternator, get 160 amp that fits a '96 or so dodge caravan. Direct swap.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jeep-Dodge-C...30f08f&vxp=mtr
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Unread 03-19-2014, 08:02 PM   #6
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Ordered it tonight. Thanks.
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Unread 03-20-2014, 04:28 PM   #7
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Let me know a part number when you get it.
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Unread 03-20-2014, 05:05 PM   #8
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I ordered the one in the ebay link hobbit posted. I'll post when I get it installed.
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Unread 03-20-2014, 05:08 PM   #9
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I cant seem to find a 160 amp alternator from a caravan at any parts store and my have to resort to the ebay link can be gotten for 150ish $ shipped to canada. I am thinking the big alternators may be a usa thing? not sure.
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Unread 03-25-2014, 06:06 PM   #10
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Got the alternator installed and it went in fine. My jeep fought me the while time but it's in. And of course it didn't fix the problem. Got a wiring issue I'm hoping is in the driver door and not farther into the car.
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Unread 03-25-2014, 06:07 PM   #11
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part number?

Whats the problem?
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Unread 03-25-2014, 06:16 PM   #12
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I ordered it from here http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jeep-Dodge-C...30f08f&vxp=mtr
I'm having a problem with the power window wiring. With the window relay in I get a cycling in the electrical system. The voltage will be at 14v and drop to 12 for a few seconds then back up to 14. The relay gets hot and my power windows don't work. If I pull the relay everything is fine but obviously no power windows. The relay is new too. I had a pin in the wiring harness that connects the driver switches and the door harness get lose. It melted the plug slightly and I figured it wasn't making good contact. I ran a wire to bypass that plug but it didn't help. The grommet that goes between the door and body has been lose since I bought it 2 years ago and I can see a few wires where the insulation is cracked but it didn't look like there were any shorted wires. It got too cold and dark to work on it more tonight. I don't know if it matters but the passenger rear window has never worked either, no power to the motor. IT went down once and I had to jumper it to put it back up.
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Unread 03-25-2014, 06:19 PM   #13
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theres no part number listed and is why i asked I live in canada and may get stabbed with duty.
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Unread 03-25-2014, 07:00 PM   #14
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The closest part numbers I found were for 120 amp ones. I went back and looked at the ad and it was rewound for higher amperage.
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Unread 03-26-2014, 11:12 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by LordHobbit View Post
Rather than the durango alternator, get 160 amp that fits a '96 or so dodge caravan. Direct swap.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jeep-Dodge-C...30f08f&vxp=mtr
Wish I had seen this a couple days ago. That's only about $10 more shipping and all than the reman 90amp alt I bought from Advance Auto. Would return it but I don't know if my alt is going to make it even another 24hours...
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