I just went out and looked and could not tell which side the starter was on. From what I remember it was mounted to the transmission and the torque converter had the teeth on it, but I cant remember which side it was on. The oil filter location is on the lower rear passenger side of the block, so I would assume the starter was on the driver side.
Originally Posted by vegasZJ
From what ive read the starter on the ram trucks is on the drivers side. But the ram vans it is on the passenger side like the jeep. Also most smog regulations state the motor must be the same year as the truck or newer. You could possibly use the short block from the ram(being the starter is on the right side?). Then put all of the rest from the jeep on it. I could just see a problem when you go to have it smoged or for inspection and th OBD2 dosnt work.
In NC, 95 and older vehicles don't have smog inspections, only safety inspections.