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jon2 05-11-2013 10:34 AM

engine
 
I know this may not be the place but I am lookin for a 4 cyl for my 96 Wrangler. Any help would be great. Summer is here and I wnt to drive with the too off !!!!

gunshw301 05-11-2013 11:43 AM

You are looking for a ghost. You won't find one for a 96. The yjs ran till 95 and then the tjs ran from 97 to 2006.

Which do you have?

jon2 05-11-2013 02:44 PM

I think it is a yj. The sticker said it was made in 11 of 96. .new to this yj, tj, cj, stuff, sorry for the confusion on my end.

gunshw301 05-11-2013 04:40 PM

Does it have round head lights or square? Round is tj square yj. Does not really matter I don't think. Just look for a 91-I think to 98. Your looking for the later model 2.5l engine. There was an earlier version 2.5l that would work but have less power. Then there is also a 2.4l engine in the tjs but I doubt that's what you have.

Maverickxeo 05-11-2013 06:01 PM

Its gonna be a TJ. Early 97 TJs were made in late 96... its how a lot of manufacturers do things.

jon2 05-11-2013 07:05 PM

Thanks. She has round lights so it a TJ. Appreciate the help out there. Do love jeeps tgough. Been drivin Cheerokees for last 7years and traded a Cheerokee Sport for this one, blown engine and all. Seen hee and had to have her. New top and paint, you know, just had to !!!!!!

Maverickxeo 05-11-2013 07:14 PM

If I were you, Id probably consider looking into a 4.0L or something else.

Ive never done the swap; but it should be simple enough to gather the parts; what you need for it; and do it.

There is literally no reason to go for a 4cyl unless you like spending a few bucks less when doing spark plugs. :laugh:

jon2 05-12-2013 04:41 AM

True. Have given it some thought, badass little 6's. Have to put a 4.0HO if I went that way. But two more plugs? Man, just don't if I could afford that.

armyRN 05-12-2013 10:49 PM

You'll be cheaper in the long run by replacing it with another four cylinder engine. If you wanted to put a 4.0 six cylinder in, you're also going to have to swap out the tranny and it's not a simple bolt-in affair. The four cylinder is more than adequate for most driving (not trying to turn this into a four vs. six cylinder debate), especially if you're just wanting to drive it during the summer with the top off. That's one of the best things about owning a Jeep - driving with the top off!

jay-h 05-14-2013 10:58 AM

For quick and less expensive, swap in the same engine you have. Changes are always more work than you think.
also, strongly recommend either a reman or rebuild yours. A junkyard engine that old is unlikely to be worth the trouble.


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