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Unread 04-29-2012, 06:53 AM   #1
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i have a wreckek '93 jeep grand cherokee with a v8 (318) in it runs good and sold same with the tranny and transfer case as well as a '96 grand cherokee with an inline 6 in it bad head gasket though. i was wounding how hard it would be to put the v8 engine, tarnny, and trasfer case from the '93 in to the '96. i have somewhat of an idea of tools i need it is just the electical connections and the pluming of all of everything. please help me miss driving jeeps.

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Unread 04-30-2012, 05:47 PM   #2
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The 93 is OBD-I.. The 96 is OBD-II... you would have to snag the wiring harness and other electrical goodies from a 96+ w/ the 318.....

You probably could use the 93 wiring to run the motor, but the gauges and other electronics are not likely to work.

Also, IIRC, the 96+ v8's use the 46RE transmission... the OBD-I Jeeps use the 46RH..... So you might have to get a different transmission.
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Unread 04-30-2012, 11:48 PM   #3
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ok thanks but i can make the machanical things work i have a grandpa that is a rot roder so that part wont be a problem but the gauges might be
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Unread 05-01-2012, 12:05 AM   #4
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can i use the gauges ffrom the '93
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Unread 05-01-2012, 10:09 AM   #5
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You should be able to reuse the temp and oil gauge and volt metter from engine to engine. The tac would need to be adjusted or replaced.
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Unread 05-01-2012, 02:40 PM   #6
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The 93 harness is not going to interface with the 97 harness....
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Unread 05-02-2012, 02:53 AM   #7
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thanks for the info it will come in handy
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