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post #1 of 7 Old 04-03-2012, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
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motor help....

I need to know how hard it is to change a motor out in my 91 cherokee

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post #2 of 7 Old 04-03-2012, 08:54 AM
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What are you planning to replace it with?
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post #3 of 7 Old 04-03-2012, 09:17 AM
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It's not hard at all if:
You have experience turning wrenches.
You have the ability to pay attention to detail.
You have the necessary hand tools.
You have an engine hoist.
You have an adequate work space.
You have good hand/eye coordination.
You have adequate strength to perform the needed tasks.

From here it's kind of hard to evaluate any of those things for you.

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post #4 of 7 Old 04-04-2012, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
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I'm replacing it with the inline 6.
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post #5 of 7 Old 04-04-2012, 09:27 AM
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I'm replacing it with the inline 6.
That doesn't address any of the things I have in my last post.

Open the hood.
Take a look a the engine.
Just to keep this short, everything that is connected to the engine block and head will have to be dissconnect and/or removed. The engine will have to be unbolted from the transmission and removed from the engine compartment. The replacement engine will have to be inserted and bolted to the transmission. Everything you disconnected and/or removed from the old engine will have to be reinstalled/connected.

I'm sure you are looking for a simple answer. Here it is. It's not hard at all. I can do it in an afternoon after work and drive it to work the next morning. The problem is that I've spent 40+ years working on airplanes, helicopters, motorcycles, dozers, tractors, combines, balers, hay rakes, planters, cars, trucks, bicycles, trailers, generators, ... We've got no idea what your skill level is or what you have in the way of tools and work area. We don't know if it is your only means of transportation and if you live 60 miles from the nearest town and parts store. We don't know if you have the ability to see a project through to its completion or if you have a habit of quiting when you are half way done. It might take you a week and then you may still have to pay someone to come over and finish it for you.

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post #6 of 7 Old 04-06-2012, 12:36 PM
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Whatever your experience, whatever your budget. Within reason, thinking, and a little patience, you can pull it off especially if it's an even swap.
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post #7 of 7 Old 04-06-2012, 01:03 PM
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I agree with Mopar, patience, if this is your first motor swap label everything. Use colored zip ties, tape and sharpie, and don't be afraid to take lots of pictures. Put bolts into sandwich bags and label where they came from. Good luck and tell us how it's going

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