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Unread 09-01-2011, 11:30 AM   #1
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Will a 96 grand cherokee motor work in a 2001 grand cherokee with out major issues?

Will a 96 grand cherokee motor work in a 2001 grand cherokee with out major issues? my 2001 wj, blew a piston skirt so wondering if this 96 motor will work?

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Unread 09-01-2011, 11:31 AM   #2
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what engine? 4.0, 4.7, 5.2
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Unread 09-01-2011, 11:42 AM   #3
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major issues....NO I heard about your unfortunate piston skirt drop issue. Scour craigs list for a WJ 99-2004 or a TJ 2000 or 2001 (whenever they started using the coil pack) and those will drop right in.
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Unread 09-01-2011, 11:44 AM   #4
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Should be 01-06 for a TJ, but need to swap in the WJ accessories, if talking about the 4.0. 98 and newer grand and pre 01 XJ will take a lot of work.
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Unread 09-01-2011, 11:56 AM   #5
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In addition, using an engine older than the vehicle you are swapping it in is against federal emissions laws. You'd probably never get caught, but imagine you sold the vehicle out of state to someone who needs an inspection done.
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