a double cardon (cv) drive shaft is a custom shaft. very custom. search Tom Woods BAMF Double Cardon drive shaft. don't forget to have your $700 in hand.
the xj front shaft is a cardon (cv) shaft. the cardon joint in it allows for extreme angles with less stress on the ujoints. lots of people use the xj front shaft shortened for a cj rear shaft. you'll also need a cv yoke for your d300.
it depends on what you plan on doing, any sort of rockcrawling or anything with articulation you want to spend the money on a double cv driveshaft. if this is more of a DD then the xj driveshaft will be ok
Ok here goes i am new to jeeps. There is a 79 cj5 sitting in my back yard in pieces. everyone is talking about 4.0L & 4.2L and mpi and this and that???
Why wouldn't you just go to the salvage yard pick out a 4.0L engine and all of the necessary Fuel injection stuff? I have the original inline six but I want to go FI. I have a 4.0L ford but cannot find adapters.
Can anyone suggest to me the best engine/ transmission combo in a six cyl. That fits in the cj5. The transmission that is currently in the jeep is a 3 speed?
on the engine and tranny it depends on what you want to do with it. sense this is a thread on the 4.0 swap we'll say that you're going with the 4.0 so we're not hijacking this thread. remember when you get your 4.0 get everything. all engine accessories and wiring. i would recommend buying a whole donor. a wrecked xj or just an old tired one someone is selling cheap. what did you have in mind, a complete engine rebuild?
the wheel base length of a cj5 limits you on which tranny you can use. you want something short. what are you building? a dd or trail only jeep or both? for tranny info go to Novak site and read through their knowledge base. it'll help you figure out what you can use. remember they lean to wards strength for off road use. if it's a dd stock is all you need.
do some searches on 4.0 swaps there are some good write ups out there that will give you the basics and better understanding of why it's a better choice. if you stay with the 4.2 ditch the Carter carb. it's a piece of s***.
David, contrary to popular belief, if you get the short D300 from 1980, you can marry an AX15 to your 4.0 in your 5. I did it, took a custom DS, but it works like a charm, and I haven't experienced any binding in the driving I have done thus far.
80 CJ5 in the process of a frame up resto
The little stuff will kill me.
On the back burner for college.
I have had my 4.0 motor in my jeep for a little over a year now and it started to leave me stranded. It will not start; plenty of spark, the fuel pressure reaches 44+, but the injectors will not pulsate. I checked at the injector plug and at the ecu and nothing. The signal goes from a ground at rest to 12 volts while cranking. I do not have any codes at the computer I have checked. If I spray starter fluid into the throttle body it will start up and then they start to pulsate. What can this be?????????????? If anyone knows anything please call me at 803-524-8782 because it is my daily driver and only means of transportation. Any help is very appreciated. If you cant call please just email me at email@example.com. Thanks again, James
I may have missed this somewhere in the previous 8 pages, but when you refer to FI, are you talking throttle-body or MPI? I thought I saw somewhere the the Jeep 4.0 was MPI since 1987, but I called a guy on CL that was selling a '95 4.0 and he said it was TBI. I have a V8 but after it is gone, the I6 might be it's successor.
thanks in advance
i have a 81 cj7 with complete mpi 4.0 in it from a 98 xj that i disconnected my battery the other day to do a offroad light installation, when i has finished i hooked the battery back up and started the jeep it went into two thousand rpm and wouldn't drop. i then turned the motor off and restarted it and it idiled fine, i backed the jeep out of my garage and took it for a test drive and it backfired through the exast. i then returned to my driveway and turned the jeep off. i then restarted the jeep and took out again and it was fine, now today i drove my jeep to work and for the first block it backfired twice then it seemed fine........what did i do? is there a certin way you are supposed to treat the computer after the battery is unhooked? will it work itself out ?