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Unread 07-24-2015, 11:44 AM   #1
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Jeep 2.5l 97 Distributor Pickup to 98+ Distributor Pickup.. Any Differences?

I'm swapping the engine in my 2001 Jeep TJ with a 97 Jeep TJ 2.5l engine.

I noticed on the distributor Pickup, My 2001 engine has flat spade connectors, while the 97 Has round connector pins. Can I just swap these parts over? I imagine it's the same wiring, just different connector..

Thanks!

Parts for reference:

http://www.quadratec.com/products/917241_03.htm '97 Style

http://www.quadratec.com/products/17241_05.htm '01 Style

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Unread 07-24-2015, 01:50 PM   #2
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Just swap complete dist over to be sure... I know thats what i do... Just make note of exactly where the rotor is pointing in relation to the dist body and remove and replace... Dont have to line up crank or pistons or anything..
I do this all time.... I was going to try and swap out the guts of a dist once, but ran into a issue... it was YEARS ago so i dont remember what it was... But swapping dist takes like a few seconds
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Unread 07-24-2015, 03:21 PM   #3
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Connectors and sensors are essentially the same. The 97 connector is a throw back to the YJ which uses the same connector. Just use the newer sensor it'll be fine.
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