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post #1 of 4 Old 07-29-2017, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Could u put a 2wd trans into a 4wd?

I was driving and stop at stop sign and feels like the jeep is dying then park it , wait an hour to drive it again and when I put it in drive or reverse it hesitates or buckles.. Idk the correct word for it .. at idle it dies. Dad said after first gear and it cruises it's fine but when I stop or go slow it runs really rough buckles ??.. and dies .. also makes a weird noise . transmission? Does anybody know? Dad says hes 99% sure its the trans and i have a spare 2wd trans and he says put it in the 4wd jeep and it will be fine.. I dont know how accurately that is. THis might be a stupid question but is this even possible? Need to get it done before college starts..

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post #2 of 4 Old 07-29-2017, 04:52 PM
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You're going to need a new driveshaft to put a 2wd tranny in and I honestly don't think it's the tranny I need more information

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post #3 of 4 Old 07-29-2017, 06:34 PM
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You're going to need a new driveshaft to put a 2wd tranny in and I honestly don't think it's the tranny I need more information

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I second more info. How does tranny fluid look? Is it clean or dirty? Low? How is fuel pressure? Last tune up? Last time iac was cleaned? What is the gauge for the battery showing? Is check engine light coming on? If so, what are codes? If you are sure it's tranny, you will need a longer driveshaft to attach your 2wd.
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post #4 of 4 Old 07-30-2017, 08:23 AM
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As suggested already, you need to start your diagnostics with the basics. A transmission swap is a not a simple or quick job, you need to get a solid and trustworthy diagnosis of the actual cause of the symptoms before you commit to any repairs.

The swap you are proposing is not a bolt in swap. Some of the internal parts of the 4wd transmission will need to be swapped into the 2wd transmission if you are planning on keeping the 4x4 function.

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