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2.5 engine swap

Discussion in 'Wrangler YJ (1986-1995)' started by Jeep16, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. Aug 11, 2019 at 2:09 PM
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    Jeep16

    Jeep16 [OP] New Member

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    I just bought a 1989 Jeep Wrangler with a 2.5L but I want to put a 4.0L in it. I’m having a hard time finding one for a wrangler. I have found a 4.0 for an ‘89 Cherokee and I’m wondering if it will work in the Jeep?
     
  2. Aug 11, 2019 at 2:18 PM
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    Awrench

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    me thinks you need a wrangler so you can get the parts PCM and harness's needed.
     
  3. Aug 11, 2019 at 2:22 PM
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    Jeep16

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    I also found a 4.0 for a 1991 Wrangler. Would that work? I appreciate any help I can get. This is my first time trying to swap an engine
     
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  4. Aug 11, 2019 at 2:31 PM
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    aggrex

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    Welcome @Jeep16 ....swap is not simple. For example the frame mounts are not in the same spot. Most jeepers move on to V8 swaps or find a 6 cyl YJ.
     
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  5. Aug 11, 2019 at 7:31 PM
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    JKBob 25

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    Welcome @Jeep16 . Curious as to where this thread goes. I like learning me stuff. :popcorn:.
     
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