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Engine size and years

Discussion in 'Cherokee' started by fcampyjr, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. Jul 12, 2017 at 12:54 PM
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    fcampyjr

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    ??? Was a 4.0 L 6 cyl Available in the 1990 Cherokee, and what year did jeep switch from 4.0 to 4.7 L 6 cyl? Also dose the 4.0 6 cyl bolt up to the 4 cly manual trans?
     
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  2. Jul 12, 2017 at 1:17 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Welcome one to the site! The 4.0 was an inline 6 cylinder engine. The V8 came in a 5.2, 5.9 but I'm not sure off the top of my head when those were introduced.
     
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  3. Jul 12, 2017 at 6:50 PM
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    There was never a 4.7 I6 offerred. People build a 4.7L Stroker motor out of a 4.0. The 4.0 is the largest motor offerred for the Jeep Cherokee XJ (1983-2001). I don't believe a tranny bolted to a 4cyl will bolt up to a 6cyl. Usually people replace both at the same time.

    Everything you want to know about XJs

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeep_Cherokee_(XJ)
     
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  4. Aug 7, 2017 at 9:37 AM
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    Prerunner1982

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    Even if the 4.0 bolts to the 4 cylinder trans, the transmission probably wouldn't survive all that long. They aren't regarded as being strong transmissions.
     
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