Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WJ > Troubleshooting/Problems

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 04-16-2011, 11:14 AM
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
jammarcal is on a distinguished road
Can a different year engine be used for a 99 limited?

I have a 99 limited I-6 and I'm being told that the engine is specific to that year and model. Can I use an engine from a different year and/or model? It seems to me that the I-6 should be the same for 99-04 but I want to make sure before I spend money on the wrong motor.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-16-2011, 12:12 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 164
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1382
Sir Sam is on a distinguished road
Re: Can a different year engine be used for a 99 limited?

I'm not intimately familiar with WJs so take everything I have to say with a grain of salt but.........

From what I've seen of 99WJs, they have the same DIS and 0331 head as the 00+ XJs, have the AC compressor in the lower drivers side postition instead of the upper passenger side postion, have the alternator located up high, and have the belt auto tensioner.

So those things being said, I cannot see why any WJ or 2002+ TJ 4L wouldn't work. But like I said I'm not the most knowledgeable about such things.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-16-2011, 09:26 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2004 4.7 HO
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Western PA
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1307
mtbitt is on a distinguished road
Re: Can a different year engine be used for a 99 limited?

I did run into a 4.7 year issue a while back. It had to do with the crankshaft sensor reluctor wheel on the crankshaft being different.

The salvage yard should be able to tell you what will fit, they have interchange manuals that have parts listed and what they fit.

Mark
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-17-2011, 08:28 AM
cheapjeep's Avatar
Amber Instigator
My Jeep: 2004 4.7 HO WJ
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Vintondale Pa.
Posts: 3,079
Thanks: 95
Thanked 68 Times in 64 Posts
Rep Power: 331827
cheapjeep has a reputation beyond reputecheapjeep has a reputation beyond reputecheapjeep has a reputation beyond reputecheapjeep has a reputation beyond reputecheapjeep has a reputation beyond reputecheapjeep has a reputation beyond reputecheapjeep has a reputation beyond reputecheapjeep has a reputation beyond reputecheapjeep has a reputation beyond reputecheapjeep has a reputation beyond reputecheapjeep has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Can a different year engine be used for a 99 limited?

Any year I-6 should work as long as it is using the J-Tech computer(separate engine and tranny computer)I think '99 to '03 should work. Double check '03 cause it could have been a mid year change to the other computer.
__________________
Dave'04 Overland,I don't even remember what I did to it anymore.

Quote:
Originally Posted by TJXJWJ View Post
OK, fine...I'll admit...some amber lamps are good, and necessary.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Engine Oil Cooler 5.7 engine lyndelw Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 33 03-20-2014 08:50 PM
2010 Limited Vs 2011 Limited (pic) Tyrant_246 Members Rides 13 02-01-2011 11:52 AM
How do I rev my engine from the engine bay? CherokeeOnToyos Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 6 10-02-2010 07:56 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community