looking at options of upgrading from a 2.4 litre petrol 4 cylinder to either a V6 or V8 petrol for my 2005 Jeep Cherokee

Asked by Jan 12, 2016 at 10:57 PM about the Jeep Cherokee

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

i had bought the cherokee 4 months ago which appeared in good working
order...unfortunately on a long trip had lost oil ...it somehow escaped from
the actual dip stick tube it has broken free from the engine base i didnt
even get a warning light  then the engine started to make knocking sounds
so pulled over called a tow truck the engine still had some oil in it ...so it
looks like the motor now needs reconditioning .just wondering how involved
is it to repair or upgrade to a bigger engine and if possible to fit a bigger
engine to the same gearbox even to use adapter plates ?

4 Answers

197,865

If you don't have to deal with emission standards where you are then you can put in a small block V8. You didn't state what year it is but I am going to assume it is a Chrysler Jeep so a 318 should work, I think if you want to go bigger that you will have to change the tranny as the stock won't handle a bigger engine. Of course this will be labor intensive as you will have to modify the fuel system, redo the exhaust, change the mounts, and quite possibly redo the front suspension to handle more weight. HTH

197,865

Sorry didn't see the year in the first thread, an 05 is going to be a bit of a problem as you are dealing with computer controlled vehicle, so going on that I would recommend that you find a wrecked one in your year that has the engine you want and transfer all the power train and computer systems into your rig from the wrecked Jeep, that way you can still have a viable vehicle when your finished, but it will still be a lot of work.

Best Answer Mark helpful

sorry guys my mistake its a 2004 model not sure what initials it is but its definitely a 2,4 liter 4 cyl engine i think a second hand motor would be the best option money wise just need to know where to get one?

197,865

An auto wrecker would be a good place to start.

Your Answer:

Cherokee

Looking for a Used Cherokee in your area?

CarGurus has 62,397 nationwide Cherokee listings starting at $2,500.

ZIP:
Get More Money for Your Car
Be seen by 30 million shoppers. Create Your Free Listing

Jeep Cherokee Experts

  • #1
    swtcat13
    Reputation
    3,140
  • #2
    Daniel Guillen-Pizzorni
    Reputation
    2,590
  • #3
    JimRoy
    Reputation
    2,370
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealersTM

Search

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
2,002 Great Deals out of 82,761 listings starting at $800
Used Jeep Compass
978 Great Deals out of 39,423 listings starting at $999
Used Jeep Wrangler
585 Great Deals out of 17,755 listings starting at $2,990
Used Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
1,301 Great Deals out of 75,096 listings starting at $7,900
Used Jeep Renegade
444 Great Deals out of 31,138 listings starting at $5,999
Used Toyota 4Runner
706 Great Deals out of 32,287 listings starting at $1,555
Used Toyota RAV4
1,443 Great Deals out of 61,922 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Explorer
2,009 Great Deals out of 89,329 listings starting at $1,495
Used Dodge Charger
845 Great Deals out of 25,402 listings starting at $1,750
Used Ford Escape
2,037 Great Deals out of 82,684 listings starting at $989
Used Dodge Durango
706 Great Deals out of 26,214 listings starting at $2,800
Used Honda CR-V
1,208 Great Deals out of 92,968 listings starting at $1,622
Used Nissan Rogue
1,537 Great Deals out of 75,066 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Edge
1,248 Great Deals out of 49,960 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Tacoma
965 Great Deals out of 54,257 listings starting at $800

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.