Can I put a newer 4.0L engine in my 1995 Grand Cherokee Laredo?

Asked by Oct 11, 2010 at 11:22 AM about the 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 1995 Grand Cherokee Laredo (automatic) has 261K miles on it, and just lost all
compression on the No. 3 cylinder. I suspect a failed lifter. I'm considering getting
a used engine and am wondering if the 4.0L from a newer Grand Cherokee can be
substituted. If so, how new an engine can I put in?

Thanks.

3 Answers

1,335

its possible, but not worth it. the ecus, would be different, and it may not bolt up right in the engine compartment. your best bet is to take it in and get it fixed. much cheaper, much less of a headache. but make sure to get more than just one opinion before servicing.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
3,105

Most 4.0L engines will bolt up using your existing engine harness and ECU. One of the few differences year to year will be motor mounts or something else minor (within reason). Also, if you lost compression in Cyl# 3 it is most likely a warped head or warped deck. Odds are a used/reman engine is your best bet. The Mopar 4.0 Liter is a very resilient engine, and as long as everything is in reasonable shape, and engine swap is a reasonable alternative to a new car.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
565

The early 4.0 has a lot more torque than the newer ones and run almost forever. The intake gasket is the only problem that I know that killed them.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • grand jeep Cherokee laredo 1 answer

    Can I take the motor out of a 2002 grand jeep Cherokee laredo and put it into a 1995 grand jeep Cherokee laredo

    1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. Plz help tried everything! 16 answers

    1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 liter strait 6 motor. Ok, see if someone can figure this out because everyone I know is stumped. I've asked a few mechanics and parts store personal and no one kno...

    1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Jeep grand Cherokee transmission 1 answer

    Can i take a transmission out of a 95 jeep grand Cherokee ( Laredo ) and put it in a 97 jeep grand Cherokee ( limited ) or is there not a difference ?

    1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee laredo V6 4.0L 3 answers

    So the jeep starts and runs fine when its cooled down. If I turn it off and wait 5 mins, like running into a store real quick, it dies when I take my foot off the gas and even if I feather it I ca...

    1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Stroker engines for a jeep 1 answer

    How good are the stroker engines and transmission and transfer case for a 2002 jeep grand cherokee laredo sport 4.0l 4x4

    2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Sport 4WD

    -

    Car Customization

Grand Cherokee

Looking for a Used Grand Cherokee in your area?

CarGurus has 74,887 nationwide Grand Cherokee listings starting at $750.

ZIP:

Search Jeep Grand Cherokee Questions

Jeep Grand Cherokee Experts

#1 inuevafreak
inuevafreak
Reputation 2,060
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,830
#3 thejeepdoctor
thejeepdoctor
Reputation 1,740
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Cherokee
460 Great Deals out of 52,444 listings starting at $1,800
Used Jeep Wrangler
277 Great Deals out of 18,163 listings starting at $2,950
Used Ford Explorer
946 Great Deals out of 72,518 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota 4Runner
252 Great Deals out of 20,494 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
549 Great Deals out of 29,234 listings starting at $1,699
Used Ford F-150
2,195 Great Deals out of 206,316 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Camaro
226 Great Deals out of 30,943 listings starting at $1,217

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD For Sale
6,576 listings starting at $25,400
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 780 listings starting at $21,499
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD For Sale
22 Great Deals out of 762 listings starting at $19,488
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD For Sale
27 Great Deals out of 1,062 listings starting at $14,995
2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 493 listings starting at $10,799

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.