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

1,515

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 people found this helpful.
3,465

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 people found this helpful.
615

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:

Grand Cherokee

Looking for a Used Grand Cherokee in your area?

CarGurus has 78,742 nationwide Grand Cherokee listings starting at $900.

ZIP:

Jeep Grand Cherokee Experts

  • #1
    inuevafreak
    Reputation
    2,260
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,110
  • #3
    thejeepdoctor
    Reputation
    2,090
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Cherokee
540 Great Deals out of 71,100 listings starting at $1,450
Used Jeep Wrangler
210 Great Deals out of 14,997 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Explorer
884 Great Deals out of 70,422 listings starting at $1,275
Used Toyota 4Runner
240 Great Deals out of 33,616 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
662 Great Deals out of 38,329 listings starting at $995
Used Ford F-150
2,362 Great Deals out of 199,220 listings starting at $1,300
Used Ford Mustang
296 Great Deals out of 39,978 listings starting at $1,312
Used Chevrolet Camaro
259 Great Deals out of 27,088 listings starting at $2,900

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 4,251 listings starting at $25,038
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 575 listings starting at $20,000
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 407 listings starting at $18,900
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD For Sale
53 Great Deals out of 1,583 listings starting at $13,500
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 464 listings starting at $12,400

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.