What motors are compatible with the 2000 Jeep grand cherokee limited 4.7 v8?


Asked by Jun 01, 2015 at 05:31 AM about the 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My engine blew in my 2000 jeep grand Cherokee limited 4.7 v8. I took it to a mechanic and he put a motor from a 2001 dodge Durango in it. Also a 4.7 v8, but my jeep will not start and the mechanic just went out of business and gave my car back. Can anyone tell me if the 2001 motor is even compatible with my 2000 jeep. some of the info I read says 99-00 only can be interchanged, others say 99-04. Thanks!

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It should work, it is possible that he left something unplugged or missed a ground, there any number of things that it could be but I don't think the engine is one of them.

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Check the timing. The firing order is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2. Fuel pressure should be 49 psi. You may want to take down your VIN # and cross check it with the dealer. I read that they introduced the 4.7 HO engine in 2001 for Jeep, but they put some of them on the 2000's as well. See if your old engine was a straight 4.7 or the 4.7 HO (High Output).

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I know this post is old but the same happened to me i put a 04 durango engine on my 2000 jeep grand Cherokee and the same thing happened i couldn't figure it out. The ecu gave me a code wich was apparently the cam sensor but i check the sensor and it was fine checked the crank sensor same thing checked the compression 180 psi left head 170 right head, it was fine , fule pressure 60 psi it was fine plus i checked the timing chains alot of times and nothing, i had spark as well so then i i took a look at my old engine and i notice that the right cam sproket striker wheel patern was different and suddenly it made sense. the striker wheels are completely different but the sprokes are the same 30 teeth so i replace the right cam sproket and the wheel located inside the crank case the one bolted on the crankshaft unfortunately ull have to remove the crankshaft in order to replace that wheel . after i did all that car started right away

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