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Old 03-27-2013, 09:16 PM   #1
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2010 wrangler x 3.8L engine swap

Hi all, newbie here I have a question, and mods, feel free to move it if I am in the wrong forum.

My son has a 2010 wrangler x with a 3.8L engine that needs to be replaced. He has a manual transmission. I found a good used one from a wrecker and I sent him the VIN to confirm it would be a match, he assured me it would. My son picked up the motor and his mechanic says it can't be swapped because it came from a jeep with an automatic tranny and the wiring harness and other components don't match.

Called the wrecker and he says B.S. they are identical???

Can anyone give me some advice, referrences, anything that I can show the wrecker to get my $ back or fire my son's mechanic. lol

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Old 03-28-2013, 02:43 PM   #2
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I just did a swap on my 2008 with an auto trans- when I found the engine I bought I didn't even ask which tranny it had, nor did my mechanic. I don't know if we just got lucky, but it bolted right in and runs fine.

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Old 03-28-2013, 05:06 PM   #3
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Well you had a 50/50 chance of getting it right, sounds like you got lucky tho, I called 4 different jeep dealerships and they all say they are not compatible. I would just like to find a solid reference so that I can fax this guy the proof.

Thanks for your reply, glad it worked out for you.
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:38 PM   #4
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Just curious but it is only 2/3 years old..Isn't the engine and drive train still under warranty???
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:38 AM   #5
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dealership says water in the intake and therefore not covered
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:47 AM   #6
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dealership says water in the intake and therefore not covered
have you tried making an insurance claim? a buddy of mine got a brand new motor for the price of his deductible.
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:14 PM   #7
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I never thought of an insurance claim, wouldn't they tell me they same thing as the dealership? ..... water in engine, off roading, tough luck

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