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Old 11-20-2009, 07:11 AM   #1
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Transmission Swap

Hello everyone,
I have a 2000 Jeep Wrangler 4.0 with a manual transmission, and i would like to know if it is possible to replace it with an automatic transmission from a Jeep Cherokee? If yes, which year models, and which Transmission?
Plus, what are the extra parts i need to buy?

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Old 11-20-2009, 09:56 AM   #2
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An automatic from about the same year Wrangler yes but the cherokee tranny will not work.

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Old 11-20-2009, 12:31 PM   #3
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I would gladly swap you trannys except for the distance and mounting a clutch would be a PITA.
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Old 11-20-2009, 12:37 PM   #4
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Cherokee trans will work just fine. Not a bolt in affair but easy to do. perfect write up already done too.

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Old 11-20-2009, 01:15 PM   #5
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X2, the 4-speed AW4 from a Cherokee is a very popular swap for the TJ. It's not a bolt-in swap but neither is it that difficult as shown in the above link from Jeepsr4m. I helped install one into a TJ that competed in the King of the Hammers event last year, it's that good of a transmission.

The easy bolt-in automatic tranny swap is the 32RH 3-speed auto out of a '97 to '02 TJ with the 4.0L. I did that swap two years ago and it can be done in a weekend.
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Old 11-20-2009, 01:52 PM   #6
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Okay i just found someone who wants to exchange his auto tranny for a manual one, but, the transmission shop wants 800$ just for swapping my transmission. isn't that too much?
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:37 PM   #7
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An automatic from about the same year Wrangler yes but the cherokee tranny will not work.
Yeah I guess I should have said it is not a direct bolt rather than will not work huuhh!!!
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Old 11-20-2009, 11:51 PM   #8
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is this a direct boltin if you already have the three speed trans. all i want is the extra gear.
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Old 11-21-2009, 10:59 AM   #9
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No. Anyway you look at it this is a very complex tranny swap for the AW4 into the wrangler and no matter what trans you have in your wrangler now it is not going to be a direct bolt in unless somebody has done this upgrade on it before you got it.

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