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Old 01-26-2014, 10:00 PM   #1
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anybody know about the computer???

im helpin a friend out on her jeep n finally diagnosed it down to the computer.. but were havin a hell of a time even findin one around here. ..for the exact model computer thats in the jeep right now, the computers ID'd with a bunch of number three of which r important, 832 and 838, its out of a 95 4wd auto does anybody know if these computers are interchangeable or what the differences are even.. i dont think its the auto/manual or engine difference because im finding the "828" computer everwhere n out of autos and manuals n with both engine options.
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:35 PM   #2
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The computer is not interchangeable. It has to match all the parameters of the vehicle for it to work...i.e....95, auto, etc.. if you was a plug and play computer, as much as I hate dealing with them, You can take it to Auto Zone, and they can hook into it and tell you exactly what it is, what it's parameters are, and a new 1 through them is around $300.

If you are searching for one in a salvage yard, the year, the engine size and the trans and all the options in the jeep (Doesn't have to be a YJ) have to match for the CPU to work with her motor.

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Old 01-28-2014, 09:01 AM   #3

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Could very well be different on the Jeeps, BUT when the ignition driver crapped out in my 2001 Dodge, I pulled a CPU from a '99 Dodge at the salvage, slapped it in & it popped right off. All parameters were the same less the year.

These Jeeps are OBD1 however & that might be a completely different ballgame.
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:44 PM   #4
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I just put a computer from a 1995 yj 4 cyl. standard into my 1993 yj 4 cyl. standard and it works ok. If you find one that is out of a yj with the same engine and tranny and within a few years apart, it may work for you as it did for me.
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