yj heater system swap? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 08-13-2012, 09:26 PM   #1
Newb
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 7
yj heater system swap?

I have just recently acquired an 87 YJ with the V-6 motor, manual trans. It is currently completely gutted and the body has been removed. I have access to an 89 YJ with the 4 cylinder motor, also manual trans(if relevant) in it. My question is, can I pull the full heating system from the 89 and use it in my 87? I am not sure if there is a difference between systems on the different motors? I never saw the original one for the 87 so I don't know how to tell if it is possible or if I need to look into an electric heater before the winter. Thanks for any help!

8789yj is offline   Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 12:40 AM   #2
Jeeper
 
Tyewilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 551
I'm pretty sure they should be the same between those years. I don't think they made any changes to the heater box through the whole run of yjs. Engine won't matter, although unless it's indeed a V6, you'll get flamed on here pretty quickly for calling an inline 6 a V6.

Tyewilly is offline   Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 12:42 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
Nickabis's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Pdx, Ore.
Posts: 334
The heater box, controls, and dash (except the Speedo and tach) should be the same in the 87 -95 years. If your installing the heater box, I suggest swapping out the heater blower motor with a p/n: PM102 from an auto parts store. It really pushes the air.
Nickabis is offline   Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 12:53 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
0III0forlife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ridgway, Pa.
Posts: 3,828
Images: 6
Yep, they are completely compatible for the swap. And as far as the V6 if it is a true V6 its a Dauntless motor, and the last time they were put in a Jeep vehicle was the early 70's.
0III0forlife is offline   Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 02:34 AM   #5
Newb
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 7
Ok good to know the swap will work. Also it is an inline 6, thanks for the tip. I didn't really think about it as I posted it, I am still new to inline motors. Ill have to pull the other one apart and see what I can salvage from it. Thanks.very much for the quick replies!
8789yj is offline   Quote
Reply

Tags
heater system , heating assembly , heating swap

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:06 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC