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Old 04-10-2013, 09:05 PM   #1
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4 spd (3spd with overdrive) auto trans in a TJ 97-02?

Looking for some help on this one. Have you or know someone who put a 4spd (3spd with overdrive) auto trans in a TJ 97-02?

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Old 04-10-2013, 09:13 PM   #2
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most people do the AW4 swap out of an XJ. I can't imagine anyone would actually swap to a 42RLE.

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Old 04-10-2013, 09:17 PM   #3
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most people do the AW4 swap out of the an XJ. I can't imagine anyone would actually swap to a 42RLE.

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Thanks, I'll read through Stu's article.
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Change of plans. Going with the Teraflex Low 231 HD Transfer Case.
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Is there any difference in the Aw-4 tranny in the XJ compared to the one in the Cherokee?
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Is there any difference in the Aw-4 tranny in the XJ compared to the one in the Cherokee?
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One and the same, a Cherokee is an XJ.
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I'm curious...

Is the AW-4 different than what I have in my 97 automatic? And would it be wise to look for one since I have 130k miles on her?
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I'm curious...

Is the AW-4 different than what I have in my 97 automatic? And would it be wise to look for one since I have 130k miles on her?
If your '97 Automatic is a Wrangler, then yes your 32RH 3-speed automatic and the AW4 4-speed automatic that only comes in Cherokees and Grand Cherokees are totally different types of transmissions.

If you are thinking your automatic is a 4-speed due to a third slight additional drop in RPMs you can feel/hear once you reach cruising speeds, that is caused by the torque converter locking up which drops the engine RPMs by about 150.
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Would it be worthwhile to change it out to an AW-4?
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:40 PM   #10
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Because my TJ is a daily driver and for various other reasons, I am going to do the AW4 swap into my TJ. I had a 1994 Cherokee Sport and loved the I-6 and the Auto tranny. Stu's article was very helpful and complete in what has to be done. By year's end I might have a nice 5 speed to sell.
Jerry, Thanks for all the help you give on this forum!
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