It will be hard to have a mechanically controlled engine in a newer vehicle. The sensors all send their info to the PCM and it in turn controls the air/fuel, timing, spark etc. What problems have you had and what mods are you running?
You mean electronically uncontrolable... Thank you the 10 pm show is compleatly different than the 1pm show. Make sure you take care of your waitreese. Good night omaha!!!desertfox1 said:The 42RLE transmission is electronically controlled too...
There shouldn't be any problem bolting up. Controlling the 42RLE with the 2000 era controls is another issue. BTW, the 2000 on up have distributorless ignition, which is very nice, 1999 and older have distributors with rotor/cap/wires to worry about.toecutter1978 said:Ok thanks I guess I should stay with the oldest year I can get. Anybody think there would be an issue with the 42RLE transmission bolting up to a 2000 4.0?
Start with a CJ or YJ chassis and you'll be thousands of dollars ahead. The TJ was the first digital Jeep even though it doesn't look like it. Just look at the number of things in Chapter 8 of your FSM that end in the words "Control Module". Your drive to replace all of the microprocessors and digital circuitry will require you to replace most of the powertrain (you can keep the axles and driveshafts once you get the lockers under full manual control), all of the vehicle wiring harness, and then you will end up with a collection of barely functional work-arounds for not having the various digital gimmicks. NOBODY makes a kit for what you desire because it would cost more than having a complete spare Jeep. Even if you succeed it will only be after the afore-mentioned years of frustration over a non-running "hanger queen" that was formerly a working Jeep.toecutter1978 said:Thanks for the response. Your welcome, I enjoy serving. I do plan on retiring here, around in Texas. I just want to simplify my rig. I don't have cool electronic gadgets wired into my Jeep because I believe if it can't get wet and dirty it doesn't belong in it. The few electric add on I have are just a few lights ran by relays. I really enjoy my rig and I think my problem is I try to fix things before they are issues, like on the trail.