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    Posted: Sep/07/2018 at 12:29pm
what would be a good year jeep to remove engine and transmission, for a engine swap for my 69 Rambler to replace the 199 engine and air cooled auto transmission it will stay automatic so no need to suggest anything straight drive, the reason I ask have ran across a 1995 2 wheel drive with a automatic transmission, I know it's a 4.0 but don't know what brand transmission and not crazy about fuel injection I'm just looking now I know the 199 and air cooled auto will carry it just fine had at one time a chevy II with a 194 engine and air cooled auto and drove it over 50 miles a day to and from work interstate all the way but that was in the late 70's and early 80's when you can find parts in salvage yards around where I live.
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Transission depends on the donor vehicle,
1995 2wd would have to be an XJ Cherokee or a ZJ Grand Cherokee

XJ = Ansin Warner AW4
ZJ = Mopar 4spd Auto 

I personally have had much better luck with AW4's than Mopar 4spd auto's.
71 Javelin AMX P-code Go pac 360/4spd/3.91's
was Green/green now T/A red w/blk leather

88,89&98 Jeeps
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The auto trans has it's own computer and can be made to work without EFI. Personally I'd use the EFI, but you don't have to. EFI isn't hard to get working. I recommend you pull the entire wire harness from the Jeep and use it in front of the Rambler, pull the Rambler harness. You might have to change a few connectors and wire lengths for lights and such, but you have a much newer harness. Not to hard to splice into the harness where it goes into the car. I cut mine about 18" from the firewall, then used a wiring diagram to ID all the wires. On the Jeep side pull the plug from the firewall, don't cut it, then use a pin-out from the Jeep service manual to ID the wires. Just splice like things together, then work on the rest. There's only a few extras, like the check engine light and some of the accessories and 4x4 items that aren't used. New cars are wired for everything instead of having 2-3 different harnesses or sub harnesses like the old ones did.
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