Liberty 242 into XJ?

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Liberty 242 into XJ?

Post by Dest » Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:19 pm

Anyone know if a 242 from an 06 Liberty will go into an XJ? Libertys an Auto, XJ standard. Any differences? Thanks.

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Re: Liberty 242 into XJ?

Post by nitecop » Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:34 am

Don't know. You might be better off just looking for a 242 out of a XJ. although I'd think most Man trans XJs would have a 231.
I just happen to have a 242 out of a 90 Auto trans 4.0L XJ.
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Re: Liberty 242 into XJ?

Post by smccollamjr » Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:39 am

I'm pretty sure all XJs with a manual trans came with a 231 from the factory, but I think I saw a write-up on NAXJA where someone installed a 242 with an AX-15.
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Re: Liberty 242 into XJ?

Post by tupton » Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:12 am

You'll be better off to stay away from the 242 and get a 231. Much more aftermarket support.
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Re: Liberty 242 into XJ?

Post by Dest » Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:26 am

I'd prefer to have full time 4wd as an option for what I plan to do with the rig (dd/weekend wheeler). That and I enjoy driving quickly in snow. :bigthumb: Planned on getting a 242 somewhere down the line anyways and saw that Lifted was selling one and I'll be in that area. More of just a curiosity as to if it can be done.

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Re: Liberty 242 into XJ?

Post by highlandercj-7 » Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:32 am

The Libby t case ought to bring a good $$ to resale if you can get it cheap. XJ 242's are a dime a dozen so to speak. It'd be easier to get one out of a XJ and use it. I'm with you I prefer a 242 over a 231 on a DD/Street wheeler. I was happy to see my ZJ had a 242. I have seen more broken 231's than 242's.

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Re: Liberty 242 into XJ?

Post by ICFcrawler » Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:24 pm

i belive there is a difference if one is a manuel and ones an auto they are different the studs are diferent tried that once

tried taking a 242 out and putting a dana 300 and u have to watch the slpines
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Re: Liberty 242 into XJ?

Post by blue94yj » Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:34 am

The liberty 242 doesn't have a pick up for the speedo. The liberty gets the speedo reading from the rear axle so I don't think it would work.

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Re: Liberty 242 into XJ?

Post by smccollamjr » Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:47 am

highlandercj-7 wrote:...I have seen more broken 231's than 242's.
Probably because there are more 231's being wheeled. :wink:
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Re: Liberty 242 into XJ?

Post by XRKJ » Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:45 pm

The Liberty used a couple different autos and they only used manuals in the four cyls.Not many of those around.The input shaft is unique to the Liberty so you'd have to change it.Not worth the effort IMO.
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Re: Liberty 242 into XJ?

Post by jcbll95 » Sat Nov 07, 2009 6:03 pm

Ive seen a few v6 manuals but the biggest problem is that there is no speedo drive on a liberty, it uses a tone ring in the rear end.
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