If you are skilled or know of a friend that knows their way around then yes it can be done. The main problem we found on a similar switch for a different vehicle is that you will need to get a wiring harness from another similar Jeep that is an original 5 speed. It is time consuming job especially if you do not know what you are doing. So yes it can be done, but don't expect it to be an easy job. :)
I changed my 96 xj from auto to manual i used a 94 wiring harness and trans you have to drill the holes for your slave cylinder but other than that everything is bolt on....i do recommend switching from obd2 computer to obd1 the main harness on the driver side has a 1/4" bolt through the fire wall unbolt it and the computer unhook the brain box from pass side (through the firewall behind motor on pass side) and unhook the wiper harness the obd1 harness hooks on the firewall on driver side and wiper motor and everything else is all engine bay it took 2 of us 4 hours to convert but its well worth it good luck :-)}
I dint think would be considered a improvement on the answer, my experience was that it was real easy with two other people, and the linkage was our issue. My solution was to put a guide pin on the 4x4 linkage below and use a different screw to fasten the linkage itself. The factory screw was not very durable and I ended up changing it twice before i got smart and used a throttle screw that was slightly larger and WAY easier to access and definitely more durable . The only other thing was watching that those same cables didn't get bent at all. that made for sticky shifting and some double clutching. Obviously im not a experienced mech, and i needed some help for sure. Took three of us a relaxed 6 hrs with some follow up adjustments over rthe next week or so.
you can install an automatic transmission, but i wouldn't try one from a v6 unless your motor is a v6 as well
The Cherokee with an automatic has the AW4 transmission.
You can use any SAE certified manual transmission fluid in your 1996 Ford manual transmission. Make sure you use manual transmission fluid and not automatic transmission fluid.
Motorcraft MERCON automatic transmission fluid is used in the 5 - speed manual transmission in a 1996 Ford Explorer
in the transmission
The Haynes manual says the transmission pan bolts should be torqued to 10 ft/lbs.
If it is the same as my Cherokee it will be on the top of the transmission on the driver side right behind where the engine and transmission join.
There isn't one according to my 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Owners Manual. My Jeep has the vehicle system display screen with the green light Jeep. The manual says that there is a reading that can report a problem with the transmission temp, but when my torque converter and then transmission failed there were no indications or lights. It would sit and idle with no codes or lights and not shift into forward gears, reverse only.
The 5 speed manual transaxle takes Motorcraft MERCON automatic transmission fluid ( according to the 1996 Ford Contour owners manual )
look in the owners manual
If you get underneath the jeep you can easily see, if the lines go directly into the bellhousing, then its internal, my jeep has an internal
It is bolted on the back of the engine.
Where do I put the transmission fluid in a 1996 Toyota t100
Motorcraft Mercon Automatic transmission fluid according to the manual ( For the automatic and the manual transaxle / transmission )
The transmission oil line from a 1991 model of a Jeep Cherokee will fit a 1988 model of a Jeep Cherokee because the transmission oil line fits all Cherokee models that were made between 1987 and 1996.
Motorcraft MERCON automatic transmission fluid for the 5 speed manual transmission ( synthetic MERCON with the 7.3 L diesel )
Two sensors in the same part, yes.
The crank sensor mounts to the top of the transmission bell housing on a 1996 Jeep Cherokee.
I put a 99 head and block in an 89.
The manual transmission drain plug is located on the rear of the transmission housing. It is an 8mm hex nut.
Owners manual should have that information in it.