The Jeep Comanche (MJ) was essentially a compact, 2 door pickup truck
version of the XJ Jeep Cherokee SUV. It was a unibody vehicle, an oddity
for a pickup truck.
Comanche was sold from 1986 until 1992, shortly after Chrysler
purchased AMC. The conventional wisdom at the time was that Chrysler
wanted to focus sales on the more popular Dodge Dakota rather than the
The MJ came with the AMC 2.5L I4 engine standard and the GM 2.8L
V6 optionally in '86. The AMC 4.0L I6 was introduced in 1987. Some
models were available with the 2.1 L Renault Diesel I4.
The AX-5 and BA 10/5 were used with the I4 and V6. The BA 10/5 was
discontinued in 1989 and the AX-15 was used with the 4.0L I6.
Information on automatic transmissions will be added later.
The NP-207 was used until 1987, after it the NP-231 was used.
The NP-207 and NP-231 are the Command-Trac transfer cases. The
other transfer cases will be added later.
The Dana 30 was used as the front axle in the MJ.
The Dana 35c is the axle most commonly found in the rear of the MJ.
The Dana 44 was optional in some models with the "metric ton" package.
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