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5/27/2014
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6/26/2014
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I have a 93 dakota that I am re-doing because of rust.The truck has 265,00 on it, Motor, trans 130.00.Just found a real nice 99 dakota with knocking engine, with a auto. I would like to put the 93 engine,trans..stick,t case in the 99.I am sure that I will have to change out the pcm and wires is there any other problems that I may run into.going to check the 99 out this Saturday. Thanks Ron



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9/16/2014
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hey there i have a 95 dodge ram v-6 (3.9l)2wd and a 4x4 dodge ram 5.2l v8 both magnums and was wondering if the v8 transmission will bolt up to the v6?



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10/20/2014
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Can I put an 2000 dodge dakota rt engine and
dash in my 2000 dodge dakota slt with the 4.7
and just buy a ram trans could all this swap



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10/22/2014
20:25:34

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The dash is exactly the same. Yes you could put in
the 5.9 but you'd need to replace the transmission,
PCM, and the wiring harness. Things like the power
steering pump, etc., are also different. If you
have a parts truck it can be done.

RT and SLT are just option packages, nothing
special.





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1/17/2015
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I have an 01dakota club cab with 4.7. AWD and 4 WD. What
would be my options on an motor swap. Want to get away
from 4.7. A few simple changes would be fine to do. Thanks



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1/17/2015
20:40:31

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A 4.7 is the easiest. If you want the 3.9 or 5.9
you'll need to change the transmission too. The
wiring harnesses are different, you'll have some
modifications to the cluster - for the mechanical
PRNDL and of course a new PCM. You could put in the
5.2 - you'll have to find a PCM for it.

Anything can really be put in. It depends upon how
much you want to spend.



ShaneWilliams
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2/03/2015
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I found a whole truck.1996 Dodge Ram with a 318. Is this to
early of a year to work without to many headaches? Should I
use a closer year? It will fit but what wireing problems will I
encounter ? Being its AWD. Like I mentioned I do have the
whole truck so I can use the harness from the 96 . Any heads
up is appreciated. Thanks



Shane william
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2/03/2015
18:37:09

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Sorry I'm the guy with the2001 dakota AWD.. Wanting to get
away from the 4.7. If anyone can give me a descent list of
engines and years of any male model that will work with the
fewest headaches. Thanks again



AandPDan
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2/03/2015
20:21:42

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Shane,

The only engine that will give you the fewest
headaches is the 4.7. It is substantially
different from the 2.5, 3.9, and 5.9 which are the
only other engines that came with this truck.

The harnesses in the '96 are not compatible. '01
and up use what is called a PCI data bus, one
wire. Prior to that it was CCD, 2 wire. You
can't use the '96 computer either.

You also won't find a PCM to fit the truck. You'd
have to use one from a 5.9 but the fuel/timing
won't be optimum.

Then there is the transmission issue.

What's the problem with the 4.7?



Shane william
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2/03/2015
22:11:38

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Problem with the4.7 is price,price,price. Everything seems to
be $2000 or more with the miles being over 100,000. Found
one for $150 with bad head gasket but then I priced the timing
set at orielly auto for 519.99 and head gasket set at 164.99.
Just ridiculous. And I read a lot about Pistons thru the block
and etc. motor I have has 140,000 with a rod knock. Granted I
got truck thru a barter that only cost me 350. Guess I just feel
better having A motor that isn't a sohc. Had explorer with same
timing and didn't have luck with that motor either. Maybe I just
need to stop buying crap off of Craigslist. LOL. I have roughly
a 1000 I can spend on a motor and whatever else needs to go
with it give or take a Hundo or two. Ya 4.7 would be great to
put back in making it a lot easier but just can't bear to pay that
much for an engine that I don't know what it's been thru. My
momma always said if it weren't for bad luck I wouldn't have
none at all. Lol. So if you can point me on another direction or
better yet a cheaper 4.7 I'd send ya a xmas card next
Christmas. I am at the moment without wheels and need a
speedy path to get on the road. Truck is in very nice condition.
And would like to keep but I'm honestly thinking of taking the
1500 I got offered and buying a neon or something so I can
have some wheels. Thanks for any input you have to offer me
to help me with y speedy recovery. HAVE 4.7 FOR CHEAP ?
WILL TRAVEL. LMAO



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2/03/2015
22:20:03

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What year is your truck shane



Shane william
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2/03/2015
23:28:48

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its a 2001 Dakota quad cab. AWD. With the obvious 4.7.
Automatic.



Shane william
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2/05/2015
19:47:06

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So if I were to use a 5.2 in place of my 4.7 I should be looking
for years 99-03? And would need to use tranamission from the
5.2.? And the computer? And there would be the issue with
PRND? And what about the throttle body? Would I need to do
something with that? Any other problems I would need to deal
with changing it over to 5.2? I would like to do a 5.9. Same
issues with that as far as the 5.2? What exactly would I need
to do to change over to 5.9? Thanks



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2/05/2015
21:53:35

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If you want the 5.9 that would be the easiest
because it came in the '01 and the 5.2 did not.
You could use a 5.9 PCM with the 5.2 but the fuel
curves will be "off."

Your PCM has to be from '01 and up. Earlier
models used a different (non-compatible) computer
bus. You can't use the 4.7 PCM with any other
engine.

Use the throttle body off of the "new" engine.
You may need to change throttle/cruise control
cables.

PRNDL is electronic and based on the range sensor
in the transmission. It should not be an issue.
You will need to find an appropriate transmission
- you can't use the 45RFE (from the 4.7).

The front differential mounts are different on the
4.7. You will need wiring harnesses from a 5.9
truck.

If you had a parts truck it is doable.

Anything is doable, with time, effort, and money.







Shane william
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2/05/2015
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does the 5.9 need to come out of dakota to work easier or will
the Durango 5.9 and trans work? Or ram 5.9 and trans work
also. Thanks again for the info it's coming in handy.



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2/05/2015
22:25:21

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The engines are the same. You'll need a
transmission for a 4wd though. A Durango is
comparable to a Dakota. The Ram is different.




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2/07/2015
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okay I found a 99 Dakota 4wd with the 5.2. Just so I'm not
spending money for no reason.... This motor will fit in my 2001
Dakota slt AWD/4wd. It has all I need to change over. Will it
mount up with my AWD then?



AandPDan
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2/07/2015
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The front end is different. That's a Dana front end in the '99 while your '01 uses a Dodge C205F. It should not be a big issue though.

You will still need to find a PCM, the one in the '99 won't work with your '01 truck. Again, try one from a 5.9.

Best case, you'd find an '01 parts truck with the 5.9.




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3/29/2015
21:34:11

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I have a 2001 4.7 dodge dakota with 176 thousand miles with
blowed head gaskets, how high in year can I go that will fit my
same trans
. Would love to fit compleat engine around 2010r smith
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