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Troy
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10/22/2012
23:39:18

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I'm looking to replace the engine in my 2000 4x4 regular cab Dakota. It has a 5.9 360 engine. I was wondering what engine will be a direct fit other than a Dakota. Will a Durango or Ram truck engine fit without having to change ecu and harness? I'm looking to do an easy swap without having to do to many mods to make another engine work. Someone local told me I have to count the teeth on a shaft to see what engine I have.I didn't really understand what he was trying to explain. Can I tell from the vin which engine will work?



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10/23/2012
07:14:36

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Any 5.9 from '99 to '03 ought to work. You use the
same pcm and harness that's in the truck you have
now. Your "local" is confusing the 5.9 with the
4.7. Pay no attention to him.



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10/23/2012
08:20:46

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Thanks. It will be alot easier to find a good uesd Ram 5.9 than having to get one from a Dakota.



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4/02/2013
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I have a 97 dakota with a magnum 5.2/318. will an early to late 70's 318 block replace my existing block?



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4/02/2013
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I have a 97 dakota with a magnum 5.2/318. will an early to late 70's 318 block replace my existing block?



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4/02/2013
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Yes it will as long as you use the same intake manifold



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9/09/2013
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Will a 2000 (dakota) 5.9 engine / trans fit in a 2001 dakota that was originally equipped with a 4.7 litre? Will the engine harness and wiring need to swapped to make the conversion work or will the 4.7 harness work?
My son "DODGED" a deer and rolled a nice 2000 dakota quad-cab. I found a good deal on a 2001 quad cab minus the motor and trans.
They are both 4 wheel drive.
Thanks



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10/02/2013
20:10:40

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First any 93-01 360 block will be the same. The
RAM engine is just fine its the oil pan that you
will need to swap. Any emissions and electrical
will need to be reused in your truck.

Late 70's, no thats an LA block and not
interchangeable with the 93 and up Magnum block.

No a 5.9 is not going into a truck that has a 4.7
period. Bell housing is not the same don't
bother.

Mike,
m.colantuoni@hotmail.com



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10/09/2013
17:54:13

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I have a 97 Dakota, 3.9L v6 4x4, and want to swap to a v8.
Which year models will fit? What all do I need to replace?



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10/09/2013
17:55:44

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I have a 97 Dakota, 3.9L v6 4x4, and want to swap to a v8.
Which year models will fit? What all do I need to replace?



kyle cox
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11/04/2013
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Hi I have a 1990 Dakota 3.9 v6 auto 2wd and I have a 1988 d-
100 5.2 318 auto 2wd would it swap out with the 3.9 and if so
can you give me some info on what I would have to do thanks
kyle



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11/06/2013
18:46:19

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The V6 to V8 swap will require adding two wires into your existing harness to connect the two new injectors. The Green/Orange is common to all injectors so splice into that for the common. I found another harness from a V8 but after laying it out next to mine I found there were many different connectors and it would be easier to just add the extra injectors into the PCM connector. You will definitely need the PCM from the same year V8 and B&G Chrysler can help with that part if it needs programming and such. Same as above 93-01 360 blocks will be the same and share the same manifolds as a 318 which may be a better match for that V6 transmission. 318's were quite common in V8 4X4's and have plenty of power. Also get the throttle cable from a V8 and make sure you have a oil pan from a Dakota V8 so it will clear the cross member. Expect to make a heater hose longer and get the fan shroud from a V8 as well. The accessories are the same and will swap over and keep all emission related gear in your truck. If you need more information m.colantuoni@hotmail.com
Mike,



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11/12/2013
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i have a 96 dakota just did a v6 to v8 swap have the
1994 magnum 318 but wont run off the computer , was
wondering if i can switch this engine to carb or if
not will an older style la 318 still bolt to my 2wd
5spd trans?



brianna
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12/23/2013
16:53:23

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want to switch my 92 318 to a carb intake will it work



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1/31/2014
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I have a 2002 dodge dakota. I blew the bottom end
and can not find another 4.7 anywhere! Is there any
other engine that will fit?



dylan powers
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2/20/2014
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i have a 03 dodge durango with a 4.7 but i want to
put a 5.9 in will it fit and if not what would i
have to do to make it fit?



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3/27/2014
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I have a 1993 Dodge Dakota Magnum V-6 (3.9). Will
this engine work in any other Dodge trucks. If so,
what year models, and what vehicles.



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5/18/2014
19:33:44

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I have a 2000 Dakota with a 3.9 magnum, will an engine from a 91 dodge Dakota fit that is also a 3.9. Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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5/19/2014
21:16:52

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I have a a 97 ram 1500 magnum with a blown motor....what
year blocks will fit...I realize I may need to swap
intakes...what about manifolds? Also will all other
connections work or connect? I'm looking at a 99
motor...advice please....



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5/19/2014
21:25:48

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I have a a 97 ram 1500 magnum with a blown motor....what
year blocks will fit...I realize I may need to swap
intakes...what about manifolds? Also will all other
connections work or connect? I'm looking at a 99
motor...advice please....



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