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Engine sounds like a Mac Truck on my 2001 Dodge dakota 4.7

My engine began to overheat and it sounded like a diesel engine, then it died. I took it to a mechanic and without looking at it he quoted me $5000.00 to replace the engine. Can it be fixed without replacing the engine?

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Engine can be overhauled but will take about 2 weeks. avg cost is appx 2500.00 but still a lot cheaper than long block replacement.probably not hurt to get a couple of estimates to rebuild rather than replace.

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