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I have a 1998 dodge Dakota 5.2 l that I'm thinking of swapping. ...what years are comparable and with what vehicles ......and how difficult would it be to upgrade to a 5.9l r /t model engine ?

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  • Don Giovanni Apr 15, 2015

    so you are saying that nothing is needed to drop a complete 5.9l engine in ... complete meaning it coming with the flywheel and balancer, everything will bolt up to the automatic transmission, and i don't need any computer changes? and this 5.9 OR 5.2 replacement motor can come from a full any dodge from the years of 98-2001?

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    Jason Larocque Apr 15, 2015

    yes sir i did it in a 98 dodge ram blew the original 318 got another engine and was told it was a 318 landed up being a 360 it bolted up to everything used all the 318 parts minus the external rotating parts and truck still going to this day

  • Don Giovanni Apr 16, 2015

    that's good info.....so now I'm looking for an engine year ranging from 98-2001 and can come from ram trucks and Durango ?

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    Jason Larocque Apr 16, 2015

    yes your tranny will bolt up motor mounts are the same computer just save your engine until your finished with the swap some sensors may have different style connectors and may need some your sensors to put on new engine dodge is notorious for switching plug styles from year to year however your other option is get the 360 and put all your hardware from the 318 on it (intake,exhaust manifolds,accessory brackets power steering alternator ect)

  • Jason Larocque
    Jason Larocque Apr 16, 2015

    and actually i had my original answer backwards the 318 is internally balanced and 360 is externally

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The 360 and 318 are basically the same engine except the 318 is externally balanced and the 360 is internally balanced be sure when you do the swap get the flywheel and comes with the balancer i believe they are the same from 96-01 before they went to the 4.7 engine

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SOURCE: 1992 Dodge Dakota 3.9 liter 5 speed manual

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SOURCE: I have a 1998 Dodge Dakota,dash removal ?

Not much, just remove screws on side of dash, bolts, by steering wheel, and behind ashtray. then it will pull out. Not bad

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