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CAN I SWAP MY 2003 3.7L V6 ENGINE TO A 2003 5.9L V8 ENGINE? WHAT TROUBLES WILL I RUN INTO TRYING TO ACHIEVE THIS?

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The ECM will not be able to control the new motor so that will have to be replaced. Most likely any gauges connected to the engine condition will not work either. You could go to another V6 but not to a V8. The vehicle computer would not know how to control the timing. It is likely the transmission will not be interchangeable with the V8 as well.

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Alot....you need a differnty tranny, a different wiring harnes and computer, different front end springs and shocks.

youe better off to get a new motor if yours is bad.

save yourself ALOT of money and headaches

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