August 22, 2009I might be pulling the v6 for a v8 swap on my 03. I really haven't looked into anything yet, so I figured I'd just start asking here. Can I use the same transmission? Any tips or suggestions?
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August 22, 2009Everything depends on which V8 you wanna go with..... you have a 3.9 so the easiest swap will be to a 5.2 or 5.9. The trans will work fine, and if you get the V8 from a 01-03 truck the only thing you will need other than the motor is the PCM. The wiring harness is the same except for 2 more injectors. All the sensors will be the same, all the accessories will also be the same.
August 22, 2009I done a V-8 in my 93 Dakota Sport 4x4. I removed the 3.9 ltre and installed a 5.2 ltre, and it bolted right up, and everything was in line. The cruise still worked, the a/c is located in the same place so I used what was connected to the truck, the exheust even lined up! I had a donor truck, so I pulled the motor with all the wiring and vac lines intact. Pulled the ecm also. 2 days later I was impressed with the power difference! Very easy swap...
August 22, 2009the 5.2 or 5.9 will bolt right up to my auto transmission?