will a 3.9l v6 tranny bolt up to one of the v8 motors that came in the dakotas?

Asked by Oct 20, 2013 at 03:41 PM about the Dodge Dakota

Question type: Car Customization

wanting to switch the motor sixe in my Dakota but having trouble finding the Dakota v8 motors in trucks with 5 speed trannys which is what I have in my v6

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..well the automatic may have intelligence the manual doesn't use/need....so a consideration would be the TCM transmission control module which you must chose wisely~

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I guess I forgot to mention that my tranny in m v6 is a 5 speed, so do you think it would bolt up to a v8 motor the 4.7 or the 5.2l or whatever it is I forget what the bigger one is?

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodge_Dakota

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you never said what year...perhaps you're crossing the generations and incompatible...without knowing what year....cannot know~

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the year of my truck is a 97 im hoping to find a v8 of the same year

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you should be able to bolt the v8 up to your v6 tranny. you need to look for a 5.2 (318) or I would go ahead and look for a 5.9 (360) from a ram if you are going to do a swap. look on www.customdakotas.com for more detailed info to help with the swap.

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the pickNpull or U-pull in your locality will help you get the right stuff~

Another question,,, my dodge is running really crappy, I took it and had a code reader put on it and it was jumping from different cylinders saying they were misfiring. Also while im driving the check engine light is always on, when it turns off I loose all horsepower and end up have to down shift to keep speed and it really misfires then, a couple people told me it was the cam position sensor but I have no clue want some more ideas before I go buying expensive sensors, the truck only has 119,xxx miles but idk what the previous owner could have messed up any suggestions???

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I would check you're distributor cap out for cracks and tightness. . I had mine come loose and also if it is amiss check rotor out also to be sure its not mealted

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Alrite I have a 94 dodge Dakota 4x4 slt v6 magnum I started it up for work today and I was driving two work and I got out of first and a couple of seconds after it switched into second gear it reved up felt lo!e the rear tires bogged and then switched it shifts fine other than that any suggestions mabe a shift solenoid or sticky valves or smpthin more serious than that hope not

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im looking for some info ona v-8 swap i have 1993 dodge dakota 3.9 fivespeed 4x4 i was wondering if a 5.2/5.9 would bolt up to that transmission?

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hey i got a 90 V6 out of a dakota and im looking for a 5 or 6 speed Manual to bolt to the back of it and anyone name off some models that would fit on it? mayby off of a 360 or a 318? also side note why did they stop making the beastly little 340? would make a decent truck motor

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