I need to replace the 4.7 liter engine in my 2002 Dakota. Can I substitute another engine?

Asked by Jan 30, 2016 at 06:09 PM about the Dodge Dakota

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The head gasket blew in my 2002 4.7 Dakota engine. These are expensive engines for some reason. Can I replace it with any other engine, preferably a hemi? If not, where can I find a replacement engine? What size engine will replace the 4.7? This Dakota is my most favorite truck I have owned. If I cannot replace the engine with a re-manufactured one I will have to buy another truck.

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I'm finding the 4.7L Re-manufactured long block which is what you would want, for $3000. There are a lot of different places to order one from. Just so you know you would need to know if your motor is a 16 tooth or a 32 tooth Crank Wheel, otherwise known as a Ring Tone.

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If it is just head gaskets why not just fix it.

240,000 miles and the mechanic says the heads are bad also. Even if not, when you replace head gaskets on an engine that old, it increases pressure in another area, causing another gasket to fail and thereby resulting in a leak. It might even result in a mechanical failure.

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It makes it an oil burner.

I think that is the gist of what I said. Still, this is the favorite truck i have ever owned other than the 64 Ford 292 with the electric overdrive. I need an engine replacement.

Come on people! Surely you can help me find a re manufactured engine for less than 3 grand!

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http://accurateengines.com/remanufactured- engines/chrysler/47-engine/ http://www.powertrainproducts.net/dodge-4-7-engine-p/1.htm And you can also try E-bay

hi Jeff i have a 4.7 with 1001.00 if that interest you. its still in truck you can hear it run.

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