Have 2006 Dakota 4x4 with 6 speed manual transmission 4.7 motor. Wanting to know if I do motor swap which motors will have same bolt pattern to keep 6 speed trans

Asked by Jun 27, 2015 at 08:25 PM about the 2006 Dodge Dakota SLT 2dr Club Cab 4WD SB

Question type: General

wanting to put bigger motor in 06 dakota Have 4.7 now but want to keep 6 speed manual
trans. Do any other motors match bolt pattern

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A 5.7 or 5.9 should bolt in, since both of those engines have been used in the past in Dakotas. Just make certain that you have all the proper parts including flywheel, pressure plate, clutch assembly, throw-out bearing, etc. and can get it hooked up to the vehicle's computer properly if necessary. I don't think f you'll need an adapter kit for the tranny. I have plans to put a 5.7 in my 2002 4x4, but it will be backed up by an 8 speed auto.

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