Can you put a computer from a 99 dodge 1500 into a 98 dodge 1500

Asked by May 27, 2017 at 07:11 PM about the 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT 4WD Standard Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My truck has been shutting off while
driving and I've been losing power
steering. I took it in and had a diagnostic
test on it and they said more than likely the
computer is going, I need some help?

4 Answers

73,865

You loose power steering because the engine shuts down. The computer will probably work if the plugins are the same.

Best Answer Mark helpful

Would I need to take the 99 computer to the dealership and have it recoded?

73,865

You may have too, but if it has the same numbers on the sticker, you may not have too. You could just try it first.

73,865

Its best that the computer you get controls the same size engine and transmission as what is in your vehicle.

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