swapping a 318 into a 4.7


Asked by Nov 29, 2014 at 06:17 PM about the 2002 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT 4WD Standard Cab SB

Question type: Car Customization

I have 2002 dakota 4wh dr automatic.The motor blew on my stock 4.7 and i DO NOT want
to put another 4.7 in it do to the problems they have (timing chain &guides go bad,head
gaskets etc.)I want to know if anyone has put a 318 (5.2 or 5.9)360 in a dakota.I mean i
obviously know it can be done and im not worried about swingin the engines,my concern
and question is,arent all the electronics different? Intake,exhaust manifolds etc.I do not
wanna change out wire harnesses and every friggin other item including the ones i havent
mentioned....PLEASE HELP!!!!!!

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you will have to change out the transmission, cooling system and all wiring and everything else. nothing is compatible between the 4.7 and the 5.2/5.9.

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Yeah i figured as much,appreciate the response madmopar!!!!!!

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What about the pcm, tcm, fcm, and will the Trans bolt to the rear


will 1999, 5.2 engine Durango Dodge fit a 2002 Dakota Dodge SLT. right now it has a 7.4 engine in the Dakota


I have 2002 4.7 engine Dakota Dodge, blow the engine. will 5.2 engine from a 1999 Durango Dodge fit. with much work to put in .

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Richard Hagen

Swapping the 5.2 to a 4.7 truck is somewhat easy and a pain all at once...before you start anything find a doner truck and I mean a complete running untouched truck. That will have 95% of the total swap in it... Once that's found pull out everything nicely keeping all you need to swap including driveshafts from te 5.2.....then pull everything from the 4.7 since nothen can be reused. Engine,trans, transfer case( if it's 4wd) and drive shaft( but keep aside for later), also pull wiring, cooling... Once both trucks are all pulled your going to either need to weld or hae some motor mounts made to match the 5.2 to the 4.7 frame mounts.. Once that's done the rest is pretty much easy. Just drop and bolt in. Then hook up everything piece by piece... Once you get tithe drive shafts use the shafts from the 4.7 buy the yokes from the 5.2 and get new u joints.


I have a 1998 dodge Durango I need a transmission what is compatable

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