Can my 2003 dodge Dakota v6 motor be dropped into a 2002 v8 durango

Asked by Jul 09, 2016 at 08:16 AM about the 2002 Dodge Durango R/T 4WD

Question type: Car Customization

I'm thinking of buying this 2002 durango that has a
bad rod knock and was wondering is it possible to
drop my 2003 dodge Dakota v6 motor into the
durango and if motor will bolt up to the trans in the
durango???? Anyone know if this is possible

3 Answers


The transmission will match..Don't waste your time. buy the correct V8 engine if you want to repair the '02 Durango or drive the '03 V6 Dakota. LOTS of work but anything can be done.

Don't have money for new engine probly gonna fix it hopeing the v8 is just a rod bearing needing replaced


the ECM wouldn't be compatible it would only work on another v8 engine.

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