Engine Change up
i have a 97 Dakota but i want to do some upgrades it is a v6 and i was thinking of having the engine switched to something newer and more powerful, what year make and model can i go to as for engine swapping ,? can i put in a v8 from a durango, or a 2000 or higher model Dakota ? what about a dodge 1500 ? ect stuff like that i want to have the engine replaced because this v6 has a weird shimmy in the motor like its trying to stall but it wont, it still runs strong, it gets to 80mph then it will shimmy and chug a bit like its going to stall after 85 to 90 it will stop and pick up speed and drive normally after that , Ive changed the fuel pump that wasn't it i changed the spark plugs that wasent it , so i figure its either the oxygen sensor or a new engine is required
If your looking for something more powerful you can take a v8 out of a durango or dakota up to 2004 should bolt up. Just be careful you habe the 3.9 so the transmission from that will only bolt up to the 5.2L or 5.9L
be carefull with a 5.9 the tranny can handle it but the rt models had a difrent transmission
i have an 2000 dodge dakota 3.9 l engine i want to up grade to a stronger motor ,to a 5.2 l engine 318 what all do i have to do and what year of motor can change out to,thanks john
can anyone help me please
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