can i put a motor out of a 2001 dodge ram sport 1500 4x4 into a 1998 dodge ram 1500 4x4

Asked by kmhlavka Nov 13, 2014 at 01:02 PM about the 1998 Dodge RAM 1500 ST Club Cab 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the motor is out of a 2001 dodge ram sport 1500 4x4 automatic. i need to put it in a 1998
dodge ram 1500 4x4 automatic

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hi I tried to look up the info you are asking about but the web site I use is down..... what size engine is it?...the only issue that I think there might be is that the two different years use two different control modules and that the tone wheels (fly wheel and cam gear) might be different ...I had another web site that I can not find that is used to tell what engines can be swapped with what year vehicles ...I know they have at my place of work so I will check and get back to you tomorrow

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Yes, if its the same set up you will have a direct fit. If you're going from a 5.2 to a 5.9 you will need the ECM to go with it, otherwise it is just a matter of a different stroke between the 5.2 and the 5.9, so going up or down in size will work perfectly, and have the ECM from the larger/smaller engine going in or you might have a truck that runs like doo doo

Only a 2000 or 2001 will work on each other 5.9

I have a 1997 dodge ram 4x4 with a 360 automatic and I want to put a bigger moter and put a 5 speed transmission what would i need to do to make it work

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