Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L engine swap

Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L engine swap

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Cathedral City, CA

#1 Feb 10, 2009
I have a 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L
We have removed pretty much everything, engine, transmission, drive line ect.
I was wondering if I would be able to put a 2001 5.9L in.
I won't be trying to match any parts, I would pretty much take everything out of the 2001 and just put it into the 1998. What problems am I going to run into? Some people have said that I could have PCM issues or admissions issues, but I don't see issues with the PCM since I will be taking everything from the 2001. I live in California, and the 2001 is also from California, so I don't foresee any smog issues. I just want to know what I can and can't do before I purchase the 2001 for its parts. I will be asking the seller how many miles are on the engine and what not. I'm just wondering if I will be able to do the engine swap, and if I will have to do any further modifications. Thank you for your time.

Giovanni Contreras

Guatemala City, Guatemala

#2 Feb 1, 2010
if the 1500 is a 4x4 will work I make myselfe one. Remember the 5.9L diesel is more weight in the front axle normally installed in 2500 or 3500 chasis.

the 1500 trany will not work on the 5.9 so be shure to find 5.9L w/trany installed. electric and harness will be the same .

Dash are same from diesel or gas. Then you will need donor vehicle PCM and harness to connect to PCM To trany, A/C, cruise, electronic alternator, and a big square connector on the fuse box check if your 1999 and 2001 have the same harness connector end on fuse box if not you will have to replace all harness up to the dash.

Golden, CO

#3 Nov 20, 2012
I want to know if i can swap out my 5.2 liter magnum manual for a 5.9 liter hemi manual out of a 2500 and all the the electrical is the same and the ecu is the same





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Golden, CO

#4 Nov 20, 2012
It is a 4x4
ron beckwith

Plainfield, WI

#5 Apr 17, 2013
step by step on how to take out a motor for a 1998 dodge 1500
ram problems

Albuquerque, NM

#6 Aug 28, 2014
I wanna know if I can swap my 1998 dodge ram 1500 engine with a lsx 376, i just wanna know if it would fit

United States

#7 Feb 18, 2015
I have a 1997 ram sport 4x4 that had the 5.2 and i swapped a 5.9 out of a 1994 4x4 in there. The 5.9 bolted right in but im onto the hard part, the wiring harness and ecm. The sport harness is different from the other models just by the connections that go under the hood on the drivers side to the dash. If that makes any sense? Lol. I was wondering if the sport harness off the 5.2 will work on the 5.9? Thanks
K PenniexJr

Phoenix, AZ

#8 Mar 10, 2015
ron beckwith wrote:
step by step on how to take out a motor for a 1998 dodge 1500
How do u do it
Jay Ram

Newark, NJ

#9 Aug 21, 2015
I have a 99 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 V8 Magnum 5.9. I want to swap a 5.2 Magnum from a 99 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4. Will the 5.2 bolt up to the 5.9 tranny? And will I need to swap out anything else besides the ECM and drive plate?

Omaha, NE

#10 Aug 28, 2015
I have a 2002 dodge ram 1500 slt that's wrecked I found a 03 dodge ram 1500 hemi with bad engine are the mounts the same? Can I swap everything over to the 03?

Ormond Beach, FL

#11 Oct 28, 2015
I have a 98 dodge ram 1500 v8 magnam can i swap the moter and trans out with a 2002 moter

New Paltz, NY

#12 Nov 2, 2015
I have a '96 Dodge Rsm 1500 with a 5.2 Manuel and I want to switch it out with a 5.9 auto.
Is everything compatibale?

United States

#13 Nov 12, 2015
Will a 1997 dodge ram 1500 dash fit a 2002 dodge ram 1500?

United States

#14 Dec 21, 2015
I have 98 dodge durango 4x4 it has the 5.2l I want to put a 5.7l how hard will it be to do that and what do I need to get this accomplished

Houston, TX

#15 Jan 7, 2016
Well a 1999 5.2 fit in a 2001 dodge Dakota 5.7

Dinuba, CA

#17 Feb 13, 2016
Can I swap 1997 engine with 1999 engine Dodge Ram both 318 5.2.

San Benito, TX

#18 Feb 24, 2016
What year Dodge RAM 1500 can I put 8 cyl 2012 engine flex fuel in it.

Mccomb, OH

#19 Feb 29, 2016
Could I take a 5.2L v8 from a 1999 dodge ram 1500 and put it in a 2002 dodge ram 4.7L v8, will it fit?

Penticton, Canada

#20 Mar 6, 2016
What years can swap harnesses like 94-97 seem like they have the same wireing harness in the dash, can you say take 97 dodge ram 5.9l 360 harness and put it in a 95 dodge ram 5.2? Dose the engine size matter when it comes to swapping the under the dash harness

Addison, TX

#21 Mar 9, 2016
blacksrt712 wrote:
I have a 2002 dodge ram 1500 slt that's wrecked I found a 03 dodge ram 1500 hemi with bad engine are the mounts the same? Can I swap everything over to the 03?
Yea, you should be good 94-01 then 02-05 then 06-09 and so on and so forth, you should have no problem at all. What motor is in yours now?

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