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Old 08-05-2009, 09:27 PM
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Question 1st generation to second generation engine swap

i've got a 99 dakota sport 3.9 V6 and was wondering if the neighbours 3.9 in his 94 dakota would bolt up and plug in
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:57 PM
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Not sure, but might want to post this in the 1st gen section as well, they can give you a hand too.
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Old 08-06-2009, 02:04 AM
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Yes it will bolt in. Same exact engine. Just use your electronics because the connectors are different.
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Old 08-07-2009, 01:54 AM
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Yes, but stealing an engine is kind of hard to accomplish.
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Old 08-07-2009, 03:04 AM
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Yes, but stealing an engine is kind of hard to accomplish.
Wait for company to ask to fly him somewhere for a week (say, training?), offer to take him to the airport, And pull a 100 hour week. He won't know the difference....hahaah
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Old 08-07-2009, 10:31 AM
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i getting it for free but ya it would be hard to steal an engine
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Old 08-07-2009, 03:15 PM
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Put both motors side-by-side on your shop floor. Strip the 94 down to the long block, and then swap everything over from your engine.

A neighbor of mine just swapped engines in his grand am from a same-year lumina in my shop. He didn't listen to me. I ended up with 6 quarts of tranny fluid, a bunch of power steering fluid, a couple gallons of coolant, and some brake fluid all over my garage floor, and the thing wouldn't run.


I made him go back and swap all of the sensors off the grand am motor - since we knew it ran (baaad rod knock). It was much harder after it was all bolted in the car.
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