Go Back   DodgeForum.com > Dodge Trucks > Dodge Ram > 3rd Gen Ram Tech
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


3rd Gen Ram Tech 2002-2008 Rams: This section is for TECHNICAL discussions only, that involve the 2002 through 2008 Rams Rams. For any non-tech discussions, please direct your attention to the "General discussion/NON-tech" sub sections.

ram engine swap

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 08-19-2014, 12:50 PM
buffalobill's Avatar
buffalobill buffalobill is offline
Registered User
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 4
Default ram engine swap

I have a 2005 5.7 hemi ram 1500. Engine shot. Yard sold me a 2005 durango motor and said would bolt in with ex manifold and oil pan change. Original tranny will not fit . What motor will fit tranny and work without changing electronics. In other words, a real bolt-in.
thanks.
This ad is not displayed to registered and logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Dodge Forums!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-19-2014, 01:01 PM
HemiLonestar's Avatar
HemiLonestar HemiLonestar is offline
Champion
2003 Dodge Ram 1500
My Garage
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Vehicle: 2003 Ram 1500 Lonestar Edition & 2006 Dodge Charger R/T
Location: MD
Posts: 2,825
Send a message via AIM to HemiLonestar Send a message via MSN to HemiLonestar Send a message via Yahoo to HemiLonestar
Default

If they sold you a hemi out of the Durango, then it should bolt to your trans, it is the same engine. Using your sensors from your old engine should be plug-n-play. Are you sure they sold you a hemi? Even a 4.7 uses the same trans.
__________________

2006 Charger R/T & 2003 Ram 1500 QC Hemi Lonestar Edition "Big Red"
SRT-10 suspension and rear, Superchips, AiRaid, Taylor shorties, McGaughy's shackles, Borla cat-back, SRT hood, TMR delete, Daytona lip, tow mirrors.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-19-2014, 01:12 PM
buffalobill's Avatar
buffalobill buffalobill is offline
Registered User
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 4
Default

I'm not sure how to know if its a hemi. People installing it say the torque converter will not fit the crankshaft. they miked it and its bigger. If its not a 2005, does that matter? Will the vin tell me anything?
thanks
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-19-2014, 07:32 PM
Prismatic Prismatic is offline
Veteran
2002 Dodge Ram 1500
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 375
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by buffalobill View Post
I'm not sure how to know if its a hemi. People installing it say the torque converter will not fit the crankshaft. they miked it and its bigger. If its not a 2005, does that matter? Will the vin tell me anything?
thanks
The vin will tell you yes. Is the donor engine complete? Is the alternator on the left (drivers side) or right (passengers side) of the engine? The 4.7 will have the alternator on the drivers side.
__________________
The bodge
2002 Dodge Ram 1500
2" Prothane Leveling Kit, K&N Drop In, 45rfe to 545rfe TCM swap
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-20-2014, 02:13 PM
HemiLonestar's Avatar
HemiLonestar HemiLonestar is offline
Champion
2003 Dodge Ram 1500
My Garage
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Vehicle: 2003 Ram 1500 Lonestar Edition & 2006 Dodge Charger R/T
Location: MD
Posts: 2,825
Send a message via AIM to HemiLonestar Send a message via MSN to HemiLonestar Send a message via Yahoo to HemiLonestar
Default

5.7 3rd gen hemi:
Click the image to open in full size.

4.7:
Click the image to open in full size.

Regardless, trans and TC will bolt to both equally well.
__________________

2006 Charger R/T & 2003 Ram 1500 QC Hemi Lonestar Edition "Big Red"
SRT-10 suspension and rear, Superchips, AiRaid, Taylor shorties, McGaughy's shackles, Borla cat-back, SRT hood, TMR delete, Daytona lip, tow mirrors.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-20-2014, 02:25 PM
Gary-L's Avatar
Gary-L Gary-L is online now
Legend
2007 Dodge Ram 1500
 
Join Date: May 2005
Vehicle: 2007 Ram 1500 4x2 Big Horn aka The Silver Bullet
Location: Norman, Okla-mobile-homa
Posts: 7,959
Default

This is why I tell people never to buy "good" junkyard engines and to rebuild what they have.
__________________
Rolling coal is like spending a considerable amount of money to reconfigure your plumbing system so that when you shat in the toilet, it gets sprayed all over your furniture because someone suggested you should use a better-performing furniture polish.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2014, 02:25 PM
 
 
 
Reply




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Join DodgeForum
Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Our Sponsors
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:57 PM.

Internet Brands, Inc.


Contact Details & Emails