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Old 02-09-2019, 08:54 PM
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Earlier today I notice oil on the ground and it was right at my front main seal.so I took it apart and I'm down to the front main seal housing.i looked at a Haynes manual and I've removed every bolt there is but it won't come off.it moves a little but won't budge any help and suggestions is appreciated.this a 2.5 4 cylinder.
 
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Old 02-09-2019, 11:39 PM
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There is a 1995 Factory Service manual in the FAQ section. They are far more detailed than a haynes or chilton.
 
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Old 02-10-2019, 12:13 AM
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Originally Posted by onemore94dak View Post
There is a 1995 Factory Service manual in the FAQ section. They are far more detailed than a haynes or chilton.
This.

Grab that manual, read it, study it, learn it, live by it.

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Old 02-12-2019, 02:26 PM
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I'm just wondering is hard and expensive to swap the 4 cylinder for 6 it's a 5 speed
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 04:42 PM
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I have never heard of a transmission for a 4 cylinder that would mate up to a v6 or v8. The FSM will tell you what transmissions came with the 2.5 and from that you should be able to answer your own question.
I would expect that to go to a v6 or v8 you will have to buy a transmission as well as the motor. You might even have to get a new drive shaft.

I'm starting to think it might be cheaper to buy a dak with a v6 or v8 than to upgrade your 2.5. If you want to keep yours just move the parts necessary over to it and Robert is your father's brother.
 

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Old 02-12-2019, 05:54 PM
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Is he? Robert was my Mother's brother!

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Old 02-13-2019, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by colbyvaughn View Post
I'm just wondering is hard and expensive to swap the 4 cylinder for 6 it's a 5 speed




You may find this thread of interest to you. https://dodgeforum.com/forum/1st-gen...confusion.html
FWIW If I was going to swap, I would go V8. The V6 has next to no aftermarket support....
 
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Old 02-16-2019, 07:33 PM
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Thank you for the info.i was just wondering cause it's hard to find that 2.5 around here but it's very easy to a v6 the front oil seal housing broke.that seal was leaking and now I'm bout to replace the oil pan gasket and several other gasket.im just trying make not leak that it was burning it off one day I got out of the truck it been leaking it the whole
 

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