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CAN YOU SAY HEMI 02-06-2013 08:37 PM

5.2 & 5.9 transmission help
 
im sure this has been gone over before so if anyone can send me in the rite direction, i would greatly appericate it ! i bought a 1999 dakota R/T yesterday with tranny issues, the salvage yard said the trans. has to come from another 1999 dakota or durango 4x2 5.9 another said a 5.2 trans will fit ! another said a dodge ram trans will fit and another said all 5.9 and 5.2 dakota ,durango and ram 4x2 trannys 1996 to 2000 will work and yet another says there all the same but i have to use the 5.9 flex plate ! HELP !!! I GET 5 DIFFERENT ANSWERS FROM 5 DIFFERENT PEOPLE ? :4-dontknow: THANKS TIM

Gen1dak 02-06-2013 09:11 PM

Any '96 or newer 5.2 or 5.9 transmission will work. The 5.9 flexplate has balance weight on it. The 5.2 is internally balanced and has no weight on the plate. You can use a 5.9 flexplate on a 5.2, just remove the weight. Only other difference is 2WD or 4WD.

CAN YOU SAY HEMI 02-06-2013 09:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gen1dak (Post 1004936)
Any '96 or newer 5.2 or 5.9 transmission will work. The 5.9 flexplate has balance weight on it. The 5.2 is internally balanced and has no weight on the plate. You can use a 5.9 flexplate on a 5.2, just remove the weight. Only other difference is 2WD or 4WD.

thanks i seem to be finding alot more 4x4 transmissions at alot better deals for some reason then 4x2 transmissions, can a 4x4 trans be converted to a 4x2 by using parts from my trans ? THANKS`TIM


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