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Old 05-23-2013, 03:41 PM
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I have a 97 Ram 1500. This last weekend I swapped my 5.2 for a 5.9. The 5.9 was from a '96. It had the computer with it. I used almost all of the sensors from the 5.2 because some of the plugs from the 5.9 didn't match the 5.2's wiring harness. I also had to use the 5.2's fuel rail but with the 5.9 injectors. Since the 5.9 had been sitting awhile I removed the oil pump/distributor drive gear/rod so I could prime the engine without turning it over. I was very careful to mark everything and get it back where it was. The engine is running and sounds great but it lacks the power it should. I checked the timing with a light and it is a little off TDC but of course moving the distributor changes it a little but not enough. So I'm thinking I need to take it to a dealer and get it synced. Does this sound about right and does anyone know approximately how much it costs. Thanks a lot for any suggestions.
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The oil pump shaft may be keeping you from getting an exact alignment.

I'd pull the cap and get everything lined back up where it needs to go. Make a note of where the rotor is facing (if it's one tooth before or after where TDC should be). Pull the dist and move the pump shaft with a screwdriver and re-set the dist to see if it's at the optimum spot it should be (where #1 is on the cap with the engine at TDC).
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Thanks for the reply Warlock. I had already done that and you're right I was off by one tooth but now if I turn the distributor too far one way or the other it kills the engine. Before it would hit the intake. So I think I'm where I should be.
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Awesome, and here are some Rep Points for posting your solution, I sure wish more members would do it.
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