Originally Posted by southernboy
Well the motor recently blew on my 01 1500 5 speed.
Im looking at 2 different options now. Either a 5.9 swap or a 5.2 i found out of a 98 jeep cherokee. My questions are;
1) What all do I need to go along with the 5.9 for it to be ready in my dodge that had the 5.2?
2) Is the engine the same from the jeep as the rams?
3) The 5.2 has 150k miles and they are asking 300$, is that a good deal?
Your going to want to match year as much as possible to avoid the differences that can be a PITA.
PCM will be a difference from 01 to a 98. I'd suggest you go no older than 00 b/c that is the year death flash was put in.
You'll want the PCM that is matched with the tranny you have too.
Manual and Auto tranny will mean a different input spline (and length, iirc) count.
5.2 and 5.9 are balanced differently and is just noteworthy.
Blocks are all the same, intake manifold is the same for the years you stated (older there are differences).
I don't recall any magnums in Jeeps. That would have been a swap into the Jeep. Only 1 year, iirc, had the 5.9 in the Grand Cherokee, if that is what you mean.