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Old 04-01-2011, 12:02 PM
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Default 5.9 to 5.2 swap (I know it's kinda backwards)

I recently bought a 98 1500 with a blown up 5.9 and my buddy had a 5.2 lying around that I bought and swapped into the truck. The problem I'm having is that I have to run the 5.2 motor with the 5.9 computer because with the 5.2 computer, overdrive will not work. 5.9 computer = push overdrive button and o/d light on dash turns on and off no problem. 5.2 = push o/d button and o/d off light stays on. I'm thinking of just overriding it and putting a switch on the dash but that stupid light will always be on. If anyone knows if there is a big difference between the computers or even whether the conversion was just a dumb idea in the first place please give me a hand. Btw, just the motor was swapped not tranny or transfer case.
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