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Old 07-28-2009, 11:18 PM
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Hey guys, this is my first post on here, my name is Alex. and I've got a question.

I'm getting ready to buy a 1996 dodge ram 1500 with a stock 5.2 liter engine, the only problem is the engine's heads are cracked. Now I have a used 5.9 liter engine that I bought for $500. And my question is,

(can i replace the old 5.2 with the 5.9 using the same computer in the truck without modification?)

or what kinda hoops am i going to have to jump through to make this work?

am i getting myself in too deep by doing this?

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You will be fine , but you will have to change your torque convertor . The 5.9 is externally balanced . The convertor is different . Did the same conversion in my buddys Ram .
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ok thanks! do u think i can just get it at a junkyard or should i get a new torque converter?
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Purchase one from a trans rebuilding shop . Daaco is a quality rebuilt convertor . Shouldn't cost no more than $125.00 with your core . Just tell them you need a convertor for a 20?? Dodge Ram with a 5.9 Gas engine .
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ok cool! thanks man!
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hey guys i kno that i was goin to put a 5.9 liter in my 96' but, the used 5.9 was screwed up including the heads so i just got some remaned heads to replace both cracked heads on the 5.2. oh well lol i still love the power and the sound of the 5.2. ill have pics up soon.
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