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Old 01-03-2010, 12:12 PM
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can you swap a 5.2 magnum engine with a 5.9 magnum. and if so what do I need to do with the computer and/or wiring harness
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:14 PM
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Welcome to the forum. The PCM (computer) would have to be replaced but all the sensors should be the same.

The physical swap wouldn't be a problem...it should slip right in there.

You'd want to check your bell housing bolt pattern to make sure it mates up with your existing trans.
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I have done this swap . You must change the torque convertor to match the motor . The 5.9 is externally balanced where as the 5.2 is internally balanced . The install is straight forward , no differences . I still used the 5.2 computer with no issues at all . I hear others say you need to replace the computer . There may be a difference in programming , but it will run and run without a problem . If theres any more questions just post them and we'll help you out . Glad you joined us and welcome to the Z for Rams from Baltimore . If you could go to the top of the page to the User Cp and complete your profile that would be great . Helps us see what you have when your posting a question . Any pictures of your truck ? Any mods done or plans for future mods ? Any of your friends have Rams ? Tell them about us . We would love to have them . You will find this site is full of a lot of talented people . So if theres any question that you need answered , just shoot away . Talk to ya soon . Tom
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Tom is right. You can use the same PCM but need to have it reflashed with 5.9 software if you aren't going to use a tuner.
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Welcome to RamForumZ! I'm with pardad, that's about all I can add as well, but good luck with the engine swap! Stick around and be sure to keep us posted on your progress! I hope you enjoy the board!

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