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Old 11-16-2010, 01:03 PM
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Question engine swap 02 4.7 for 05 4.7

Hello to everyone,

As a newbie I must say I have always found this forum very informative and finially decided to become a member. I have a few questions and concerns that I am requesting assistance on.

My 02 4.7 16 t motor has just went bad, it has rod knock and lifter problems as told by a repair shop, plus the noise that supports this although I am no machanic. My engine only had 90,000 miles when it went bad. I originally owned the 95 5.2 old faithful with over 250,000 miles and it ran like a champ.

Nevertheless, my delima is that alot of machanics are not really educated on the issues of the tone wheels 16t, 32t matter with the 02 ram 4.7 engines.

I searched all over looking for a replacement engine with the 16 t but every one was about 1500 or more not to mention I would have to pay to have swaped out. Don't have that kind of money.

A friend of a friend was parting out his 05 with 100,000 on engine and its a quality engine, Ive rode in his truck and the engine is clean with no problems. My delima is that I bought it for less than nothing and have the wire harness, and PCM and want to swap it into my truck. This engine is a 32 T and I want to know will I have to have the tone wheels changed around, PCM, or can I just drop in the 05 engine and use the 05 PCM and wiring harness and be good to go although mine was a 16 t and if not why, and or what must be done because the person I tried to explain this to had no understanding as to what I was talking about. He says that as long as the engine will start outside the truck he can start it in the truck regardsless of the tone difference. I don't want him to wast his time swapping out with no changes and have to do the work all over, or have to take it somewhere elese with additional costs. Could someone please explain the process in detail and why if no changes are made the engine wont turn over/work etc. or if it will? Thank you...

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The tooth count DOES matter and you would have to swap the PCM. the tone wheel is part of the crankshaft assembly inside the engine.
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