92' 3.9 motor swap - Dodge Dakota Forum : Custom Dakota Truck Forums
V6 Performance Upgrades for your 3.7 or 3.9 V6

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 13 Old 09-08-2009, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Fredericton, New brunswick
Age: 24
Posts: 39
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Points: 1,292, Level: 14 Points: 1,292, Level: 14 Points: 1,292, Level: 14
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
92' 3.9 motor swap

i seized the 3.9 in my dakota and im getting another 3.9 for it and i was wondering what all do i have to take out.. ive got all the wiring unplugged and the rad hoses unhooked.. now i gutta unbolt the transmission and motor mounts and the clutch which i dont know much about this is my first motor swapp.. anybody got some advice or tricks to taking a motor out


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1992 Dodge Dakota
3.9l v6 magnum
5 speed
2wd

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
92'dakota is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 Old 09-08-2009, 04:07 PM
Gen2 help hotline
 
DRAGN94's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: detroit
Posts: 5,611
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Points: 9,536, Level: 42 Points: 9,536, Level: 42 Points: 9,536, Level: 42
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
dont forget the fuel lines and the power steering lines... just double check everything before you start to pull it, and take your time cuz if you rush it then something will break and be a pain to replace when you put the new one in

overall pretty simple job, (especially if the front clip is off)
DRAGN94 is offline  
post #3 of 13 Old 09-08-2009, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Fredericton, New brunswick
Age: 24
Posts: 39
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Points: 1,292, Level: 14 Points: 1,292, Level: 14 Points: 1,292, Level: 14
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
it should come out without taking the rad out though right? is the clutch difficult to unbolt?


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1992 Dodge Dakota
3.9l v6 magnum
5 speed
2wd

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
92'dakota is offline  
 
post #4 of 13 Old 09-08-2009, 04:39 PM
Member of Team Awsome
 
deanler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Ontario
Age: 27
Posts: 1,261
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Points: 6,520, Level: 34 Points: 6,520, Level: 34 Points: 6,520, Level: 34
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
I'de probably take the rad right out so you dont risk damaging it. Take off your fan too for some more room to work with. Like dragn said, just tripple check all your wires, hoses, vacuum lines before you just go yanking on it.

I had mine out in 3 or 4 hours with absolutly no experience in the engine removal buisness what-so-ever


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



1994 Dakota CC, 318 Magnum, Ported heads, M1 2bbl, CompCams 212/218, 1.6rr's, MP PCM, MSD 6al, 52mm TB, Pacesetter Headers, Custom 2.5'' Y-pipe with Single 3'', HF cat, Autolite 9232's, Richmond 4.10 Gears w/ Auburn LSD, 3/4 Belltech Drop, B&M Hammer Shifter
deanler is offline  
post #5 of 13 Old 09-08-2009, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Fredericton, New brunswick
Age: 24
Posts: 39
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Points: 1,292, Level: 14 Points: 1,292, Level: 14 Points: 1,292, Level: 14
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
another question does a 318 go right in or do you got to move stuff around and make room?


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1992 Dodge Dakota
3.9l v6 magnum
5 speed
2wd

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
92'dakota is offline  
post #6 of 13 Old 09-08-2009, 05:45 PM
Member
 
lifteddakota's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Age: 32
Posts: 36
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Points: 343, Level: 6 Points: 343, Level: 6 Points: 343, Level: 6
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
bolt right in im guessing the 3.9 is a 318/5.2 but short two cylinders same bore and stroke. need a cpu and new engine harness also or just wire up the extra two injector to another two that fire at the same time
lifteddakota is offline  
post #7 of 13 Old 09-08-2009, 08:06 PM
Member of Team Awsome
 
deanler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Ontario
Age: 27
Posts: 1,261
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Points: 6,520, Level: 34 Points: 6,520, Level: 34 Points: 6,520, Level: 34
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
I just put a 318 in place of my 3.9 a month or so ago.. Complete bolt in, if you can get one for the same price as the 3.9 DO IT! If you get the computer and harness It'll go in like stock. I bolted mine to the v6 trans and everything

Youll have to cut down your fan shroud (or run an e-fan), longer heater hoses. Theres a couple stupid things like that but nothing to big of a deal


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



1994 Dakota CC, 318 Magnum, Ported heads, M1 2bbl, CompCams 212/218, 1.6rr's, MP PCM, MSD 6al, 52mm TB, Pacesetter Headers, Custom 2.5'' Y-pipe with Single 3'', HF cat, Autolite 9232's, Richmond 4.10 Gears w/ Auburn LSD, 3/4 Belltech Drop, B&M Hammer Shifter
deanler is offline  
post #8 of 13 Old 09-10-2009, 12:23 PM
Forum Member
 
87DakBuilder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Waldorf, MD
Age: 40
Posts: 1,753
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Points: 6,284, Level: 33 Points: 6,284, Level: 33 Points: 6,284, Level: 33
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Since you have a stick car, a 318 is swap is also going to include swapping the flywheel's, as you need the V8 flywheel with the 8 notches for crank position sensor. Also for the clutch all you have to do is disconnect the slave cylindar, which bolts up to the clutch pedal, and connect to the tran bell housing. It isn't too difficult. Pick up a haynes or chiltons, and you will see how easy it is. As mentioned above, if you are going with a 318 make sure you get the computer and wiring harness. That's about it, very easy swap to do.

91 Dakota Ex Cab
former memember of Cramped 1/4's
87 Dakota (RIP)


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
87DakBuilder is offline  
post #9 of 13 Old 09-11-2009, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Fredericton, New brunswick
Age: 24
Posts: 39
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Points: 1,292, Level: 14 Points: 1,292, Level: 14 Points: 1,292, Level: 14
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
how am i suppost to unbolt the tanny when i can barley get my hand between the motor and the firewall?


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1992 Dodge Dakota
3.9l v6 magnum
5 speed
2wd

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
92'dakota is offline  
post #10 of 13 Old 09-11-2009, 01:34 PM
Captain Cobalt
 
nycdak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,870
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Points: 7,325, Level: 36 Points: 7,325, Level: 36 Points: 7,325, Level: 36
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Quote:
Originally Posted by 92'dakota View Post
how am i suppost to unbolt the tanny when i can barley get my hand between the motor and the firewall?
Alot of cursing and some beer usually does the trick for me.

I make custom MDF speaker rings.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
nycdak is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
no new posts