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Unread 06-05-2009, 03:10 PM   #1
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How difficult would this be

I am looking at getting a 5.2L 318 out of a 92 dodge dakota. Still has the wiring harness and computer with it. Now i am not really talking about hooking it up to the tranny but i would just like to know how hard this would be to get it running in my jeep? I know that i am going to need new motor mounts but guess i am just a little bit more worried about how i would wire it up.


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Unread 06-05-2009, 04:22 PM   #2
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Just get a couple wiring harnesses for the donor vehicle, and one for your Jeep. Mainly what would need to be spliced would be key-on power for the ECM, the starting circuit, the gauges, Maybe a speedometer sensor if you use the cruise (and other cruise related wiring). That's all I can think of off the top of my head - never done that exact swap. Just compare the 2 wiring diagrams and see what is needed and what isn't.

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Unread 06-06-2009, 12:11 AM   #3
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check out jeepskate if i remember correctly he had a mopar 318 or 360 in on of his jeeps...

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Unread 06-06-2009, 02:01 AM   #4
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I have a '92 Dodge van with a 318 that I've considered for a swap. I'd like to hear more about that too.
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