Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Hi, I just wondering if i can put a 1996 5.9 2500 engine on a 1999 5.9 1500 dodge ram? Thanks in any advice!

asked by on

It's possible to put a 1996 2500 dodge ram 5.9 engine in a 1999 1500 5.9 ? Both Gas Enginea

My car has 137000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi there: It’s very difficult to give you ...

Hi there:

It’s very difficult to give you a yes or no answer without fully inspecting all components related to the engine and determining whether you’ll have ECU issues, however, as long as the motor mounts are the same; which they should be as it’s virtually the same engine block, you should be able to swap motors. Please be advised that this type of motor swap comes with a lot of other potential hurdles due to electrical differences between the two engines and their ability to interchange with the transmission and other components on the Dodge Ram 1500.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Can this van's alternator be put in a 2004 chevy impala?

The alternators on the two vehicles are not compatible with each other. The computers on these vehicles control the alternator charge rates and you could have a computer problem and should have the system diagnosed by a qualified mechanic like...

Q: needs to replace air compressor and steering column

Hello. That is unfortunate to hear about your vehicle, however, we can help. You can find quick quotes for both of those issues if you enter in your vehicle information at the following links for an AC compressor replacement and...

Q: Car misfires after distributor, rotors, plugs, plug wires replacements. 1999 GMC Savana 3500

Although the person who serviced your vehicle the first time did not repair the issue, I think he might be correct about the fact that it could be an intake manifold gasket or a fuel pump issue. You may...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...