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Old 03-21-2017, 02:29 AM
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Default Oil pan clearance issue during swap

hey guys i have a 2003 dodge dakota 3.9 v6 witht he nv3500 5 speed tranny. im swapping it with a 98 or 99 318 out of a ram, swap was going fine until we noticed the oil pan on the 318 dosent clear the frame. is this a oil pan clearance issue or could it be a motor mount issue ? Any solutions would be nice
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I'll bet oil pan; notes say that the Dakota is a unique puppy. The vans also use the Dakota oil pan, but the RAMs, not so much from what my notes say.

Could be motor mounts, but since the 5.9 is a factory option, and uses the same motor mounts as the 3.9 for your year truck, I'd bet that's not it.

(Now if you're using the RAM motor mounts, all bets are off.)

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