1998 Dodge Dakota - Engine/Transmission Problem


Old 12-13-04, 03:16 PM
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Angry 1998 Dodge Dakota - Engine/Transmission Problem

I have a 1998 Dodge Dakota pickup with the 3.9L V6 engine and automatic transmission with overdrive. I am replacing the engine with a 3.9L engine from a 2000 Dodge van. I have installed the engine and bolted it up to the torque converter & bell housing and have tightened the engine mounts. When I try to turn the engine over it is very tight like it is in a bind. The engine is free and not the problem. It seems like the torque converter is in a bind. What do I need to do to solve the problem? HELP!
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Old 12-13-04, 03:33 PM
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If the donor car was a manual trans the pilot bearing in the back of the crank would cause a problem.Also some applications use a different crankshaft for auto and manual trans.This is something to check also make sure the engine/trans assembly is aligned properly and mounted flush together.
Old 12-13-04, 04:00 PM
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Make sure that the torque converter is fully seated in the transmission.
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