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Old 01-14-2009, 03:05 AM
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No it will not unless you feel like doing a lot of work. The 5.2 in the jeep is a magnum motor. THe 5.2 out of the 85 dodge is a LA motor, pre-magnum. The heads are designed differently, the intakes are completely different, the oil gallies from the block to the heads are different (so you can not just swap out the blocks or the whole top end), The exhaust ports are different, etc. You need to find a magnum motor (92 and newer). The small block motors that are 91 and earlier are all LA motors. You should be able to find a magnum 5.2 used and complete for a few hundred bucks. Any out of a 94-01 ram truck, 93-98 jeep grand cherokee, 97-01 dakota, 97(?)-01 durango will work.
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Actually the years on the dakota that I gave you are wrong. They started putting the Magnum 5.2 V8 in the dakotas back in 93 so any dakota from 93-01 with a 5.2 will be a magnum.
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