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I have a 2001 Dodge Ram with the 360 in it. The motor blew two pistons and while pulling the ...

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Old 01-01-2017, 04:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Transmission Advice
I have a 2001 Dodge Ram with the 360 in it. The motor blew two pistons and while pulling the motor I found a crack in the bell housing. I have welded bell housings before but i figured if I am going to be pulling the transmission out I was thinking about doing an automatic to manual swap.

Now I was told the only way to do it is to change the brain out as well. Now besides the obvious things like clutch and pedals is there anything else I need? I have found a parts truck I can pull it off of if I need anything else. If anyone has any tips or tricks or helpful advice it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Old 01-01-2017, 08:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You'll need the correct 360 flywheel and to either ground out they neutral safety switch or swap in a 2001 2500 360/5spd pcm. Don't run a 5.2 pcm with it, it'll run but fuel/spark mapping is different and it won't be correct.


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swap, tranny

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