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97 dodge cummins removal

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by UB_Bomber, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. UB_Bomber

    UB_Bomber Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Hey. I have been looking around for some helpful tips on a 97 dodge 3500 engine removal. I am an apprentice at a machine shop and have not done any cummins yet. I was browsing here an yall sound really knowledgeable.

    So far I have got the head off just to see what went wrong. The number 5 exhaust valve is sideways in the cylinder head and every piston was slapping the head. And the number 5 piston is almost gone. I have got another rebuild able core here. So the install is going to be fresh. But I have also got most of the electrical off and the PS lines disconnected. All that is left is the trans and motor mounts. Front clip has also been removed.

    Any tips at this point would be helpful. Thanks a lot guys.
  2. stillen

    stillen Senior Member
    Messages: 247

  3. 4wydnr

    4wydnr Senior Member
    from N. IL
    Messages: 151

    If the head is removed it should be fairly easy to get the engine out. If it was still on you would need to remove the oil pan and probably the oil pump assembly. I pulled a motor for a conversion I am doing and had a heck of a time even with cutting the cowl. Just my two cents.
  4. 4wydnr

    4wydnr Senior Member
    from N. IL
    Messages: 151