I have a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. It has a 3.7 v6. I changed the radiator and did not clamp the water recover tank hose properly. The hose popped off, motor overheated and shut down. No smoke, no buzzer--just a temp gauge that I did not see pinned in the red. The truck was taken to the dealer who said I need a long block. I towed it to a shop for a second opinion which was the same as the first. Neither shop did a compression check. The motor will turn over, but not for long and needless to say it runs rough. I do not have six thousand for a long block. I have done all kinds of repairs with great success. This one clamp is costing me very much. I would like to salvage the motor or at least yank it out myself. I noticed it was putting out white and or black smoke. any help would be appreciated. Best place to get a remanufactured motor, can i save this motor, If I change the motor does the new motor have to be programmed.
Make (other): ram 1500 2x4
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Most likely if you ran it until it stalled out. I suspect that both shops are correct that the best thing is to install another engine.....
If you want to try to salvage the engine, you will need to at least pull the heads so you can inspect the heads and block for warpage, and also check the pistons and cylinders for scoring.... If the heads are warped, they are bad, and need to be replaced,
the fact that you have white smoke leads me to beleive coolant is being burned in the engine...
If you want a used or remanufactured engine, that may be a good option, if you go used, try to find one with low milage and check it out to be sure there will be no issues, also be absolutely sure to get an engine from the same year vehicle....
If you replace the engine, there is no programmng required, the engine is mechanical and the computer is not mounted on the engine but you must be sure to use the same year engine to avoid problems with compatibility....
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im gonna get me a remanufactured engine sir...um do you have any idea about a video on how to rip the old motor out or maybe you could tell me how. That will answer my question
I have an removal and installation document - Click here to view
This should cover all the steps necessary to remove and install the engine....
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