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2004 Durango 5.7L V8 hemi engine rods broken, can we just

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2004 Durango 5.7L V8 hemi engine rods broken, can we just replace the rods instead of the whole engine what is the cost for rod replacement or engine replacement
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Tom replied 1 year ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** I'll help with your Hemi question. If you have broken rods the engine would need to be replaced because of the damage that happens to the cylinder walls, piston, crankshaft, and bearings. An enigne replacement will depend on if you go with a used engine from a salvage yard or a new replacement. I would suggest a used engine from a reputable salvage yard. is a good resource for that. You can find used engines based on your location and find the best price near you. The Hemi is an expensive engine so be prepared for prices ranging from $1800-$3000 dollars based on mileage. Re manufactured Hemi engines can be around $3000 also.

Expert:  Tom replied 1 year ago.

Plus you must figure in the labor of replacement if you aren't able to do it yourself. Most engine swap jobs are 6 - 10 hours of labor depending on if it is 2wd or 4wd

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