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QUESTION: 2003 V6 3.7L Main  crankshaft bearing are SSST.  The dodge part number is 5066737AB for the T bearing and for the 1 and 4 slot but when I got it ; it was stasmped with a 2..  

Does this matteras?
I have gotten another one and it is also stamped with a 2.

ANSWER: Hi Richard,
I assume this is a 3.7L truck engine. In the Ram manual for '04 I find a table which I would read to say that for lower bearings, when your crank shows SSST for positions 1,2,3,4 respectively that you should use;
for position 1: bearing with the code 1
    position 2          code 3
    position 3          code 3
    position 4          code 2
I can copy and send you the pages that show this table. But don't use @ when you tell me your email address, instead use "at".

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QUESTION: I do not understand the relation between the ssst and the code on the bearing.the first s is code 1, the 2 & 3 s are code 3 and the 4 is code 2.

 What do the codes refer to?

Hi Richard,
That is why I am offering you the pages. It appears that the "S" and "T" (as well as "R" and "U") possible sizes of the crank require a code number for the replacement bearing that depends upon which bearing position is involved. That is why you can have an "S" crank position that needs a differently coded bearing depending upon the position in question.
But you need to see this yourself as I may be misinterpreting this table. Tell me your email address is you want the pages.
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