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Dodge Repair/'01 Durango ecm swap out


I asked before about the 2000 dodge durango 5.9l v8 ecm. I found another vehicle of the same year and drive train and was wondering if it's possible to just swap it to mine or does it have to be programmed. I found mixed answers online with some saying as long as it's the same year and drive train it doesn't need to be reprogrammed.

Hi Joshua,
I have the '01 Ram manual which also covers the ecm for that engine. There are specific detailed instructions for removal and install of the ecm (which is shown here to be mounted to the left side of the engine block). Is that how yours is mounted?
No reprogramming is required but the throttle position sensor does have to be re-sensed. I can copy the details from the manual and attach them to an email I would send to you directly. I need to know your email address, but don't use the @ symbol, instead use "at" or it will be erased.

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