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Question by cesar
Submitted on 8/4/2003
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i have a 89 dodge caravan but the engine does'ntbelong to it.so everytime i have a problem in the engine we get the parts and they don't fit.i would like to know if any one knows what kind of engine can be put into the van so that i know what parts to get for my vechile.

Answer by duane
Submitted on 12/7/2003
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i have 89 voyager with 2.5 more than powerfull enough


Answer by happylada
Submitted on 2/12/2004
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There are several engines that belong in the 89 models 2.5 normal engine (I think), 2.5 turbo, 3.0 V6 and 3.3 V6. There's not much else that fits. There is a 2.6 in 87 and 88, and you may have an 88.

But the differences are obvious:

The 2.6 has an aluminum valve cover, a fuel pump on the front side of the engine, and a water pump on the drivers side.

The other 4 cyl engines have stamped steel valve covers, and a distributor with a plastic shroud. You'd know if it was a turbo. There could be a 2.2, a 2.5 and the 2.5 turbo - all 4 cylinders.

The 3.0 V6 has a distributor on the left side with a normal round distributor cap. The air plenum clearly states that it is a Chrysler 3.0.

The last engine possibility is the 3.3 - the spark plug wires all come from a black box, it has a very compact design, and has a heaterhose coming off the drivers side end of the block.

Any of these engines could have been swapped out with a passeneger car version, but the changes are really minimal.

If you can identify which engine you have from the above, then you could get more specific on the details.



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