5.9L Engine went bad and I found a 5.9 for $800.00. The replacement runs okay, but now I have trans issues. I checked engine for numbers that transmission mechanic might ask. A plastic sticker on valve cover indicates it's 5.2L. Not the 5.9 I wanted and paid for. My mechanic says someone switched valve cover with 5.2 markings onto the replaced engine.
He claims a 5.2 will not fit, without serious modifications. The mods include transmission, wiring harness, mounts, etc. I called LKQ, shop that had the "replacement 5.9L" engine. They said my mechanic never bought anything from them. A non interested mechanic thinks I have a 5.2L installed. My question is: How can I check the replaced engine to determine what size it is?
He said I could check with any mechanic and they'll tell me that it's a 5.9L. I'm at the point where I don't trust him anymore. Can you help me to determine what I've got? I will donate on the 1st of the month. I'm retired and that's when the dough comes in. Thanks. Sal
Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 AT 11:33 PM