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  1. money pit

    money pit Well-Known Member

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    Is it true a starter out of a 92 Dodge Dakota can be used in an older 340 or 360 LA engine?
    I was watching Garage Squad. They said this starter is a mini starter and can even be used in a big block. I heard there are two different starters for the Dakota. A short and a long body. Does anyone have a part number for the short version? Thanks
     
  2. Cuda Hunter

    Cuda Hunter Well-Known Member

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    I use them on my big blocks. Don't have a part number though.
    I just go to the parts store and get a mini starter for a dakota. works every time.
     
  3. hellrats

    hellrats Well-Known Member

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    Yes it true, they are all the same. The longer one just has a longer armature housing for more torque. They will all interchange. Go to pull-a-part. You can get one for about 20 bucks.
     
  4. money pit

    money pit Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys for the info.i installed the TTI exhaust with my stock manifold. There's not much room between the starter and head pipe.
     
  5. /sixchall

    /sixchall Well-Known Member

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    Not only does it work on most of your V8’s but also the good old Slant6. When I added headers to my Six in my ‘70 Challenger. Trying to get the old gear reduction starter off, even on the six. I had to snake it through the header pipes very carefully and weighing in at 15 lbs and hanging over a fender well.......but the mini weighing half the lb’s, it was a snap. I won’t go back, when you start up, no more of the distinguishing Chrysler starter sound. And lotsa torque. But hey, even a six. Thanks, Al
     
  6. money pit

    money pit Well-Known Member

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    Did you use a starter from a Dakota? If so what year? Thanks
     
  7. hellrats

    hellrats Well-Known Member

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    Any year Dakota used it. Pick a 1995 with a 5.2 (318) It will fit. Even the V6 will work... all the same.
     
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    /sixchall Well-Known Member

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    I believe it was an early ninetys 318 starter for a Dakota. But it works. I took my old starter to parts house to get the correct length to mesh up with the ring gear on flywheel.