Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Houston, Texas
Vehicle: 2005 Durango 4x4 Hemi
Modifications: all stock, for now
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Engine too far to left
Been working on my (new to me) 2005 Durango Limited 4x4 with 5.7 hemi.
It had slung a rod, has 180,000 miles and I pulled engine, trans and xfer case for rebuilds along with pulling front differential to get engine out.
Now It's going back together and when I set the radiator and fan shroud in the chassis, the fan is hitting the shroud on the left side about 2" worth.
I had a heck of a time getting the motor mounts in and I know they are on the correct sides as the front differential bolts to them and they are different for each side. The motor mount plates are different also in how they sit.
I know the engine is too far to left as the left rear valve cover bolt is almost into the firewall insulation.
My thought is to loosen the motor mount thru bolts and see if I can push the engine toward the right side, then tighten them up again.
This thing has been fighting me the whole way.
I used to wrench for a living, but currently do it for pleasure on my own vehicles only, so this isn't my first engine/trans R&R. Just the first one to give me such trouble.