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It will have to be fixed before you drive it very far. If the battery light is on the alternator is not charging, your not going to make it very far before the battery goes dead. Your local parts store will be able to test the alternator on the car, most if not all will do it for free. Based on the battery light I am confident it's the alternator, but ...
The only people I can think of that would carry a crate motor are the dealers, or an authorized Mopar distributor. Not sure if it can be had anywhere else, and still be affordable.
26 - Battery Group size (determines the dimensions of the battery: http://www.rtpnet.org/teaa/bcigroup.html) R - You are correct, this means the terminals are reversed. 5N - Not sure what this part means!
It sounds like you've got a leaking headgasket - the oil is leaking into the engine, which is why the machinic couldn't find the source (though I'd except any decent mechanic to spot HG failure symptoms). Does it also tend to smoke a lot? Particularly blue-ish smoke. You've spotted oil in the coolant, have a look for coolant in the oil (a thick ...
If you say all the hoses and clamps are in good order, then the only other things that come to mind are the wastegate and exhaust manifold. Either the wastegate is opening too soon, or the exhaust manifold is leaking from the gasket or a crack. This would mean that either you lose boost too early, or you never get enough boost in the first place. Or, if ...
The oil in your coolant is significant. There are several places oil can enter the coolant, head gasket as mentioned, but also a cracked head or block, a failing oil cooler, as well as accidental filling. If you have had cooling system work done and an oil contaminated water can was used to fill the cooling system for instance this would have introduced the ...
If you have at least one halfshaft available, you can turn one side. If the other side (might need someone to help you look) goes the same way, it's at least a limited-slip.
STOP DRIVING IT until you get the exhaust leak fixed .You can easily be overcome by the carbon monoxide.While driving the air moving under the car is sweeping away the exhaust,when you are still the exhaust is leaking into the passanger compartment.
I wish you luck. In my experience any car that's 10 years old or more is probably leaking somewhere, just most times people haven't noticed yet (although, they eventually notice when the floor rusts through and falls out). The causes of leaks are multitude. You just have to go around every spot where there's a break in the metal (antennas, windows, trim, ...
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