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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Base 2dr Coupe

2003 Chevrolet Cavalier
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Front Wheel Drive, 2 Door Coupe, Sub-Compact
26 mpg city / 33 mpg hwy
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May 2, 2013, 1:28 am

Kevin C

Question: motor questions

Can I put a 2.2 liter motor from a 2005 Chevy Cavalier into a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am that had/has a 3.4 liter in it with an automatic transmission. If so how difficult would it be for an experienced mechanic to perform

May 5, 2013, 7:13 am

Ron W
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Swapping an engine into a modern vehicle that did not originally come with it is not an easy process. Most times there is fabrication that needs to be done and the computer system from the donor car usually needs to be transplanted as well.

It could cost $1000s of dollar to do it, and in my opinion isn't worth the trouble in most cases. Unless you have extremely good mechanical skills, I would leave it to a professional.

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