How To Swap Pontiac Sunfire and Chevy Cavalier Engine


1997 SUNFIRE. Engine Size : 2.2 Ecotec.

Question: I HAVE A 97 SUNFIRE WITH A 2.2 AND ITS ON ITS LAST LEG!!! I ALSO HAVE A 99 CHEVY CAVALIER WITH AN AWESOME 2.2!!! WILL IT BE THE SAME MOTOR ?? CAN I SWAP IT AND WILL IT WORK !!WILL THERE BE VERY MANY CHANGES TO MAKE IT WORK??? JUST A BROKE GUY THAT NEEDS TO KEEP THE COST DOWN AND NOT GET IN OVER MY HEAD!! TY RON.

Answer: Yes, they are the exact same engine and you could swap them easily. There shouldn't be any changes needed at all, they have all the same sensors, so you can use the existing wiring harness and computer. There might be some nominal odds and ends that are different between the body styles, but mechanically they are the same.


Sunfire Motor Swap

1999 Pontiac Sunfire Engine Size : 4 cylinder 2.2L in-line.
Question : i have a 99 Sunfire and a 2002 Cavalier. my wife ended up wrecking the cavalier (which has the exact same motor) and the insurance company will more than likely total it out. is ti possible to swap the motors and will the mileage have any effect on the transmission?

Answer: It is possible to swap the engines, and is actually a pretty easy swap to do. The transmission should not be affected either way, unless it already has problems. If you do the swap, make sure all the engine sensors are the same, as they change slightly from year to year. Usually it will be OK, and just fit right in. You should use as many original parts from the Pontiac Sunfire as possible, like the intake, exhaust manifold, etc, which will ease the change over.


Sunfire Motor In Impala

Question: Would a 2004 Pontiac Sunfire motor fit into a 2003 Chevy Impala?

Answer: Yes, if it is the same engine size it will fit. You would have to do some modification though. The power steering hose routing, engine mounts, A/C pipes, engine sensor harness, etc.

 


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  • Guest - Amber Thorn

    Will a 2.2 liter engine from a 98 Pontiac Sunfire go into a 04 Chevy cavalier LS and the bolt patterns match up?

  • Guest - bucky anderson

    what make modle and year will a 2001 sunfire 2.2 motor and tranny go into

  • Guest - Los

    I have a 97sunfire 2.2 and was wondering if,a 03-05 Chevy Cobalt 2.2is the same even down to the spark plugs wires
    Los

  • Guest - Trevor

    I have a 2000 Pontiac Sunfire 5 speed manual with a 2.2l engine and a 2003 Chevy Cavalier with a 2.2l Ecotec automatic in the Cavalier. can I take the motor the subframe in the k frame and put it in my 2000 Pontiac Sunfire?

  • Guest - rov

    Can I put an engine from a 04 cavalier in an 05 Sunfire?

  • Guest - Don

    will a cavalier 2.2 transmision work in a 2,4 pontiac sunfire

  • Guest - Amber

    I have a 98 sunfire with a 2.2l can i use the ecotec motor in this

  • Guest - Melissa garnett

    What cars can I get a transmission for 05 sunfire 6 cylinder

  • Guest - Tommy

    In reply to: Guest - Melissa garnett

    Chevy Cavalier.

  • Guest - James

    I got a 3.8 1989 delta royal olds motor& trany will it fit a 2002 chev cavaler

  • Guest - Tommy

    In reply to: Guest - James

    No way that will fit. Not even close.

  • Guest - Crystal

    I have a 2004 Chevy Cavalier with a EcoTec 2.2 but I am rebuilding the engine to it though!

    But I am not replacing it with another engine! I'm rebuilding it by replacing it with a turbo kit inside ... And I had looked all over for a turbo kit for a 2004 Cavalier... And I haven't had any luck on locating a turbo kit for my car's year!

    But I do keep on getting other different brands of cars!! And I was wondering if I can use a turbo kit.. That is made for PontiacPontiac G6 and so on!!

    I really do need a good answer on this because!!! Because I am now at a point of just saying F it and just buy a the actual normal parts for my Chevy Cavalier and not put a turbo kit in it..

  • Guest - tony

    Is the belt tensioner have only two bolts to remove in a 2002 chevy cav?

  • Guest - Bill

    In reply to: Guest - tony

    No, the tensioner has three bolts. They are kind of hard to see.

  • Guest - kay

    Can a 1993 cavilier transmission fit in 2006 pontiac

  • Guest - Tyler

    I need help I got a 1995 Chevy cavalier engine and a 1997 sun fire wiring harness in the in side of the car would that would because I got power going to my cluster clip but no power lighting up the cluster I changed the cluster 2 times and nothing what is rong and help?

  • Guest - tracy

    i have a 2001 pontiac sunfire engine runs good body really bad on the car. im thinking about buying a 2004 pontiac sunfire but the engine not running and the body in great shape. can i take the 2001 engine out and put in the 2004?

  • Guest - Bill

    In reply to: Guest - tracy

    Yes, you can swap that engine with minor modifications.

  • Guest - Muzztang

    I Have A 01 Chevy Cavalier 2.2L That has a bad Engine . Can I Use a 2.2L out of a 2000 Cavalier

  • Guest - Bill

    In reply to: Guest - Muzztang

    Yes, that engine will go in just fine.

  • Guest - vincethegreat

    I have a 2.0 chevy cavalier engine and was wondering can i swap it out for a 2.4?

  • Guest - Mgktrx

    Will the transmission out of a 2004 Chevy Cavalier match up with the transmission out of a Pontiac Grand Am

  • Guest - Mgktrx

    In reply to: Guest - Mgktrx

    I have a 2004 Chevy Cavalier for the 2.2 Ecotec motor I also have a Grand Am with a 2.2 Ecotec motor I'm trying to find out if the transmissions will work if I interchange them

  • Guest - johnny

    In reply to: Guest - Mgktrx

    Will a motor out of a 1998 cavalier fit in a 2000 Pontiac sunfier

  • Guest - Jeff

    I have a 1997 sunfire and a 2004 sunfire the 97 is a 2.2 and the 04 is a 2.2 ecotech can I put the Ecotech in my 97 as the 04 is wrecked will it need much modification to the mounts and or will the 97 harness work

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