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Heidi 10-14-2020 01:59 AM

Engine swap
 
I have a 2006 Ion 3 with manual transmission. I'm wanting to know if I can put a 2003 Ion 3 engine with automatic transmission in the 2006 . And what all will I need to change? I'm not swapping the transmissions.

Bill Murray 10-14-2020 09:58 AM

Re: Engine swap
 
Don't have direct knowledge but I think this would be compatible at least in terms of mounting points.
Of course you'll have to change out flywheel, etc.
I'd try and use your existing ECM but not sure if the sensors on the older engine are 100% the same.

ruley73 10-14-2020 11:10 AM

Re: Engine swap
 
[QUOTE=Heidi;2352175]I have a 2006 Ion 3 with manual transmission. I'm wanting to know if I can put a 2003 Ion 3 engine with automatic transmission in the 2006 . And what all will I need to change? I'm not swapping the transmissions.[/QUOTE]

Yes, it should work. However, you'll need to reuse the intake and throttlebody off the 2006. The 2006 is throttle-by-wire, but the 2003 still uses a cable throttlebody like most older cars.

csalt13 02-26-2021 03:10 AM

Re: Engine swap
 
I have a 1995 Saturn SL2 with a blown head gasket. I've been looking on ebay and found a few engines from $400-$1000 but most of them are from 1996-1999. Are these engines compatible? Also, what about 1993-1994 engines? They all have a 7 as the 8th digit on the VIN like mine. Does this make a difference?

My saturn has the 1.9L DOHC I4 with a manual transmission 141000 miles.

Bill Murray 02-27-2021 03:31 PM

Re: Engine swap
 
You should post this in the S series section, this is the Ion section which uses a different engine.

csalt13 02-28-2021 02:01 AM

Re: Engine swap
 
Sorry, I'm still trying to figure out this forum. It's difficult to navigate.


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