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Old 10-14-2020, 11:10 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Heidi View Post
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.
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.
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