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Will a 2.2L 4 cylinder out of a 94 Grand Am fit in a 96 Chevy Cavalier with the same motor without any changes to the motor mounts?

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2011-10-18 21:06:58
2011-10-18 21:06:58

It may be a direct fit. Be careful about back dating. It's illegal, and if you have state inspections, your car will probably fail. You can always put in a newer engine, but not an older one.

AnswerI am in this same situation. I tried to put a 95 2.2L out of a cavalier into a 97 cavalier. It will bolt in, but there is no cam position sensor on the back of the older block. You must use a 96 to 99 engine. In 96 GM went to a new engine control managment system. I just spent 3 days searching for a work around for the cam position sensor and there isn't one nor is there a way to put a cam position sensor on the 95 and lower 2.2L engine. I could have used this info. Good Luck!
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