1998 CAVALIER Z24 Engine swap

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1998 CAVALIER Z24 Engine swap

I have a 1998 CAVALIER Z24 with a 2.4 5 speed Both motor and tranny are shot Trying to find a salvage car with same engine and low miles is dam near impossible Was wondering if a 2.2 with its own 5 speed tranny from another cavalier would bolt in and work? Would I have to change computer? ect? I would have salvage car for parts if needed Would cv's fit?
 
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If you are more concerned with replacing the engine/transmission than having a salvage car, your local used auto parts recycler might have a national parts locator so the engine/transmission could be shipped to them for you to pick up. If you want to skip a step, check out www.uneedapart.com. This site will ask you to type in what you need and then yards from all over the country will email you if they have the parts with prices. The shipping costs may be a nightmare though. Good luck with it.
 
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at this time its a money issue,I can get a salvage car for a third of what a engine and tranny would cost
 
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Gotcha!! Right now my car is at the point of hoping it lasts long enough for me to get another car and be able to drive this one into the savage yard. Only problem with my car for your purpose is that mine is a VW and the last I checked they are as compatible as apples and oranges.
 
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Beer 4U2 After a few cold ones I'm sure we could make it fit.Getting it to run would be a different story
 
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You might not want mine even though it runs strong. THe engine has 225k, the transmission has 165k and the front differential is going south.
 
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Anybody know if this swap will work?
 
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found a motor and trans for car Does anyone know if a 2.4 and trans out of a 2000 Cav z24 will fit in to a 1998 cav z24 that has a 2.4 in it
 
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No expert...but doesn't look like any real changes between those years. And knowing GM back in those days..it was probably not much more than minor body changes.

Can you get engine and trans numbers..or heck..just go eyeball it..you should be able to tell with a few measurements.
 
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If you trust wikipedia the 98 and 00 are only cosmetically different and both both in the same "generation" of the car which means you should be fine.
 
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