motors for a 1998 camaro

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Old 07-11-13, 10:03 AM
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motors for a 1998 camaro

what all motors will work in a 1998 Camaro without swapping motor mounts and all out
 
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Old 07-11-13, 10:13 AM
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Might depend on what you have now? V6 or V8?

Most junkyards have an interchange book that will tell you what will fit. I imagine almost any GM engine (same cylinder configuration of course) from around the same period would work.
 
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where can I find a motor

what all cars carry a v6 3800 motor
 
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the car has a v6 3800 in it now
 
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It would be helpful if you provided more information such as what company you are interested in. Right off the bat I'm thinking GM, Chrysler and Hyundai.
 
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It came out of a 1998 chevy Camaro
 
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Old 07-11-13, 01:33 PM
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What you need is an "engine", is that correct? Motors are usually electric, while engines are internal combustion. Do you need the entire engine, short block?? Are you replacing an engine that has gone south? Can the one you have be rebuilt? We'll let you know when you give us too much information so don't be shy.
 
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This is a duplicate post to http://www.doityourself.com/forum/pa...ind-motor.html. We need to keep all the threads together, please.
 
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Yeah sorry. It is my daughters car she was coming home from school and it lost all power so she thought she ran out of gas. Cause it was low. So I took her some gas. almost 1/4 tank. She made it about a few more miles down the road and it stopped again. We got it cranked again and made it home. A friend of mine came by and said it was locked up.
 
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I have merged the two threads and deleted the duplicate posts. Hopefully it will be slightly more understandable now.
 
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Was it run low on oil or coolant? If it is locked up, you may need a crate or salvage engine to replace it with. May or may not be worth it unless the car is a keeper otherwise. Engine alone could cost $1500 installed.
 
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No it was not ran low in oil or water. The temp. hand never ran high
 
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Have you checked the coolant level to make sure? oil too while you are at it. Gauges have been known to fail.
 
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Yes I have checked both. And they are still full. We did notice the reserve coolant does have a hole in it
 
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It could have been a number of things...but having a mechanic look at it and do a few basic tests will probably be much cheaper than a new engine if it's something simple. Unless you know someone who can swap the engine (who could also do the basic tests needed) then you'll be going to a mechanic anyway.

The devil is in the details. Could be an oil pump, bad electrical, bad fuel pump, many other things.

Instead of looking for an engine...you should be looking for a reliable mechanic who works cheap (most times those 2 don't go together).
 
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I know you can hear the fuel pump running when you switch the ignition. The one that looked at it does some mechanic work on the side. And he told my husband about some that since you cant turn some wheel under the hood it is locked up.
 
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If you can hear the fuel pump run constantly with the switch on, then it is a fuel delivery problem. Could be a pick up in the tank. I question the mechanic's knowledge. It is very difficult to turn an engine over with all the plugs in place and valves closed. The fuel pump running is a major issue.
 
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Yeah, fuel pump should start, pump up the pressure, and then stop pumping in a span of only a few seconds unless either the engine is using fuel, or there's a leak somewhere in the system.

I've tested engines for being locked up with really, really long breaker bars on the front crank bolt. I think that my breaker bar was almost 3' long.
 
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