Swapping motor

Asked by Apr 10, 2017 at 09:55 AM about the Chevrolet Malibu

Question type: Car Customization

Can i take a 2005 malibu classic and put a
351 Cleveland engine in. ?  And of so how
hard would it be.

7 Answers

76,365

It would be a ton of work and fabrication work, putting in an old Ford engine into a 2005 Chevy.

105,495

Cleveland is a very large heavy engine, I doubt the suspension can handle it even if you could get it too fit. Plus if your in a state that requires testing for renewal it won't pass.

55,435

No it won't work as you car is front wheel drive. Perhaps opening the hood and taking a look would be of benefit. Also you have no transmission tunnel and no suspension mounting points for a rear differential.

76,365

You guys are thinking inside the box...lol

105,495

But thinking outside the box in this case is just plain scary, making up a frame, finding all the right drivetrain componets, electrical, brakes, suspension. AAAHHH

76,365

Right! Fun stuff!.

I agree with fast... I have a 96 buick century I'm considering dropping in a 3.4 from the 3.1. Nobody has faith in it but I do.

Your Answer

Malibu

Looking for a Used Malibu in your area?

CarGurus has 62,899 nationwide Malibu listings starting at $880.

ZIP:

Chevrolet Malibu Experts

  • #1
    T_S_T
    Reputation
    2,190
  • #2
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    2,150
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,570
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
574 Great Deals out of 34,503 listings starting at $1,100
Used Chevrolet Cruze
923 Great Deals out of 62,041 listings starting at $2,600
Used Honda Accord
1,119 Great Deals out of 74,854 listings starting at $1,100
Used Toyota Camry
1,128 Great Deals out of 87,385 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Fusion
1,079 Great Deals out of 63,747 listings starting at $888
Used Nissan Altima
1,432 Great Deals out of 78,282 listings starting at $1,695
Used Dodge Charger
474 Great Deals out of 34,069 listings starting at $1,999
Used Hyundai Sonata
941 Great Deals out of 56,588 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Maxima
326 Great Deals out of 21,951 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Civic
845 Great Deals out of 61,317 listings starting at $950
Used Chevrolet Camaro
443 Great Deals out of 31,892 listings starting at $1,450
Used Kia Optima
534 Great Deals out of 33,096 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Equinox
1,170 Great Deals out of 70,975 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chrysler 200
355 Great Deals out of 15,684 listings starting at $3,595
Used Chrysler 300
316 Great Deals out of 19,594 listings starting at $900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.