I wanna know if I can change my 2005 Chevy Malibu's 2.2L engine with a 2005 chevy Malibu 3.6L and if It will be a easy swap or will I have to change the whole transmission as well ?

Asked by Feb 07, 2014 at 03:23 PM about the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My engine broke down and need to change

3 Answers

10,715

The efi is going to be the problem. Going from a I-4 to a v-6 will be some work. The tranny should bolt up though.

10,715

The quickest method would be to swap the computer and engine bay wiring harness. And all other mechanical parts that differ. Since it's the same model of car and the same year the rest of the car dash/gauges, tranny, fuel, emissions should work fine.

10,715

Method two is to get the PCM pin out from your I-4 car and the new motor. Compare and add the missing wires then reflash your PCM with the v-6 data. Can be a nightmare if you miss one thing. If the 3.6 your getting has a donor car I recommend swapping the harness and computer.

Your Answer

Malibu

Looking for a Used Malibu in your area?

CarGurus has 70,375 nationwide Malibu listings starting at $2,499.

ZIP:

Chevrolet Malibu Experts

  • #1
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    2,110
  • #2
    T_S_T
    Reputation
    2,040
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,500
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
513 Great Deals out of 34,026 listings starting at $950
Used Honda Accord
1,082 Great Deals out of 60,830 listings starting at $1,099
Used Ford Fusion
1,016 Great Deals out of 70,408 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Camry
1,042 Great Deals out of 72,908 listings starting at $295
Used Nissan Altima
949 Great Deals out of 74,725 listings starting at $1,300
Used Dodge Charger
414 Great Deals out of 27,639 listings starting at $1,979
Used Hyundai Sonata
663 Great Deals out of 49,546 listings starting at $500
Used Kia Optima
425 Great Deals out of 28,959 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Maxima
277 Great Deals out of 23,087 listings starting at $799
Used Honda Civic
787 Great Deals out of 72,311 listings starting at $1,350
Used Chevrolet Equinox
970 Great Deals out of 68,546 listings starting at $2,200
Used Chrysler 300
309 Great Deals out of 17,672 listings starting at $1,295

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Malibu For Sale
320 Great Deals out of 25,600 listings starting at $12,991
2016 Chevrolet Malibu For Sale
134 Great Deals out of 6,167 listings starting at $9,500
2015 Chevrolet Malibu For Sale
184 Great Deals out of 5,603 listings starting at $7,900
2014 Chevrolet Malibu For Sale
116 Great Deals out of 3,721 listings starting at $6,999
2013 Chevrolet Malibu For Sale
50 Great Deals out of 2,433 listings starting at $6,500

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.