My 84 caprice classic's 305 has just been engine swapped for a chevy truck's 305. Now it starts but wont keep running help please...

Asked by Apr 13, 2014 at 05:07 PM about the 1984 Chevrolet Caprice Classic

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I drove it home after engine swap with
few problems.

2 Answers


What year engine did you install? A 1996 or newer is OBD II. Your 1984 Caprice is OBD I. BIG difference! HTH. -Jim


The engine itself is not the problem. Did you keep the original parts, like the electronic computers and ignition? That may be the problem. The newer engine uses different computers, sensors and codes. If a professional team put in the engine, take it back and have them check the codes and sensors.

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