can i put a 1997 c1500 2wd into a 1989 GMC sierra

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Asked by Dec 15, 2015 at 02:22 PM about the 1989 GMC Sierra 2500 2 Dr K2500 4WD Extended Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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You can but you might have issues with sensors, wiring and possible issues with the ECM...

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Indeed. Just about what I was going to post but you beat me joemom. Possible, yes, but the '97 probably has a 5.7L and the '89 has way different electronics. If you do, get everything, and I mean everything from donor truck including wiring harnesses. Get the entire donor truck if possible

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Whats up Nut, it just not worth the cost to do the upgrade....

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60,885

Are we talking engine swaps or something else?

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You know I made that assumption.. engine. And we all know what happens with assume... maybe he is asking transmission.... or .... who knows? Good point.

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60,885

A body swap came to mind.

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Hi gentlemen... and Corey if that is you on the cover of Forbes what are you doing in an '89 GMC?

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lol sorry was still under the truck. yes was only swapping the transmission I do own both trucks tho

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and i have found alot of differences. the chevy trany was the first one ive done alone. the gmc tranny wont go in reverse and only 1 & 3 (i think) foward

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