Q: Can I put the motor into another car

asked by on July 12, 2016

Wondering if I could put the motor into another car

My car has 40000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello there, without knowing a bit more information I will answer this to the best of my abilities. If the engine was to go into another 2012 Chrysler 300 that had the same motor size, then the motor would most likely work. The ECU may need to be programmed for the new engines VIN to work though. If the engine is not the same year and engine size, then it is possible that the replacement could work, but it may require extensive work and will likely be an expensive job.

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