Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Can I put the motor into another car

asked by on

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.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Can I put the motor into another car

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Coolant leaking, engine might be messed up now

You are correct in not wanting to start the car to avoid any further damage. It sounds like you might have coolant leaking into one of the cylinders due to an engine block failure, resulting in a misfire. What needs...

Q: Timing belt

Hi there. You need to slowly move each of the sprockets into the correct position by hand. If you notice any binding then you need to stop so that nothing bends. Hopefully when you started it you didn't bend anything....

Q: P2173 error code related to AIR DOOR ACTUATOR?

Hello. The ETC and ESC lights are likely not related to your air door actuator. The air door actuator is an AC component, and not really connected to the electronic throttle control or stability control systems. The ETC light usually...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.