Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Engine

asked by on

I have an 2009 gmc sierra crew cab sle flex fuel 5.3 liter and I need a motor . they said I had to go back with a 2009 or 2010 5.3 liter or can I put an older one in I tried a 2004 5.3 liter and there was three censors that didn't hook up so they pulled it back out. Can I put a 2010 6.0 liter engine in it that came out of a surburban

My car has 148300 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: You should go with the same motor you had o...

You should go with the same motor you had originally. If not you will run into fit problems and computer issues with the sensors after you try to start it. There will be less problems by going with same motor.

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!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: What Is the Difference Between a 2-Cycle and 4-Cycle Engine

The difference between a 2-cycle engine and 4-cycle engine is the 2-cycle only needs one revolution of the crankshaft to get to a power stroke, while a 4-cycle engine needs 2 revolutions. To help explain the two different types of...

Q: Engine tick and check engine light.

Hello, thanks for writing in. It is possible that you have a fuel injection issue, but that is not that common on this vehicle. Most of the time when this occurs with a ticking noise also it is due to...

Q: Honda and Acura

Most parts may be interchangeable between the two cars since they are both made by the Honda motor company, but without comparing the two parts side-by-side it would be hard to say for certain. It also would depend on the...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
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.