Q: Q: Engine replacement.

asked by on

I purchased a 2002 kia sedona, FWD v6 3.5l gasoline.It runs perfect, well up to now it is excellent, but I do not love gasoline van, I love diesel. At this moment I cannot buy another van,muchless a diesel van. I want to replace the gasoline engine with a diesel engine, kindly tell me which Diesel engine will fit my 2002 kia sedona, v6 3.5l gas FWD. I am a DIY. Will I also need to replace the front axles with the diesel axles, spindles etc?

Hi there:

Kia makes a 2.9 liter engine for UK models, but I’d highly recommend against trying to complete this swap. In order to do so, you’ll have to replace virtually every drive train component, ECU and emissions equipment as well (if you’re living in the US). You’d be better served to sell your current Kia and purchase a diesel model.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Q: Engine replacement.

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: P0420 code after idle relearn

Hi and thanks for contacting Your Mechanic. The P0420 code usually means that the catalytic converter has failed, however, it also relates to a mixture of fuel and air that is causing the catalytic converter to heat up too much....

Q: Car not starting after putting gas in

The most likely cause of the hard start after getting fuel is going to be a leaking fuel vapor purge valve. The leaking purge valve would allow the fumes that build up in the fuel tank while refueling to fill...

Q: Stalling issue and hissing sounds.

Hi There, It sounds like you definitely have a vacuum leak. High idle speed, stalling and hissing sounds are common signs of a vacuum leak. When a vacuum leak is present in an engine, this causes an excessive imbalance in...

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...
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 to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...