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Old 09-16-2008, 09:09 PM   #1
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Cavalier motor: will it fit my truck?

I juts bought a 1996 s10 with a blown motor and I am looking for a cheap replacement motor.

Will a 2.2 4 cylinder cavalier engine fit the truck? If yes then, what years will work?

If I find a truck motor instead, what years will work with mine?

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Old 09-16-2008, 09:27 PM   #2
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Re: Cavalier motor: will it fit my truck?

Ok just searched and found out cavalier motors will work but what years ?



Now onto truck motors.....
Will an obd1 (94-95) motor work? any sensors or others need to be swapped out?
Also I found that the 98-up truck motors will not accept my transmission... What if I get a motor with a transmission... will that work? Anything else I would need besides that?

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Re: Cavalier motor: will it fit my truck?

96-97
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Re: Cavalier motor: will it fit my truck?

Quote: Originally Posted by laydout97
96-97

96-97 what ?

More details please.

I asked about cavalier and s10 motors....
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Re: Cavalier motor: will it fit my truck?

96-97 2.2 motor will work. Doesn't matter if it is from a cavy, s10, sonoma, hombre. 98+ wont work, completely different motor. 94-95 is missing 2 sensors. If you wanted to put anything other than a 96-97 motor in your truck you can, but it will be time consuming and costly. Is that better explained? More questions, just ask.
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Re: Cavalier motor: will it fit my truck?

ok thanks!


btw: the sensors cant be added on the 94-95 motors?

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Re: Cavalier motor: will it fit my truck?

And when you get that 96-97 motor the water inlet on the head is setup different on a cavi. You will have to knock the freeze plug out is all.

What all is wrong w/ the old motor or have you torn it down enough to know yet?
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Re: Cavalier motor: will it fit my truck?

Should look around these s10's are a dime a dozen. Probably find a good engine at a wrecker or another truck with a good engine and other parts to boot
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Thanks guyz!
Old 09-21-2008, 07:46 PM   #10
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Re: Cavalier motor: will it fit my truck?

well, i put a 2002 cavalier short block assy that i got from a pull-it-yurself wrecking yard for 150bux, worked ok in my 1996 s10, but keep in mind, NOTHING BUT THE MECHANICALS!... and the pistons in the 02 cavvy motor are nearly flattop, while the 96 pistons have nearly 1/4 inch dish, so i now have a knock problem i dont know how to fix, but THEY WILL SWAP, minus the head...

P.S. compare the sensors too, i had to change a couple, crankshaft(the 96 one wouldnt come out in one piece, i broke it) and one of the others was different on the plugin, 3 wire, not 2, so i bought new)

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Old 09-21-2008, 09:36 PM   #11
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Re: Cavalier motor: will it fit my truck?

have just been told the camshaft in the 02 has the notches in a diff place, affecting the timing, it runs, but pings when you accelerate hard, while you got the motor out, stuff your 96 cam in it if it is ok
but i still believe the extra compression will be worth it in the long run, just wish i knew before installing the short block... now i got to pull it out to swap the cam, mebbe i will look into an aftermarket cam in the meantime, just fer fun

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Re: Cavalier motor: will it fit my truck?

check my progress in the other thread, as i am trying to fix the 'too-advanced-timing' turns out, it aint the cam, but the crank with the difference, so i am stuck with the crank, which was ruined in the old 96 motor
So now i am down to brainbox cures (and considering doing a sledghammer Lobotomy on it even now... O_o

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Old 10-06-2008, 08:47 PM   #13
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Re: Cavalier motor: will it fit my truck?

DUDE, stick with a '96 or '97, the aggravation from any other year is unreal, but it can be ANY GM '96 or '97 2.2
Old 10-20-2008, 07:22 AM   #14
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Re: Cavalier motor: will it fit my truck?

i did a 95 cavi swap in my 94. that was the biggest pain in the a$$. u got to look out for little things. the cavi being fwd and mounted sideways. they use a thinner belt for clearence ( i suppose) so u have to make sure all ur pullies are the same rib. its little things like that u def have to watch out for. i know the 95 cavi harness was slightly diff too.
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Re: Cavalier motor: will it fit my truck?

sorry to steal your thread but i have the same prob so your telling us that a cavy engine from 96-97 will just drop in?
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Re: Cavalier motor: will it fit my truck?

yes, use your s10 engine accesories (pullies, intake, motor mounts, ect.)

94-95 cavi engine will fit 94-95 s10

96-97 cavi engine will fit 96-97 s10

98+ 2200 cavi engine will with 98+ s10 (not the 2.4 ecotec)
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Re: Cavalier motor: will it fit my truck?

Its easier to go same year as stated above, saves you the trouble from timing, tuning, etc, just inspect/replace part if needed
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Re: Cavalier motor: will it fit my truck?

Chris,
what about the Knock sensor, Cam sensor, and Crank sensor.
what about the timing on the c/n 4618 crank????

___is all of this the same in the CAVI as in the S-10_______?????







Quote: Originally Posted by Chris0nllyn
yes, use your s10 engine accesories (pullies, intake, motor mounts, ect.)

94-95 cavi engine will fit 94-95 s10

96-97 cavi engine will fit 96-97 s10

98+ 2200 cavi engine will with 98+ s10 (not the 2.4 ecotec)
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Let me double check before I go crazy:

1998 2200 2.2L VIN: 4, cavalier engine will swap into a
1998 2200 SFI 4 Cyl S-10 (VIN: 1GCCS1942W8248022) (RWD, LS A/T 4L60E) 4cyl

What about the block castings????
I looked up a 1998 Cavi in autozone and the block and head casting were the same, 6035 block and 507 head.....
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Re: Cavalier motor: will it fit my truck?

sounds like a real pita i would just stick with a s10 motor dont have to do so much work for the same result my .02

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Re: Cavalier motor: will it fit my truck?

Quote: Originally Posted by Chris0nllyn
yes, use your s10 engine accesories (pullies, intake, motor mounts, ect.)

94-95 cavi engine will fit 94-95 s10

96-97 cavi engine will fit 96-97 s10

98+ 2200 cavi engine will with 98+ s10 (not the 2.4 ecotec)
I just had a junkyard tell me that a

1.) 98 CAVI motor.........
_____________________ will not fit a ______________________-
2.) 98 S-10


What's up with that stuff?????????????????

I think the only way to reliable tell if a motor will fit a component is by using the casting numbers from the block, head and crank.......
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Re: Cavalier motor: will it fit my truck?

Quote: Originally Posted by chevypower101
sounds like a real pita i would just stick with a s10 motor dont have to do so much work for the same result my .02
There getting hard to find.......I really just want a block.

Crap, everybody wants to sell me a whole engine rebuild for $1700
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