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    Blown motor in 3400 Alero

    Hey guys, nice forum you guys got here. Lots of info, but I need to know what cars will have motors that are a direct, plug and play swap into my 2001 Alero w/ 3400. I was looking for a stickie w/ motor info or a similar thread but I did not find one. Im sure this is a common question so if there is a thread point me in the right direction. Thanks in advance guys.

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    Site Coder bszopi's Avatar
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    Welcome! What exactly is wrong with your engine? If its a bottom end issue, and some of the top stuff can be swapped over (mainly the upper and lower intake manifold), then basically all 3400s will be a direct swap over by re-using your old LIM and UIM. Car list would include all vans (Venture, Silhouette, etc) from 96-up, 2000+ N-bodies (Alero and GAGT), as well as 2000+ W-bodies (Grand Prix, possibly Lumina).

    Check out www.car-parts.com to do a quick search of junkyards in your area that may have something for you, but also do a search for the other vehicles I mentioned, as there are some slight differences on the top end which result in different matches.

    Hope this helps!
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    Im not sure what wrong w/ the motor. I got it for $1200 and I dont want to spend time on the motor. I just want to get it out and get a known running one in. The rest of the car is pretty much mint. Guy was just sick of it I guess. So for a direct, plug and play swap of the entire motor, I need to get one from an Alero?

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    Short answer:

    Yes.

    Swapping the intake would help your odds of finding an engine cheap and it would give you a chance to make sure the engine has the new "Problem Solver" metal intake gaskets to prevent the replacement engine from going south if it has the plastic gaskets.
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    ok this is the info im looking for. I dont mind things like swapping intakes and headers and such. I just dont want to buy one from another car to find out that the motor mount is two inches off because it came from a different car. You know what I mean? What cars should I be looking at? And which ones have the intake gasket I want? Thanks for chiming in guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bszopi View Post
    basically all 3400s will be a direct swap over by re-using your old LIM and UIM. Car list would include all vans (Venture, Silhouette, etc) from 96-up, 2000+ N-bodies (Alero and GAGT), as well as 2000+ W-bodies (Grand Prix, possibly Lumina).
    The metal gaskets you get from your local parts store.

    FEL-PRO Part # MS98003T

    A list of cars this gasket set fits (and the list of years/cars you can find the 3400 in- thank you www.rockauto.com )

    BUICK CENTURY CUSTOM (2000 - 2005)
    BUICK CENTURY LIMITED (2000 - 2005)
    BUICK CENTURY SPECIAL EDITION 2005
    BUICK RENDEZVOUS (2002 - 2005)
    CHEVROLET IMPALA (2000 - 2005)
    CHEVROLET LUMINA (2000 - 2001)
    CHEVROLET MALIBU (1999 - 2003)
    CHEVROLET MALIBU LS (2000 - 2003)
    CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO LS (2000 - 2005)
    CHEVROLET VENTURE (1997 - 2004)
    CHEVROLET VENTURE LS 2005
    CHEVROLET VENTURE LT 2005
    CHEVROLET VENTURE PLUS 2005
    OLDSMOBILE ALERO (1999 - 2004)
    OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS 1999
    OLDSMOBILE SILHOUETTE (1996 - 2004)
    PONTIAC AZTEK (2001 - 2005)
    PONTIAC AZTEK GT 2001
    PONTIAC AZTEK RALLY 2004
    PONTIAC GRAND AM (1999 - 2004)
    PONTIAC GRAND AM GT 2005
    PONTIAC GRAND AM GT1 2005
    PONTIAC GRAND AM SE 2005
    PONTIAC GRAND PRIX SE (2000 - 2003)
    PONTIAC MONTANA (1999 - 2005)
    PONTIAC TRANS SPORT (1996 - 1999)
    PONTIAC TRANS SPORT MONTANA 1998
    Last edited by pocket-rocket; 01-07-2010 at 05:39 PM. Reason: fixed my hacked copy and paste job of the years/cars
    -60v6's 2nd Jon M.
    91 Black Lumina Z34-5 speed
    92 Black Lumina Z34 5 speed (getting there, slowly... follow the progress here)
    94 Red Ford Ranger 2WD-5 speed
    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Leno
    Tires are cheap clutches...

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    Thanks for the list! Awesome guys! I used car-parts.com and found a few engines within driving distance of me.
    I didnt know these engines had so much potential.

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    Hey guys nice forum you have here. I just have a question. I picked up a 99 alero with a locked up 3400. I have a chance to get a 96 Chevy lumina van for junk price with a 3400 in it that runs good. I didn't see the lumina van on the list. Will this work for me, before I buy it. Thanks

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