Engine Change? [Archive] - GrandAmGT.com Forum


View Full Version : Engine Change?

01-15-2004, 07:46 PM
My car is getting up there in miles, and I am quickly loosing the top gear on my transmission. How hard would it be to swap in a new engine and transmission (replacing what i have, not upgrading to something different) assuming I could find the engine and tranny???? Anyone know how many labor hours GM lists for each procedure (trying to figure out what a dealership would charge). THANKS

01-16-2004, 10:37 AM
just changed my engine, u gonna do it urself? or just pay someone to do it and pay for the parts?

if u decide to do it urself it is very hard, and time consuming, but u will save a lot of money.

if u decide to have a dealership do it then it will run ya about $3000. that includes labor, parts, and new engine

i have had 2 engine changes so far, one was done by the dealership and it came out to be $2800, the other i did myself, and it was a pain in the balls

01-16-2004, 10:39 AM
I can find the labor hours for you... what engine? what transmission? I assume that this for the 99 Grand Am?


Paul Reed

01-16-2004, 10:39 AM
I know the dealer will eventually need to change the transmission, any experience with that?

01-16-2004, 11:39 AM
Is it both the motor and tranny that need to be replaced? I've seen 2.4's run for LONG time... maybe just drop the tranny and put in a new one... might be easier that doing both. I know some trannies you can take out on a lift, instead of pulling it with the motor... not sure on a GA.

01-16-2004, 05:07 PM
u can take the tranny off w. out removing the whole engine

01-16-2004, 05:40 PM
The tranny is what I really need, I was just inquiring as to both. Know the general process to remove it anyone?