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Can I put a bigger engine in my 2.2 L. Cavalier. What fits?

Will a 3.1 L. bolt right up in place of the original 2.2?  Is the transmission going to be a problem?

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No it will not bolt right in i'm not even sure if it will fit in the engine bay
i'm not saying you can't make it fit if there's a will there's away
if you use a grand am 3100 it will bolt up to the transmission if it's an automatic they both have 4T40 transmissions
hope this helps you

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No, they have different engine mounts and 3.1 needs bigger,more heavy duty transmission.

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You can fit a 2.8 v-6 or a 3.1 bother were made for the cavalier z-24 models from 88-94. u can grab these engines off of chevy celebrities or camaros or older luminas.

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these procedure are for 95 thru 2000 devilles with a 4.6 l engines

1 jack vehicle and place on sutable jack stands, block rear tires

2 remove the lower air shourd from the engine crade under the front of the car , remove upper front cover over rad. and headlight adjustments

3. remove cap from coolant bottle, DISCONNECT NEGITIVE BATTERY CABLE Only

4 place a large catch basin under the left (driver side) of the vehicle

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6 remove upper rad. hose from the rad on the right side

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8 remove fan retaining mount from top of rad. long black plate

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12 slightly tilt rad back at the top and remove from the vehicle. place upright in a secure position to prevent damage to the fins they can be damaged very easily.and costly to repair or replace

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17 using a 15 mm boxed end wrench remove the 15mm lower bolts behind the Alt you will have to get under the vehicle and they are tricky to remove as the exhaust and a bracket is very close and a scoket will not access them.

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