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Hi I have a VZ 2005 Adventra AWD 3.6lt v6 Engine code H7C I hade engine changed I think they put a VE 2009 3.6 engine the local Holden dealer can't start it sensors don't match so cam angles

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Only answer i can give is fit correct engine. Some engines are not compatible to modules fitted to vehicle and cannot be reprogramed. If a Holden dealer fitted this engine they should be aware what engine works or doesn't work. Good Luck

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