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Hi there anyone ever swap a 2.2 from a 1996 sunfire and install it into a 1999 sunfire that also had a 2.2 engine in it? problem is that all the sensors are located in diiferent areas as well they are different and less of them on the 97 2.2. cyl. is different as well. i do have a wire harness for the 97. but wouldn't i run into problems with the ecm if i used the 97 wire harness?. any help would be greatfull.. thanks Ralph

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I don't believe you will be able to use that motor, the only one that will work would be one from another 1999 or a 2000.

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