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My cousin and I have removed a locked-up 3.4L V-6 engine from a 1997 Chevy Venture van,and found a 2000 Chevy Impala 3.4 V-6 engine with 75K miles on it.The only thing holding us back right now is the main engine harness on the frozen engine has two plug ins(a ten pin-two row,and a three pin-single row plug in),while the 2000 Impala motor has a single 14 pin-two row plug in.I believe much of this is for the throttle body injector.Does any one have knowledge on how this could be done?Are we going to have to trace the wires and figure it that way or make adaptors,etc?These motors are famous for the Intakes leaking and the oil and antifreeze mixing and killing the engines,but this one just was not given oil when needed.I'm thinking of swapping out the Intakes(upper and lower),and using new gaskets.Is there any other way to do this? Or does anyone have suggestions? THANK YOU!!!

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  • discipio2 Nov 08, 2010

    THANKS Starrface! We kind of thought we might have to go that route-just a shame because this motor was pretty fresh looking on both the outside and the inside(what we could see of it!) Trying to save some expense,but really in the end-I guess it's just like a good sound insurance policy to replace both of the intake(upper and lower) gaskets!Thanks again for your help!!! TommyDi



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You will have to swap the electronics from the old engine to the new, if the intakes are different the will have to be swapped, best way to go

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