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Oct 22, 2017, 10:45 AM

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Hello all, I have a 2012 chevy orlando 2.4l ecotec that needs an engine swap. I found a used engine here where I live and it has some abbreviations under the description that I don't know exactly what they mean. Also, is there anything else I would need to do other than taking out the old engine, and bolting up/plugging in the new engine? Such as resetting the pcm etc? Any tips/advice is greatly appreciated!

Abbreviations are "key, ran, at"

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Oct 22, 2017, 10:59 AM

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Assuming you have the exact same engine you won't have to do anything electronically. The computer will reset when the battery is disconnected anyway.

Beyond that, there is a lot of things to look at and do when replacing an engine such as hoses, mounts, water pump, T-stat, ignition parts, engine oil, etc

As far as the abbreviations, at means auto transmission, the other 2, I don't know. Ran may mean just what it says.


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Oct 22, 2017, 11:41 AM

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I don't have the engine yet, but the one I'm looking at getting will be the exact same. I have never done an engine swap before, but my father in-law will likely be helping me. And he has done engine swaps on different vehicles, so he knows what's going on with them. Thanks a lot for the tips though, much appreciated

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