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Old 15 Sep 2017, 10:03 pm
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Default Will a 05 2.4 go into an 02 body

I bought an 05 nonturbo pt cruiser that was hit in the left quarter and a 02 nonturbo that has a bad motor but a really nice body,can I swap the motor and trans from the 05 into the 02. Thanks guys
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I bought an 05 nonturbo pt cruiser that was hit in the left quarter and a 02 nonturbo that has a bad motor but a really nice body,can I swap the motor and trans from the 05 into the 02. Thanks guys
There are some differences between them and we have threads that discussed this already.
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The crank sensor is in a different location. Won't work with existing electrical. The only way would be a complete swap of computer keys and key sensor and wiring harness.
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Yes. The biggest issue is the tone ring on the crankshaft.

In 2003, Chrysler upgraded the PCM on the PT Cruiser from the older JTEC style to the newer NGC. This changed most of the ways engine management and transmission control were handled. The crankshaft sensor was moved from near the back (firewall side) front (right side) of the engine to near the starter. And when the new tone ring was added to rear of the crankshaft, it had very different teeth on it which gives more data about crank position. With this different teeth configuration, there's no good way to get the correct kind of signal back to the older JTEC PCM in a 2002 PT.

Also, the 2003 head often has no provision for an EGR valve. And your 2002 likely has one. There are other minor differences as well, but these are the big ones that prevent swapping of these engines.
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Thanks for the info but I have two questions ,so the only engine that will fit in the 02 is another 02? And as for the 05 what other years will the engine and trans fit in.thanks for all your help
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Thanks for the info but I have two questions ,so the only engine that will fit in the 02 is another 02? And as for the 05 what other years will the engine and trans fit in.thanks for all your help
As a general rule, 2001 and 2002 2.4L engines are interchangeable. And 2003 through 2010 NA 2.4L engines are interchangeable though the original manifolds and accessories may to be needed depending on the year.

Salvage yards usually have a cross reference for this and you can use them to back up what I've told you.
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Thanks for the help
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Just swapped an 08 into my 03. Had to swap out the alternator (old one). But all seemed to go back together and is running. Had an issue with no crank after the swap but that was because a connector for the security system in the column was not plugged back in (I didn't do the swap. Auto Tech students).

I'm by no means an expert on this swap but found some threads on here that helped.

Too bad the autotrans couldn't be swapped also (has extra connectors on it). Now have a 33k mile engine so it was worth it.
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As a general rule, 2001 and 2002 2.4L engines are interchangeable. And 2003 through 2010 NA 2.4L engines are interchangeable though the original manifolds and accessories may to be needed depending on the year. )
Looks like I got lucky (and I should read ALL of the posts!). Thanks for the info!
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Thanks for the info but I have two questions ,so the only engine that will fit in the 02 is another 02? And as for the 05 what other years will the engine and trans fit in.thanks for all your help
Just as an FYI. The 2.4 in the PT is exactly the same engine as in the 4 door Stratus / Sebring cars. You'll still need an '01 / '02 engine, but any 2.4 from a PT / Stratus / Sebring will work. (The salvage yards will tell you it's a PT only engine.) Now, if you get one of the other engines, you'll need to swap pretty much everything, including the oil pump and oil pan, and all of the accessory brackets. But it's essentially the same block. I've done it at least (2) times, so I speak from experience.

As for the second part of your question, The '01 / '02 were the same, from '03 up they are the same engines.
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