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Old 14 Nov 2017, 08:58 am
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Default Engine Interchange

Hey does anyone have experience swapping an engine from an older PT into a newer one? I have an '06 with a bad mill and an '02 with a good one. Will they interchange? I'm ok with sensor and accessory swapping if necessary. I vaguely remember crank sensor changes. Thanks.
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Old 14 Nov 2017, 10:23 am
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the crank sensor is not simply moved, the notches in the ring it reads from are also different. there is no way to make it work unless you also change the wiring and computer. at that point it is usually too big of a project to be worth the effort. much better to keep looking and get one that is a drop in deal(or fix what already you have).

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The crank sensor change was a VERY big deal. They actually changed the engine block and the crankshaft. This includes a complete change in the toothed wheel on the crank that drives the sensor. There's no way to fit the older style crank sensor to the newer engine.

The new engine would have to include all the newer electronic with harness and PCM. Unless you change almost all the electronics, it would be extremely difficult to swap the 2001-2002 engine with the later version.

Older 2001-2002 PT design

Newer 2003 and forward PT design
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