Can I Interchange the Engine
Can I take the engine from my 02 Isuzu Axiom 2wd 3.5l V6 and put it in my 97 Isuzu Trooper 4wd 3.2l V6?
If so what would have to be altered or changed?
If not can you explain to me why.
@pamelajstevens The engine from the Axiom will be a 6VE1.This model engine was also used in the Troopers. Both engines have the same intake, exhaust, and block with the difference being the stroke of the cylinders. So yes, it should work in your Trooper and fit your transmission as well. This is not to say that this will be a simple swap since you could still be dealing with wiring, sensors, and computer issues. Bottom line, possible yes, easy no.
Possibly, you will need to check the engine mounts match if not you can make some so it will mount as long as there’s enough room in the engine bay. you will also need to check the transmission matches up unless you are taking the out too and swapping it, some places can make parts for the transmissions to match on cars if the don’t. most annoying part is usually getting the wiring correct and the ecu, If you have both full cars in working order it will be a lot easier. any engine swap is not an easy task if its not like for like. if you haven’t done it before my advice would be don’t unless its a project car and isn’t going to be driven daily so you have time to get things right.