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Chevrolet 05 chevy duramax: I have a05 duramax with a bad engine.....can

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I have a05 duramax with a bad engine.....can I swap it out for a 06. everything is available from both trucks. what all has to be changed?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  GM Tech (Cam) replied 5 months ago.
Hello, I'm Cam.

Can I get your first name please?

Sorry to hear about this issue, I will help you solve this.

The 2006, is it an LLY or the LBZ engine?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Relist: Other.
Timmy Dewitt ,and not sure which one it is, but it is a roll over truck so the entire drivetrain is available.
Expert:  Gary replied 5 months ago.

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Tim can you get to BOTH trucks VIN numbers ?

if BOTH the 2005 and the 2006 8th digit of the VIN numbers are BOTH a 1 or both a 2 its an exact swap over

IF the VIN 8th digits do NOT match you can still swap it over but you want to swap the engines wiring harness and computer over

Expert:  Gary replied 5 months ago.
I forgot to add if the 2006 is a vin code D just swap the wiring harness and computer over as all 3 of those engines all should have used the same Allison transmission
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