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I have two northstar engine's, I know for a fact that they

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I have two northstar engine's, I know for a fact that they are the same but can in some way make it work? If I manage to install the cam and Crankshaft sensors from one engine to the other will it work?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: GM
Expert:  tim's auto repair replied 5 months ago.

Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.
I will do my best to assist you.

Expert:  tim's auto repair replied 5 months ago.

please explain your question

Expert:  tim's auto repair replied 5 months ago.

thanks

Customer: replied 5 months ago.

I need to know if there is any way possible to install a 02 northstar 4.6L engine in a 1999?

Expert:  tim's auto repair replied 5 months ago.

give me just a moment

Expert:  tim's auto repair replied 5 months ago.

what car are you putting it in?

Expert:  tim's auto repair replied 5 months ago.

what kind of cadilac is the engine going in?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.

1999 cadillac STS 4.6I. the camshaft and Crankshaft sensors are different that I know

Expert:  tim's auto repair replied 5 months ago.

im not showing these engines as interchachable

Expert:  tim's auto repair replied 5 months ago.

but you should be able to put your crank and cam sensors in the 02 and it should work..

the engines are basically the same

Customer: replied 5 months ago.

The 99 is two wire sensor and the 02 is 3 wire, can I make the 3 wire sensor work if I cut one wire? Or I have to change the sensors from the year type I will used?

Expert:  tim's auto repair replied 5 months ago.

change the sensors,,

\use the ones from your 99

Customer: replied 5 months ago.

Ok

Expert:  tim's auto repair replied 5 months ago.

thanks

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.

I will try to make them fit but the hole where they go in is bigger plus the cam sprocket is different. I will need to see if the crackshaft is different as well.

Expert:  tim's auto repair replied 5 months ago.

if that is the case..

i wouldnt think you can get it to work correctly

Expert:  tim's auto repair replied 5 months ago.

you may want to try to find the correct engine

Expert:  tim's auto repair replied 5 months ago.

again,,i am showing it not to interchange