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I have a 1997 chevy Malibu it needs an engine. found a

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I have a 1997...

I have a 1997 chevy Malibu it needs an engine. found a wrecked 2001 buick with a good engine. a 3.1 liter v-6. will the 2001 engine work in my vehicle the 1997 malibu

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Is it an automatic or a manual transmission?

Both are automatics, not sure about miles

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Malibu yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes, no problem. have not seen the engine from the century yet just need to know if it will work before I buy it

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Yes, is the transmission the same also?

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Buick Mechanic: Gary, Buick Technician replied 4 months ago
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Buick Mechanic: Gary, Buick Technician replied 4 months ago

do you have both VIN numbers ?

what are the 8th digit of both VIN numbers ?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
no not with the cars at this time. can get them tomorrow if need
Buick Mechanic: Gary, Buick Technician replied 4 months ago

yes tell me if they are the same tomorrow

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
what do you mean. if they are the same? one is a chevy Malibu 1997 and the other is a 2001 buick century. do not quite understand question
Buick Mechanic: Gary, Buick Technician replied 4 months ago

tomorrow tell me the 8th digit of the VIN number from BOTH cars

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
ok
Buick Mechanic: Gary, Buick Technician replied 4 months ago

ok

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Please cancel my order, request, membership. Thanks but I no longer have the engine to work with, thanks.
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