Engine Swap

Asked by CKervin Feb 02, 2018 at 12:16 AM about the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4WD

Question type: Car Customization

I have a 2000 Chevy Silverado z71 with the 5.3
engine. I’ve started to have problems with the
engine and tranny. I was wondering if I could put a
6.0 engine and transmission in my truck and if it
would work with the transfer case. If not could a 6.0
engine, transmission, and transfer case work with
my drive shafts?

4 Answers


You can put any engine in anything you want to move, if you have the knowledge to do so. Look the parts you think it may affect. Like the drive shaft, look up the specs and models and trans that it will fit. You need to do a lot of research if you are doing this yourself. I can't tell you if you can. You also might look at what would be cheaper, rebuild your engine or get a crate engine, compared to buying a bigger engine and have to deal with running into one problem or another. There are so many things that need to sync together and if they don't or won't, you have wasted a lot of money. There is no simple answer.

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Hello Sir , I have Chevrolet Cheyenne 2008 , 5.3LT 1500 LTZ , ENGINE is 8th digit is M , I like to know if engine 8th digit with J can fit on this ? If need to make any change ? thanks


Why are you changing the engine, did it die or are you just trying to get more power. If you are doing it to get more power, it is not really worth all the research and the work to change it. If you just want more power, look up what accessories you can get for that engine. Secondly if it died, it would be best to find out why it died, as you could run into the same problem down the road. If it was just worn out, Chevy has been coming out with some great grate engines. I have a 2003 with same motor and it runs great, but before I bought it used with only 130,000 miles in 2016, it's a LT but fully loaded and everything works which is a first for me. But I did a lot of research of what kind of problems I could run into. I research everything on the computer, and read the reviews before I buy what I want. And when it comes to vehicles these days, there are no stupid questions, as there is so much crap in them any more, the problem you might be having is being caused by something else that you wouldn't think it would be the problem. If you know other people that have a vehicle like yours, ask them if they have had any problems always good to know before hand what may come in the future. Hope that helps.


is it possible to engine swap a 1995 chevy silverado with a 2003 0r 2006 chevy silverado truck.

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