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So, I have a 2001 Accent with a nice body and interior with a crappy engine and trans. However, I also have the engine and trans out of an 08 Accent. Does anyone think I could find a mechanic with the ability to put the 2 together? Is this even possible? Maybe just the engine?


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So, I have a 2001 Accent with a nice body and interior with a crappy engine and trans. However, I also have the engine and trans out of an 08 Accent. Does anyone think I could find a mechanic with the ability to put the 2 together? Is this even possible? Maybe just the engine?


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Essentially, you can make anything fit onto anything else. It all depends on how much effort and money you're willing to throw at the project. I would do some research to see what mechanical mounting differences there were between the 01 & 08. Since you're going between 2 generations, I'd expect to see some differences, but wouldn't expect anything insurmountable since under the facade & different accessories you've got a very similar basic structure. Aside from potentially fabricating or modifying a few things, the engine and transaxle should go in. I'd want to get the entire wiring harness and computer associated with the newer engine - this is where I'd expect to find things that I couldn't fabricate or modify.

Getting a mechanic to do this job for you would probably be more costly than getting a newer car in good shape, especially if there is any fabrication or modification that has to be done. If you have the tools and a place to work, it might be a good project to gain a lot of experience. To start the whole thing, you need a good manual for your current car and one for the car the engine came from - this will give you the major source for your research.
 
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