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I have a 2012 Chevy Malibu with a 2.4 blown motor found a used one almost same miles just a 2010 Chevy Malibu engine 2.4L are theses compatible? Someone said something about a port on the head may be different on the 2010 engine?
 

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The difference will be whether it's a CA emissions motor or not. Those engines have extra ports on the head to pass CA emissions.

Call a junk yard for cross-over info.
 

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Yes, the VIN tells what engine the car has, as well as some other things.

You might want to pop the hood and look at the emissions sticker to verify which version you have.
 

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My engine is the le9 and the salvage 2010 is a le5 I’m assuming I won’t be able to swap it then?
 

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I have a 2012 Chevy Malibu with a le9 motor that is blown but I’ve found a le5 motor that matches emissions but I will an le5 work?
 

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@Taylor nosal

Your post above was moved from a new thread to here. Please don't start new threads for the same issue.

You asked the same question 2 days ago and should have the answer in post #6 above. You have an LE9, which is a 2.4L that can burn E85 (fuel with up to 85% ethanol) or pure gas. The LE5 can burn up to 10 or 15% ethanol. Replacing the LE9 with a working LE5 should work just fine. Just don't try to make it run on anything with more than 15% ethanol and you should be good.
 

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Use the fuel injectors from your original engine.
If your car has an air injection pump, you need an engine that is set up for air injection. If your car does not have an air injection pump it does not really matter whether or not the engine is set up for air injection.
 
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