Engine swap

Discussion in '1995 - 2004 Toyota Tacoma' started by lazydog, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. lazydog

    lazydog New Member

    my question is I have a 99 Tacoma that was totaled. It has a 4 cyl. with only 102000 miles on it and a automatic transmission. I want to buy another Tacoma with the option of putting this 4 cyl.in it . What years can I look at and can I swap out a 6 cyl. For this 4 cyl. Also does it matter if it has a manual transmission instead of my automatic. Anyone info would be greatly appreciated as I'm in a time crunch to get something.
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  3. OP

    lazydog New Member

    I guess I need to know if motor mounts work between the 4cyl. And the 6cyl.
  4. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    There will be fabricating and cost involved with that swap. You’d be better to find a 4cyl, auto with a good body and high miles thats cheap. Or even one that has a good body and a bad motor and swap like for like. Plug n play ;)
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  5. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

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  6. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    Search for another 4cyl with blown engine.
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  7. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum.
    Yup. Easier to search for what you have and just stay with a 4 cylinder. Any of the gen ones using the same drive train as yours should match right up I’d imagine.
    @4wd would probably be able to answer that for sure.
  8. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

    Take your questions 1 at a time,, If this is what you want (this makes the most sense) start looking for one like it w/blown engine (as suggested)
    & yeah, you could do a swap to a V6 but not without some work & $$$$$ & time, you don't have time to do a project truck, I mean you needed the info ASAP, you going to have this swap done by Sunday ?...haha j/k
    Seriously don't even think about some crazy ass MOD like a swap right now ( I'd do an LS1 swap personally)

    & yeah it matters if it's auto or manual, with a manual you'll have to add a pedal, & some hydraulics , punch a hole thru floorboard & a flywheel, having fun yet ??...:)
  9. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I am. ;)
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  10. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    That’s all that matters.
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  11. OP

    lazydog New Member

    Thanks for all the information. Sorry it took me so long to reply, been trying to run down leads on another truck as this was my plow truck and it's snowing. Thanks again.

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