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:( I have a 97 Kia Sorento and the engine went bad, it was replaced by a used running engine from another vehicle. The engine came from a stick shift car, my car is an automatic. When installed the engine started and ran about 10 seconds, shut down and wont restart. All sensors are checking good. All wiring harnesses are connected. The swap was done by a qualified professional mechanic. All looks, checks and seems fine. The local Kia dealerships mechanic told us that the engines and transmissions are married at the factory and you cant swap about from one to another. Is this true? What needs to be changed to make this swap work? Please help.

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Which ECU are you using? The donor or the original? Just a guess its probably the immobilser.

Good luck.
 
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