Okay, so in another thread, I started to repair a 3.1 malibu engine, to find a broken camshaft. Now I’m installing this 3.4L boneyard motor and running into problems. First one is, my wife and daughter are working on it more than me.
Now, the actual first is playing with sensors. The wiring harness to the car (no, didn’t get the donor PCM, for various reasons), has 3 connections I can’t find anywhere stemming from around the power steering pump/alternator area. The other major issue I’m having is there’s a pipe running around the front of the motor, with 2 connections like the MAP sensor has, but is apparently part of the emissions. I no empty plugs to put in it, and there’s an opening at the top. There’s 3 pipes going to each bank, so it’s a per-cylinder thing, I guess, all metal. What are they? And can I just remove the thing? Also, what advice for these sensor connections with no sensor home? My idea is to fill it up, turn it on, and see what codes fly… probably not the best idea, though. I’ve searched high and low to figure this out. I know that it didn’t factory spec out to 3.rL and there’s a make/model issue. Just figuring out how to make it run. Thanks!