2001 GMC Sonoma 2.2L Engine Replacement (Part 8) Final Video -EricTheCarGuy

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This is the FINAL installment of the repair portion of the Sonoma engine replacement series. I know it’s taken 8 parts but there was quite a story to tell with this one. There is one more video in this series the “Epilogue” that I’ll post a link to here.

I really enjoyed making this series and feel that this is some of my best work to date. I know Ryan would be proud. Here are some useful links for you including a link to Reflections of Grace. Thank you for watching!

Link to Part 1 in case you missed it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ivqj2LjE28&feature=youtu.be

Donate for DIPG: http://www.reflectionsofgrace.org/index.php/diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-glioma-dipg.html

Soldering Wires: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L61LJcz7H6g

Other videos staring this truck.

Tapered Roller Bearing Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccsbu2hT0MI

Lubricating a Chassis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB2RiRKDQ9k

Serpentine Belt Replacement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg1AX77xEBQ

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47 thoughts on “2001 GMC Sonoma 2.2L Engine Replacement (Part 8) Final Video -EricTheCarGuy

  1. My only question is, why you didn't prime the engine before you installed it in case there was an issue and less time having to pull it back out again?

  2. Good job but notice that when you were done and crank the engine it had great oil pressure but when you drove it and got it warmed up it did not have very good oil pressure 20 pounds don't believe that's a very good rebuilt engine l would not be happy with it

  3. Eric this video has been the most helpful thing when i was doing my engine replacement on my sonoma thanks for the great work!!!!!!!!!

  4. awesome job Eric, thos 3 simple words "change the engine" mean a hell lot of work, really appreciate what you did for your friend

  5. Thank you for your video. Sorry for your loss. RIP RYAN!! He had a nice truck and drove it well from your discoververy of his old clutch plate. Mine is a 2003 2.2l Chevy S10, automatic transmission, 4cyl and I'm looking to swap the flex plate (flywheel) on it again, soon. The one I swapped it with the last time broke on me so I'm using the old one that is missing some teeth in one spot. Lately, I've completely replaced its alternator, spark plugs and leads, battery, fuel pump (which actually was the problem with it and likely the reason i paid only 750.00 for this 87k miler. Guess it was the fix-er-upper I didnt know I was looking for). Radiator hoses too because while doing a flush (coolant) I noticed on the top hose some peeling back of its lining, and black plastic specs in my resivurar that I drained out. Replacing the top hose was so easy, but because where they put the clamp for the bottom hose, under the bracket for the water pump, I think I would'ave saved time taking the exhaust manifold just for some throw room because I couldn't get the throw room you found for your wrench. My 'finding another way' consisted of bolting the bracket back to the water pump then lifting the entire assembly up and over to catch the studs at the top of the block. Sheesh! I'm also waiting on a thermostat housing I put on order to arrive tomorrow at the store. I broke a bolt off the bottom fastener where coolant had been leaking and made the steel screw in an aluminum housing very brittle. Not being experienced with torches, I partially MELTED the temperature sensor above where I was trying to put heat after drilling and tapping the screw. After I saw the plastic beginning to frown I turned the torch off and unplugged the sensor thanking God all the oil and road grime did not burst into some old testament spontaneous combustion situation. I don't have a fancy grinder you've got but will a brillo pad or wire brushes also do the trick for the barnacle growth on the metal? I don't want to use CLR because it might foam up in the coolant system the way it did in my HHO generator, uh, project I was working on something else with.

  6. I have a 96 GMC Sonoma, I replace the engine at 220,000.. currently at 290,000.. .. thank you for the video, it was very helpful.

  7. I know this was forever ago but I'm just finishing my 2.2 swap which you have helped me with a lot! Thank you so much! But where did the other side of that very last vacuum line that you couldn't find go because I cannot figure out where it goes on mine I knew it went there because of pictures I took to help me figure stuff out later but I don't know where it actually led to please help me I'm trying to get this thing back on the road LOL

  8. Great Eric you the king 🤴 of Mechanic I just bought 2000 Chevy s10 is same engine 2.2L v4 if I have any problems I khow how can be fixed because after I see all the series I khow where is the parts to install case I have to do thank you very much for this series man loved

  9. Thanks so much, Eric! I enjoyed the whole series better than anything I have watched on YouTube. Look forward to checking out future vids and watching older ones. too! Stay dirty!!

  10. I have a 1998 s10 2.2 and the motor is blown. I found. Brand new engine but it says 99 – 2003 would it work ? Will all of my parts ac,intake, alternator etc … work ? Please help?

  11. Great series Eric! Good to see a mechanic that takes pride in his work. Your friend Ryan would be so proud of what you did to his truck. You are a class act all the way buddy!

  12. I am completing overhaul of a 2000 s10 2.2 liter l4 when my new bearings (Main Bearings) show up tomorrow. I cleaned the saddle and the firewall and side compartments as well as a complete AC replacement. Your comments on the tight space in putting the Transmission to engine bolts is exactly the problem. I found that you can remove the tires and gain good access to the bolts and not have to mess with the Transmission cross member. Put the two top bolts in and friction tape for snug fit. I solved the transmission problem with a chain under the transmission front between the frame rails and it made the job much easier. I lost no transmission oil and it made the whole process much easier.
    As far as overheating these engines the crankshaft main bearing journals will shrink and cause problems with a new crankshaft and bearings . I had to have the engine line bored and the new crank polished after installing originally into a engine that I did not check completely. Dimensions were correct in each bore but, not in alignment. I enjoyed watching your videos and advice freely given by you is much appreciated.
    I cleaned each roller lifter and polished them with 3000 grit emery cloth marked each component and restored them after cleaning in the same orientation and location. When you are this far into the engine, a through engine compartment cleaning and paint job is not out of line for the effort it takes to complete. (Hi-Temp Paint)
    As to costs: Crankshaft $200., Bearings $100 and change, All new Hoses $65,00, Timing chain and gears $25.00 , Gasket set $40.00. Line bore and Crankshaft Micro polish $235. Purchased 5 Gal of oil for car maintenance and change after overhaul On line for $40. Two Filters $11.00 New head bolts $22. Also replaced the Fuel pump (Lift theTruck Bed Method. $37.00 New Set of tires $400. Complete interior clean and shine by me. Cheap Labor. Hope to have her running with in a week. Original Problem noisy and low oil pressure.

  13. I mean no disrespect but that looked like a cold soldier. But I'm sure it's better than before. I did car audio for a decade so I'm a bit of a snob about wiring.

  14. hows the truck doing ?? I know sentiment can get expensive but Ive done this to 2 trucks!! totally worth it in my book. that was awesome of you to donate your earnings!!

  15. I had the same truck.. I never did much to it, but it looked like it wouldn't of been too bad. I do have a Jimmy that's 4X4 with a 4.3 that the engine blew. I replaced it with a new 4.3, fresh out of the box. That was a nightmare. That was b far the hardest install I've ever done. Never again!!!

  16. You can get those battery terminal adapters at walmart now. Also, that leak is exactly why the phrase "Mechanics start what they finish!" exists.

  17. Great mechanic, great guy with great sense of humor. 🙂 I enjoy watching your videos Eric, keep up the good work. Was amazing to watch you put this thing together.

  18. I've done more engine swaps then I can recall. But the newest car was a 79 suporo . I shudder to think of doing one like this, just to tight !!!

  19. Hi Eric, i have learned for car mechanic when i was young, but know i am a disabled person. Cars and engines have always interested me, so i still do little things on cars . your videos are such a great tool for me, i still learn every day from them .
    greetings paulw068

  20. Eric, can you prime the engine with the serpentine and fan already installed? I jumped ahead before watching episode 8 fully. I realize you're extremely busy, but any advice is appreciated.

  21. Your'e such an excellent mechanic, Eric. I watched the whole series; very educational.
    Keep up the good work, man and stay dirty.

    Thank you!

  22. Ma Ma mia….I missed how I did it on those engines I've done in the past. Did your back pain or hard to wake up next morning?. Great Job, patients are the things that we've come that far. Bless your heart.

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