Transmission Conversion



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I was wondering...I want to change my auto to a manual, does the tranny have to be from the exact same car? or could other civics, just as long as its a d-series like mine, work?
 


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my friend just did that, the tranny doesnt have to be from the same car, but it much easier for the shop guys if it is, less things to modify to make it fit. should take about a week to convert, if they do a good job.
 

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If you want to do this conversion , you would have to get a tranny from the same model of the car , but it doesnt matter on the type like LX etc...


Not really sure that you could fit a DOHC tranny with a SOHC , but im thinking it wont work.


If engine is Non-Vtec....find a tranny that is also non-vtec because the ratios would be different because a Vtec tranny has a longer ratio and non has a shorter ratio

(not truly sure about some of my answers...mad memory)
 


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wait hold on, if u have an EX motor than stick with an EX tranny, the gear ratio for EX, LX, DX, HX are all different, so it would be better that u stick with the same tranny as the motor
 

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cool, thanks. how much do they run for? do you think it would be okay to get one from a dismantler?
 

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one more thing..

If you have a DOHC motor find DOHC tranny.

If you have a SOHC motor find SOHC tranny.
 

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der.... conversion is alotta work and time

u gotta add the clutch, take out the tranny, put the new tranny in..install the rods and the linkage and all of that s**t....

when u doin this anyways?
 

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I know how to do this conversion ....all i need is a car lift and the right tools...


I just finish doing one last month in my engine repair and tranmissions class..
 

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forreal? hook it up...well, all i need are the parts. what would i need to buy and how much would they cost?
 

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u could do the whole thing for around 1500 bucks at the shop, well at this one shop i know, but i suggest u find the parts yourself, cause the shop might give u parts from the junkyard that are rusted
 

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I would be glade to hook you up , but need a place to do work...thats the down side...and the right tools for me to fool around with...and some of the tools are exspensive as freak
 

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man you just be gettin the hook ups all over this board, heheh

good s**t


rice4brains: yeah im at work... bored too...
 

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hell yeah man, networking = hook-ups. everybody should just hook up everybody. wed all have everything we want for a cheaper price...damn the man!
 

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all you have to know is to match D series with D series ad B with B.... auto to manual requires a new ecu also... if you have an auto and you put in a manual, your lockup contol sensor (i think thats what its called) will throw error messagers to your CEL....i know... ive got a LX Tranny on an EX motor... matched right up..
 

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BUMP

Wussup.. I did it to my car.. runs perfect. I'm still using my Automatic Engine harness. Check Engine though.. Get a Manual and the check engine will go away.. it took about 1 day and a half.. swap a new motor and install. This is what you need:
Shift Linkage ( I got one for sale)
Manual Tranny ( around 2-3 hundred)
Clutch master Cyl/with Clutch pedal($150)
ECU ( 100bucks)
Give me your Budget and i'll hook you up since you mah neighbor. laterz
 

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Linguistics said:
I was wondering...I want to change my auto to a manual, does the tranny have to be from the exact same car? or could other civics, just as long as its a d-series like mine, work?
i'm doing a tranny swap soon and i'm using a tranny from 92 for my 98ex, its direct bolt on.
 






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