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Drivetrain Auto Trans to Manual Trans?

Discussion in 'Drivetrains' started by SkYp3r, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. SkYp3r

    SkYp3r I Don't Like Spam!

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    I'm just curious to know if its possible to convert a Automatic engine to Manual? I have a 1998 Ford Escort SE Wagon and would like to not wait for the auto trans to shift when it feels like shifting lol..

    If it is possible, how difficult would it be to swap out the auto trans.. also which trans will fit in mine? I'm assuming any trans that has an engine like mine.. 1998 2.0 SPI? Please advise! Thanks in advance!
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    Be easier and cheaper to sell your car and buy a car with the transmission you desire. Unless you're a really good shade mechanic and have the facilities to do all the mechanical and electrical work. Along with all the tools.
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    Yeah thats what I was thinking but I havent seen a 98+ Manual Escort Wagon for $500.. I paid $500 for mine.. had 95k original miles too >_>
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    People who have done similar have described having a "parts car." So they probably have the two vehicles sitting side-by-side and are steadily moving parts over little by little. Unless there is some wiring or rewiring that has to be done, in a nutshell it's probably mainly the PCM, clutch pedal and related accessory parts, brake master cylinder, clutch hydraulic parts/lines, of course the transmission and flywheel. In terms of the 2nd-gen (EEC-IV) I'd imagine you should wire in the neutral position switch; though not a requirement and willl work fine without it.
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    You paid $500. So, till you buy the trans parts and tools and the time the car will be on down time, you'll have close to a grand in your car. I still maintain its cheaper to buy the car with the trans you desire. Plus no down time. Unless you can afford the downtime.
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