96 GT: Auto to Manual swap

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by Shane, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. RareBreed

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    When you do the swap, you will also need to tie wire the cable that runs from the shifter to the steering column in the closed position. I think is's a neutral safety switch. The car will not start without doing this. I did it on my 98. Oh and like the rest of the guys said, you will need a tune on the ECU, mine would shut off when stopping at traffic lights until the ECU was corrected. All the parts can be sourced from a scrap yard pretty cheaply. LRS carries the drive shaft yoke [Item # M236041X ]for $72.99.
    [http://www.latemodelrestoration.com...line-Driveshaft-Yoke-Tremec-T45-3650-T56-Tko]

    Good luck with the swap and post pics if you can.
     
  2. keithnra

    keithnra New Member

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    im thinking of doing this swap
     
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    check out ampperformance.com they sell complete swap kits its where i got my kit from and its fairly cheap.
     
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    i used a manual trans harness with auto ecu. the car had a hesitation when the ecu was expecting a shift, it revved around 2-2.5K rpm when rolling, and the OD light continuously flashed. used PRP to change the trans switches to fix the OD / hesitation and dashpot settings to fix the revving. luckily i already had an aluminum driveshaft on the auto, so i just swapped the yoke back to the manual one. don't forget the longer flywheel bolts or you might end up with some stripped threads.
     
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    Hi I was wondering where you got the tune to turn your automatic functions off I did this swap on my 98 but don’t know where to get it tuned or who to go to???
     
  6. Nathan Rixmann

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    Don't want to hijack this thread but... the t45 cars are still cable clutch? Not master/slave? That was my biggest fear in this swap.
    Also, is the harness leading from the ecu to the engine bay the same? Only difference is engine harness?
     
  7. 96blak54

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    Yes cable! You gonna need the clutch pedal and brake housing set up along with a quadrant. Im not certain if the cable hole in the fire wall is there, so check that out.

    Neutral safety switch and odometer ....if i recall correctly is all the hook up needed for the 5spd.
     
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  8. Nathan Rixmann

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    Thanks man, you the best!
     
  9. Frank.JD.Perez

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    master/slave is honestly a horrible setup IMO

    the more analog and less tech the better. especially in these cars. pretty easy swap too. plenty of us here have done this swap in the driveway, including myself with a friends 99 he used to have.

    i still use my factory clutch cable and for all i know its the original one from 97 with 300K miles and you can tell im not easy on my car considering its use
     
  10. Nathan Rixmann

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    As long as it's easier than head gaskets on these comically large motors I'm cool with it lmao
     
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