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Old 05-12-2014, 08:12 PM   #1
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auto to MT swap on a 9-5

so my hunt for a 9-5 Aero MT wagon is coming up dry , how hard is it to do a MT swap I know with the C900 its pretty easy anyone do it with a 9-5??
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Ive pulled many engines and transmissions , how hard really has anyone done it?
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Old 05-27-2014, 01:06 PM   #5
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Trans, shift console and linkage (swap ignition cylinder), pedal cluster with master and line, flash the engine ECU so that it doesn't look for the TCM (Tech2).

You can do all the mechanical stuff and then get it flashed and it'll work. You'll be out more money than travelling a decent distance for a running 5-speed car I bet tho, yards often charge good money for 9-5 parts.
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It seems straightforward to me. The challenge as others have mentioned is parts availability. If you have a parts car no worries. I also heard that the ecu tune is the same regardless of transmission. I thought the trans just identifies itself so the ecu can pick the right maps.

There's a mt 9-5 wagon in my local pick n pull right now.
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Just a lot of work... the 5 spd auto is so good, I'd never 'get around' to it unless the AT failed (unlikely).

I have a 99 9-5 5 speed parts car with 120k, great parts, but the trans is 99-01 only...

Life is too short to worry about the method by which your DD changes gear ratios...
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maybe I will just find a MT wagon even if its not an aero and turn up the wick and find some aero seats, body bits and lower it...
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Just a lot of work... the 5 spd auto is so good, I'd never 'get around' to it unless the AT failed (unlikely).

I have a 99 9-5 5 speed parts car with 120k, great parts, but the trans is 99-01 only...

Life is too short to worry about the method by which your DD changes gear ratios...
I have a 03 5 spd trans in my 2000, how is it they don't swap?
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I have a 03 5 spd trans in my 2000, how is it they don't swap?
Early trans is not forward compatible due to the setup of the trans mount under the battery. The earlier case is missing a few threaded holes that the later bracket needs.

Believe me, I tried everything to make it work, would have required custom fab of the unibody to relocate the mount to use the early bracket, or breaking it all down to swap cases.

No problem to swap a later trans into an early car with the early upper trans bracket, as you have in yours.
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I think Steve Hayes is gearing up for a similar swap right now, it may be worthwhile drop him a PM and saw hi. I think he has wiring mods and programming all worked out.
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I know its a common thing for C900 auto to 5spd swaps im down for abit of work and fiddling...I just hate autotragics only a few cars I find it alright to have a auto and thats a Jag or Mercedes...
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