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Old 07-22-2003, 01:34   #1 (permalink)
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3 speed auto to 4 speed or manual?

Is it possible to convert the three speed EA 3.9l engine to a 4 speed auto or even a 5 speed manual? If so, is it expensive?
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Re: 3 speed auto to 4 speed or manual?

its deffinately do able, if you're going to do a transmission conversion then i'd deffinately go the manual, it can be costly but it all comes down to the parts, search the forums for past references to transmission conversions.
i know a lot of people on here have done it :)
don't know how much mechanical expertise you'd need though, or how much it is for a mechanic to do it.
sounds like you've already got plans for the ol' EA :D
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Old 07-22-2003, 01:41   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 3 speed auto to 4 speed or manual?

Read this, tells ya what u need, etc.
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Re: 3 speed auto to 4 speed or manual?

Oh and the 5spd will be well worth it :)
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Re: 3 speed auto to 4 speed or manual?

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search the forums for past references to transmission conversions.
I actually came back to apologize for cluttering up the forum with another thread. I'm usually pretty good like that, ie. do a search for a topic before posting about it, but sometimes I just get lazy and forget :)

Thanks for the info.
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