Re: Manual Conversion
I've recently done a conversion in an ED Fairmont.
A wrecker had a "reconditioned" box, and charged $1500 for the swap, plus I paid extra for a new clutch plate and thrust bearing. Although he said I didn't need a manual computer, the ECU just spat out error messages on test, so I paid an extra $150 for a manual ECU. Also, I discovered that if I reversed for any distance, it would jump out of gear! This was fixed by the garage. I've also had a problem with gear vibration (buzz/sizzle), especially acceleration hard in 3rd.
Seems it was a problem with these boxes and there is a fix for it- I've taken it to a transmission reconditioner in my local area- I'll let you know the result. I also have to have the unichip remapped. It's not an easy manual, like a Corolla- you have to concentrate to get smooth changes. Is it worthwhile? ABSOLUTELY!