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auto to manual conversion... by jediperk
Started on: 07-02-2014 02:58 PM
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Last post by: Blacktree on 07-03-2014 02:17 PM
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Report this Post07-02-2014 02:58 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jediperkSend a Private Message to jediperkEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
How much of a PITA is it to convert a auto over to a manual? Anyone do that for $$$? If so how much?
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Report this Post07-02-2014 03:51 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierosoundClick Here to visit fierosound's HomePageClick Here to Email fierosoundSend a Private Message to fierosoundEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Been there - done that. Starts about 2/3rds down page.
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Start adding up the cost of parts...

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I have also converted my automatic to a manual. The hardest part, for me, was finding all the parts. Well worth the effort, wish I had done it sooner.
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The conversion is quite easy, only time consuming. If you have a donor car, get everything to make the transition easier. There is a large bundle of wires that runs on top the pedals that must get moved. That can be the biggest nuisance. It can be done in a weekend though, I just went through this recently. There are a few threads on here with pics so that'll help you out if you get stuck.
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Report this Post07-03-2014 02:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BlacktreeClick Here to visit Blacktree's HomePageClick Here to Email BlacktreeSend a Private Message to BlacktreeEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
In my '87 SE, the auto to manual swap cost around $2k and took about a week. But I was working on it in my spare time, a few hours here and a few hours there. And I bought a lot of new parts (aluminum flywheel, Spec clutch, stainless steel clutch hydraulic line, new axles, rebuilt transmission, Rodney Dickman shifter cables, etc).

By far, the biggest headache was swapping out the pedal assemblies. You have to lay on your back in the driver's side footwell and finnagle the pedal assembly past a fat wire loom that can't be moved out of the way. Also, removing the tranny cooler lines and installing the clutch hydraulic line was kind of a pain. I ended up chopping the tranny cooler lines into several pieces to get them out. The Fiero Store stainless clutch line came in several pieces, that you attach together. That helps. But threading the line around the front suspension crossmember was still a pain.
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