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post #1 of 4 Old 03-15-2013, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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Information on Transmission Swap

I'm looking to get a ball park figure "of costs", from people who have swapped their manual transmission in a cj5 to an auto transmission. I have a 79 cj5 with a manual 3-speed and want an automatic transmission installed. Please include all the costs that you obtain for this swap so that I have an idea what i'm looking at. Thanks!!!

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post #2 of 4 Old 03-17-2013, 02:18 PM
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I'm looking to get a ball park figure "of costs", from people who have swapped their manual transmission in a cj5 to an auto transmission. I have a 79 cj5 with a manual 3-speed and want an automatic transmission installed. Please include all the costs that you obtain for this swap so that I have an idea what i'm looking at. Thanks!!!
Since no body has chimed in with expert advice, I'll share a little piece of knowledge I learned from doing tcase swaps. The tcase input shaft for manual and autos is different. It was a hidden cost that I didn't factor in when pricing a 3 sp auto to manual swap. Novak and them guys have an adapter but I'm not sure what it does to the total drive length. And it's probably pretty spendy. When you change drive line lengths you're talking big buck to get new ones swapped. Hope that little info helps some.
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Another item to look at will be the radiator. Since you are going to an auto you will need a cooler, too. The current radiator most likely does not have one. The other option is to install a trans cooler. Either way there will be lines to run to whatever you use as well.

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Thanks for your help. And also if there are any mechanics out there looking for work, I would have this job for ya. Let me know.
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