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Old 07-14-2008, 07:51 PM
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5th Gen tranny swap advice needed

Ok, I've finally decided to start parts hunting for a tranny swap and I have the list of things I need. What I need now is advice on where's the best places online to find stuff. Everyone tells me the clutch pedal is the hardest one to get. Anyone on here that's done the swap before or has advice I'll be glad to hear it. One more thing, does it matter that the helm manual says 97-99 though my car is a 2000???

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Bumping less than two hours after creating the thread does nothing...except make you look impatient.

Drew is in the process of this at the moment. Or will be when he gets back from his latest deployment, so he's probably the best one to ask.

Aside from that, do you want brand new parts, or second hand ones? That would make a difference as to where one would advise you to look
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I may be wrong only had my lude for about a month now lol so dont know a whole heck of lot about the car yet. HOWEVER im pretty sure there were only slight changes made between 99 to 2000. Like the 2000 has a trunk release lever inside the trunk and simple creature comforts or issues that needed to be met for laws and regulations..... things of that nature. or it might have been the 01 that had the trunk lever but whatever you get the idea.

ANYWAYS....... the drive train should all be pretty standard 97-01..... The only thing you will see a difference is with base to SH model. after all the clutches are even the same with most accords and all ludes all the way down to 93 maybe 92 i believe.

Im just guessing but your biggest issue would probably be finding the pedals or whatever interior parts you need. Not sure if you can use your automatic center console or not. And if your worried about it, the gauge cluster might be a pain in the butt or at the least pricey. But im pretty sure you can still use the auto cluster just have to deal with the Park neutral drive 1 2 crud....
I would imagine your best bet is to hunt around for the used parts on ebay or local yrads. Although they are rare to find in yards you never what you will come accross....

I would also find out what parts are interchangeable between other hondas and the lude. Maybe you could find those a little easier... Just an idea

Good luck though....
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Old 07-15-2008, 04:21 AM
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i'm in the middle of my search for parts as well. the best thing to do is get lucky finding a 5spd part out and just buy everything. it will be a heck of a lot cheaper. you could find swap kits for under a grand if your lucky. one thing to look at, a lot of stuff can be had for much cheaper from 4th gens too. so keep that in mind. but like poohbear said. the best place is check out salvage yards and ebay..... maybe craigslist too. parts are becoming harder and harder to find so you should think about buying new too or possibly rebuilt.
to answer some of poohbears uncertainties, the only interior part you NEED is the shifter and boot assembly. the auto center console can be used. and the auto guage cluster can be used but yes you gotta deal with the annoying light in park all the time. and the drivetrain between all years on 5th gens is the same. you might find different part numbers but they are ALL THE SAME.

my advice for the clutch line going to the slave cyl from the master cyl, get one custom made. thats gonna be next to impossible to find. like i said before the great majority of the parts are interchangeable from 4th to 5th gens. the pedals, master cyl, shifter (with slight modification), cables, tranny (and everything attached to include clutch/flywheel assy.), and i believe even the drive shafts (not 100% sure). also when buying a tranny, keep in mind it may have been sitting for a while. empty the fluid and it maybe a good idea to tear it apart and rebuild it with all new seals and syncros and just do a general inspection of all the parts to make sure there is no unusual wear and tear.
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Thanks alot guys. And about what I should get new or used, besides the clutch and flywheel I'm not too sure. I was thinking about asking the dealer but I know they always charge an arm and a leg. I'll check out the local junk yards see what I get and factory parts on ebay. Keep me posted on how your search is going Drew.
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check some of the online dealers. hondaautomotiveparts.com slhonda.com they are most often the cheepest. also check with honda4life (mike) he works for a dealer and can get discounted parts too. as for what i would buy new, motor mounts/tranny mount. obviously clutch kit. for the mounts, its totally up to you, but i've been checking out aftermarket mounts too. you spend a bit more but you will get something that is way stronger.

i've pretty much stopped my search because of a few personal reasons i don't wish to disclose. but i only need the gauge cluster, ecu, and the mounts, which i am buying aftermarket from explicit speed performance.com.
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^^^ Thanks man, I'm curious as too mhy you stopped your search but you don't have to tell me. I'll give those websites a check and was your list the same as mine? http://www.mazmo.com/zameoj/swap.htm
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PLEASE when in the process of the swap make a forum of your steps with pics and stuff. I really want to see it be done before i start. much appreciated. and about the dash always being on park you can remove the light or get new gauge faces for the manual prelude. looks nice and takes care of your problem. and do you think i would be able to get my swap done in about a weekend?
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