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Old 12-18-2007, 10:25 PM
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5th gen convert

does anyone know if a auto to manual transmission conversion is difficult on this car...i havn't really looked into cuz i get more info from yous then anywhere else so hit it up...
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Old 12-18-2007, 10:57 PM
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has been done plenty of times. It's just a matter of having time and patience to do it
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Old 12-19-2007, 06:26 AM
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ask mikemjohnson, thats my cousin, hes got a 98 auto/tip and his tranny just **** itself so hes doing a 5 spd swap
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ya should be simple, just need the tranny, cable linkage, and the manual ecu i believe that is all
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It's not hard, just time consuming.
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ya should be simple, just need the tranny, cable linkage, and the manual ecu i believe that is all
Also pedals, gauge cluster (atleast tach to swap), master and slave cylinders and lines.

Not sure if the axles are different or not.

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Old 12-20-2007, 09:43 AM
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ya should be simple, just need the tranny, cable linkage, and the manual ecu i believe that is all

Don't forget the flywheel
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Old 12-20-2007, 07:39 PM
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You'll need

-Slave and Master cyclinder
-Transmission mount
-Clutch and Flywheel
-Clutch pedal
-Brake pedal (or cut your current one)
-Hydrolic lines for clutch and master cylinders
-Clutch pedal bracket
-5spd transmission
-Shifter
-Shifter cables
-5spd ECU (or you can convert your Auto one to a manual one by simply unsoldering a resistor and moving it over)
-5spd cluster (or just the tach portion)
-You could still use your Auto axles since you're not swapping an SH motor to a Base

That's all I can think of at the moment
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Old 12-20-2007, 08:10 PM
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so wats the price im lookin at... like 3000
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Old 12-25-2007, 04:41 AM
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well depends...are you getting all new parts? and is a shop doing it?
im not getting all new parts and having a shop do it....my total came out to about 2300 bucks roughly, including labor.

i havent done the swap yet...i can take you a bit to look for everything you need if your getting used parts.

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Old 12-25-2007, 11:04 PM
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well i jus figured id find a used manual transmission... then get the parts as needed... i dont want the shop to tell me wat i need id rather jus take it to them wit everything cuz they will find bull **** charges jus for findin me the parts...
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I just bought a 97 that had been swapped. It still has the auto cluster, not sure if they swapped the ECU or not. Will the manual cluster and ECU just plug in to the existing wiring without changing harness, or plug ends?

The check engine light is on, too. Will that probably go away with the cluster / ECU swap?
The shifter is real spongy in all the "top" gears, i.e. 1-3-5. Is this probably a cable needing adjusted, or replaced?

The idle sometimes surges up and down. Would this be a result of the swap, or a sensor problem?

Ive never drove one before, so I dont have anyting to compare it to, but is it noticable when the VTEC comes on? I cant really tell when it comes on, and the car runs good, but I was expecting a little more.

Sorry for all of the questions. This car is a blast to drive, I just want to make sure it is doing all it can do. Thanks.
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Old 01-04-2008, 12:11 PM
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Also, I know for the 4th gen they have different Cruise Control computers under the dash for the auto and manual. Might want to grab that if you ever use cruise control...
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Oh ya, the cruise doesnt work either. Will the other cruise cont computer plug right in? Thanks
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hey I'm new to this site. I have a 99 automatic base prelude. I'm thinking about going from auto to a 5 speed but I want to know if there are any down sides to doing this. Is there a chance of anything messing up in the motor? Is it going to lower the resell price if i decide to sell the car later on? Sorry if these questions sounds like its coming from a noob, thats because it is =p

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egad i think my solution would be... sell auto model and buy 5spd. sounds like a crapload of work, $$, and headache to convert. to each their own though hehe :)
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lol my friend knows a crapload about preludes. He was the one that suggested i should convert to a manual. He has most of the parts for the conversion i just need to buy little things like clutch pedal, shifter cables and whatever(sorta the little things) then he'll do it for me. I just have to decide whether or not i should do it. Still wondering if theres going to be any -'s in doing the switch
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well also, your car is going to be out for a while, you wont have the thing to drive, make sure you know how to drive manual,
yes its a blast to drive and yeah its faster, IF you know how to drive,
dont be like a lot of idiots who swap to be tough and then end up not knowing hwo to drive it!
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well it well lower the re-sell price if u trade it to a dealer but if u sell on craigs list or ebay privatly on the street most people searcing for a prelude want a manual so you should be good....i persoanly dont think its that much fast u jus got shorter gears basically so its all wat the individual prefers
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it will lower resale for private party sale as well, any time you start converting / modifying that makes people nervous, nervousness = less $$. i see a converted 5speed lude on craigslist and i skip right over it.
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yea that is true...i would never buy a car thats already hooked up also cause that person prob beat on it or did stuff wrong that kinda counts for the conversion too some things maybe wrong...
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Icon9 Re: 5th gen convert

Hi I have 99 prelude and I did a transmission swap, and i did a harness swap in the engine and the harness that go to the ecu, but my problem now is the car won't start, the starter it desn't move at all it desn't crank, can someone help me with this problem and the other problem is the windons in the car go up and down even if the key is not in the ignition.
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Re: 5th gen convert

i have 5gen lude at and accord 4gen manual with same engine F20A4, can i use parts from accord to make lude manual-->
-Slave and Master cyclinder
-Transmission mount
-Clutch and Flywheel
-Clutch pedal
-Brake pedal (or cut your current one)
-Hydrolic lines for clutch and master cylinders
-Clutch pedal bracket
-5spd transmission
-Shifter
-Shifter cables
-axles

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This thread makes me thankful to have bought a 5 speed.
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Re: 5th gen convert

U somehow found a link like 5 years old but couldn't find any recent 5spd swap pages? Lol... I look for these cause I did it myself but seriously. Tons of info on the subject. Good luck
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Re: 5th gen convert

i didn't find it, it is first above and is not old 5 years, can some one help me
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