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Old 08 Dec 2008, 02:01 pm
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Default How to covert a 2001 acura integra with an automatic transmission into a manual?

I have a 2001 acura integra. I love my car but saddly it is an automatic. What would I need to convert it into a manual. Time and money are not a factor
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Old 08 Dec 2008, 02:16 pm
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your gonna need a new transmission and trust me its not worth doing what you want... its gonna cost you around 3000 just to get a tranny swap.. your better off selling your auto integ and buying a stick get a gsr this time please
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Old 08 Dec 2008, 02:31 pm
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if money is not a factor go for it, it may cost alot."I just did an auto to manual swap over the weekend. I did all my research on this forum. Not allof the threads were complete, so I decided to make a complete one.I already had turbo in my car, but it sucked because it was an auto. This was worth it.I have a 97 Integra LS.Parts list1. Manual Tranny with the fork and pilot bearing and flywheel cover. (I gotta LS for my turbo setup)2. Clutch with pressure plate (I gotta Clutch Master from $409)3. Flywheel (I gotta Clutch Master from $187)4. All flywheel and pressure plate bolts (automatic ones are different)5. Manual Starter with the 2 bolts (one long and one short)6. Front tranny mount7. Manual Rear support bracket (the one in the back that connects the tranny and the block)8. Manual Front Tranny mount (it's the arm with 3 holes in it, the automatic is different)9. Upper Tranny Conversion mount (I got mine from Hasport for $175, its a must, unless you want to modifya stock manual mount. The automatic mount will not fit.)10. clutch pedal (brake and gas are optional, I just cut my brake smaller and gotcovers for the pedals. looks alright.11. clutch master with clutch reseviour12. slave cylinder13. hard clutch lines going from clutch master to slave cylinder14. soft clutch line between the hard clutch lines and slave cylinder15. shift linkages with the pin and clamp for the shifter andthe 2 washers and bolt that support the stablizer16. shifter17. shift knob (skunk2)18. manual shift console with shift boot19. Everyone says that you need manaul axels and intermediate shaft, butI was able to get away with using my automatic ones. But if you're not sureget the manual ones. I wasn't sure either, but I had a set when I bought the tranny.20. Optional Manual ECU. I bought one, but didn't use it becuase the wiring harness is differentfor automatics. My automatic one works just fine.21. All the nuts and bolts to bolt in the new parts. Look on to see what you need.You're probably going to need all the tranny bolts, the three bolts for the front tranny mount,the starter bolts, the shift linkage bolts, flywheel, and pressure plate bolts, also optional isthe silver arm that connects the tranny and block from the bottom. the automatic one is different.22. Crucial tools: Something to cut metal,breaker bar, drill,and torque wrench for flywheel and pressure plate (19 lbs)I was able to do the swap with a 137 piece crafsman tool set. You'll also need some sheet metal.Getting Started1. I spent over a year collecting the parts, its up to you on how long you want to search. I searched ebay and junk yards.Make sure you get the right parts, people on ebay sell automatic parts listed as manual parts.Make sure you know your stuff.2. I took whole motor out (highly recommended) because it's easier that way and I need to change the timing belt.You also need to take out the automatic shifter console. Make sure it's in Park.3. Once you get the motor out, take off the automatic tranny and all the torque converter.4. Put the flywheel with bearing, clutch, and pressure plate on. Make sure you torque it right with a torque wrench.5. Make sure your tranny has the right pilot bearing. I got one from Clutch Master that came with myclutch. It did not work. It was too thick. I had to take my tranny out again to replace it whenI was done. What a pain in the A$$.6. Bolt on the tranny. If you want, you can test the tranny if it works. Put it into first gearwith the shift linkage, put an axel in one side and turn it to see if the cluch is gripping.You'll know it's gripping if the other side where the axel goes in is also turning.This is what I should have done before I put the motor back in.7. The automatic tranny had an extra throttle cable and clips. The manual one only needs thespeed sensor and the the reverse lights8. Just put the motor back in and all your axels and stuff and Add your fluids.9. Where the automatic shifter is, there's a cover welded onto the bottom to protect the cable.That needs to be cut out. I cut mine out from inside the car. If you don't cut it out, theshift linkage will not fit. Just cover it up with sheet metal later with silicone to seal it.10. You'll also need to drill the 2 holes to bolt up the shiftl linkage stablizer bar. They'realready marked for you. It's the 2 outline of holes that aren't drilled yet.11. Put the clutch lines in with teflon tape. They don't need to be bolted on. I just left mine hanging.Then you need to put in the clutch pedal and bleed the clutch.12. When the shifter and clutch is in, the you'll want to do the wiring. I found this picture on the internet.It really helped alot, but the directions where kinda of confusing so I cleaned it up a little.On the shifter for the aut

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Old 08 Dec 2008, 02:46 pm
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It wont be that much if you look around. You can find used LS,GS,RS integra trannys for cheap. My friend did it with his civic when he put a RSX motor and tranny in it and it wasnt that hard. Do not look for trannys at junk yards they cost a lot of money look for them in forums like integra forums hondatech etc.
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