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Old 26 Nov 2009, 03:16 am
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Honda Prelude situation.?















I currently have a 1997 Honda Prelude 97k. (2.2L Automatic). Mods: (Intake, Exhaust, Springs)































Iv been having tranny problems for the past few days, and Iv tried to change it by replacing the fluid ( It seems to still be jerking, and my gears are still slipping, A LOT of delay between gears).































I don't know why this started happening, took my car to the shop and they said I need a new tranny.































Well, Iv always wanted a stick car. I was thinking about doing a tranny change to a stick, if I can pull it off with the money which costs about, I don't know.... A LOT.















































My Questions:































1. Let's say I can pull off the tranny change, Which one would you do? Sell the car and buy a stick car or change the tranny?































2. Or am I better off changing the tranny to a stick/auto and keep my car?































3. Which one is more expensive to change? Stick or Auto.















































Opinions and advice would be helpful































Thanks.
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Old 26 Nov 2009, 03:31 am
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Next time just buy american. No uhmmm I guess I would go to a junkyard and just get another tranny. Either or what ever I could find.
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Old 26 Nov 2009, 03:46 am
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sell it and buy a stick, doing a auto to stick isnt friendly nor pretty.
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Old 26 Nov 2009, 04:16 am
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i did an auto to stick conversion once it wasnt on a prelude but the process is essentially the same. seriously i would go for it if i was you. if you have modded your car a little then im guessing you have an interest in them. you can gain quite a bit of knowledge and have a good time doing it. doing the swap is definitely cheaper than buying another car if you know how to source the parts ex. swap meets, enthusiast forums, etc. basicley you need a solid manual transmission, shifter, linkage, and pedal, (possibly a few other odds and ends like maybe trans mounts, remember i never did this to a lude). but if you need this car as a daily and cant spare going without it for a little bit of time, then be very careful. i personally think it is a fairly easy however very involved project. so depending on your abilities it could take a while. typically this type of thing can be done in a weekend. but if your venturing into unknown territory get yourself some help from an experienced friend or family member. good luck.
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