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2004 MTX swap to 3 speed automatic

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:44 am
by gearbanger4
So, i know this doesn't make a whole lot of sense to most, but I am in a position where I need to make the change to an automatic transmission vehicle. Currently I have a 2004 sxt 5 speed. Instead of getting rid of the car, I want to swap to an auto trans.

I am thinking if I went with an earlier 31th? from an earlier neon I could swap the 3 speed hydraulically controlled automatic in without the ECM from really knowing....if you will (just trans, mount, pedals, shifter, linkage etc). I am trying to avoid swapping engine wiring harness, skim, ECM etc....for cost and to simply make the swap easier.

Any thoughts on potential problems I may have going this route would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:47 am
by FormerlyREDRT_98
PMing you, I have an atx that I'd love to swap to 5spd

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:57 am
by 847SRT4
Just swap with this guy ^^ I'm sure you guys would both benefit from it.

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:21 pm
by occasional demons
Only one small glitch. TCC solenoid.

You will need to find a way to engage/disengage it without really giving it thought. Because you will forget about it enough times to fry the lock up clutch. Or it will be a total gutless wonder, because it is not letting the TC do it's thing when some engine RPM is needed.

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:51 pm
by FormerlyREDRT_98
occasional demons wrote:Only one small glitch. TCC solenoid.

You will need to find a way to engage/disengage it without really giving it thought. Because you will forget about it enough times to fry the lock up clutch. Or it will be a total gutless wonder, because it is not letting the TC do it's thing when some engine RPM is needed.
youre talking about his '04?

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:55 pm
by ejclide
Damn, Formerly beat me to the punch. I would GLADLY swap drivetrains. Only issue would be getting the PCMs flashed by a dealer...

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:15 pm
by FormerlyREDRT_98
Not just beat you to post, but I only live an hour from him. I actually moved from that town to live where I do now