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Auto tranny to Manual tranny

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by jacob_wood, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. jacob_wood

    jacob_wood [OP] Screw your MPG's

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    Has anyone with an 05+ Tacoma done a automatic transmission conversion to a manual transmission? If not does anyone know of any threads? I'm looking specifically for 05+. I have read multiple threads that deal with older Tacoma's but I'm not too sure if anything changes between the different generations.
     
  2. jacob_wood

    jacob_wood [OP] Screw your MPG's

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    Anyone have any info?
     
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    ellocodetroit Well-Known Member

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    I converted my old auto Honda Civic to a manual tranny about 4 yrs ago. It was a pita. Im sure you will need at least the following:

    manual tranny ECU
    clutch pedal
    master and slave cluch cylinder
    manual tranny
    tranny mounts(if the manual tranny does not mount with existing auto mounts)
    maybe a subframe????
    manual shifter
    you will need to wire the reverse light to work right
    cruise control might need to be rewired
    keys need to be refalashed with new ECU
    manual tranny wiring harness
    cut a hole on the firewall for the clutch pedal
    24 pack of beer
    advil
    band aids
    and patience

    It's a whole lot of work, which I do not recommend. I have no experience on a transmission swap for a Tacoma. I sure it's about 75-80% the same. Honestly you will be better off buying a manul transmission truck or have a shop do the swap for you. Good luck.
     
  4. mountainwolfpup

    mountainwolfpup Living the dream !!!

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    The best (only) plan is to sell your truck and buy one with a manual trans.

    Sure, it would be a fun challenge I guess, but besides the tremendous costs involved, it's going to be complicated and will most likely always have problems/issues afterwards.

    To give you an idea of what all might be involved:

    - Transmission unit
    - Driveshaft bushings
    - Radiator
    - Engine manifold
    - Driveshaft (I believe the manual and auto have different lengths)
    - Transmission mounting plate
    - Linkage components
    - Pedal assembly
    - EGR valve
    - Vacuum modulator
    - Gear ratio (different on auto then manual)
    - Sensors and rewiring

    OK, that's just me getting started.. this list would be freakishly long.
     
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