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Automatic Swap to Manual

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by backwoodking, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. Nov 18, 2008 at 4:35 PM
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    backwoodking

    backwoodking [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was just wondering if anybody here has ever swaped out their transmissions? It is coming about that time where I will own my truck instead of the bank and I want to do something that is challenging, but if it is impossible then Ill just forget it.
     
  2. Nov 19, 2008 at 8:14 AM
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    EnolaGaia

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    It's not as simple as just popping out the auto unit and popping in a manual. How complicated it is depends on the specifics of the Tacoma ...

    What are the specifics on yours?
     
  3. Nov 19, 2008 at 8:16 AM
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    TacoNut

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    it would be very difficult and you'd run in to a lot of problems along the way....



    I'm just suscribing to this thread to see where it goes.
     
  4. Nov 19, 2008 at 9:16 AM
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    06Bluez

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    Nobody has an answer for this one! :D
     
  5. Nov 19, 2008 at 10:56 AM
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    TacoNut

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    I've seen a couple people do it on TTORA when the did a 4x4 conversion.... just seems like too much hassle for me
     
  6. Nov 19, 2008 at 12:20 PM
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    backwoodking

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    I didn't think it would be easy. Some cutting and replacing and messing with sensors etc. I went from Manual to Auto on a 62 chevy truck, but Im sure this is much different.
     
  7. Nov 19, 2008 at 3:13 PM
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    dually

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    Not as many as the 98..
    Its wayyyy more work than whats its worth. You will also need a new ecu also...
     
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