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So when transmission goes on one of these auto impalas can a standard manual transmission be placed in ? If so why do people not do that ?
 

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lots of time and money, one of the members on here has done this with a 5 speed I believe
 

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It CAN be done, but it takes a lot of modification and money.
 

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It CAN be done, but it takes a lot of modification and money.
So getting transmission re-done after failure is like 3 grand or so and putting standard one in is over 5 grand ? What sort of price difference we looking at ?
 

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talk to Outonthetiles he did one for a 2000 imp, he is on forum
 

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Hard to put a price on since its all custom fabrication, its not something you can just have the tranny shop do.
 

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manuals just break other stuff and it is harder to find someone to fix them internally if they do.
You are stuck decades in the past if you think a manual swap is the solution for a blown auto.
 

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Maybe it would be better to put on a performance transmission like a TEP Transmission when the original one dies?
 

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Maybe it would be better to put on a performance transmission like a TEP Transmission when the original one dies?
Excellent so how much are the tep transmissions i am guessing transmissions cost a lot
 

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Theres one for sale on here.
all you gotta do is take your old one out and put the new one in
lollol
O that's easy enough taking the old one out and putting new on in. How long you think it might take ?
 

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For a shop about 4 hours for R/R. Home mechanic maybe up to 16 hours depending on tools and experience you have.
 

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For a shop about 4 hours for R/R. Home mechanic maybe up to 16 hours depending on tools and experience you have.
R/R ? and i guess might take someone like me decade to do it.. :gaah:
 

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Takes me closer to the 16hr mark, but I don't have a lift.
 

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Takes me closer to the 16hr mark, but I don't have a lift.
huh sorry what ?

is that the amount of time for you do tranny swap ?
 

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huh sorry what ?

is that the amount of time for you do tranny swap ?
You don't wanna rush.
Go through and mark EVERYTHING that is unplugged, unhooked or disconnected.
Take pics along the way to go by when reassembling.
Not having a lift makes the job 3x if not 4x harder.
Then double and triple check EVERYTHING before even attempting to start the vehicle.
Its not a 3 or 4 hr job for a back yard mechanic without a lift.
 

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How come ? is that thing heavy ?
 
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