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 Post subject: Dead Tranny
PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 11:28 am 
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So the time has come my A/T has failed me :(

I would love to do a 5spd swap, but the question is can I get all the parts I need within the next few weeks? Since my car is a daily, otherwise I might need to rebuild.

Thoughts and suggestions?

If anyone with a 5spd is doing a full part out, that would be nice

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 Post subject: Re: Dead Tranny
PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 11:49 am 
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You could buy another prelude, like my 5th gen. otherwise you need to go to a wrecker and get all of these parts:

5speed manual transmission with mount
5speed ECU (you can convert your auto ECU to manual)
5speed starter
VSS
Reverse Switch
Shifter Cable
Shifter Box
Flywheel
Clutch
Pressure Plate
Release (throw out) bearing
Pressure Plate Bolts
Flywheel Bolts
Slave Cylinder with hard-line
Master Cylinder with hard-line, clutch dampener and clutch fluid reservoir
Brake Pedal
Clutch Pedal
5speed Intermediate (half) Shaft (you can re-use your auto axles)
Transmission Fluid and Brake fluid for the clutch. DOT3 or DOT4
5speed shift knob and boot
5speed Gauge Cluster (some people reuse their auto cluster)

Link to convert your auto ECU to manual:
http://honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=1275452
You can ask Roy (username on here is exrwagon) to convert it for you, he did mine for somewhere between 10-20 bucks

Or you will have to get your new manual transmission ECU reprogrammed to work with your car by Honda IF you have the red key to your car. If you don't then you have to get a locksmith to reprogram your immobilizer which costs somewhere starting at 150 if not more (this is just a guess I don't know the actually costs)

If you buy a new 5speed ECU you will have to go to Honda and get it programmed to work with your car. This costs starting around $150-$200. Once again I don't know the actual cost, this is just a guess.

Also make sure you or whoever is doing the conversion for you to put a spacer between the clutch and firewall or else your clutch won't fully engage and it will slip. Place the spacer(s) between the clutch master cylinder and firewall with 1/4 inch washers.

Pics of what I used:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z125 ... pacer2.jpg

Adjust the clutch master cylinder rod as well and ensure there is a gap between the cruise control switch rubber piece thing and the pedal arm.
This had to be done so the rod is fully extended out. Also mount the clutch pedal bracket to the top of the car through the firewall, behind/underneath the windshield wiper motor. Mark a hole, drill through, place a long bolt, washer and nut and tighten it up, solid as a rock!

I recommend reading this write up from preludepower.com:
http://www.preludepower.com/forums/show ... p?t=302157

Good luck!

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 Post subject: Re: Dead Tranny
PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 11:52 am 
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Yeah, I'd have to see what they have at the wrecker. I'm trying to find another prelude for less then the overall cost of a swap $3-4K to make it worth it.

mikeschmeee wrote:
You could buy another prelude, like my 5th gen. otherwise you need to go to a wrecker and get all of these parts:

5speed manual transmission with mount
5speed ECU (you can convert your auto ECU to manual)
5speed starter
VSS
Reverse Switch
Shifter Cable
Shifter Box
Flywheel
Clutch
Pressure Plate
Release (throw out) bearing
Pressure Plate Bolts
Flywheel Bolts
Slave Cylinder with hard-line
Master Cylinder with hard-line, clutch dampener and clutch fluid reservoir
Brake Pedal
Clutch Pedal
5speed Intermediate (half) Shaft (you can re-use your auto axles)
Transmission Fluid and Brake fluid for the clutch. DOT3 or DOT4
5speed shift knob and boot
5speed Gauge Cluster (some people reuse their auto cluster)

Link to convert your auto ECU to manual:
http://honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=1275452
You can ask Roy (username on here is exrwagon) to convert it for you, he did mine for somewhere between 10-20 bucks

Or you will have to get your new manual transmission ECU reprogrammed to work with your car by Honda IF you have the red key to your car. If you don't then you have to get a locksmith to reprogram your immobilizer which costs somewhere starting at 150 if not more (this is just a guess I don't know the actually costs)

If you buy a new 5speed ECU you will have to go to Honda and get it programmed to work with your car. This costs starting around $150-$200. Once again I don't know the actual cost, this is just a guess.

Also make sure you or whoever is doing the conversion for you to put a spacer between the clutch and firewall or else your clutch won't fully engage and it will slip.

I recommend reading this write up from preludepower.com:
http://www.preludepower.com/forums/show ... p?t=302157

Good luck!

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 Post subject: Re: Dead Tranny
PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 12:03 pm 
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http://www.j1autowrecker.com/

These guys should have prelude parts.

or

find Preludes on Craigslist.

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 Post subject: Re: Dead Tranny
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:46 pm 
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so what did you end up doing?

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