October 30, 2009

Standard (manual) Transmission Swap

Why US Turbos Won’t Take a Manual Transmission

The rub is that the US versions of the ECU expect to have a dialogue with the TCU and when the communications stop (as in the automatic transmission and/or the TCU are gone) it freaks out and throws a CEL.

I do believe there are ECU tuners that have dealt with it but I don’t know which ones, the last I heard was that IPD had not but perhaps that Rica had, that would make sense since Rica is based in Europe.

standard transmission swap

Tags 850, auto to manual swap, ecu
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One response to “Standard (manual) Transmission Swap”

  1. Oscar Gomez says:

    My 1993 850GLT automatic transmission is “Ja Kaputt”, I recently invested US$1000 repairing it and after 125km went damaged again. I don`t want my mechanic to suicide nor to charge another reparation to my costs.
    I have an S40 2004 A/T. Can I swap it in my 850?
    Kind regards

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