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Standard (manual) Transmission Swap

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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.

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1 Comment

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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