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93 saturn sl2
04-18-2008, 04:25 PM
Well the auto trans is on its last leg so im swapping in my manual trans. I bought the transmission last summer and me being the lazy person I am, Im just now starting to get it swapped in. I will update this post as progress goes forward. I will be doing the actual swap this sunday

1. Transmission all disassembled so I could get the diff pin welded.
http://i31.tinypic.com/2db9l5v.jpg

2. Brake pedal trimmed to fit the manual pedal cover and clutch pedal installed.
http://i26.tinypic.com/xo07qt.jpg

3. shifter installed
http://i26.tinypic.com/ajxe86.jpg

I just got finished putting the trans back together a few minutes ago.

peas247
04-18-2008, 04:27 PM
nice, hopefully swappin my el camino to a 4 spd this coming winter

dman4486
04-18-2008, 04:29 PM
yea...i would like to get a toploader 4spd for the maverick, but don't have the dough ATM:crap:

peas247
04-18-2008, 04:31 PM
same here, i got a 4 month old , so i am puttin a tiny bit away whenever i can and hopefully ill have enough buy winter/spring

93 saturn sl2
04-21-2008, 10:14 AM
Its in finally. Started at 8 am and didnt finish till like 10pm. This was a ***** to do, but its well worth it. The flywheel is a Fidanza 8lb one, stock lifetime warranty clutch from Advance auto and the transmission has a Phantom Grip LSD with welded diff pin.

I still gotta get a clip for the slave cylinder that I didnt have and then put the battery and intake back on and I can drive it.

no trans
http://i27.tinypic.com/30lfpd5.jpg

flexplate
http://i26.tinypic.com/2w1vaqd.jpg

**** you
http://i30.tinypic.com/2e1wz8l.jpg

flywheel and clutch installed
http://i28.tinypic.com/2pqw2ms.jpg

managed to crack a 15mm snap on socket with a breaker bar.
http://i30.tinypic.com/fdcagz.jpg

new trans :)
http://i29.tinypic.com/2j1n80o.jpg
http://i25.tinypic.com/r8biqc.jpg

shifter.
http://i26.tinypic.com/24gp1c4.jpg

dman4486
04-21-2008, 11:27 AM
if you broke a 15mil, you are putting too much torque into the bolts, or you have a really ****** socket set:fyi:

93 saturn sl2
04-21-2008, 12:43 PM
if you broke a 15mil, you are putting too much torque into the bolts, or you have a really ****** socket set:fyi:

broke it trying to get one of the trans bolts out :fyi:

and I dont think snap on is ******.

dman4486
04-21-2008, 12:45 PM
broke it trying to get one of the trans bolts out :fyi:

and I dont think snap on is ******.

I have never broken a craftsman, and i have put 3ft of breaker on a 15 before:fyi:

dman4486
04-21-2008, 12:48 PM
you get it on the road yet?

93 saturn sl2
04-21-2008, 01:04 PM
you get it on the road yet?

I need to get the slave cylinder to align with the firewall then it will be. I just started in and everything seems fine.

dman4486
04-21-2008, 01:09 PM
I need to get the slave cylinder to align with the firewall then it will be. I just started in and everything seems fine.

nice....IMO you will love the 5sp of the 4sp? auto

the only auto i ever enjoy(ed) driving is my maverick, but it is well over 300hp

Alpineinstaller
04-22-2008, 05:33 PM
You still running naws?

93 saturn sl2
04-22-2008, 05:42 PM
car drives and feels great as well. Its definitely faster than before.


You still running naws?

Nope, sold it like a year ago. I may be picking up a forged engine and going turbo :cool: