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PTWarrior66 04-27-2012 01:30 AM

1998 Automatic Trans to Manual Swap?

I have a 98 Wrangler sitting in pieces currently (frame swap). I absolutely hate the automatic transmission in it now and was thinking "hell, why not switch it while it's apart". Also my current auto 3 speed transmission is leaking everywhere and has some major issues. What all do I need to make the swap?

I know the engine computer is different, where could I grab one of those? EDIT:

Also would it be a lot easier to do it now that everything is apart? My body is sitting on lifts and the drivetrain is on a trailer, it's literally all a part.

How much do you think this swap will cost me? I really do want to do it now that I think about it. Is it a hard swap?

Thanks guys!

TJe0454 04-27-2012 09:04 AM


Sherpa 04-27-2012 12:39 PM


Originally Posted by PTWarrior66 (Post 2307865)
What all do I need to make the swap?

You wouldn't happen to be in or near Utah, would you? :whistling:

TJe0454 04-27-2012 12:58 PM

no, maryland

Sherpa 04-27-2012 05:54 PM


Originally Posted by TJe0454 (Post 2309260)
no, maryland


PTWarrior66 04-29-2012 11:24 PM

When I say my transmission is taking a shit, I mean it needs a new seal or something little. I know people like the auto's for offroading. Straight trade anyone after I get mine fixed?

wiseguy52 04-30-2012 08:04 AM

If you need the pressure plate, etc. I just bought an entire engine assembly that was a manual and will be putting it onto my auto. I will not need the parts and planned on selling.

Evoluvin 04-30-2012 07:17 PM

Im looking at buying a 4.0 97 TJ this week. It has a manual trans in it and was really wanting an auto due to all my vehicles are a manual and have never owned an auto. How hard would this swap be? Im in MD.

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