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    bob evan
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    Question Auto to Manual tranny swap

    So after having done done light mods to my car, I just love it! I'm addicted and can't get enough torque But since my car is automatic, it's limited as far as how much I can do to it. As of right now my tires brake loose in 1st and 2nd gear. I'm afraid transmission will not last much longer. So I've decided to start looking around for a donor car with a manual. At first I've considered selling mine and buying another 9-5 but manual, however I've put too much money in this car, and I know that almost everything is up-to-date so I don't want to give up on it. From some reading that I've been doing I found not many people have done this, so just wondering if anyone on here has and if you guys have tips/suggestions?

    The donor car will be a 1999 Saab 9-5 Linear and my car is a 2003 Saab 9-5 Aero. The transmissions should be interchangeable, right?

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    Oh! I Get It Now Mike Brennan's Avatar
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    No way. This has been discussed a lot. While it is possible I dont think anyone has ever done it. Way too much to change over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jesusfreak View Post
    From some reading that I've been doing I found not many people have done this
    That's a good sign it probably isn't a good idea. Have you found any attempts or success stories? I can't recall ever seeing something like that on the forums.

    It will take a lot more time and effort to change transmissions than it is to sell yours and find a manual 9-5, regardless of the money you already put in there. And even when you get everything right and you want to sell, who wants to buy a car like that?

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