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Hi i have a 97 chevy vortec 5.7 with 312,588 miles my transmission went out its a 4L60E and i really tired of automatic i want a manual and since i gotta replace the trans anyway what better time i know i need rhe clutch pedeal and cut a hole in the floorbbut what else is needed and how hard is it to do

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Before you embark on this project remember that all the pressing for a manual box are already in the body work of the vehicle. Find a wrecker that has your make of vehicles and study what you need and how it is fitted. If the wrecker allows it remove the gear yourself and then you will know how to refit it in your vehicle. the list is , flywheel clutch kit , gear box, gear linkage, clutch pedal clutch master cylinder ( cable if that is what is used) , slave cylinder , under dash pedal mounts , probably a different drive shaft or front axles if transverse engine. Research before spending money will save heaps. check the condition of your vehicle as it may be cheaper in the long run to get a rolling shell (manual) and transfer all the good bits to it.instead of remodelling yours.

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  • Josh j Dec 15, 2014

    Thanks i might do that

  • Josh j Dec 15, 2014

    Ive never done something like this how hard is it such as plumbing everything in

  • Bill Boyd Dec 15, 2014

    you will need considerable mechanical ability and a good support crew with knowledge on how to do things. (Not yard tree mechanics). Plenty of time and money and a good shed. Do your homework on the costs as it may end cheaper to just up grade to a manual vehicle.

  • Josh j Dec 16, 2014

    Thanks for the advice after figuring it up it would cost to much so just went out an got me a manual car



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The front seal could be replaced, and not have a problem. If you have a shop other than a transmission shop do the repairs, make sure the torque converter hub is inspected to make certain its not scratched/scorn. If the trans shifts properly and the fluid is not burned or smells burned, this would be an easy repair. If the trans fluid smells burned, and hasn't been serviced regularly, the rebuild would be the way to go. Also, ask what the warranty for any and all repair are on your vehicle. Normal warranty is 1yr, 12.000 miles in the automotive business.

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