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GT manual tranny replacement

From what other GM cars/years will the tranny interchange with mine? How do I find out f you don't know?

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Your best bet is to call a GM dealer and talk to someone at the parts counter, also most "junkyards" have volumes of books that list what years use what parts and so on. I can tell you from very recent experience (this week) that the 97 sunfire with a 5 spd manual transmissions had one of two different transmissions in them, the only way to find out which one it is, is to call a GM dealer with the VIN number. on a side note, I work at an autoparts store and had researched transmission replacement when my problem came up, and what I found was that transmission "suppliers" (companies that remanufacture engines and transmissions) that do manual transmissions for "passenger cars" are hard if not impossible to fin. replacing it will open only 3 options: find one in good condition at a junk yard (if possible), 2. Go through GM and pay more than the car is probably worth (again recent research proves that this is a fair statement) or 3. find a transmission shop to rebuild yours (probably your cheapest and safest solution).

good luck!

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