In a 1997 cavalier Z24 2.4 DOHC. is it possible to swap out a 4-speed automatic for a 5-speed manual?

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Asked by Dec 09, 2009 at 11:45 AM about the 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Coupe

Question type: Car Customization

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yes but its a pain your going to need the engine harness and pcm from the donor vehicle, your going to have to weld in new tranny mounts and also your going to have to get, obviously the shifter, center console, clutch pedal and other miscellaneous. i believe you are going to have to cut a hole in the firewall for the clutch. there is a lot more involved but these are just the basics your going to have to obtain. your best bet would be to get a whole donor car so you have all the parts needed. Now I have heard of people getting there whole swap for under $1000 but typically they found a good deal and did most of the work themselves. if you did it all you could probley get all the stuff you needed for under $600, but if your not experinced or you dont have the tools it would be impossible

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I found a used 5-speed manual for a 2.4 liter on amazon.com so couldn't i just swap the automatic out for the manual. or are there certain 2.4 engines for the manual transmission?

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Wat possible performance upgrades for a 4-speed automatic could I do instead of swapping trannys?

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well you can get a shift improver, there is the B&M ShiftPlus and there is the interceptor but it isn't made any more so you would have to find a used one. I have the B&M one and it ok but from what I have heard the Auto trans interceptor is better. Also you could get a highstall torque converter but those are getting hard to find as well

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and about the manual engine makes a little difference but year is more important 2000-2005 model years, 5 speed cars all used the "Getrag" transmission (F23), regardless of engine. The bellhousing and gearing is different between 2.2L, 2.4L, and 2200 engines, and is not easily interchangeable. 1995-1999 model years, 5 speed cars all used the "Isuzu" transmission, regardless of engine. Again, the bellhousing is different between the 2.3L/2.4L and 2.2L engines, and is not easily interchangeable. Despite being designed by Isuzu, this transmission was ultimately built by GM and uses weaker parts than the Isuzu-built ones used in their cars. (Yes, you can find and swap them)

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Do you know how to do the work??

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