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Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by con1roy, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. con1roy

    con1roy civicproject

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    is it very costy to convert a automatic civic ek to manual?
     
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  2. torturedsol

    torturedsol New Member

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    I think average cost can run from $1000-$3000 depending on which trans and other upgrades you put in(i.e performance clutch, lightened flywheel, etc etc).

    I usualy lurk over on d-series.org and we have a few good write ups on this as well as a few floating over on honda-tech.com

    Finally done the Auto to Manual - D-series.org
    DIY Auto to manual (In detail) - D-series.org
    Auto To Manual Conversion Parts List - D-series.org

    start with those and also use the search function. I'm sure someone might be able to shed some more light on your subject for you.
     
  3. con1roy

    con1roy civicproject

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    what if you want to use the same transmission
     
  4. koy

    koy lone wolf

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    when i swaped my auto for a manual i spent around 1,400 i could have done it for cheaper but i went with the stage 2 clutch and a light flywheel and make sure you go with the ex tranny it's got the shortest gear ratio
     
  5. con1roy

    con1roy civicproject

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    thanks alot guys i tihnk am gonna start working on this prject around june wen i get time off from college and work
     
  6. Estorvito

    Estorvito Soy Boricua

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    Its not hard at all... do search before you start taking shit apart.
    good luck!;)
     
  7. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    I too will FINALLY be doing mine over the summer. But I'm going from a Teg LS auto to at the moment a cable B16. Good luck to both of us.
     
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    Redej6 New Member

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    i have a question....i have already started the process of switching from auto to manual. In order to get the shifter to come through the bottom do I have to cut a hole? If people have done the conversion can you please take a picture of where the shifter came up? my car is a del sol btw.
     
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    Ignorant import guy Senior Member

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    i don't have pics but i know theres what seems like a plate that covers where the shifter should come through...just line up your shifter in the linkage and i think you'll see it
     
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    93delsolsi Junior Member

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    i got the diy let me see if i can find it
     
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    93delsolsi Junior Member

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    Just a bout the same process to an Teg or Accord or civic
    Auto to Manual Conversion for Civic’s 92-95
    These FAQ should be identical for 96-98 Honda Civic EX. Obtain the following parts: Manual Transmission Clutch Pressure Plate Flywheel Clutch Hydraulic System Composed of these parts: Slave Cylinder Hydraulic Lines Clutch Master Cylinder Hydraulic Reservoir Clutch Pedal Clutch Pedal Sensors AND plugs Brake and Gas Pedal Manual Transmission ECU Shift Linkage Shift Boot Shift Knob Upper Transmission Mount Front Transmission Stabilizer.
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    Exterior:
    Remove and replace automatic transmission with manual unit. Interior: You must remove the armrest/center console and shift boot trim panels to gain access to the shifter and related parts. You will see that the shifter cable runs through the floorboard to the transmission. Remove the cable. Take an air-chisel and remove the welds that hold cable guide bracket that you just removed. You need to remove this to allow access for the manual transmission shifter linkage to work properly. To fill in this huge hole, use a piece of sheet metal, and trim it to fit. Attach it with self-tapping sheet metal screws. [​IMG]
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    Wiring:

    On the shifter for the auto transmission, you will see a 14-wire plug. Cut the plug from the auto shifter assembly, and leave about 5 inches of wire. Looking at the plug, the positions are (left to right) (top row) 14,13,12,11,10,9,8 and (bottom row) 7,6,5,4,3,2,1.
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    Starter (top) Sensor:

    There are two heavy gauge wires (position #11 and position #12). Connect these two wires to the top sensor (clutch interlock switch) on the clutch pedal assembly. This will only allow the car to start when the clutch pedal is engaged. In other words, every time you press the clutch you will close the circuit.


    Cruise Control (bottom) Sensor:

    The bottom switch is your cruise control disable switch. Run two wires from the switch: connect one to the position #7 (black) and the other to #13 (pink). Every time you press the clutch pedal, the cruise control will disable. Removing the Key: On the 14-wire plug, there is a black wire you will need to connect to a green wire with a white stripe. This puts the car in "park" so you can take the key out at any time. Reverse Lights: Look at the plug you used on the engine wiring harness to hook up to your reverse sensor on the manual transmission. Run two wires from this switch to the yellow wire and a green wire with black stripe (positions 4 and 5) at the big plug that you cut off from the auto shifter. Now your reverse lights should work. I have heard that if you replace your automatic ECU with a manual one, your reverse lights will work without extra wiring. This has yet to be proven or not.
     
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    93delsolsi Junior Member

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    Good luck If you got any question just ask
     
  13. con1roy

    con1roy civicproject

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    ok so i go my tranny, pedals, shift linkage and master cylinder....which shifter and clutch is best to get... i saw some on ebay
     
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    EG8Demon 20"s ON MY HONDA

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    How long does it usually take to do the project considering my dad is a mechanics engineer.
     
  15. turbo sol

    turbo sol I need some ligaments!!!

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    :eek: :eek: holy shit that's a lot of money for a tranny swap!
    if you paid that much for a complete swap you are a buffoon... you should spend no more than 1300 bucks.
     
  16. 1994turbodelsol

    1994turbodelsol V8 EATER!!

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    I also am about to take on the auto to manual swap but it should be easy for me if i have the donor car side by side same year 93 del sol si picked up the whol car for 800 bucks everything is in working condition i was stoked any ways if any one needs some random parts of the sol hit me up thanks hoping to get the swap done in 4 days. any thing i should watch for specifically any input is appreciated thanks again later
     
  17. turbo sol

    turbo sol I need some ligaments!!!

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    if you're trying to get rid of parts, the best way to it is in the part sale section of the forum.... just some friendly advice.
     
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    con1roy civicproject

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    its been seven days and my swap is still not done now i have to get a new tranny i cant find second gear...and how can i get the reverse light
     
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    hondavet New Member

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    Switching my 96 CX HB to manual when I drop in the B16b Type R swap. Just a matter of rewiring back-up lights and starter cut... Piece of cake.
     
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    I realize this is an old thread but I had a few questions. I am buying a 93 Del Sol, sweet deal that I can't pass up. Only this is the fact that it's an auto. I read this post, lots of good info. My question is, will these pictures hold true for a 93 Del Sol. Is a 98 Civic and a 93 Del Sol similar enough to follow these directions?
     
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