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How hard to swap the whole trans?

Okay, I don't have enough money to have a shop rebuild the trans for me. I want to get a trans out of, say a 99-04 GT. How hard is the swap? I think i have to swap a few things from my car onto that trans, but other than that isn't just plug and play.

I can't rebuild a trans by myself but I can do most of the other stuff

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check car-part.com for the trans. you'll have to re pin your harness connector and swap in your tcc solenoid, and if you use the gt converter you'll need a flexplate.

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check car-part.com for the trans. you'll have to re pin your harness connector and swap in your tcc solenoid, and if you use the gt converter you'll need a flexplate.

I found a trans. that is close to me for $450. Think it is a pretty good deal, and the mustang only had 22,000 miles on it. What is involved in repinning the harness connector? I'm pretty sure the tcc just goes in. Would the trans. include the flexplate or would I have to buy that separately?

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You would have to buy the flexplate separately. Repinning the connector is just pulling the wires out of the pin location they are in, and moving them to the proper pin location for the mustang trans. The TCC solenoid will swap right in, so that's no problem there.

Automatic transmissions are actually quite simple once you start messing with them. For some reason, they just scare people at first.

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Pretty sure my car has 3.27 gears in in right now, what speedo gear would I have to get.

I spin 2,000 rpm at 70mph right now. I think that is 3.27.

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Alright thanks!
Definately gonna do this than do the rebuild sooooooo much cheaper. This is gonna take time away from my other project though. 68 barracuda.

Typically how long does a trans swap take. I would guess a whole weekend working pretty much the whole time, maybe even more.

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i did my entire trans swap by myself except someone handing tools and lowering a jack in 5 hours including a flexplate change. you should have no problem doing it in a weekend if you have never done it.

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well nice for you guys with no snow and salt ahaha up here in Boston doing a trans in a day may not be the case, those rusted bolts can really slow you down

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You should definitely be able to do it in a day. NJ isn't much better for salt and rusted bolts. The one thing that's a PITA about it is that on our cars, the driveshaft goes over top of the gas tank, so make sure the tank is almost empty, then you can unbolt the straps and just let the tank hang down, and that will give you enough room to get the driveshaft out. Oh, also use a long extension with a swivel socket going in from the front to get to the top bolt for the starter. Other than that, everything about the swap is pretty straightforward.

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Okay, so it doesn't sound like it will be that hard.

I am probably going to do this, then have the bird be road ready again.

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