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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:26 am 

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Location: Oregon
I have decided to rebuild my transmission myself, I don't want to do it twice so I want to buy a complete QUALITY rebuild kit. Can someone point me in a direction, and where to get additional transmission parts if any that don't come with a kit are damaged. Are their more than one 5 speed transmissions for a 93 swift with the 1.3 ltr 4cyl?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:17 pm 

Joined: Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:53 pm
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Location: brainerd MN
Check with fainya, He rebuilds them for others and he way be willing to steer you in the right direction or tell you what he uses (unless it is a trade secret.) he seems to have found the magic formula. Now if we could only find someone to reb uild those trannys from those pesky sprint turbo's .best wishes, Jonathan

Current stable:
1987 Sprint Turbo (Porsche Guards Red) 75k 5sp,AC, w/cruise, Resto-Mod,owned since 1997) (looking for dash-pad)
1989 GTI (white)104k 5sp,AC (Resto-mod completed 1999). (looks great, But rusted out ,need clean southern body.)Help!?
1991 Vert (red) 129k 5sp,AC, Resto-Mod, 75% Done.(Clean SW car)
1993 GT(Teal) 103k 5sp,AC,w/PW (Resto-Mod,60% done.)(Clean SW car)
1994 Swift GS 4Dr sedan (Painted 2005 Ford Kona Blue) 95k 1.3 SOHC 5sp

PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:18 am 
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There's no magic formula and it's not rocket science, most of the kits are pretty similar and fine for road cars, if you're racing you should choose better quality bearings than whats supplied in the kit, the difference is making sure the low speed hub and 1st and 2nd gear syncro teeth are in good condition, people seem to think throwing new syncro rings will solve all the shifting problems :roll:

If you drive your car until it won't shift into 1st or 2nd at all then you'll need to replace the low speed hub and probably 2nd gear and possibly 1st, if you drive your car until you get a slight 'snick' when grabbing 1st or 2nd then swapping out the 1st & 2nd syncros is probably all that is required, it's pretty simple, continue to drive on a worn box and replace lots of parts or fix it early...

Jonathon there's nothing difficult about fixing mk1 boxes, I've fixed dozens of them, it's sourcing parts thats the problem, unlike the mk2/3 which share syncro rings, bearings, seals, 1st,2nd,3rd and 4th gear with brand new suzuki K series transmissions, the mk1 is a 30y/o car that shares no gearbox parts with anything else.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:14 am 

Joined: Thu Jul 20, 2006 7:17 pm
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Location: Alberta, Canada
What symptoms does your transmission have?
I can probably provide hard parts if you need a gear or something like that. I'm fairly confident most al of the kits will contain exactly the same parts even with different brands or suppliers. Any kit you buy will work well for you in my opinion

1995 Swift w/16V 4.39s, 3tech cam, Esteem t-body, Header, needs more.
1995 Gt Mustang "Boss Shinoda" package.
1999 F150 4x4 Supercharged
1967 Mustang 428 auto, never ending expensive project
1993 Civic si h22a, fell in my lap, couldn't resist!

PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:18 pm 

Joined: Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:43 pm
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Location: Texas 75150
Transmission kits for the mark 1 5 speeds are hard to find in the USA. I here that in Europe you can still find them.
Gocarter has found a place in the USA that makes gears. I just got the information tonight and will be calling them in the morning.
5th gear sets and 1st gear are then parts that are getting hard to find. While I am at it I will get prices on the sliders for 1st to 2nd,
and 3rd to 4th. If his prices are right, this means we can get different gear ratios. More to follow tomorrow.

97 Geo Metro LSI,1.3L-GT-DOHC-16v,4.10 5-speed,A/C,170,000,suspension lowered 1",4 wheel disk brakes,15"alloy wheels with 185/50-15 Toyo's,GT bucket seats,analog oil pressure gauge,cruise control, new paint job. 40 mpg at 65 mph.
Good, fast, cheap. You only get two.

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