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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:11 am 

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Location: Yuba City Ca
OK Guys! I'm swapping my 92 engine set up for A.T with a 96 engine that was from a M.T. My 92 had no compression.
I know that I have to remove the pilot bearing, change out the exhaust and intake manifolds, also the throttle body. The interchange info I got from the wrecking yard says that engines with A. T. have a crankshaft spacer plate that has to be transferred. I'm confused of what to transfer???
We only noticed a problem after we had bolted everything back together and saw that the oil pan and flywheel were extremely close together.
Took everything back off. Ready to take engine back out.
I would appreciate any advice.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:09 pm 
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Location: Quebec, Canada.
I swapped a 97 3banger in My 91 Firefly last year, the onnly thing You do to swap is the INTAGE with carb, distributor, and the front engine mount (timing strap side), not the exhaust manifold in My case, ignore the crank sensor (I guess You don't have in 1992).

The crank spacer is used ONLY on automatic transmission, not for manual trans.

When I swapped the 97 angine (it came from manual car), mine was auto at this time, I installed the spacer from My old engine, and when I swapped for a manual trans I deleted the spacer.

Auto trans=spacer, manual=NO spacer.

On Your old engine from auto trans YOU have this spacer, It's difficult to see when is in place, but is here, use a pair of long nose placed between two holes and turn (dont insert the long nose too deep), the spacer will turn, if i remember correctly the spacer have around 1/4" to 3/8" thickness ans maybe in aluminium, If You have hot installed the spacer, the flywheel is definively too close to the engine.

My experience.

Hope this help,


1991 3banger Firefly (manual swapped), 150.000Km engine, year round car.
1991 3banger Sprint 5 spd, 260.000km original (winter project).
1991 1.6 16v SOHC 5 speed Sprint convertible, summer car.

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