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 Post subject: Overdrive automatic?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:54 pm 
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The Metro and Swift were sold with the 1.3 and 3-speed automatic.

The Baleno and Esteem were sold with the 1.6 and 1.8 and a 4-speed automatic.

From my weak recollection of posting all about these cars ten years ago when I owned a 1995 Metro 1.3/AT, I recall that the 1.3 and 1.6 engines are based on a similar design.

Would the 4-speed automatic from a Suzuki Esteem match the bellhousing pattern and axles from some variant of a Metro or Esteem to allow the overdrive automatic to be paired with the 1.3L engine?

I have access to a 1998 Esteem for parts with a bad 1.6 motor and good transmission, and I'm 3 days away from possibly purchasing a 1996 Metro with a good 1.3 motor and a suspect transmission. Each car will cost me about $300, and I have all the time in the world. Is this a complete Frankenstein idea or is it feasible enough to run with it?


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 Post subject: Re: Overdrive automatic?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:58 pm 
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you could do it but you need to modify the bell housing on the esteem i think and dont know how you would control the trans

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