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 Post subject: Transmission Swap
PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:13 pm 
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I have two cars - a 1996 Geo Metro 1.0 5 speed and a 1998 Swift with a G13BB automatic. The 96 Geo runs great but is badly rusted. The body won't live the year. The swift has a great body, very little body damage, but the engine has a bad cylinder head (seized cam).

I am thinking that I want to fix the G13BB in the swift and take the manual transmission from the 96 Geo 1.0 and transplant it into the swift. I have a few questions:

1. Does the 1.0 G10 motor and the G13BB have the same bellhousing pattern?
2. Does the G10 and the G13BB have the same flywheel?
3. Will the transmission mount from the G10 work in the swift mated to a G13BB?
4. Is there any wiring modifications I need to do to the harness since the swift was an automatic?
5. Is there anything I am forgetting?


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 Post subject: Re: Transmission Swap
PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:31 am 
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Yes
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Yes but you will need to drill some holes in the chassis rail to mount it, they never put the welded nuts on the inside of the rails in the auto models.
Don't think so.
You might need to move the stabiliser rod stud over on the box since the box will now sit further away from the centre line of the engine bay.


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 Post subject: Re: Transmission Swap
PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:54 am 
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I agree with Dattman but will add...

5. Axles will be different I believe. You'll need 4 banger 5 speed axles. I may be wrong but I don't think the axles are interchangeable from auto to manual. The pedal assembly and clutch cable (4 banger cable) will need to be swapped. Possibly the gauge cluster.

Hold on to the donor car until you have a drivable car just in case there is something that was missed and can be pulled from the donor.


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 Post subject: Re: Transmission Swap
PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:02 am 
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Good point, I think the auto driveshafts are slightly longer than the 5spd versions, it's only about 1/4" at best, they may still work though.


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 Post subject: Re: Transmission Swap
PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:47 pm 
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Auto and manual shafts are totally different. Splines and seal diameter are not compatible. Will need 4cyl 5spd specific axles. Suzukis are awful that way, surprising number of combos that affect axles(auto and stick different, 3&4 cyls different, gt is different, gti auto different, mk1, 2&3, and mk4 all change. So many variations!

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 Post subject: Re: Transmission Swap
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:49 pm 
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The swift with the 4 cly engine would have a 3.79 tranny and the Metro should have a 4.39 in it. It will be super low geared if you use it.


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