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i went to my dealer today to ask about a transmission swap... they said it'd run me like 2-3 g's!!! and on top of that, they didn't have anyone experienced enough with manual's to put one together. now, dan told me a could get a whole tranny for only like 400. is it really that hard to put in a new transmission that they would charge like 2000-2500 more just for installation??

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GOD DAMN they are ripping you OFF! Dan was right about the 400 what the hell did 2000 come from?

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no kidding. i could prolly get a whole new engine swap for that much... so anyone know why there's the big markup, and where i should look to get this done for a REASONABLE price?? <img src=icon_smile_dead.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Find a local mom and pop repair shop that knows hyundais. If you can't find one, find one that at least does imports.

Ask THEM how much to replace a tranny, then ask them how much to swap an auto for manual. They should less than $500 apart in price.

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didn't catch that last part. you mean it shouldn't be less that 500 from what the dealer told me or 500 for installation?

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He means the price to replace your auto tranny with a manual should be no more than $500 more than it would be to replace it with another auto.

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and how much do u think a reasonable price for that would be?

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should be between $500 and $1000 for a normal auto to auto swap, so $1000 to $1500 for a auto to manual swap.

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dammit, i can't win. i went to auto value and kildea and both gave me the same 2-3000 estimate. i think i might just give it a go myself.

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If you do give it a go yourself, do yourself a favor and buy the factory service manuals for your year car from your dealership. Also buy the Factory Electrical Service manual. Should be about $120 for all three books. using them, you should be able to do the swap yourself if you are a compentent mechanic.

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hahaha... competent mechanic? <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle> i'm about as competent as a 17-year old riceboy can be <img src=icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle> i'd be better off paything the 3 g's, because i'm bound to have problems with my handywork

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can i rent one of those engine support thingees?(the ones that hook up to ur engine hooks and hold it up) and where would i go to find one?

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Its called a cherry picker, and the local autozone or Advance Auto Parts should rent them out as well as many tools.

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alright, i got the manuals, i got the tools, i got the time. just one little thing... i don't have a transmission. no matter how hard i look, i can't seem to find one. where are they all hiding?

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i started this thread a while ago, and since then, i'm still searching for a manual tranny/clutch and brake pedal, and all the goddies that i need for the auto-manual swap. i've been emailing all the parts places i can find, but i'm being blatantly ignored for some reason. can anyone help me track these parts down?? <img src=icon_smile_dead.gif border=0 align=middle>

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You know this is one thing that I will never understand. Why the hell does it cost about 1500-2000$ more to buy a auto. from the dealier, and then it costs 1000$ more to get a mannual put in it? Did I miss something. Manuals are faster anyways, right?!<img src=icon_smile_question.gif border=0 align=middle>

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ok, i've been going at this for a while, now <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle> i went to the official hyundai parts page, and i found that if i bought all the parts for them for a manual, it would cost upwards of $900+. i heard that around $400 is usually what they go for. can anyone track one down for me? i'td be much appreciated <img src=icon_smile_sleepy.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Did you try some local junkyards? If you don't care if its brand new, there's a chance you'll find an economically priced transmission. When I was looking for engines for my car, I found four at one place (Mitsu 1.8) for about $800. I don't know if that's a good price, but it sounded nice to me.
Of course, that engine would be much more common, but who can say what you'll find?

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Broken clutch line and who knows what else...
Good Lord this is getting tiring.
 
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