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How much would it cost to change a manual transmission to an automatic transmission?

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2015-07-14 15:06:40
2015-07-14 15:06:40

Number one it depends on the vehicle such as year, make and model. Number two depends on who is going to do the work. Number three depends on parts if there new or used. I did this with a Chevy truck once back in 77 I used the parts from an older model Chevy station wagon and reworked many of them. Parts that had to be changed out as I can recall were the radiator, the steering column, the flywheel and of course the transmission and other components I cant recall all off hand. There is no way unless I had a lot of money or a lot of time and money on my hands that I would go thru all that again. On top of all that if this vehicle has all the new fangled computerized components you may have to account for those as well. , EzForJesus

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probably more than the car was bought for, unless u get the parts and do it yourself.


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