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    Thread: Manual to auto trans swap?

    1. 01-21-2012 10:21 PM #1
      So, my girlfriend has a 2000 vw jetta with a 2.0l that is manual, she cant drive manual for her life. She also purchased an 99 vw jetta (new body) 2.0l that is auto. but the 99 is in crappy condition compared to her 2000. SO I want to know how to swap the auto from the 99 into the 2000. the manual will at one point go into the 99. But for now, I just want the auto to go into the 2000. What would I need to do? obv i have both FULL cars filled with all the parts I need. so just need a rundown of how to do this swap. thanks.

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      01-21-2012 10:26 PM #2
      you really don't want to do that. The manual transmission in these cars is WAY more reliable. Not to sound rude, but she just needs to learn to drive 5 speed. It's not hard, just takes practice
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      01-21-2012 10:26 PM #3
      Be a good boyfriend and teach her how to drive...

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      01-21-2012 10:30 PM #4
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      01-21-2012 11:42 PM #5
      hate to be THAT guy, but if you are asking what you need to do for a swap, then you probably shouldn't be attempting it.
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      01-21-2012 11:45 PM #6
      ugh, if she has a brain she can learn to drive it in a few hours..
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      01-22-2012 01:02 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by MattGTI1.8 View Post
      hate to be THAT guy, but if you are asking what you need to do for a swap, then you probably shouldn't be attempting it.
      this is so true for so many threads that pop up. If something is outside of my ability I will look into diy's and check some manuals and decide where it's for a shop or if I can do it.

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      01-22-2012 01:32 AM #9
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      What he said.
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      01-22-2012 01:34 AM #10
      my girlfriend comes with driving standard well as an option.

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      01-22-2012 02:14 AM #11
      You would rather swap a car from manual to auto instead of her learning how to drive properly?
      Automatic transmissions on VW's are sh*tty, and boring as hell like any other auto transmission.

      Realistically, unless your gf is missing an arm or a leg, I suggest you teach her how to drive a stick.
      If she is unfortunately missing an arm or leg, please disregard my previous statements.

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      01-22-2012 03:07 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by TurboWolfVdub View Post
      ugh, if she has a brain she can learn to drive it in a few hours..
      This. I understand if shes just getting frustrated and giving up, but it really isnt worth all that work. Give her a couple hours and she'll be good
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    13. 01-22-2012 10:22 AM #13
      Ok, first things first. she can barely drive as it is. she cant drive stick. her manual trans also is almost gone, the syncros are ****ed n it wont shift into reverse, 1st or 2nd without alot of persuation.

      Second, I am a UTI student, i dont deal with trans swaps like this. There is NO DIY manual or anything on how to do this, if you know of one, show me it. Otherwise don't say you shouldnt be doing this. This isn't some everyday maintenance thing. If it was RWD it'd be easier. ive never dealt with a FWD pile of crap. I work on trucks not cars. SO all i want is just a quick rundown of how to deal with this stupid german pile of rust. if all you have to contribute is "teach her to drive" or something else, then dont bother commenting.

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      01-22-2012 10:30 AM #14
      I am no expert or anything and I am sure there are plenty people on here who came chime in with much more know-how but I think, assuming everything from both cars you have are interchangeable, that your main concern is going to be fitment of the little things like the shifter cables, the pedal assembly, etc. Also, I am not sure how it will work with the ECU, switching from auto to manual will throw a code which can be ignored or deleted with a VAG COM but the other way around is a mystery to me...will the ECU for the 2000 work with an auto tranny?

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      01-22-2012 10:32 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by kevinr92 View Post
      Ok, first things first. she can barely drive as it is. she cant drive stick. her manual trans also is almost gone, the syncros are ****ed n it wont shift into reverse, 1st or 2nd without alot of persuation.

      Second, I am a UTI student, i dont deal with trans swaps like this. There is NO DIY manual or anything on how to do this, if you know of one, show me it. Otherwise don't say you shouldnt be doing this. This isn't some everyday maintenance thing. If it was RWD it'd be easier. ive never dealt with a FWD pile of crap. I work on trucks not cars. SO all i want is just a quick rundown of how to deal with this stupid german pile of rust. if all you have to contribute is "teach her to drive" or something else, then dont bother commenting.
      German pile of rust? Now you're just being rude.

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      01-22-2012 10:39 AM #16
      i hope the op tries the swap and fails.

      so you clearly hate vws yet you bought 2 good work.


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      01-22-2012 10:47 AM #17
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      There is way more work involved in swapping the transmissions than just teaching her to drive stick. Plus it's not as costly. You will have to recode your ecu if I'm not mistaken and swap clusters. Its been done. Google kill the auto rabbit. It's a auto to manual swap. I have never heard of anyone trying to swap a manual for an auto tho


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      01-22-2012 11:13 AM #18
      If she can't drive as is, hang up her keys and tell her to take the bus.
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      01-22-2012 11:19 AM #19
      I didn't read all the comments so sorry if this has already been said but, if you really don't want the auto that bad I'm sure you could easily find a car that has an auto in it that the owner would LOVE to swap a 5 speed in. Meet up with him, straight swap. Your happy he's happy.
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    20. 01-22-2012 11:27 AM #20
      lower it
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    21. 01-22-2012 11:44 AM #21
      Oh great another UTI student, guys check your local Jiffy Lube cause within the next 15 months he will be working there!! UTI is junk i would never say or brag that you go there total waste of your time and money. GOODLUCK with your career and your sweet tranny swap that makes no sense.

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      01-22-2012 11:48 AM #22
      if she wont drive the stick sell both cars and buy her an auto that's in better condition than the one you own, the swap would be a huge waste of time
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      01-22-2012 11:58 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by dubluv2003 View Post
      UTI - urinary tract infection.
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      01-22-2012 12:09 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by kevinr92 View Post
      Ok, first things first. she can barely drive as it is. she cant drive stick. her manual trans also is almost gone, the syncros are ****ed n it wont shift into reverse, 1st or 2nd without alot of persuation.

      Second, I am a UTI student, i dont deal with trans swaps like this. There is NO DIY manual or anything on how to do this, if you know of one, show me it. Otherwise don't say you shouldnt be doing this. This isn't some everyday maintenance thing. If it was RWD it'd be easier. ive never dealt with a FWD pile of crap. I work on trucks not cars. SO all i want is just a quick rundown of how to deal with this stupid german pile of rust. if all you have to contribute is "teach her to drive" or something else, then dont bother commenting.


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      01-22-2012 12:09 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by bryanboley View Post
      you really don't want to do that. The manual transmission in these cars is WAY more reliable. Not to sound rude, but she just needs to learn to drive 5 speed. It's not hard, just takes practice
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      01-22-2012 12:11 PM #26
      Since this hasn't been posted yet and even though you're being a **** ass why don't you just follow an auto to manual swap in reverse idiot? Or you could just tell you're probably legally retarded girlfriend to learn to ****ing drive and teach her how to use a clutch.

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      01-22-2012 12:15 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by kevinr92 View Post
      Ok, first things first. she can barely drive as it is. she cant drive stick. her manual trans also is almost gone, the syncros are ****ed n it wont shift into reverse, 1st or 2nd without alot of persuation.

      Second, I am a UTI student, i dont deal with trans swaps like this. There is NO DIY manual or anything on how to do this, if you know of one, show me it. Otherwise don't say you shouldnt be doing this. This isn't some everyday maintenance thing. If it was RWD it'd be easier. ive never dealt with a FWD pile of crap. I work on trucks not cars. SO all i want is just a quick rundown of how to deal with this stupid german pile of rust. if all you have to contribute is "teach her to drive" or something else, then dont bother commenting.
      op is fail

      there is no diy or manual to swap in an auto trans, you're right, probably because its a waste time and money.

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      01-22-2012 12:15 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by JuanGLS View Post
      Be a good boyfriend and teach her how to drive...

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      01-22-2012 12:22 PM #29
      Heres an idea sell both cars and either a) buy a bus pass or b) buy a car that she can drive. IMO you were dumb to buy a stick car when she cannot drive it....
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      01-22-2012 12:43 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by kevinr92 View Post
      So, my girlfriend has a 2000 vw jetta with a 2.0l that is manual, she cant drive manual for her life. She also purchased an 99 vw jetta (new body) 2.0l that is auto. but the 99 is in crappy condition compared to her 2000. SO I want to know how to swap the auto from the 99 into the 2000. the manual will at one point go into the 99. But for now, I just want the auto to go into the 2000. What would I need to do? obv i have both FULL cars filled with all the parts I need. so just need a rundown of how to do this swap. thanks.
      Take a read through this thread and it's links. Try to find the one easiest to reverse.

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...anual+swap+DIY

      Patience with the vortex forums. There is some good info here and helpful people. But you need to know that many will try to change the direction you want to go, they have little tolerance for vw insults from an "outsider", and they'll always tell you go low... No matter how low you are.

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      01-22-2012 01:35 PM #31
      when i bought my vw I had driven a 5 speed maybe twice before. I had little to no idea on how to do it correctly. Guess how I learned? I drove it home from the guys house i bought it from. Stalled it once. Never looked back
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      i got a question guys im in the middle of wiring everything for a auto to five speed swap. can i crank the motor over without the ecu plugged in. may be a stupid question.
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      02-05-2012 09:34 PM #35
      I want a stick.... and I have an auto golf......

      Im probubly way to far away......

      How much I want a 5 speed.....
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