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Old 07-13-2009, 10:26 AM
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I have a 98 1500 . 5.9L it still has the stock auto tranny and it is starting to go. if i have been driving for a while, it starts to not shift out of second and when it does, it jerks the truck like there is no tomorrow. Instead of rebuilding it or getting another auto, i would really like to swap it out for a 5 speed. I read a lot of forums on mymudspace.com and from what they said it can be done relatively easily for maybe 100-200 more than it costs to rebuild the tranny. Anyone know where i can find a good 5 speed tranny for a decent price? or know if this can be done. my truck is a 98 reg cab 4X4.
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you'd probably have to get a different drive shaft and modify the crossmember, probably have to have a computer from a manual truck, not sure.

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found one in Christiansburg for $800 plus $250 core charge.
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I think you're best thing would be to find a donor vehicle from a junk yard . You'll need to swap out a clutch pedal assembly , bell housing , trans , possibly crossmember , drive shaft . Alot of work . If you're interested still , contact a junk yard and see if they'll arrange a drop off at your house , will make it easier .
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