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Author Topic:   Swapping 2.0L ('89 Cavalier;Manual trans) with 2.2L ('94 Cavalier, Auto trans)
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted November 30, 2005 10:20 AM  
I raced an '89 Cavalier with 2.0L engine & manual tranny last season. Engine did not have enough power.

I've found a '94 2.2L Cavy engine thats in an automatic trans car right now.

I know that the '94 engine is a straight swap into my'89 chassis but I don't know what kind of trouble I'm going to have changing it from automatic to manual tranny.

Can anyone give me help?

Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted December 01, 2005 02:09 PM  
This shouldn't be a problem. I run a 97 cavy and it has a 89 5 speed in it now. It was auto before.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted December 01, 2005 03:08 PM  

Did you do the swap from auto to manual?

I am wondering whether I can use my current computer from my '89 2.0 5 speed with this '94 2.2L that will be converted from auto to manual?

Or if I use the computer from the '94 2.2L is it going to be looking for automatic shifting points & throw an error code? I just am pretty dumb when it comes to dealing with these electronic control modules....

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