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Old 10-22-2013, 05:41 PM
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97 F350 Auto to Manual swap

I've done this in other vehicles before. The biggest questions I have are is it a hydraulic Master/Slave cylinder system? Will the Auto transfer case bolt to the Manual trans? If so what about a 2wd manual trans? Will I have computer issues? Any other advice you can think of would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:47 PM
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Yes, it is a hydraulic master/slave system. The auto transfer case will bolt up but the linkage will need to be shortened/replaced. A 2wd trans will work but you need a different tail section to mount the transfer case. The computer will work, some people have minor issues like romping on startup or a miss at higher RPM. You can get the PCM reprogrammed or get tunes for a manual trans to fix these issues. Or of your like me and already had romping on startup then it may go away with the manual trans.

Before you mount the new clutch/brake peddal, look into converting the clutch master rod to a heim joint, the stock setup is not all that durable.
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Old 10-23-2013, 04:47 AM
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For the hydraulics, you can get a complete pre-built pre-bled sealed kit. MUCH easier to install, no bleeding.

BEST way to manual swap is to have a donor truck. If you go that route, swap over the hydraulics as a complete assembly, and keep the slave below the master.
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Old 10-23-2013, 05:02 PM
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What about the driveshaft length?
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:36 PM
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Rear driveshaft will be longer; front driveshaft will be shorter.
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:08 AM
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I just did a zf5 swap on my truck , i have the proper length front driveshaft, Im afriad to put it on though because it looks like the crossmember isnt deep enoguh to clear the driveshft..anybody run into this issue before?
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Old 11-09-2013, 06:38 AM
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PSDprepper wondering if your driveshaft has the constant velocity joint on the T case end? To OP I think the easiest way to do this is buy a parts truck and swap parts over, then sell off what you don't need.

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Old 11-09-2013, 07:52 AM
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Did any of our trucks have a CV joint anywhere in the driveline?
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Old 11-09-2013, 08:29 AM
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i think he means a double cardan joint
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