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Old 04-22-2010, 10:23 PM
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manual to auto conversion?

First off, i did search the forum prior to post.

ok, most people appear to Want a manual....

however i bought a 99 f-250 today with a 6spd manual, the tranny doesn't shift in to gear, and i have never had a diesel (had a '95 and a '92 ford diesels, 5spd's) that i enjoyed shifting....they've always shifted poorly in my opinion, oh and i'm lazy.

So, seeing as how my tranny needs some love, i'm thinking i might swap to an automatic. i'm figuring i need:
auto trans, torque converter, flywheel, auto pcm, auto brake pedal (optional), and an auto steering column. aside from those things, am i missing anything, seems like it would be a fairly straightforward swap...primarily seeing if i missed anything and hoping someone else out there has done the swap that can give me some tips.

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driveshafts. the auto wiring harness. i do believe the auto t-case is different. and if you have done anything to your truck like a chip its gotta be reflashed as well
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Man i would love to swap u where you located..prolly far away my luck....
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:06 AM
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mines a 2wd so t-case wouldn't be a concern. i'm in phoenix sawyer1. i'm going to see if i can find a smashed, rolled over, pile of crap to use for the swap....
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I just bought pretty much all the big items ill need to swap a 6 speed into my 99 f350 . I have a somewhat built auto with about 12K miles on it, i am going to sell with all the stuff that goes with the manual to auto swap. Sucks that you are 2wd cause i have EVERYTHING you would need. and you have stuff i need. ha .

Im located in Sacramento,ca
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Old 04-23-2010, 07:37 PM
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a mechanic friend offered to pull the 6spd out, and fix it for $100 plus parts....so i guess for now it'll remain a 6spd (i'd be stupid to turn down that deal)
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driveshafts. the auto wiring harness. i do believe the auto t-case is different. and if you have done anything to your truck like a chip its gotta be reflashed as well
DriveShafts? since when? and i dont think the tcase is different at all.
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Old 04-23-2010, 07:46 PM
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i though the driveshaft would be the same, but perhaps the splines are different? i've never compared them. mine has no t-case as previously stated so thats a moot point in my case.
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transmission is out, just waiting for word on what is wrong with it.
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ended up 2 roll pins fell out of the shift forks. though now it doesn't want to shift due to the slave cylinder i think.
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