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02132014,04:57PM

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666wokker

FAQ:0607AV6Transmission'Swap'

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FAQ:0607AV6Swap
First,IwouldliketothankNVAAV6(Paul)fortheinfopostedsolongagothatmadethisswaparealitybeyond
theory.
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IfirstfoundoutaboutthisswaphereonAcurazineacoupleyearsago.Atthetimetherewasnotasmuchinformationon
hereasthereisnow,soittookquiteabitofresearchtodiguptheinformationIneededtoequipmyselfwithtodothisjob.
However,Ididmanagetofindeverythingneeded,andrealized,thisonlysoundsmoreintimidatingthanitreallyis!
SoIbitthebulletandgoteverythingIneededtodoit,asthe03TLI'justbought'hadablowntrans,andIwanteditfixed
RIGHT!
Ididtheswap,anditworkedperfectly!
I'vebeengettingalotofquestionsoverthelastcoupleyearsonhowtodothisjob,andoverthelastcoupleyearsIhave
done6swapsforpeople,allofwhichweresuccessful!
Andnow,ontotheinfo!
REQUIREMENTS
First,thisonlyboltsontoa0003TL,the99hasa4speedtransandtotallydifferentwiringharnessesandECU.*IF*you
wantedittoworkona99,youwouldhavetochangeouttheengine/transwiringharnesses,dashboardharnessesandECU.....
Atthatpointyoumayaswellswapina6mtfornegligiblymore$$$.
Second,TheAV6transyouwillneedtosourceisfromthe0607v63.0Accord,coupeorsedandoesnotmatter,justmake
REALsurethetransisa5atfroma3.0v6!
Third,geteverythingyouneedfortheswapinadvance!Itmakesitalotlessbrutalwhenyoudon'thavetosourceapartor
gasketinthemiddleofthejob!
Now,let'sgettowhatneedstobedone!
Oh,andIamgoingtoassumeyouknowhowtotakeatransoutandputonein,becauseTHATisawholeotherFAQ!

Itemsneededto'swap'!
FIRSTThetransharnessfromtheAV6transwillnotwork,ithasadifferentconnectortotieintotheengineharness,you
havetousetheonefromtheTLthisharnessconnectstothetranstempsensorandclutchpressureswitch.
AV6Diagram:

^...#17iswhatneedstocomeofftheAV6trans^
TLDiagram:

^...#16iswhatyouneedtokeepandswaptotheAV6transinplaceof#17intheAV6diagram.^

SECONDTheoilwarmeronthetopoftheAV6transisnotthesameastheTL,ithasdifferentsizecoolanthosesthantheTL,
andtheyarepointedinthewrongdirectionsfora'bolton'replacement.Itismucheasiertosimplytaketheassemblyoffthe
TLtransandtransplantittotheAV6trans.
Don'tletthisparthinderyourefforts,theybothinterchangeperfectlywithoutanymodifications!Makesuretocleanthe
gasketoffverycarefully,asputtingtrashintofluidpassagesisBAD!
***Thisisthe'hardest'partofthisswap,andit'snothard!***
AV6Diagrams:

^...InthisdiagramitshowstheATFwarmer(#1),filterassembly,andlines(#'s11,7,22,21,10,24,12,15,26,20,6,13,
14)removethesefromtheAV6trans.^

^...InthisdiagramistheassemblytheATFwarmerboltsto(#'s6,22,10,21,9,23,24)removethesefromtheAV6
trans.^

TLDiagrams:

^...InthisdiagramitshowstheATFwarmer(#1),filter(#9Buyanewone!!!!)andlines(12,13),removethesefromthe
TLtrans,cleanthemoutREALGOOD,andsavetoinstallontheAV6transnow,chancesare,youhaveanoiljetkitinstalled
inplaceofthedirectlinefromthefiltertothebackofthetransthat'sokay!Justcuttheoiljetkitoutofthelines,flarethe
cutlinesandinstallahoseinit'splacebetweenthe2cutlines,justmakesureyourhoseislongenoughtomakeitallthe
wayaroundjusteyeballitbasedontheoriginallengthoftheline.Eitherthatorjustbuythenewlineswithouttheoiljetkit
inbetween.

^...Inthisdiagramisthepassagebody(#'s23,24,25(Buythisgasketnew!!!),26,27,28,29)theATFwarmerandfilter
boltonremovethisandsavetoinstallontheAV6trans.^

THIRDThetransrangeswitchfromtheAV6transwillnotwork,ithasadifferentconnectorthantheTLrangeswitchtake
theoneofftheTLtrans,andinstallitontheAV6trans.
AV6Diagram:

^...Inthisdiagram#'s5,27,and28needtocomeofftheAV6trans...^

TLDiagram:

^...Inthisdiagram#'s5and25needtocomeofftheTLtransandbeinstalledontheAV6transItdoesneedtobeadjusted
toreadthegearscorrectly,dothisafterthejobismostlydoneandthecarcanbeturnedon,keyonengineoff....^

FOURTHForTLponly!Youwillneedtoloopthelinescomingofftherackgoingtothepowersteeringassistassemblyon
theTLtrans,theAV6transdoesnothavetheholeinitforthesensor.

TLDiagram:

#16isthesensorassemblycutthelinesoffthesensorandinstalla2waybarbfittingbetweenthelineswithclamps,or
takethelinesofftherackandinstall1linelooped...^

Here'sapicofwhatit'lllooklikeloopedontherack

ALWAYSREMEMBER!NEVERREUSEYOUROLDTLTORQUECONVERTER!
ALWAYSusetheAV6torqueconverterthatwassuppliedwiththetrans,orbuyanewone!

That'sit!Nothingmoretoit,directbolton,littletonomodification,justabitof
partsswappingbetweenthetwotransmissions!
Lasteditedbyfsttyms102142014at08:03AM.

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02132014,05:50PM

MarcDavidoff

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Nicewriteup!Thanksfortakingthetimetodoit!