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Need help with 95 accord auto to manual swap

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Old 10-20-2013, 01:04 AM
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Hey guys in new to site and having a bit of a problem. I recently purchased a auto accord couple months back was running then went down hill every thing went out on it. I ended up changing the motor from a f23a1 none vtec to a f22 vtec. Used all the f23 stuff off it. Like distributor exhaust manifold intake manifold and other little things to get car running. Was my first swap and got running in a day. Now tranny went out. Wanna change to a manual. But don't no where to start. Would I go for the f22 tranny and change all the stuff back out on it like the exhaust, distributor, intake and wiring harness back to f22 set up. Would I need a jumper harness or would the f22 harness fit right in. Do I need different ecu also. A lot I don't no. Trying to learn as I go. No one around me In Mississippi has Honda every drives big trucks need help if any one knows what to do thx
 
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Old 10-20-2013, 05:56 AM
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Welcome to HAF. If you can't tell, I've merged your posts into one.

Ok, still a bit early for me but let me see if I got this right.

I'll assume you have a 6th gen (98-02) Accord - please confirm with exact details.

For the trans swap - Yes, you will need an ECU/PCM from a manual car.

Now what or which ECU depends on a few things. What are the laws in MS? I'll assume you need to stay OBD-II, so you'll need one from a 6th gen (again year of the car?) manual.

We can get into the wires and that after we start with these few simple questions first.
 

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Old 10-21-2013, 12:16 AM
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No sir the name of post is 95 accord swap. no disrespect. it's a 95 Honda accord obd one and I'm guessing I need to convert it to obd two. That is what I have Ben told.
 

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Old 10-21-2013, 12:22 AM
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And I don't understand what you mean by laws in Mississippi.I don't think there is any I live in the middle of the country 20 miles from nearest town an 35 miles from a Walmart. Are there modding laws in certain states?
 
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:40 AM
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I think it was the discussion about F23 engines in your first post that makes us wonder about years. (F23 didn't start until 1998)

Most states have SOME kind of laws to bring them into line with federal law on emmissions (besides the federal law is still there). But most places have no enforcement. Do you have to take your car in for a smog-check or some kind of inspection to renew your registration? Part of that inspection might include looking to see whether the engine has been swapped.
 
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:05 AM
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Well idk then because the car had a f23b2 in it when I bought it. I swapped to a f22 an had it running for a couple months now tranny went out. And for laws they just check basics lights horn blinkers etc then give u the sticker
 
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:51 PM
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Ok so the "shell" is a 95....as I said it was early and mainly I was trying to get all of your posts into one place......I see redbull cleaned them up - deleted.

You will need an ecu from a 94-95 Vtec manual car......unless you are really good with electronics and willing to open up the ecu and do a bit of work.

As for the trans, any manual from a F or H motor from like 90-02. They will bolt up, the only difference on them is in some of the gear ratio's.

Then, well there is all the wire stuff, pedals, clutch master & slave,trans mount mod, lines, ect. There are prob 1K "how to's" floating around.
 
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:56 AM
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Ok we'll that answered most of my questions an will put me to work for next couple days trying to get all of that in order. I didn't know that h lined up with f. I talk to my jdm guy and he was out of stick f series tranny so I was stressing.
 
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:59 AM
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Not good with electronics so ill just buy a ecu. And I can find a video on every thing else. But one more thing. Would I need to change my obd 1 wiring harness to obd 2. Some one said something about a thing called a jumper harrness. Any ideas
 
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:32 PM
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I'm not sure if there is a video....there are enough write ups on here and all over the web covering this.

We can help with the fine details......grounding the pink wire to make the cruise work, by passing the interlock, ect.

Your harness will be fine......might have to cut a bit and that but you will be fine.

Best thing, if you can find a "dead"/bone yard car (crashed, blown motor, ect) for pretty cheap. You can use that as the donor (pedals, ecu, shift linkage, shifter, cv shaft, mount if it is good, clutch lines, clutch cyls, trans, starter, ect). If not you have several trips to the local bone yards pulling this and that.

EDIT: then at the end, either part out or sell what is left of the donor car.
 
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