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Old 11-02-2009, 09:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

i did some searching on this topic and found a little information but also got confused so i would like to post a topic on this now.

I have a 94 2door 4X2 geo tracker with a 5speed transmission.

For parts i have a 2 door 94 4X4 geo tracker with an automatic transmission.

My question is will the transfercase from the 4X4 automatic transmission bolt to my 4X2 manual 5 speed?

And if that works then the rest of the parts will just bolt right in correct? like the front axl2 and all that stuff?

i would like any/ all info possible.

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Old 11-02-2009, 05:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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please, does anyone know if the transfer case from the automatis 4x4 will botl up to my 5speed 2X4?
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ARe you trying to convert your 2WD to 4WD?? Is that the question? Just regarding auto to manual trannies, I have a '91 FSM and looked this up for my car. For the '91 at least, there appears to be no difference between the transfer case from an auto to a manual transmission. The transfer case is mounted to either the auto or manual tranny by 10 retaining bolts. The transfer case section in the FSM does not differentiate between auto and manual transmissions. So (hopefully) the swap is just those 10 bolts. However, in looking at your post again, if you trying to change from 2WD to 4WD there is apparently a ton of other work that needs to be done
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5-speed is different tailshaft length, won't work unless you find a 5-speed 4x4.

Secondly, you will need the front differential swapped, and loads of other work... I would switch the body if thats the reason you are switching them. This is only 8 bolts and would be easier IMO to do the other way around!
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5-speed is different tailshaft length, won't work unless you find a 5-speed 4x4.

Secondly, you will need the front differential swapped, and loads of other work... I would switch the body if thats the reason you are switching them. This is only 8 bolts and would be easier IMO to do the other way around!
well i wasn't planning on switching the bodies, and that's not an option. i understand that it is a decent amount of work, putting in a transfer, both driveshafts, frons entire axle but i can do it with my tools i have available. and i was just trying 2 find out if the transfercase would bolt up to my transmission. which it appears it may after measuring the two. my transmission can be unbolted so that the tail shaft is not on. thus allowing the installation of the transfer correct? and for the 4x4 to work in not talking about wiring for the light or anything like that, just a simple swap of components that takes time.
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What I am saying is from my understanding on these forums:

The tailshaft lengths of the 4x2 to 4x4 setups are different from auto to manual transmissions alike.

Manual 4x4 tailshaft:
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Manual 4x2 tailshaft length:
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Sorta a great representation Others can point you in a better direction as I think it only is with manuals but I am unsure!
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What I am saying is from my understanding on these forums:

The tailshaft lengths of the 4x2 to 4x4 setups are different from auto to manual transmissions alike.

Manual 4x4 tailshaft:
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Manual 4x2 tailshaft length:
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Sorta a great representation Others can point you in a better direction as I think it only is with manuals but I am unsure!

so can you change out the tailshafts or does it come down to i absolutely have to have a 4x4 transmission also?
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If it was a 5-speed 4x4, and 5-speed 4x2... but automatic is different. My advice would be the body, 8 bolts and a few other things and its off... compared to the huge amount of work it would be so much easier unless something on the body is bent or rust got to it! I am not that knowing of this but I do know that on Jerrys kick-fix page, he has a tailshaft that if someone pays shipping they can have. Will get more information on this whole topic here soon later in the week for you if someone else doesn't. Its not plug and play but without exact VIN and matching parts, no one really knows. I do not know if automatics have different tailshaft lengths and so on and forth. Research it here soon though.
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I've been looking into doing the same thing ( but 5spd to 5 spd) there's also a bracket that needs to be cut off the donor car and welded on on the 2wd for the front axle..
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Default 3 speed 4x2 to 3spd 4x4

i want to do the same but 3spd auto to 3spd auto i think ins quite posible because the only thing that changes between them is the Tcase that bolts right into the auto but internally are same model and same function im in plase tu buy a cheap good 4x4 tranny but can anyone orient me on how to make the swap? because i dont want to leave it to a mechanic in mexito they are all thefts i had a bad experience in the repair of my 2wd tranny thats the other reason my tranny dont run well and i can onlu get the 4x4 one but i taught that i could do the conversion
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