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Getting Started

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Engine Removal

Transmission Swap





Has your automatic 900 got you down?


The 3-speed automatic in the classic 900 is slow, inefficient and often unreliable. Converting to a manual transmission transforms an automatic car into the efficient performance machine the 900 was meant to be.

The conversion can be completed by the Do-It-Yourself mechanic with intermediate mechanical skills. All that is required are tools, time and this website as your guide. These instructions apply to all 1979-1993 900 models including the '94 convertible.

A printer-friendly version is available in Adobe PDF format.

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