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how much would it cost to convert a automatic transmission to a 5 speed manual transmission in a 1997 chevrolet s10

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HI MICHAEL,THIS DEPENDS IF YOU ARE GOING TO GO USED VERSUS NEW..I WILL ASSUME USED FOR THE TRANSMISSION AND CLUTCH AND BRAKE PEDAL ASSEMBLY. ALL ELSE WILL BE NEW SUCH AS CLUTCH DISC, PRESSURE PLATE AND TOB..THE BEST WAY TO DO THIS IS CALL AROUND TO YOUR LOCAL BONE YARDS AND FIND A TRUCK LIKE THIS AND SEE WHAT YOU CAN GRAB FROM IT..YOU MAY ALSO NEED TO GET THE DRIVESHAFT AS WELL. YOUR BONE YARD WILL BE ABLE TO TELL YOU WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO CONVERT OVER..THEY HAVE ALL OF THIS INFO AT THERE FINGERTIPS ON THERE SOFTWARE .. SO ONCE YOU FIND THE PARTS ARE YOU GOING TO INSTALL THEM ??? :::
USED TRANSMISSION= $250.00,CLUTCH AND BRAKE PEDAL SET UP $100.00, NEW CLUTCH DISC KIT $250- $275.00,NEW CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER AND SLAVE CYLINDER WITH LINE $200.-$250.00 DRIVESHAFT IF NEEDED $50.00. YOU MAY ALSO NEED TO REPLACE YOUR BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER TO FIT WITH A MANUAL CLUTCH SET UP.NEW BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER $80.00 YOUR JUNK YARD WILL TELL YOU IF YOU NEED THIS. IF YOU TAKE THIS TO A SHOP I WOULD THINK = 12 TO 14 HOURS OF LABOR @ $80 TO $90 PER HOUR.      YOU OR YOUR MECHANIC WILL NEED TO CUT A HOLE IN YOUR FLOOR AND IN YOUR FIREWALL FOR THE NEW BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER..THIS IS NOT A JOB FOR THE FAINT HARTED..SO AFTER READING THIS HOW BAD DO YOU WANT YOUR MANUAL TRNSMISSION ???? WE HAVE DONE THIS KIND OF JOB, IT IS NOT FUN..IF YOU YOURSELF DO THIS AND HAVE TIME AND TOOLS THIS IS NOT SO BAD, AGAIN TAKES TIME AND YOU NEED TO BE SURE WHERE YOU NEED TO CUT THINGS..ONE LAST THING THE FIREWALL AFTER YOU CUT IT WILL NEED TO BE BRACED [REINFORCED] SO IT WILL NOT FLEX WHEN PUSHING THE CLUTCH AND BRAKE PEDAL..WHEN YOU GO TO THE BONEYARD CK THE FIREWALL OF WHAT YOU ARE TAKING IT OUT OF TO CK HOW THE GENERAL DID IT..GOOD LUCK TO YOU AND LET ME KNOW HOW YOU MAKE OUT,,,,TOM.

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PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS BEFORE ASKING ANY QUESTIONS. IF THIS CHEVY SECTION IS MAXED OUT.YOU CAN REACH ME IN THE OLDS/BUICK SECTION. Will answer questions from 6:00am to 10:00pm all days [EST][[[ NO DIESEL OR PAINT QUESTIONS]]] will answer all 1965 to present QUESTIONS ON ALL GM'S on mechanics of these cars. Keep in mind i am not there in person i am going on what you are telling me !! PLEASE IF ASKING A QUESTION GIVE ME AS MUCH INFO AS POSSIBLE. THE MORE THE BETTER. SUCH AS YEAR,MAKE,MODEL,ENGINE SIZE. THIS WILL HELP ME HELP YOU. I will not be able to answer all questions because of some situations that i would really need to be there and see things for myself,such as electrical issues. In many cases i would need wiring diagrams. I can also give you an estimate on what the cost would be at our repair shop as an idea to help you. Keep in mind that my answer is ONLY MY ADVICE,ck with your mechanic as well.. >> THANK YOU, TOM..

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I have been a ASE certified master mechanic for over 30 years and certified IN ALL 8 CATEGORIES,[engine repair,engine performance,auto trans,manual trans,clutches,steering and suspension,brakes,electrical systems,heating and air/cond. I am also a state CERTIFIED inspector for over 30 years. I do computer work [pcm]fault codes,pcm flashing,state inspection monitor readiness,repairs on exhaust,fuel service,[injection and carburetor,] charging system problems, running issues,alignments,frame problems,tire balance,struts and of course standard and anti-lock brakes.

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nys state auto repair industry and ase group.

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high school,4 years of tech school,and many many hours of auto training with many gm classes and aftermarket training classes..

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ASE MASTER TECH CERTIFIED IN ALL 8 CATEGORIES.NYS INSP LICENSE AND A/C CERTIFIED

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MANY CUSTOMERS IN OUR BUSY SHOP.

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