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Chevrolet Cavalier: 5-speed manual tranny

I want to put the 5-speed manual tranny into my 2000 cavalier. Here's what i know: 2.2L, currently an automatic, converssions are a pain. What i don't know is whether or not the 5-speed will fit onto the 2.2L...I assumed the 5-speed only came on 2.4L for that year. Is this true?
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  • ig88ig88 Posts: 3
    Actually, a better question might be aside from the cutting a hole for the clutch...what else might need jimmy rigging
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,946
    Try a Search This Discussion in the Chevrolet Cavalier discussion too; maybe someone is tweaking their ride.

    Also check out the posts over in the Chevrolet Cavalier Performance discussion.

    Steve, Host
  • ig88ig88 Posts: 3
    lol...actually thats where i thought this one was supposed to end up. It kicked me here instead...
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,946
    You probably thought you were creating a new post in the discussion but wound up on the create a new discussion screen instead. You look like you are getting the hang of it now; have fun with the conversion. :shades:

    Steve, Host
  • krismkrism Posts: 11
    Would definately be a pain. 2.2L did come wiht a 5 speed tranny. Not difficult to find. It will bolt right up to your 2.2L (I replaced an angine on a 5spd with one from an auto so reverse is true too.

    But you will also need the shift cables and shifter, which is actually the easy part. You will need to get a cluth master cylinder, clutch pedal and related components, make it all work nice, then top it all off with reprograming the ecu.
  • i have a 97 lumina i am trying to get parts together to do a tans swap i was told by a friend that a isuzu from gen two cavalier would bolt up with some mods would bolt up to my 3.1 ne body done it or have ne pointers
    thanks
  • I changed my clutch put everything back together and when all was said and done i don't have a 1st or 2nd, well they feel the same. I noticed my selector cable bold is loose on the tranny side, but i can't seem to tighten it. Could this be the answer to all my problems.
  • for the 2000 cavalier i would go to a junk yard get all the things yyou need. like clutch cylinder a console a tranny probly driveshafts and just grab the ecu from the passanger side fender and have a field day on your car...FOR EVERYONE IN CENTRAL MINNESOTA I KNOW A REALLY CHEAP YOU PULL YOUR OWN PARTS PARTS YARD... ;)
  • probly i would definitly try if you have to buy a manual on the vehicle it will save time and headache. if you get the bolt tightened and thats not it check the shifting components.
  • jbear0503jbear0503 Posts: 1
    Just started researching on how to convert an automatic to manual transmission and wondering where to start. I am adding a body kit to my car, new paint, new rims and tires, and thinking a 5 speed transmission would be a nice addtion as well. Any suggestions as to how, where or who could do this would be greately appreciated. Or if anyone has any reason that it shouldn't be done would be nice to know as well.
  • whsolmwhsolm Posts: 3
    Hey, well i have a 2.2 5 speed 97 cavy and just recently when i push my clutch pedal down you have to push it completely to the floor to get it into gear. about 3/4 of the way down is when you can finally get it into gear. It feels like a cable is loose but i really dont know the name of it. Can Someone help?
  • I have a 1998 Chevy Cavalier Z24 with a 2.4L twin cam, and I am pretty sure the automatic transmission is going on it. Would it be cheaper to get the parts out of a junker manual Cavalier of the same type and do a Manual Conversion, or get a new automatic transmission? I really don't like driving automatic, and I don't want to get rid of the car because I have put some performance/body mods on it that I don't want to try take off. I know it's not too difficult to do a swap, but is it cheaper?
  • i have a 1996 cavalier and i know it needs a new clutch but now reverse is gone it has more room then it should for the shifter to move when in reverse position.. i have been told its because of the clutch. i have also been told that its something internally in the tranny because the other gears are fine. does anyone know what may be causing this?
  • 2000 chevy cavalier z24 2.4L can i change the manual transmission to automatic. if so what parts will be needed?
  • sounds internal,
  • any idea what it is internally? will the part or parts be exspensive?
  • tr6guytr6guy Posts: 2
    My daughter's 03 Cav has a clutch issue. The pedal goes to the floor even when bled. There's clutch fluid coming from the tanny case bottom so I guess it is the slave cyl. I know the tranny has to come out to replace this (way to go GM engineering !). I have a replacement but my question is- is this prefilled from the factory with fluid ? If i push down on the little plastic pin should the throw out brg move ?./ The only bleed nipple is on the outside of the tranny case so how do you bleed the slave cyl itself ?
  • I have a 98 Cavalier that all of a sudden the clutch only engages when the pedal is almost on the floor and it must not be completly engaing because it doesn't want to shift. Any ideas? Also anyone here change a clutch on one of these? How bad is it?
  • My car has 200,560 miles and it's still running... somehow.Though, I think she's on the verge of dying soon. The engine light constantly blinks at me, and the exhaust sputters. I have no horn, that went out this summer, the glove box broke, the stereo just went on the fritz recently when I stopped quick in traffic. And the dash lights for the ac don't work anymore. Since I've had it the driver side door doesn't unlock from the outside, the back passenger door doesn't open from the inside. I've had to replace the temperature gauge, the front brakes( of course) wiper motor, trunk latch, alternator, and water pump. I've had it for 5 yrs. I just wanted to share that with yall. It's been a good first car for me :confuse: :sick:
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