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Old 28 Apr 2014, 09:13 pm
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Default Neon PT 5 speed trans swap??

will a Neon 5 speed trans work in a PT?.. I ned a 5 speed trans for my 01 I just got for my daughter
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Old 29 Apr 2014, 09:08 am
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Default Re: Neon PT 5 speed trans swap??

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will a Neon 5 speed trans work in a PT?.. I ned a 5 speed trans for my 01 I just got for my daughter
Check with Uptownsport or maybe Nitro on what will exchange.

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Default Re: Neon PT 5 speed trans swap??

you'd need one with a hydraulic clutch or you need to swap the bellhousing. this is because some neons were blessed with the ease of having cable clutches. bellhousing is pictured here on the left. it's half the transmission case, not like a v-8 bell

you'd want the one marked with the asterisk on the link below, or the car will be a turd due to the lower final drive ratio.

see chart here, the PT trans is marked with an asterisk.

i know some year PT's have a lower 5th gear for improved economy, i believe my 2002 is one of them.

here's more info about the different ratios
5 Speed Final Ratio / RPM and MPH

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Default Re: Neon PT 5 speed trans swap??

^^^^^ Yep.

'01 and up Neon went to hydraulic.
Nearly all Neons are 3.55 final drive ratio, all PT's are 3.94. I haven't heard of anyone who's tried a 3.55 so you could tell us how it goes..

There are two different 5th gears, .83 and .72 (or so). .01 PT was unique using the .72.
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