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Old 12-13-2009, 03:53 PM
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Default 1985 Transmission work in 1988?

I have a 1988 with the 2.9L V6, 5 spd. manual. A guy gave me a transmission (5 spd. manual) and transfer case out of a 1985 with the 2.8L V6. If the trans goes out in my '88 will the one out the the '85 work? And could I put the '88 shifter/4wd selector on the '85 trans/transfer case? thanks
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Old 12-13-2009, 04:01 PM
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if they bolt on together right then I dont see why not.
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Old 12-13-2009, 05:15 PM
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Yes it will work. I swapped an 85 5sp to an 89. The trans has the same bolt pattern on both engines. Even the clutch is the same. So I'm almost 100% positive itll work.
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:07 PM
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Sweet thanks.
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:23 AM
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Default Re: 1985 Transmission work in 1988?

Did the transmission end up fitting? I have an 85 2.8 that needs a new transmission and i can't figure out what other ones will fit
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