Long story short I have my car 80 miles south of my college campus at my friendâ€™s parents house and I would like to get it back asap!
So I ran into trouble with my T5 swap it took me 2 days to get the 4r70w (auto) out of my 1998 v6 stang. All the parts I have for the swap are from a 1999 v6 stang (trans, harness, flywheel, computer) and I have a few questions.
1) Can I use the 99 v6 flywheel I have? I read about engines being either internal or externally balanced I can imagine what would happen with the wrong flywheel on the wrong engine
2) Just for clarification; there are two connectors hidden somewhere near my steering column that connect into my manual pedal switches. All I have to do is uncap and connect them?
3) Can I swap out my 98 auto comp for the 99 manual comp? Or will PATS get in the way?
As it stands I just want to be able to drive my car the 80 miles back to campus so I am not overly concerned with professionalism with the swap but while I am at it I do have a manual harness from the 99 stang I got the swap parts from but there might be a problem with the O2 sensors. (I took some pics but Corral wont let me post them...)
On the 99 harness there are two O2 sensor connectors at the back one purple and one blue. The purple O2 connector although the same as the blue conector has the tabs mounted differently so it does not fit my O2 sensors. Did 99 and later mustangs distinguish between driver and passenger side O2 sensors? Is it ok if I clip and swap the purple one on the manual harness for one of my blue ones on the auto harness. Also the manual harness has a third O2 sensor connector for the driver side O2 sensor before the cats. The Auto does not. Should I neglect this connector?
And two final questions: first I got my keys stuck in the ignition switch cause I pulled out the trans and harness and left the shifter in drive. When I tried to remove the trans range sensor I unscrewed the two bolts holding it in but it would not slide off the selector shaft. Is there a special technique to getting it off? Also there were two cables connected to the shifter one was for the trans and another went into the radio bezel. It looked much like a cable you see on bicycle breaks. I chopped through it and found I think one or two wires among stranded cable. Any idea on what it was?