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I have a 2009 Versa hatchback with 142k miles and the transmission is starting to go out. I'm planning to do an auto to manual trans swap myself to save some money. Before anyone tells me to sell it to buy a newer car, my Versa is in no condition to sell, there are some other problems with it and I have done a rear seat delete. I also don't have a solid job to purchase a newer car and I love my Versa too much. If anyone has done a transmission swap before (Versa or similar car), how was the swap, what should I look out for, and how much did it cost you for parts and tools?
 

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Welcome to the forums, Yumi!

Here is one thread here that may have enough info to help you start things off. The OP was asking about swapping the CVT MR18DE to a manual 6-speed. Not the exact same process as with the 4-speed automatic I'm sure, but hopefully it can help.

CVT Swap (jakked14)

Ignore all the people saying "sell it". Only do what matters to YOU.
Thanks Doug! Unfortunately, I couldn't find anything useful in the forum thread you linked. Most search results are from CVT Versas. I assume swapping from 4 speed might be similar to swapping from CVT, so I'll try to take a look around. There was something else that I just thought of that might be a minor issue with the swap which is swapping the ECU and instrument cluster and how that would impact the mileage reading. If you know anything about this let me know.
 
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