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Manual to Auto questions

I seen the thread for going from auto to manual...my question is...has anyone gone manual to auto? Why would someone want to do this? Easy...I found a 03 7.3L with 61K on it...only down side is the manual tranny...why is it a down side...the wife hates driving manual vehicles. So with that said...if I could get this truck, I would be looking at a transmission swap possibly. Now I don't know if I would swap column's or not, I was thinking about probably a floor shifter for it. So...has anyone done this? Thought of doing this? I'm just curious what sort of can of worms I'd be opening up if I did go through this....

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Re: Manual to Auto questions

This has been done. I know Charles has done it and a few others.

Most the people that do this use what is called a PCS box for the tranny controller so you dont have to worry about switching all the wires on the truck and everything else.

You can swap the columns but I like your idea of a floor shifter it just sounds cool.

If you need a fly wheel or the spacer plate to go between the motor and tranny let me know. I have them sitting at home.

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This has been done. I know Charles has done it and a few others.

Most the people that do this use what is called a PCS box for the tranny controller so you dont have to worry about switching all the wires on the truck and everything else.

You can swap the columns but I like your idea of a floor shifter it just sounds cool.

If you need a fly wheel or the spacer plate to go between the motor and tranny let me know. I have them sitting at home.
Cool man...I'll have to research it more if I get the truck. I would normaly pass up trucks with the manual in it, but it's one of the last 7.3L in 03, AND it's sonic blue! Which is my all time favorite color on the Super Duty's. With 61K miles, I'd be stupid to not try and get it.

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I'm thinkin' I can talk him down a bit...but in my area here in Ohio... their asking price is pretty damn good.

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Re: Manual to Auto questions

I used a billet shifter from LOKAR. It has reverse lock-out built into it, mounts easily in the hole where the 6-speed shifter was, and looks cool as hell. The factory cable just loops around and hooks to the bottom of it. As far as the PCS goes, I don't know about it, I used the wiring harness from a donor truck.
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Re: Manual to Auto questions

Im also interested in doing this swap and in the several conversations ive read about doing the swap ive never heard of a PCS. What is it and does it make the swap easier? Where do you get them?

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Re: Manual to Auto questions

PCS is a standalone controller that allows you to go to semi auto mode or run in auto and be able to program all the functions to your liking. There are a few of the vendors here that are PCS dealers. the controller and harness runs about $800. other nice thing you do not have to mess with the trucks wiring harness much then and you do not have to worry about getting the other pcm. I am pretty sure I am going to PCS control mine when I do the swap in my truck. I really like the semi auto feature, and it will be nice to have differnt auto modes. I hate when the 2000 auto will click through the gears when you are easy on the throttle but still accelerating

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