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Mismatched car transmission help

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Mismatched car transmission help

So I have an 04 em2 I have to swap Transmissions and today I realized that transmission has a different Vin then my cars it's from an 02 ex my motor is from an 03 ex anyways I found a transmission from and 04 lx for 375 or I can get a used jdm Trans for 325 will a Jdm transmission work? Can't seem to find to much info about it botj are lower milage
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Re: Mismatched car transmission help

The 17 digit VIN is unique to each car so the VIN tag on an engine or trans from any other car will never match the VIN of your car, and it doesn't matter anyway..... other than you might be able to use it to find out some more details on the car it came out of if you need to.

The trans type needs to match.
Some people pull their hair out after swapping BMXA with SLXA (or vise-versa) because they aren't exactly the same, you can google and find threads about it.

IMO the newer model year is usually preferable, and lower mileage is usually preferable.
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Re: Mismatched car transmission help

It is manual or automatic?
I have a manual sedan and put a coupe tranny in it with no problems.
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Re: Mismatched car transmission help

It's an automatic wish it was the manual maybe I wouldn't be having issues then. Another question does anyone know what line is the return line? I would like to install and inline filter once I get the new transmission put in everything will be flushed but I still want to be safe
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Re: Mismatched car transmission help

On the radiator, the filter would go in the line that comes from the drivers side cooler fitting. (A Honda reman comes with a filter kit that is installed in that line, to protect the new trans from any leftover debris that may come out of the original cooler)

As long as you don't cross up the rubber hoses on the trans pipes, that is.
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Re: Mismatched car transmission help

Somehow I got the transmission out without dropping the tsubframe sure can't get it back in but should be up and running by tomorrow night have work today. Here's hoping everything goes as planned and works good for a while tired of fixing car haha thank you for all your help
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