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Old 09-06-2008, 03:50 PM   #1
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help please tryin to start car after doin tranny swap

i have a 01 zx3 auto and i just did the trans swap to a 5 spd i went to the junk yard and got all the parts even the harness that goes on the top of the tranny (the one with the gray plug) the one that plugs into the 2 sensors of the car..but when i tried to start the car it wont start ... i looked at the other plug (black plug) and it has two gray/red cables i hook them up together and the car starts but it doesnt trow any spark to the plugs? do ya know what else i need to do? that is the only harness that i got from the junkyard the one wit the gray plug...below its a picture of the black plug wit the cables together and thats how i can make it start...help please


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Old 09-06-2008, 04:13 PM   #2
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Grey / red cables are most likely for the old auto trans switch to prevent starting in gear.

Do U.S Manual cars have a switch on the clutch to inhibit starting?
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Hey there is a wiring diagram i used lemme get you a link hold on

basically you need to connect the two gray wires like you did.

also the VSS is different. you need to hook up a ground to the mtx pigtail.
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swap wiring diagram:

http://www.mediafire.com/?x2hwbbihxzn

and here is a link to my swap thread

illinipo's MTX swap w/ Torsen thread (Zetec) (pics... 56kthxbye)

lot of work wasnt it? lol
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also, the neutral safety switch (clutch-in ignition inhibitor thingy) doesnt matter, I dont have one.
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Oh, one more thing I thought of, make sure you have the large gauge wire going from the (-) battery to the bellhousing. The terminal goes into the topmost starter bolt.

I have seen on the forums somewhere that without that in there the car wont start for some reason.
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If anyone would know its you pete...lol

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but this only tellin me how to start the car and put the reverse lights and the speed sensor..i already got the two wires together but how come there is no spark goin to the spark plugs
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actually I just thought of something...

Did you change the crank position sensor mount?

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also check and make sure the two small ground wires are on the (-) battery terminal. one is black/orange, one is just black I think.
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