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I just bought a mint loaded 05 3, but the engine and transmission was stolen (hence why it was only $2000). From what people have said, it seems that an engine from an auto car can be mated with a manual transmission, but the other way around? My car is an auto; can I get an engine from a manual and mate it to an auto transmission? There's a lot of good engines from manuals around, but I can't find an auto. Could I run the original ECU with the new engine, or would that need to be swapped as well?

I don't want to deal with attempting an ATX to MTX swap.

FYI it's an 2005 2.3 in Canada.

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the engine CPU is an engine CPU. however it may contain the tranny program too. i would think that you'll have to find the whole engine tranny package together.
 
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