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i have a 5spd now and want to put an auto in. what would i need to do this. mine is a 2000 4x4 4dr.
 

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Quite honestly you would be better off just selling your current Sportage & buying one with an automatic.

For starters you will need a transmission cooler. Supply & return lines. ECM from an automatic Sportage. You will also need to to swap your brake master cylinder and possibly your pedal assembly.You might also need a transfer case from an automatic Sportage. Plus who knows what else.
 

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well i am willing to do it..i am building a crawler out of it and i want the auto tranny. if i did not already have stuff done to this one i probably would just trade it for a auto sportage.

heres what i am thinking i will need...
1)ecm for auto tranny
2)auto tranny
3)brake master cylinder
4)tcase?????
5)pedal assemblie???

this look about right?
 

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Don't think you'll need the auto master cylinder if you plug the line but it would be cleaner with a new one.

You will also need an ecu from an auto.

Best bet would be get a wrecked 4x4 auto so you have everything you need.

Take pictures and post them!!!

UPYOURKIA
 

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ok thanks will do. on 4x4wire i was told the ecu's are the same? is this true?
 

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I know ecu's are different, otherwise why would the one I have say AUTO on it???
 

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thanks. gonna start check the j/y around here and getting parts together
 

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Other things may be wiring for trans to ecm, speedometer from auto, and wiring for neutral safety switch and shift indicator lights on speedometer.
UPYOURKIA
 

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ok thanks i probably just need to find a wrecked one to get the swap parts from.
 
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