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Old 05-01-2014, 05:58 PM   #1
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1995 Genesis Amtran automatic transmission converstion

We need some help converting from Auto to standard transmission on a 1995 Amtran Genesis International bus.
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:39 AM   #2
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Re: 1995 Genesis Amtran automatic transmission converstion

Wow, it's going to be a pile of work.

What part do you need help with?

Why do you want a auto? Did the standard wear out?

Where do we even start?

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Old 05-06-2014, 09:42 AM   #3
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Re: 1995 Genesis Amtran automatic transmission converstion

The Automatic transmission is causing the engine to get hot. I want to convert to standard transmission but cannot find any manuals for this bus.
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before changing the trans

Some testing is in order. Get another temp sender the same as the engine uses. Connect the new sender into the auto trans cooling lines. Connect a single pole double throw toggle switch. Connect the switch center connection to the gage, connect the temp senders to the outer connections. This gage wiring will allow viewing both the temps of the engine and trans and to decide
Where the heat, if any is coming. Transmissions only create heat while under a heavy load pulling up a very steep mountain.
It is also important to check the trans fluid color. Shiny red is great as dark red or brown means the fluid needs changing. An auto trans does better shifting than a manual trans............Frank
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Re: 1995 Genesis Amtran automatic transmission converstion

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The Automatic transmission is causing the engine to get hot. I want to convert to standard transmission but cannot find any manuals for this bus.
You will not find a manual to convert a bus from a auto to a standard trans anywhere. You just need automotive back ground knowledge.

You need to learn your entire bus inside out. Learn about your auto trans, what rpm it needs for full band pressure, what model it is, whether it has a locking converter or not, ect.

Learn about the trans fluid to coolant heat exchanger, consider using a external trans cooler, ect.

There is no easy fix here. You need to know everything that makes your bus work.

Or just buy a bus with a standard trans, and wait for the next thing to brake down that you know nothing about.

And be sure to check the things that frank mentioned.

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Re: 1995 Genesis Amtran automatic transmission converstion

Your sure the auto trans is causing the engine to get hot? I've heard of strange things happening but your trans fluid temp would have to be out of this world in order to pull something like that off. Unless your engine is out tune or you have bad thermostats I just can't foresee something like that happening. Like what frank-id said, your automatic transmission will really only generate a significant amount of heat when you are putting a heavy load on it, lugging the rpm down would exacerbate this too because of the decrease in flow and pressure. But even then I would think it would puke out all the trans fluid and seize up solid before it would cause the motor to overheat, unless the engine was already prone to overheating and the trans added to it.
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