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    What do I do with the extra power pin. Can I use a harness from a 98 if not can I pull the pins and move them ?
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    Can I use the MLPS -VSS and TCC on the 98 tranny ?
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    Help anyone I have a small window of opportunity to grab this built tranny.It will work with minor modification correct ?
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    people have been swapping 98 transmissions into earlier cars for years.
    TCCOA has good articles and posts on the wiring changes needed.
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    Yes, you repin the connector and use the 97 MLPS and TCC solenoid.

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    you can delete the extra power pin as it is not needed. I wrapped mine up in electrical tape and inserted it in to the plug.
    re-pinning is done so you can retain your 97 controls/MLPS/TCC, etc
    I used a new TCC solenoid and trimmed the plastic connector down so it would fit under the circuit board.

    buy model-year specific parts (i.e. 97 MLPS, TCC solenoid, etc) and the re-pin takes care of making them work. Your PCM is still the same so the re-wiring allows it to communicate with the circuit board of the new tranny.

    best mod out there is a 98+ trans in to a pre-98.

    while its out, upgrade your converter to a mach 1/Marauder TC.

    keep in mind the angle of the plug you are staring at as you re-pin it...the drawings on TCCOA that is. (from behind, not from the front)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mag View Post
    Can I use a harness from a 98 ...
    If you have the external harness from a 98 M8, then you can use that to swap the 98 transmission into a 97 Mark VIII without ANY other changes.

    No repining, no splicing, just plug and play. No changes to any wiring (car or trans side). MLPS/TCC/Shift solenoids all have the same values.
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