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Is the automatic transmission from the Z18xe compatible with

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Is the automatic transmission from the Z18xe compatible with the Z18xer engine?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  HoldenTech replied 1 month ago.

The transmission will mechanically interchange, BUT you will not get it work, because all programming in done by VIN. So there will not be programming available as a GM download, as GM techs would do.

Sorry to say, but better you know this now.

Gary

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
if I replaced my old Z18xer transmission with a new Z18xer transmission I would still require reprogramming by GM tech to match the VIN?
Expert:  HoldenTech replied 1 month ago.

What year and model is the Z18XER fitted to?

Gary

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
2008.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
AH Astra.
Expert:  HoldenTech replied 1 month ago.

With a straight swap of the correct transmission into a AH, there would normally only be a small program setup via TECH2.

Generally reset TAP cells in the TCM, a GM tech can do this for you.

Hope this helps.

Gary

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok. Thank you.
Expert:  HoldenTech replied 1 month ago.

You're welcome.

I have seen many people fit wrong parts to cars that can never be programmed correctly because of a mismatch.

Kind regards

Gary