I can’t say for certain, but I think the transmissions are the same. The computer dictates the shifting. So unless you can find a definite difference in the two transmissions, the ‘98 should work in the ‘99.
Uh, no. They are the same.The shifter operates the transmission mechanically and electronically. To swap the tranny, you'd need to switch the tranny, PCM, shifter, engine compartment wiring harness, dash wiring harness, and instrument cluster. It would be a lot of work.
I have a 1999, my brother has a 2001 and my friend has a 2000. All 3 of us originally had the AWD Trans, and my brother and I both had to remove our driveshaft and I ultimately swapped to a 2WD Trans due to the transfer case. I have found that the 1.5 Gen CRV had a poorly designed transfer cas that was prone to shredding gears, sending metal through the whole trans and in my case, pulling the driveshaft forward, grinding the flange, bending the u-joints, and (thankfully not in my case) ruining the rear diff. If you really want that awd, just be aware of the potential problems you may face when buying one/down the road after some wear and tear.i have a 1999 in mint condition but the tranny is toast, i also have a 1998 in mint condition with a blown head gasket
i know the shift pattern is different but can i still swap the trans into the 99?
i could also engine swap the 98 but i like the 99 better
any help would go a long way