Another note on this, Mom's car still has a very quick hesitation noticeable only when hitting VVTI. No CEL though...I still think you other Auto to Manual conversion guys are nuts and simply not feeling it haha
One of these days I'll actually wire up the speed sensor from the manual tranny to the proper pin out in the ECU....one of these day...
OOOOOK....I finally did it.
I ran the 3 wires from the W55 speed sensor to the manual gauge cluster. This in turn is letting the gauge cluster feed the speed signal to the manual ECU. So it's FINALLY wired up like a manual equipped car.
BUT...After doing this and going on the test drive, it was still having a little bit of hesitation. Then I realized something....VERY loud exhaust noise coming from UNDER the car...this whole time there's been an exhaust leak between the down pipe and the exhaust pipe. The car was running like crap because the O2 readings were off and it was running crazy rich! aaaaaaaAAAAAAAAHHHHHH hahahahahaha
I never noticed it as I gave the car back to my mom right after doing the swap and obviously didn't hear the exhaust leak at that time. She didn't notice because she's simply used to driving old loud cars. Over the past year the leak has got loud enough for me to finally notice today on my extended test drive late at night with no other traffic around.
Anyways, wiring is done. I know what the final issue is. Thank god.
Thanks again for all your help Curran!!!! The Sportcross will finally be a little rocket!
So we swap guys aren't so nuts after all! Glad you finally figured the real root of the problem. It's been a full 2 years since my swap, and still runs great.