Originally Posted by graffini
i need some help at this, I have a 95 honda accord ex f22a (i think its that its the vtec) with automatic transmission, the transmission was on its way out and my brother got a good deal on a f22a out of a 96 accord with the auto tranny. I didnt do any research on this because i thought it was the same engine and all figured it would be just changing it,
The VTEC engine is F22B1. The transmissions are all the same from 94-97.
If the engine was fine, then I would keep the original engine in the car. Just swap out the transmission. There are a few differences between the pre and post OBD2 engines. Easiest solution would be to pull the later engine and transmission back out, place newer good trans on original engine and be done with it. If anything, when you go to the parts counter you can just order for your year/model car without having to bother remembering what you changed.
K.I.S.S. is always a great mantra.