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Old 10-15-2009, 06:13 PM
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Rebuilding the 5R110 vs buying Used trans?

So is it cheaper to rebuild the trans vs finding a used one. I have found used transmissions with about 30000 miles on them for right about 1000$ with torque convertor. To me it seams like buying a new trans and changing it out myself would be cheaper then paying someone to diagnois my trans then fix it (labor, parts, etc). I have found rebuild kits for about $800 but that isnt something i want to do myself.

whats everybodies opinion? also who did your work if you didnt do it yourself?

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If cost is an issue, get a good used trans and swap it out. If cost is not an issue, I'd get a built trans since you run a tuner, it will last longer.
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It depends on cost restraints and your power goals for the truck which was said earlier. But if you want the best trans possible then have an experienced transmission shop rebuild it. It will probly cost more but it will be better.
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like having someone build it with a rebuild kit like:
Ford 5R110 Diesel Extreme Duty Rebuild Kit

I really have hit my peak for now. I will delete the egr soon but i wont push the truck any higher untill i get head studs one day. So i think a stock used trans is probably the better option for me. I would consider rebuilding it if i had a good trans shop i could trust locally.
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Yea i would have to agree with you. Its probly a better option if you just get a good used one.
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now i am debated if i should have someone look at it before i spend $1000 plus on a used trans.

Its just making like a "ticking" noise at low speed and only in drive. it is operating in normal temps, usally shift normal every once in a while i will have a weird shift, and when i park the truck after driving i always smell trans fluid but there is no evidence of a leak anywhere. So i really dont know. transmissions are not my thing
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now i am debated if i should have someone look at it before i spend $1000 plus on a used trans.

Its just making like a "ticking" noise at low speed and only in drive. it is operating in normal temps, usally shift normal every once in a while i will have a weird shift, and when i park the truck after driving i always smell trans fluid but there is no evidence of a leak anywhere. So i really dont know. transmissions are not my thing
Is it just a tick or like a clack? Is trans fluid puking out of the vent?
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Old 10-19-2009, 09:47 AM
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it is more like a ticking. Rather repetivly at parking lot speeds.

i dont see any fluid coming down? the vent is on top with the hose on it right? and i know the fluid level is good i have checked it a few times since i this problem started
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How does the trans fluid smell?? A faulty PCA solenoid may be causing the shifting issue, they are fairly common to fail. But it is best to get it to a shop that does trans work. You will need a good scan tool and experience to figure this one out.
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agreed. I think i will take it in tomorrow. I just changed the fluid like 2000 miles ago so it just smells like new fluid.
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