My son's truck finally spit out the transmission. It has developed a problem where once it warms up, it won't shift out of 1st. The OD light is NOT blinking, no codes, and it heats up fast. This past weekend, he pulled the pan to find some metal pieces. Cleaned the pan, blew out all thelines and coolers. It is still doing the same thing.
Now, we are pretty handy when it comes to our trucks. He swapped a 96 engine/tranny into his 94.5 effectively converting from manual to auto. He swapped dashes, the harness, column, and everything else required for the auto to work. It has worked fine for months now. It just started acting and now that we have some carnage, it is time to rebuild.
Sure a BTS built transmission would be awesome. Paying for it is not so awesome.. So, we decided to attempt to rebuild it on our own. He has quite a few mods done to his truck (and he did them all himself except building the injectors), intercooler, hybrid injectors, twin superduty pumps. This thing screams... We want to make it as bulletproof as possible. We have been poking around on the web and there really isn't much out there. I guess most backyard mechanics don't want to attempt a rebuild. We did find this site that offers a Stage 4 Enforcer kit... E4OD, 4R100 Transmission from PATC, E4OD, 4R100
at $1500 it seems pretty good, but my son did some research and found alot of negatives and positives. Most of the negatives were from the rebuilds that company did. There are a few kits on ebay. We just need some direction on where to get the parts and the best parts to get.
I figure as long as we take our time and go through the manual, we shouldn't have any problems. If it takes a month to do, that will be fine.
Come on folks, give up some knowledge....