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Old 03-25-2013, 08:56 PM
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Exclamation HELP!! 01 transmission destroyed will a 97 work?

I just bought a 2001 f350 srw manual trannyCrewcab long bed 2x4 first and 4th gear do not work at all it won't go into first and 4th just spins like neutral. The transmission whines constantly. I know it's time to rebuild or replace obviously. I found a zf5 from a 97 with clutch flywheel and pressure plate for 600 my question is will it fit and is it a direct bolt in? I plan on doing the work myself because I'm broke an I don't trust most mechanics
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I can empathise with the being broke but "don't trust mechanics". ??? Well, since I'm a professional mechanic, don't think I'll waste my time trying to help you...
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I can empathise with the being broke but "don't trust mechanics". ??? Well, since I'm a professional mechanic, don't think I'll waste my time trying to help you...
It's not really that I don't trust all mechanics there are just few in my town and I have had bad experiences with untrustworthy people working on my family's vehicles and I elect to do my own work on my vehicle I also enjoy it and learn from my work and plan on going to tech school to be a diesel mechanic when I finish school because my town needs a mechanic that doesn't temporarily fix things or do nothing and charge a fortune. I apolegize for the way I worded that
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yes/no, will work, but its NOT a plug/play swap. A ton of factors come into play for it to be a worthwhile swap....find a donor vehicle/tranny or get it rebuilt/buy a reman.
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Sounds like you broke something (obviously). I can understand the don't trust mechanics thing b/c most of them where I am are thieves to be an understatement. But I am an outboard motor mechanic and also understand that you can't make everyone happy. My opinion is if you really want to do your own work then get you a service manual for that transmission and have at it. Speaking from experience hear.... if you haven't done it before or haven't atleast watched it been done then send it to someone who does it for a living... it will save you a lot of heartache in the end.
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Well I may be able to trade some stuff for the zf5 so it would basically be free I was told the input shaft will have to be resplined is this accurate even if I have the flywheel from the obs? I'd really like to go ahead with this swap as a rebuilt/reman of the zf6 costs between $1900 to $2500 everywhere I've called I looked into rebuilding it myself but the mainshaft itself is $700 basically everything in this transmission is outrageously priced and it takes specialty tools to actually do it right. The most I could come up with is $500 I'm really in a bind here I've got time to do the work just not enough money
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Well I may be able to trade some stuff for the zf5 so it would basically be free I was told the input shaft will have to be resplined is this accurate even if I have the flywheel from the obs? I'd really like to go ahead with this swap as a rebuilt/reman of the zf6 costs between $1900 to $2500 everywhere I've called I looked into rebuilding it myself but the mainshaft itself is $700 basically everything in this transmission is outrageously priced and it takes specialty tools to actually do it right. The most I could come up with is $500 I'm really in a bind here I've got time to do the work just not enough money
These trucks require money to fix and alot of it unless you have a junkyard nearby to go scavenge parts. Halfass it all you want but in the end you will pay the same or more to fix it right...like I said I learned the HARD way. Pay me now or pay me later is what it boils down to. If you are specializing in transmissions the more power to ya but trannys are a specialty that seems very few people can build to hold up for long.
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