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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Orange, Tx
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Trans rebuild tips and tricks?
alright the time has come for me to rebuild the trans in my truck. its been slipping for a while and doing some retarded shifting so i knew it was coming to an end plus its had a pretty hard life since it was rebuilt 5 yrs ago before i bought the truck. i pulled the pan the other day to do a fluid and filter change just to hopefully help out for a little while and yet again there was lots of metallic particals in there along with a nice little present. it ended up being one of the steels that somehow got spit out into the oil pan into 3 pieces. one edge is smooth and the other is wavy which makes me think its a steel or whatever.
i ordered a full soft rebuild kit from importporformancetrans.com and also a new high output front pump and am planning to do the rebuild myself this weekend. i didnt get a high performance valve body because there is already one installed onto the trans that i have. i also ordered one of their repair manuals that they said is very helpful. the reason im doin it myself is because ive pretty much tackled every other aspect of a 7.3 from head gaskets, to injectors to full engine swaps and what not so i figure why pay a shop 1000 dollars or more in labor for a job i most likely can do myself with a little patience.
that being said i would like some help from some ppl who have rebuilt the 4r100 them selves. are there any tips or things that i should know before jumping into it? any things to watch out for or to check while its apart? and are there any things i can do to make it easier or problems that youve ran into that u can inform me about that i might have as well... i plan on having the trans out thursday morning and pulled apart on my workbench. my parts come in friday and id like to have it back together and installed into the truck by saturday.. this is possible right?
E99 4 door 2WD Lariat
Lifted heads on old motor with stage 2s and D66
Now stock, 6637 intake, 5 inch straight pipe, DPTuner, Black CPS, PMT1, Gauges
IPtrans upgraded rebuild with high output front pump, Triple disk converter
Clarion 7 inch screen, 2 12" Kicker CVR 12s, Smoked 07 Projectors with HIDs and LEDs, Smoked LED Tails, Billet grill
350k miles and goin strong!