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Old 04-29-2011, 05:53 PM
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230cid powerglide tranny swap

I have a 230 cid malibu ss, and want to swap the transmission for a 2004r or 700r4. Will any of these transmissions match up to the 230? It currently has a powerglide, and I've never really liked it. You know the usual stuff-shifts too soon, doesn't downshift around corners unless you kick it down...simple things like that. Overall although it's reliable I just don't like it! Any advice on a compatable transmission swap would be appreciated. Thanks
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The 200R4 would be easier than the 700R4, since the 700R4 is a much longer trans (driveshaft shortening required), and the Powerglide/200R4 lenths are the same. The slip yoke (most likely, depends on year) and trans mount locations are different (move your cross member back). Both will bolt to your block. Throttle valve linkage will be the biggest hurdle for either.
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You will probably have to use a Lokar universal TV cable and end up with a little bit of mods to the mounting bracket,remember these overdrive transmissions will burn up in a heartbeat if the TV cable is not set dead on.
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the 200-4r trans works well with the inline 6 engine. the TV cable geometry hook up is very important as mentioned...

there is no simple bolt on kit for the TV cable setup on the 6 cylinder engine that I have seen
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So basically if the tv cable is not set up properly, it will shift in and out of overdrive, is that right? And that will kill the tranny.
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So basically if the tv cable is not set up properly, it will shift in and out of overdrive, is that right? And that will kill the tranny.

nope,

IF the TV cable does not pull enough at proper throttle opening, the trans shift timing is affected in all gears, the main line pressure would be low and cause the clutch packs to slip. Slippage will burn up clutch packs quickly
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Gotcha, thanks for the info
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this link may help
http://chevyhiperformance.com/techar.../photo_07.html
It shows the correct geometry for the linkage.It will require some time a layou skills, but no heavy lifting or high priced stuff.
I like the idea of the 200 4r in your ride. I was thinking about it for my poncho as it has a multi pattern and with the right rear ratio would scream down the interstate.
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Thanks for the info. I'll let you know how things go.
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The 200 4r transmission is now installed and works great! I'd like to say I did it myself but due to a busy schedule I took it to a local transmission shop and had them intsall it. They had to move the cross member back, and fabricate a mount for the kickdown cable, also had to make some adjustments to the shifter linkages to keep the original console shifter in place. The 200 4r has a fatter tail stock than the powerglide, due to the overdrive gear so that's why they had to make some adjustments to the linkages. Other than those small issues it was a pretty simple swap.
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