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Old 03-29-2005, 01:53 PM
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Got new 350 tranny, how to check it out?

It cost me 80 bucks, it has no torque converter and it leaked fluid all over my leg when I moved it out of my truck to the garage..... seems there is a big hole where the dip stick goes, and two others for the tranny cooler.... I guess.

How can I know if this thing actually works?

Thanks and Hello Tom, (the only other guy with a 39 Pontiac coupe on this bbs)

R

PS I don't want to put it in and try to drive away... I'd like to check it first... if it's dead, then I'll go buy a working 700r4. If it works, then I can either put it in and drive for a while, or sell it and use the bucks to buy the OD jobber a? Or buy the wife a hat? (just kidding) (Wife already has a hat.)

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Unless someone in your area has a tranny dyno the only other option short of installing it is to take it to a trans shop and have them pull it apart. That'll cost you money that you could be putting into a 700R4. I think you realize this but that TH350 is really not the way to go. A 700r4 gets you so much more for your buck that TH350's are pretty much a throwaway trans anymore.
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What color was the fluid and how did it smell. It should be red and not smell burnt. Also grab the input shaft and check for excessive end play (In and out). Same goes for the output shaft. Pull the pan and look for aluminum or steel particles in the pan. A very small amount is normal. A lot means. BOAT ANCHOR>
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