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02-21-2007 07:40 AM
8843astro Thanks for the infor....
02-21-2007 06:10 AM
please...recommend a tranny shop

Eliminating accumulators, by removing springs and shimming accumulator pistons, effectively removes the absorption during shifts. Thus producing an almost always undesirable 'feel' as the transmission changes gears.

Barking tires and thumpy shifts are cool and all that but, not all of the time,plus it is not so healthy for the trans.

If you want a nice shifting transmission buy a transgo shift kit,they have different kits for varying degrees of anticipated performance for your trans.

They use,what I call, a cerebral approach to calibrating transmissions.
02-20-2007 10:37 PM
BigDawgsEatFirst a buddy of mine blocks the accumulators off with check balls in the respective holes.
he removes cushion spring for servo also.
I don't know ,but it should make the shifts super firm all the time.
A transmission expert will explain it better.....
02-20-2007 09:38 PM
8843astro Thanks for the info. So far I'm going to try the rebuild, just waiting for the books to arrive. I notice while disassembling that all of the springs were missing. 1-2 and 3-4, along with the servo return spring. Why would they not be used? Is there an advantage for not having them in?
02-16-2007 11:04 PM
Originally Posted by 8843astro
Called different dealers and the price was from $1600 to $2200 plus $350 core. So far I found on builder locally who I might go with. He has a good price and warranty, some people have also recommended him. Now I'm looking for a transmission cooler.
Get a quality,stacked plate tranny cooler
your tranny with thank-you for it.
02-16-2007 11:57 AM
just a though

Try VanDevere Olds ask for Dal Slaubaugh Even though it wasn't convienant for me to pay shipping form this dealer, calling them allowed me to get a Firm discounted baseline price, So I could call other High Volume GM parts Dealers and shop price......... To my suprise my local Dealer was about 10% higher than they were

I actually bought one through a Freind that was a GM parts manager I got the smokin Employing discount

here's their website
02-16-2007 10:36 AM
8843astro Called different dealers and the price was from $1600 to $2200 plus $350 core. So far I found on builder locally who I might go with. He has a good price and warranty, some people have also recommended him. Now I'm looking for a transmission cooler.
02-15-2007 12:31 PM
PLWC The one thats in there went 160,000

rather than deal with local mom and pop shops(and people that can't give you a "cost not to exceeed" estimate) on the most common trans made, and/or online retailers why not Buy GM's Goodwrench SRTA

nobody will give you warranty like the one offered through your local GM dealer I heard that GM powertrain has extended the nation wide 36 month 50K mile warranty to 5 years and 100K miles
Can't hurt to look into it right ?

the 4L60 in my Full size Chevy "G Van" Conversion cost me
1170.00 with a new converter included call around and shop price
perhaps try Van Daveer olds "Google it"

I purchased a new pioneer flex plate, and two cans of aerosol trans cooler flush plus fluid and had my Local Mechanic buddy do the install he charged me two hours labor
plus 55.00 for the flexplate, which had several hairline cracks around the bolt circle be [b]sure to inspect your flexplate
02-15-2007 09:27 AM
8843astro Getting close to doing the rebuild....
Now I need a converter. The SUV will be used for long trips and occasionally tow about 3000 to 5000# max. Some have recommended Dacco, Fuddle, Pro Torque and Yank(too expensive for my application) Could you guys recommend one. All stock motor, will bolt on headers, exhaust, ignition and mod the tbi. 10 bolt rear end with 3.42.......
02-05-2007 03:40 PM
8843astro Has anyone tried MadDog? What do you think about them?

Still searching for information.....
02-04-2007 10:35 PM
StevenC I have been thinking of getting one from
02-04-2007 10:12 PM
71C10 I've never purchased a complete transmission from them but I've had good luck with Transmission Specialties TQ converters and other parts.
02-03-2007 10:39 PM
8843astro I've been looking around on possibly rebuilding it myself. Not sure what I'm goinna do.....

Thanks forthe links
02-01-2007 11:56 AM
busterwivell Long story short.........Had the trans rebuilt in my 01 Tahoe at 53K. Told the shop (who has built 4 transmissions for me) that while he was in there, make sure I can tow my car trailer with a full size car or truck without any trouble. Just pulled a 6000 lb load this past weekend. Had no trouble at all. Cost me about 1400 bucks. You'll get what you pay for, but get the best and eliminate future problems.
02-01-2007 08:51 AM
Originally Posted by topfuel
astro, I am familiar with Pro Built.
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