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Old 07-04-2008, 06:05 PM
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Turbo 350 is it too late?

Ok heres my story, put a lift on my truck and used the stock rear driveline, it came apart upon acceleration and blew apart the tranny, so after finding another tranny and putting it in about 4 or 5 times only to find out that its burnt up, I find one for sale and mount it in the truck, got a completely new rear driveline made for 200 bucks. Well after running the truck for the first time a couple days ago i noticed that something was wrong, it would slip real bad in reverse, I have to rev it pretty high for it to move in reverse and also the tranny will randomly downshift, even at 60 MPH, I can also feel some slip when in drive too, although not near as bad as reverse. Ever since I put this tranny in the truck it had a small tranny pan leak. I took it mudding and the leak got really bad so I dropped the pan last night to replace the filter and gasket to find that there is a metal chunk in the pan, I'm guessing part of a clutch, and the fluid smells burnt. I go ahead and change the gasket and put a new filter on, put fresh fluid in and some lucas tranny fix. Well nothing has changed, it still slips bad in reverse and randomly downshifts and slips in drive. On top of all that it still leaks from the pan, i'm thinking the pan is bent in one spot. But I am wondering if the tranny can still be rebuilt or is it too late or should i start looking for another tranny? And if so could you help me find a best bang-for-your-buck rebuild kit. Kind of on a tight budget since I am only 17.

Here are some pics of the truck just for fun. It may not look the best, but it sure is fun and draws attention. And I did all the work too.





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Old 07-04-2008, 08:15 PM
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Hi donvito,
Well the trans is rebuildable, & if you still have those other
transmissions, you may be able to get any hard parts you may
have damaged in the one being rebuilt. Do you know how to
rebuild a Tranny? If not get a manual & a video, you need some
tools you may not have, in your case it may pay to buy them,
as I'm sure this wont be your last rebuild, you need to be
completely organized, put the small parts in baggies & mark them,
don't forget to clean the fluid cooling lines, the cooler in
the radiator, the converter, & your external oil cooler if you have
one, if not get one, you have it apart, might as well put a shift kit in it as well.
A rebuild kit is about $175 & should include everything you need.
Good luck,
Rich
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