Interchangable automatic transmissions
I have a 96 XLT, 6 cyl 2wd. Needs a trans.
The symptoms are:
Shifts up hard in all gears except OD. If I press the OD off button on the gear shift the truck will not move, just sort of lurches in place. If the OD band is loosened way back, the truck will move with the OD off, obviously will not go into OD and still shifts hard. I know this because the original problem, when I got the truck, was no OD. Making the band adjustment brought it back with the other issues. Done a LOT of reading and I believe the OD sprag is shot, I changed the fluid and filter right after getting the truck, checked all of the solenoids with a 9 volt battery and they all worked. Currently I am thinking of rebuilding it myself.
Rebuilt motors before, never an auto trans. Replaced bearings in a Subaru manual once so I think I can do the job. Just trying to decide if I want to. I have been looking for a 96 trans with no great luck, was wondering if something newer would fit in the same place. Maybe if I can find something less than 5 years old might just do a swap.