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Old 08-19-2007
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Ok, so i was on the way home a couple days ago sitting at a stop light. It turns green and i press the gas to go, i hear a loud clank then high revs. I know it has to do with my tranny somehow gettin screwed up, but the reverse still works. im at college now and the truck sitting in my driveway at home. So what may be busted and how much might it cost?
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I guarantee:

1. your broke your clutch packs
2. you got water in it
3. you need it completely rebuilt


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Mine did the SAME EXACT thing when mine blew. You probably got water in the transmission vent "line" and the ATF holds water, so you got the *paper* clutch packs wet and basically disintegrated (sp) them.


That really sucks, but I have to say I told you to put on vent extensions.

From the look of your stuck pics, you were WAY above the stock 'vent' (it's really just a 'cap' if you look at it. Water definetly got in. It took mine 3 days before it blew...I didn't know a damn thing.

Might as well go to the corner store, pick up some KY, get towed to a tranny shop, lube up and bend over because thats what happened to me. I got raped for the tune of $2200. I wouldn't expect much less unless you have serious connections.

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if it made a noise and stoped moving forward, you probley broke a shaft or a gear set.

to bad you didn't live closer
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if it made a noise and stoped moving forward, you probley broke a shaft or a gear set.

to bad you didn't live closer
I wish I lived closer to you so I could have you do a side job on my output shaft swap
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damn i was hopin it wasnt anything like yours ricky, but thats just how it goes. and hey no worries about tellin it to me. **** happens and life goes on. So i just need to get the tranny rebiult?
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that or find a good used one.
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learn my lesson, buy a used one and bring it to a shop for them to install if you can't do it yourself.

look on ebay for a 4r44e
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learn my lesson, buy a used one and bring it to a shop for them to install if you can't do it yourself.

look on ebay for a 4r44e
or just get a 5 speed then you dont have to worry about this kind of stuff
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or just get a 5 speed then you dont have to worry about this kind of stuff
I'd rather do a 4x4 swap than a 5spd swap.

With that swap you have to do all the PCM stuff...not for me. I don't like electrical.
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I'd rather do a 4x4 swap than a 5spd swap.

With that swap you have to do all the PCM stuff...not for me. I don't like electrical.
yah thats very true
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thats why i went with a manual transfer case
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whats a 4r44e? cause i dont know what im looking for..
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2-3L-...spagenameZWDVW

You'll be set with that one.

I can't see a shop charging more than 2hrs labor to install, it's not all that hard. It's a lot better than having it re-built
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it says for those years 1995 - 2000
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it says for those years 1995 - 2000
that was just so you could get an idea on what to get

Just look for a 4r44e, they are all over the place.

Might as well do a 4x4 swap and get a 4x4 4r44e tranny and a b2 transfer case and shorter DS. Then you can work ont he front whenever you want
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that was just so you could get an idea on what to get

Just look for a 4r44e, they are all over the place.

Might as well do a 4x4 swap and get a 4x4 4r44e tranny and a b2 transfer case and shorter DS. Then you can work ont he front whenever you want
lol no money or time, im in college now, and money is all gone to that man. books are frickin 600 bucks
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lol no money or time, im in college now, and money is all gone to that man. books are frickin 600 bucks
I know the felling, how about 1300 for supplies (EMT/Paramedic school)...

So whats going on with the truck, are you fixing it?
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right now its at home! wont b fixed til i get money!
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Damn, thats bad.

It's going to be about 1k after all is said and done. You could have avoided it with $10 from home depot (tranny vent extension)
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lol shut up. the thing was i thought it was fine cause i already went thru it b4 and it was a ok. i dunno. but i know im extending them when i get the truck back
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lol shut up. the thing was i thought it was fine cause i already went thru it b4 and it was a ok. i dunno. but i know im extending them when i get the truck back
I went through the same thing man...don't feel bad. You live and learn. Just make sure you get lots of credit cards for stuff like this
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lol i need a job first
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should i go for a used tranny with like 40k on it with a 30day warranty or spend the extra on a rebuilt one? whats the difference between the two?
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Warranty, typically. Also a rebuild should have tsbs done to it and such.
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whats tsbs?
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