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Number 14 2wd-4wd edge conversion

Well I have been driving number 14 since last spring as a 2wd edge but winters coming so I figured I might as well do the swap. I have a bad 4wd trans out of 17 so I need to do the output shaft swap on a low mile 2wd trans I have sitting around. I figured I would take a few pics along the way..

Here's the 2 transmissions...
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Next the tear down
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What you see after you remove the pump/bellhousing
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Releasing the bands The intermediate band didn't even have the locknut tight
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The first problem I noticed was the input shaft was stuck in the front drum(overdrive) Then when I pulled the drum out the race for the thrust bearing fell out in 2 pieces
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This is the center support with the input speed sensor. There is a large snapring and a small torx bolt hidden under the valvebody holding it in.
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Intermediate band and clutch drum
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The rear planetary has a large snap ring holding it
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Then you get to this snap ring that holds in the output shaft
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Here's the parts from the bad trans.
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Basically the same deal with the good trans
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Here's the 2 output shafts side by side
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ahhhh MACRO setting please use! lots of work
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Yeah I'm not much of a photographer...lol Shouldn' be too bad I have all the parts...lol
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That is one helluva a swap to do for that shaft.
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I didn't know your gray one was only 2wd. I say superlift it when you do the 4wd swap! Can't wait to see the pics of the swap.
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Here's a refresher...
when I got it, it was wrecked and the frame was bent.
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This is where the edge frame, trans and seats came from. The cluster read 9000 miles(04)..
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new frame
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Parts
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Recently pulling 17 home
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That is one helluva a swap to do for that shaft.
Yeah it would be nice if it was easier...lol

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I didn't know your gray one was only 2wd. I say superlift it when you do the 4wd swap! Can't wait to see the pics of the swap.
Too much $$$, especially right before christmas...lol
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Thats going to be an awesome project....do mine next lol
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I am taking a few days off work so I am going to try and have the trans in by monday. Stay tuned for more updates... Its a big job but I want the 4wd...lol
Anythings possible Israel...
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I am taking a few days off work so I am going to try and have the trans in by monday. Stay tuned for more updates... Its a big job but I want the 4wd...lol
Anythings possible Israel...

Well ill be saving up some cash here soon, if i can somehow manage to get all the parts that i need here i might be calling you up for some advice.....Good luck on the swap!
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damn dude i wish i had the knowledge to do that you do. i know nothing about trannys
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Well I am actually not rebuilding it because its low mileage but its just like a jigsaw puzzle....lol
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hey man do you still have that bed side? if so can you take some pics for me
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tried the macro setting...not much better... I guess I'm photography challenged!!!...lol
Anyway Here's the 4wd shaft installed
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Reverse band and servo to hold it in place during reassembly
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Pictures didn't come out good but you get the idea...
Valve body installed
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damn that was fast
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Yeah I'm going to pull the truck in in a few minutes...lol It was raining so I'll get pics tommorrow of the bed.
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hey john that gives you enough time to come fix my new truck. lol.
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Yeah I'm going to pull the truck in in a few minutes...lol It was raining so I'll get pics tommorrow of the bed.
ok thanks man
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hey john that gives you enough time to come fix my new truck. lol.
Yeah Brian, I could do it on midnight shift...lol Actually I will be installing the front end also so its going to take some time...
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Old Trans
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Interesting sticker. Trans was probably bad when it was new.... Sticker says
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It runs! I just took it for a test ride. Shifts a little slow but its a little low on fluid. I hope that fixes it...if not I'll swap the valve body with the one out of it. I still have to do the spindles and cv shafts and wiring but thwe hard part is done...lol Here's a pic but I'm not much of a photographer....lol
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Sweet. Can't wait to see some pictures of ya trying out the 4wd.
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I'm getting there but seems I always have something else to do....lol
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Well yesterday I finished up the mechanical part and today I'm working on the electrical. I have a start but there are alot of wires to tie in...pita!
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Well yesterday I finished up the mechanical part and today I'm working on the electrical. I have a start but there are alot of wires to tie in...pita!
I always thought the wires were plug and play. Learn something new everyday.
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