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Unread 01-19-2009, 10:27 PM   #1
FI Car Audio
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46rh help.

It has been on the way out for a while now. Changed fluids regularly as well as filter, and Im sure its what helped it get as far as it has (156k miles).

But, if its in 3rd or 4th and I come to a stop, it doesnt kick out of gear back to neutral and will stall out the engine if I dont manually pop it into netural. Next issue (assuming they are separate issues/causes) 1st and 2nd are all but gone. They slip until I finally pick up enough speed to hit 3rd.

35"s, 6" lift, HP30 and 8.8 running 4.56s. I drive it on road to get to where I go offroad... thats about it. Not a daily freeway flier. I will also finally have the incentive to swap in the NV241OR that has been collecting dust for the past 2 years too.

So, I know I need a rebuild, and with 156k on it Id like to beef things up. For those that have done a rebuild, did you use a standard master kit or an upgraded version? Keep with the stock torque convertor, or upgrade? Manual valve body? Just looking for some direction others have taken that worked well.


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Unread 01-20-2009, 12:12 AM   #2
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From the sounds of it, you've got enough clutch matterial that came apart and plugged up the governer itself. Are you planning on doing the work yourself or having a trans shop do it? Either way make sure you/they clean out the intermediate shaft. The oiling holes are very small and can easily get plugged causing repeat failure if not cleaned properly. Also be sure your TPS and brake switch are good, when they are acting up it can cause the Torque converter to fail because it is being over applied (kicking in and out) too often.

Get an upgraded Torque Converter, I talked with the owner of CIT (Central Illinois Trans) when I first started doing transmissions and he stated the reason factory TCC fail is because of the Torrington bearings. The Torrington bearing was never designed to have the type of pounding an applied TCC can dish out. He installs TCC's with fibre bushings and doesn't have the repeat failures that the remanufactured Chrysler/Jeep products have been known to have.

Standard kit with new OD snap rings. Seen a few of those snap rings break and to me its just not worth the chance.

Valve body is kind of your choice.
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