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Unread 03-10-2013, 06:14 PM   #1
jtrain3
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95 5.2 ready for new transmission installation, advice?

Long time reader but first time posting. So I recently bought a 95 grand Cherokee with the 5.2 (46rh tranny). I bought it knowing the transmission needed to be replaced. I was lucky to find a professionally rebuilt transmission with under 1000 miles on it (They rolled the jeep the same week). So right now my jeep is sitting with no transmission in it. I am ready to put the rebuilt one in but was wondering if there is anything I need to do first or during this process.

I am going to clean the trans cooler lines with carb cleaner and compressed air.

I have heard that balancing the drive shaft should be done is this correct?

Should I replace any sensors or anything? Any tips or comments are very much appreciated.

Also, I have a new torque converter already so I think I'll use that one instead of the refurnished one that came with the tranny.

Look forward to reading your responses. Thank you.

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Unread 03-10-2013, 06:28 PM   #2
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Sounds like you've got it figures out in your favor. If I didn't know the people that I'd got the trans from then I'd drop the pan and inspect. Even through it was just rebuilt. I'd have to make sure it has a new filter in it . See what setting in the bottom of the pan. And if not replace the filter I'd at least put new fluid in it. You really just never know .
.. I just had the trans replaced in my 95 Jeep ZJ .. After I got it home I was still having trouble with the trans .. So I dropped my pan for a look .. Yes it was clean But needed the gover sensor & trans ducer .
.. Good Luck.
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Unread 03-10-2013, 06:51 PM   #3
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Yeah I forgot to mention I am definitely going to pull the pan and look at it, new filter and fluid. How will I know if I need a new governor sensor? I read about that in another thread but can't find it. Will it throw a code on the OD light?
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Unread 03-10-2013, 07:21 PM   #4
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You dont,luckily the 46rh is not electronically controlled
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