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Unread 10-22-2012, 10:55 AM   #31
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96 is OBDII and a different tranny because it's electronically controlled.

You need a 93-95 V8 trans, 46rh.

BTW, you ask why I would recommend holding off on the rear main unless you absolutely need it.....

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It's dropping pretty good, probably looking at around 2-3 feet by Thursday. Next storm is forecast for the tail end of next week. Very discouraging. It also wasn't fun walking to work this morning while it was blowing sideways. At least I've got my new Northface jacket.
That's why.

Take it from a guy who's changed a number of transmissions while laying in the snow. What you're proposing is more of a summertime worklist IMO.

Besides, no way I'm changing a rear main until I've changed the oil pressure sender, distributor gasket, and valve cover gaskets. Then cleaned everything up to be 100% sure it's the rear main. That is not a task you perform based on a 30 second inspection. Oil leaks downward and many top end leaks get classified as rear mains by casual troubleshooters.

good luck

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Unread 10-22-2012, 12:57 PM   #32
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I have a 96 5.2 limited, its the 46 tranny and 249 t case.

Good luck to ya bud!
Sorry I just now thought about my mistake its a 44 not 46... sorry on the phone trying to correct thus!!

MY BAD!!!
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Unread 10-22-2012, 10:00 PM   #33
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Thanks guys, I appreciate everything. As of now it's a standstill considering the 96 has a different trans. Foundry- good point. This is going to have to be revisited after the storm passes- my only hope was the 96, but seeing as that's a different transmission I'm back to square 1 in terms of considering different options. I really am not in a position to throw a grand at my 94. This blows, though the snow is nice. Got a turn or two in today, but I also had to walk to and from work.
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Unread 10-23-2012, 12:59 AM   #34
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Sorry the snow/cold weather rolled in on you so quick. Don't think the 96 was your only hope and I'll help with some searching. Hang in there..
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Unread 11-05-2012, 11:08 AM   #35
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Another storm is rolling in this week but GOOD NEWS- I made a friend in town who has a garage and a full, mechanic's tool set. He's also pulled trannies out a few times before on his Bronco. Hell, I can even wrench all night if I wanted to at this point. Lucky me, I'll be in my zj as soon as I can find a working trans within a reasonable distance from home that doesn't cost me an arm and a leg.

Thanks much dudes, especially Uniblurb, your encouragement has kept me hanging on! I should be romping around in the snow come Thanksgiving at the latest. Opening day on Thurs!
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Unread 11-05-2012, 01:13 PM   #36
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New set of questions regarding my transmission. I've located one a couple hours away, pulled for 3.5-400 bucks. I'm assuming this is a decent deal considering I've called places that were asking upwards of 700. Pick N Pull only wants 150, though I'm not allowed to use any jacks in their yard while pulling it. Not sure how I'll pull a transmission without a jack...

Also, only a 30 day warranty scares me a little bit. Does anyone have experience pulling a used transmission? I'm looking for tips on where I should replace gaskets/seals/tests for decency/visual inspection points/ overall tips in choosing the right one. The place in Carson City has quite a few ZJ's on their lot that would fit my ZJ.

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Unread 12-05-2012, 08:50 PM   #37
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Boom, got one, going in sometime this week. Jeeps back, just in time for Fall-slushmudding! Yeah!
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Unread 12-05-2012, 09:29 PM   #38
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have you check to see if it isn't your oil pressure sending unit that is your whole problem ?

Edit: I reread and see Foundry has already mentioned it.
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Unread 12-05-2012, 09:59 PM   #39
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Yeah, the thread title is misleading having discovered my real problem. Big thanks to uniblurb too by the way, I was totally ready to throw in the towel and say f- it.
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Unread 12-15-2012, 07:27 PM   #40
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BACK IN ACTION. Big thanks to everyone who helped me keep my head up these past 3-4 weeks. When I fired my beast up it felt awesome and even better to have a solid transmission. /closed.
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Unread 12-15-2012, 07:51 PM   #41
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Yeah, the thread title is misleading having discovered my real problem. Big thanks to uniblurb too by the way, I was totally ready to throw in the towel and say f- it.
Hey, no problems and glad to offer some support which we can all use once in a while.

Real glad it see you have it back in action and on the road again!
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Unread 12-16-2012, 07:15 PM   #42
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That's great you got it running again. How bad was it since you never pulled a tranny before?
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