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post #1 of 3 Old 05-11-2014, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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2006 LJ - transmission meltdown, what to do ??

Ok my buddy was pulling his boat to the ramp , about 26 miles, tryin to take it easy, not going fast, but I guess all the starting at red lights and stop signs did him in. so now it's time to fix or replace it. What's the best, strongest, best bang for your buck but will withstand off-roading and pulling the boat to the ramp.
A: get an OEM from the dealer
B: buy a rebuilt from a trans shop
C: just take it to a trans shop and let them have their way with it
D: go junkyard shopping for a used one
E: buy a rebuild kit and try to do it ourselves
F: upgrade to a bullet proof unit which would be ?
G: other ( and what would that be ? )

What kind of cost can we get ready to see ?
Thanks for helping, TJ. Aka- Black Booty

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Capt. Black and his Red Booty ship with sister next to us.

........and this is why we were towing a big boat with the LJ.
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post #3 of 3 Old 05-12-2014, 09:10 PM
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Mine had similar issues after haulin a 1600 +/- trailer from Florida to Arizona. After all the research I narrowed it down to either a reman from Jasper Engines or a rebuild. Finally decided on a rebuild which included a Transgo shift kit, new TC, and kevlar clutches. Cost me $2200 and was worth every penny. The dealer unit will be stock and cost more plus install and a junkyard unit is pot luck.


If he's gonna pull heavy things invest in an external cooler, too. I put the Derale unit in. It was also worth every penny. The 42RLE does not tolerate heat at all.

Also, turn OD off when pullin that boat, too.

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