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Unread 01-13-2014, 03:16 PM   #1
Little Green
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Transmission-Replace or rebuild?

I drained the trans fluid and replaced the filter, did not do a true flush. Trans still slips and I am worried that she will leave me stranded. I can get a reman transmission for $700. Do i get mine rebuilt or do I just swap a reman back in. I don't think I can tackle this in the driveway even though I have access to all the tools required.
What is the prevailing thought out there on replace or rebuild and does anyone have a ballpark price on labor for a replacement vs a rebuild. I am in the greater Philadelphia area

91 Grand Wagoneer(Winter vehicle/project)
Prior 08 Wrangler JK Lifted-Miss her
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Unread 02-13-2014, 11:37 PM   #2
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Try adjusting the bands first, I did mine with no previous knowledge.
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Unread 02-18-2014, 05:37 PM   #3
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Add a can of STP engine oil treatment to the trans. It made the shifts in mine much more solid.
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