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Unread 06-25-2013, 08:40 PM   #1
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Th400 transmission rebuild

Currently the only problem with the transmission in the Jeep I am about to trade for is the pan gasket needs replacing as it leaks. At some point I would like to buy another th400 and completely rebuild it little by little then just swap them out when I swap out the engine. The current one is mated to a quadra-trac transfer case and the engine is a 304.

I plan on building a 360 from the block up, as well as rebuilding a th400 and then mating that with a t18 transfer case as I believe this will allow me to keep the axles stock.

Has anyone personally rebuilt a th400? Assuming there is not a time limit, what amount of time would be needed as well as a general cost if you have done so. I am talking about a complete gutting and replacement of anything that is worn. I realize that one can buy re-manufactured engines and transmissions but since this is basically a spare I want to do it myself. If no one has done this I can easily look up parts cost myself. I just thought I would see if anyone has done one themselves before I start gathering information.

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Unread 06-25-2013, 11:28 PM   #2
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They aren't that bad. Get yourself an ATSG repair manual (http://www.transmissionpartsusa.com/...als_s/3766.htm) and you'll need the right spring compressors. You might even check youtube for TH400 rebuilds as I've read that there are some good videos there.
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Unread 06-26-2013, 04:05 AM   #3
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I've heard that they aren't that bad.
According to videos I've seen, it doesn't seem to be.

I plan to do mine, eventually.
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I plan on building a 360 from the block up, as well as rebuilding a th400 and then mating that with a t18 transfer case as I believe this will allow me to keep the axles stock.
I assume you mean a Dana 18 Tcase?
The (Borg-Warner) T18 is a transmission.
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Unread 06-26-2013, 10:51 PM   #4
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You are correct, the Dana 18, I was reading an article talking about the t-18 and t-19 transmissions and it also referred to several different transfer cases and for whatever reason t-18 stuck in my head, hahahaha. I plan on doing a rebuild log on it once I get started, but will not post it until I am done so that weeks don't go buy between updates.

Thank you for the link to the manual, I greatly appreciate it and I would also like to say that in just a few days I have all ready received more information here than I have for my current non-jeep vehicle and the forum I belonged to for it for almost 2 years.
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Unread 06-27-2013, 06:17 AM   #5
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...Thank you for the link to the manual, I greatly appreciate it and I would also like to say that in just a few days I have all ready received more information here than I have for my current non-jeep vehicle and the forum I belonged to for it for almost 2 years.
I have owned belonged to MANY car-related forums int he past and this forum and it's members are by far the best of any of them!

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Unread 06-27-2013, 07:07 AM   #6
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If your close to central Illinois, and could drive here, I have a TH400 you can have, It was mated to a Q-trac, so a adapter related parts would be needed for the Dana 18.

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Unread 06-27-2013, 04:08 PM   #7
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If you need a th-400 to rebuild I have one
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Unread 06-29-2013, 07:05 PM   #8
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Lucdog, I am in Pennsylvania, about 100 miles west of nyc, there is a salvage yard with nothing but jeeps about 60 miles from me and they sell on ebay as well. I appreciate the offer on the transmissions though.

Fuzz401: You're about 3 hours from me, when I am ready and if the salvage yard doesn't have one at that time and you still have it I'll get back to you
about what you want to sell it for.

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