Originally Posted by drespecki
Weird, every salvage yard I call says the same thing... 1998-2002 is not interchangeable with the 1997 year. WTH.....
I have no idea what would be different. I've swapped several 32RH's into rigs and a couple were 97's. We never checked or cared what year the trans was.
I just checked Rock Auto and the parts interchange for various things like torque convertors, flex plates, dipstick seals, etc. don't vary between the 97-02 years.
If you check the profile for Stupendousman you will find he has a 97, we swapped the 32RH into it and as near as I can tell, it was not year specific and there were no issues.