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Unread 01-07-2010, 03:41 PM   #1
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"Stock" 32rh transmission flooded can't find breather vent

I bought a used 98 wrangler with 80000 miles and the tranny had quite a few problems, I took it to the local repair shop and had a bench rebuild done it was in and out of their shop for almost a month. After the finished it I didn't have any further problems with it till I went mudding last weekend at which time my tranny filled with water, it wouldn't shift out of first gear and I had to tow it back to the shop. They said the water got in thru the breather vent and it was my fault. I disagree, I was in approx. 20 inch of water and i have a 3in lift and 31, so I don't believe i was near the vent. Can anyone with a simliar tranny tell me where their breather vent is located and if its located in the bell housing/pump how i can vent it high to avoid flooding in the future. Also what are possible side affect of water in my tranny long term?

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Here ya go...

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Unread 01-07-2010, 04:14 PM   #3
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Thanks, just stumbled across that one. How do i know if I'll have any lasting side affects from the water in the tranny?
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Flush all the fluid, install new fluid/filter and hope...
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That's what I figured. If there is something wrong after I flush it will I notice right away or is it just something that happens over time?
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That's what I figured. If there is something wrong after I flush it will I notice right away or is it just something that happens over time?
You'll know right away...
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You'll know right away...
Not necessarily. I flooded mine in May last year. I flushed the heck out of it and then put in new fluid as well as an external tranny filter. It shifted fine until 5 months latter when the Torque Convert completely froze up.
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Not necessarily. I flooded mine in May last year. I flushed the heck out of it and then put in new fluid as well as an external tranny filter. It shifted fine until 5 months latter when the Torque Convert completely froze up.
I should have said "every transmission will have differnt results"...
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