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02-11-2018 01:30 PM
Chrisnvegas Keep trying. It can only go on one way. If the flywheel bolt holes aren't lining up with the threaded holes in the torque converter, rotate the TC and try again. Keep doing it till they do. You would think after 3 trys, you'd have it, but for some reason, no. Keep at it even though it doesn't make sense. After several tries, you'll get it.
02-11-2018 12:09 PM
jamma007 Ok one more question. I can not get the TC and the Flexplate to line up. I know that they are offset and the one orientatio that appears correct is about a thread width off. I can see the hole and its just about lined up with the threads in the TC but wont thread in. Any Ideas?
02-09-2018 06:25 PM
jamma007 Nope I chickened out. I found a guy that gave me a deal if I pulled it myself. He told me that I need to get a cooler and to ditch the stock setup because there was metal in the trans cooler line. when I went to go look at what I had, I had a Chrysler branded cooler infront of the rad, but the trans lines were running just to it.
02-09-2018 12:25 PM
blake989 Yes, they came stock with an auxiliary cooler on the front of the radiator (used both the radiator and the aux). Have you already ordered your rebuild parts?
02-09-2018 12:07 PM
jamma007 Hey guys, Did they come with Tranny Coolers Stock? When I pulled the Tranny, there were cooler lines going into a second smaller Radiator that looks like a smaller version of the Trans cooler on my F150.
02-07-2018 07:28 PM
Originally Posted by jamma007 View Post
@Chrisnvegas I saw this thread in my searching but I wasnt sure what the differences between the 30rh and the 32rh were if any.
They are very close. The 32RH is a bit more beefy (extra clutch, bigger clutch) but the rebuild should be the same.
02-07-2018 07:16 PM
jamma007 @Chrisnvegas I saw this thread in my searching but I wasnt sure what the differences between the 30rh and the 32rh were if any.
02-07-2018 07:13 PM

Trans fluid filter (Just the housing, run a better firlter than Fram)

Performance trans stuff:
02-07-2018 07:06 PM
Chrisnvegas From what I have been told, it's one of the easier ones to rebuild.
I didn't see a torque converter in your parts list.
For me, it's mandatory if you want a trouble-free trans for the next 25 years+
Clean will be the key. Every part, every washer spacer and gear must be stupid clean.

Search around this site.

I selected 32RH because I remember seeing articles about it.
Look for A-999 Torqueflight, 30RH, 32RH as they are all in the same family.

Don't forget to add a drain-plug to the pan or a pan with a drain-plug.

So, besides the rebuild, add a large trans oil cooler in front of the radiator. 195* is too hot for trans oil.
Have the trans fluid go thru the cooler first, then the aux cooler, than back to the trans.

Dump & re-fill twice a year using ATF+4

Do the trans vent mod.

The 30RH, 32RH, A-999 ect will last virtually forever IF a few key things are done.

Add an extra cooler like the Hayden 679 Rapid-Cool

Do seasonal drain & fill (one gallon out, one gallon in) Spring & fall
(don't have to do the filter)

Occasional band adjustments. Takes me an hour including the pan. @ about every other year.

My trans has never been cracked open and after 25 years, shifts firm enough to bark the tires shifting from 1st to second.

I also have a trans temp gauge

If you wanna get fancy, add an inline spin-on fluid filter.
02-07-2018 06:15 PM
30RH Rebuild Time

Good Evening Folks,

I may have bitten off more than I can chew and as always I am turning y'all for help, guidance and advice.
I bought a YJ (2.5 with an auto Tranny) last week and it seemed to be in pretty good shape There was a slight delay shifting into third but, I thought it was a just a band adjustment or valve body cleaning. I took it to the Tranny shop today and they said it needed a complete rebuild. $1600 was the quote.

I was trying to get a cheap DD and I dont have $1600 around to do the rebuild which brings me to my hair brain scheme. I am thinking that I am going to give it a shot. After much searching, I haven't been able to come across a detailed rebuild thread here on the forum. I plan on getting an ATSG guide for the A904 which I believe is basically the same Tranny to guide me through the rebuild
  • How difficult is it to rebuild the 30RH? I am fairly handy and can follow instructions, but I have never worked on a transmission
  • Has anyone done this before and documented it?
  • What tools are required beyond the normal mechanic's tools I have in the garage.
  • What parts do I need in addition to the Transmaxx Rebuild Kit with Steels Amazon Link

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