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I have a line on a 1988 corvette tranny to replace my suffering tranny in my '88 Jimmy. The obvious problem is corvette's are 2wd and my truck is 4wd, so I need to change the out put shaft from one to the other. Just wondering if this is as involved as I think, and should I just buy a service manual and rebuild kit while I'm in there?
 

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TK said:
I would NOT recommend rebuilding a 700r4 as a beginner- even with a manual. If you do it and succeed first time, you are a stud!
I have helped rebuild a few old ford FMX trannies, I know alot simpler then a 700r4 but still a good learning experiance.
 

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MattS said:
I don't think that is something you want to do! I tried rebuilding a th350 and now all I have is a big box of parts! :D

So did you ever find the leak?
where the TC rides it is some how worn out and sloppy, even with the TC all the way engaged it isnt a solid fit you can wiggle the TC. I think I'm gonna buy that one for $200 then have it rebuilt with my output shaft. Gonna cost alot of money I don't have but will have a much better tranny that I can run for a long time.
 

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where the TC rides it is some how worn out and sloppy, even with the TC all the way engaged it isnt a solid fit you can wiggle the TC. I think I'm gonna buy that one for $200 then have it rebuilt with my output shaft. Gonna cost alot of money I don't have but will have a much better tranny that I can run for a long time.
I think you could just get yours rebuild for less. :confused:
 

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I think you could just get yours rebuild for less. :confused:
with the kinda heat produced from a slipping tranny and the amount of driving I did on it I expect damage to internal parts, so i would rather start from a tranny I know is good and needs NO hard parts.

iroc-cj: Any tips to disassemply? Like what are the first steps, I've never helped with the initial tear down
 

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Sorry NE-RockToy, The more I thought about it I did have to remove the trans pan to remove the converter lockup solenoid,then you can remove the pump assem. the only other hard part was removing & reinstalling a snap ring which was a bitch. everything comes apart as assemblies. just pay attention to how things come apart so you can reassemble correctly. have fun:flipoff2:
 
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