Funny Question

Funny Question

Postby grandamle91 [OP] » December 2nd 2012, 3:12am

The Forward gears in my 97 are starting to slip. I have a tranny in the garage that has bad reverse. How hard would it be to take the two and swap reverse?
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Re: Funny Question

Postby Big_kid » December 2nd 2012, 3:52am

Slippage is usually worn out clutches or a failing torque converter. If you're going through the trouble of taking one apart, spend the $ for a soft parts kit(seals, gaskets & new clutches). You'll need the seals & gaskets anyway. Don't forget to flush out the cooling lines & radiator with compressed air while you have it apart.
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Re: Funny Question

Postby chevymaher » December 2nd 2012, 3:54am

Completely disassembling both transmissions.
May as well throw new clutches in the slipping one. Less work and the trans is rebuilt.

Yea what Big_Kid said above smoking me on the answer to this post.
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Re: Funny Question

Postby grandamle91 [OP] » December 2nd 2012, 4:01am

The trans that is in my 97 has over 300k on it and I have a gm rebuilt one but revserse went, I thought maybe I could just take the revesre out of my 97 and throw in the other. I don't know anything about transmissions
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Re: Funny Question

Postby chevymaher » December 2nd 2012, 4:07am

Yea you can do it. Complete disassemble tho. Sun shell gear went.
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Re: Funny Question

Postby grandamle91 [OP] » December 2nd 2012, 4:17am

Been looking on google but not really helping, anyone got a pdf of tear down and what i'd have to switch
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Re: Funny Question

Postby Leeann_93 » December 2nd 2012, 5:34pm

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Re: Funny Question

Postby grandamle91 [OP] » December 2nd 2012, 5:53pm

thank you
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Re: Funny Question

Postby Big_kid » December 2nd 2012, 8:33pm

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Re: Funny Question

Postby grandamle91 [OP] » December 5th 2012, 5:59pm

Looks like the last link is everything need to rebuild
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Re: Funny Question

Postby Ragenme » December 5th 2012, 6:52pm

Rebuilding a trans isn't a easy undertaking. So take your time and make sure every part goes back where it belongs. Check all your toque spec's. I remember my first trans rebuild. I did it twice. I rushed thru it. Now I clean and inspect everything twice.
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Re: Funny Question

Postby grandamle91 [OP] » December 5th 2012, 7:11pm

Yea its going to be a "fun" time. I'll be having a lot of down time with winter. Is there any fancy tools I'll need? I have a lot but I'm sure none for a transmission
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Re: Funny Question

Postby Big_kid » December 6th 2012, 3:34am

Compressors for the clutch packs. I made one once, but it was fairly crude.
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Re: Funny Question

Postby grandamle91 [OP] » December 6th 2012, 2:23pm

Well it looks like I can buy a reman for the price of tools and kits
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