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have a tranny, how do i know if its good or not?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by muddybuddy, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    i bought an auto tranny a while ago to swap into a truck, but dont know if i should rebuild it first or not. how can i tell just by looking at it if its good to go or needs a rebuild?
     
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    is the only way to find out by swapping it in and trying it out? i hope not cuz that would be a pita just to find out its toast
     
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    if it has the fluid in it and it wasn't just changed before you bought it, that could give you an idea.
     
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    Try finding a local tranny shop. Bowtieoverdrives said they would charge me a hours laber to stick it in there test truck and test drive it for me.
     
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    so its not going to be something i can just look at and tell?
     
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    You won't be able to see the clutches and other internals unless you take it apart, unless you pan is full of clutch fragments :eek1:
     
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    haha i swear swapping this tranny in is going to end up costing so much money. with my luck its probably fried
     
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    You have to run it in order to see if its bad or not...... Putting a tranny in to test it isnt that big of a deal.....
     

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