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Help! I need a new Tranny

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by WELLH2O, Apr 6, 2000.

  1. WELLH2O

    WELLH2O Registered Member

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    I have a 1990 Blazer silverado with everything pretty much stock and the guy at the transmission place wants at least 820.00 to do it, that is without anything else going wrong and a new torque converter. Not a bad price but I just dropped 1200.00 into a new rearend and axles so any suggestions on lowering the price to me would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Corey-88K5

    Corey-88K5 1/2 ton status

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    I'd suggest that you look in the discount papers and bargan trader's. There is a place in NC that sells trans for a few hundred dollars. I think they are junkyard specials and only come with a few day warr. But if you are in a pinch, it can help.

    Oh, this I added at a later time, if you really in a pinch, you could get a TH-350 (2wd) and the driveshaft from the donor. Move your crossmember, and drop you t-case and you have 2wd. truck and transportation.

    Corey
    88K5

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  3. BillR

    BillR 1/2 ton status

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    That sounds pretty good to me. I just took my '79 in today to get a rebuild. The price is $980.00 for a TH-350. This is a 4x4 shop, though.
    It's only money... (right!)

    Blazin' in Flagstaff
     
  4. riz

    riz 3/4 ton status

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    I'd stay away from those Transmissions you can get for around 2oo bucks ! I did that once and it didn't last for $#!t and would up shelling out 600 clams anyway. Did you know all they have to do to claim it is rebuilt legally is replace the seals ! They dont even open 'em up and check anything inside. I hate to say it but spend the extra now, you won't regret it and you'll have a trans you feel confident with. This is my experience only. I also just had a motor go the hell on me and instead of rebuilding the pile I stretched myself a little and got a great one from a very well known engine builder. I can't wait to fire it up !
     
  5. riz

    riz 3/4 ton status

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    Here's my new motor....just about ready.
     
  6. K5Junkie

    K5Junkie 1/2 ton status

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    The motor looks great!
     
  7. mudfanatic

    mudfanatic 1/2 ton status

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    Motor looks good, too bad it won't stay that way too long.
    Mine stayed pretty until my first off road trip
    '77 K5

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  8. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    OUCH........that is ridiculous! I had my T350 removed, rebuilt and reinstalled for $400! That seems wayyyy too high for a 350.

    '79 - 406 w/IROC TPI - K5#5 - a <font color=orange>sickness[​IMG] <font color=blue>you never get enough of!! [​IMG]
     
  9. 6.2Blazer

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    $800 sounds pretty good for a 700r4 rebuild, as long as the guy knows what he is doing. I would suggest going ahead and paying the extra for it.
     
  10. Todd78/87

    Todd78/87 1/2 ton status

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    Holy Cow, BillR!!! I just had my 203 AND 350 rebuilt for $900.

    Todd 78/87[​IMG]
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  11. turbo

    turbo 1/2 ton status

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    A lot of people get screwed on rebuilt 700R4 which don't work out.
    I suggest bow tie overdrives
    as one word it is their website.
    Their waranty is 1 year their tech help and instal help is excelent and they do all the beefy upgrades.
    Few if any shops impress me by Mr Homes did.
    They only do overdrive chevy autos and they do know their stuff.
    ie they ensure TV cable is adjusted corectly by looking at piston travel inside tranny pan not just how it drives.
    They dyno all tranny before shipping and they have you install a pressure guage on tranny to test before driving it.
    Check them out.
     
  12. Glenn

    Glenn Registered Member

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    I just got my t-350 rebuilt and tranfer case
    inspected and resealed for $300.00. My buddy got
    his 700R4 rebuilt for $440.00 at the same place.
    God I hate 700r4`s
     
  13. EDdaTREE

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    Back here in OHIO's Truck trader they're listed at 450.00 for 700r-4 rblt-w/warranty.probably with exchange.
     
  14. Rayven90

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    I had a guy do mine for $500.00. I live in CO. How about you? If your close I might be able to hook you up. I did mine 2 years ago and pulled a 6500lbs camper trailer last summer with no problem seems to be working fine.

    If you are close email me .
    rrayven@hotmail.com
     

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