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I need a new trans maybe

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jacksprat1599, Apr 17, 2004.

  1. jacksprat1599

    jacksprat1599 Registered Member

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    I think its dying.It appears to be leaking from the pan and doesn't want to shift out of first until obout 25 mph and then does so with a bang.Who makes a good replacement for the 700r4 if I need one.Oh,this one has 160k on it.
     
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    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    Sound just like the first time my 700R4 went out. I would say find someone local with a good reputation for building heavy duty tranny's and pay to have a good 700R4 built with all the right parts. Or Bowtie Overdrives makes some good trannys too.

    I had mine built local. It was built heavy and has a 2yr/24K warratny. If I wouldn't have gotten the warranty I would have went with Bowtie OD's.

    You might also be able to get a GM 700R4 for that too. Check your local dealer. They will be expensive but they carry a 3/36 warranty or 3/50 warranty. I don't remember which.

    A good 700R4 isn't going to be cheap. Bowtie OD start at $1100 plus shipping. I paid $1600 for mine installed with the warranty.

    $1600 was the going rate for a built 700R4 in Phoenix (installed) $900-1100 without install.

    Harley
     
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    I'd be thinking sm465. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    75-K5 3/4 ton status

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    I'd be thinking sm465. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif

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    or at least thinkign th350 since it will go in place of the 700r4 about 95% directly, and they are common to find in good shape still /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     
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    it is a daily driver suburban not a rock crawler so I would like to keep the overdrive and isn't the th350 a weaker trans than the 700.
     
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    The 350 and the 700 are about the same weakness. Like was said before, you can get a bowtie overdrive with a great warantee for not too much more than a local rebuild. Just make sure you get a shop with a good reputation if you let someone local do it.
     

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