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Is my tranny Fawked?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rpm35, Oct 23, 2003.

  1. rpm35

    rpm35 Registered Member

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    I was driving home from wheeling last week and my tranny quit working. I was at about 75mph with cruise on and my engine started to rev and I coasted to a stop. Once I stopped I checked fluid and it was full. When I put it in gear it learches but doesn't go any were the engine will just rev. I tried every gear on the tranny and on the t-case. I have never had any problems with the tranny and it only has about 75000 miles on it. It seems very wierd to me because every other auto tranny that I have seen die always has a gear you can move in. The tranny is 4l60e. Is it a problem I can fix or is the whole tranny fawked?
     
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    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Your tranny is done. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif Same thing happened to my Dad's '97 burb this summer. Same tranny, same problem. Torque converter crapped out and took the tranny with it.
     
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    somthing similar happened to my 72 camaro, the filter completely plug letting no fluid through, the trans would go now where, replaced the filter and been working since. so there is a slim slim chance u may be ok.
     
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    Drop the pan and see what's inside. That will tell you a lot. Lots of big metal, sludge= rebuild.
     
  5. rpm35

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    Thanks for the replies. I will drop the pan tonight and post up my findings. I hope it is just the filter. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
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    Thanks for the replies. I will drop the pan tonight and post up my findings. I hope it is just the filter. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

    [/ QUOTE ]most of the time if the filter is plugged you would have noticed things like slipping,shifting funny, things like that.usally when they just stop working their done!!!!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
  7. rpm35

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    Well I pulled the pan and there was a ton of metal flakes in the fluid. /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif So I guess its time for a rebuild or a new one. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    Look for a TH350 maybe? Or get a good strong manual.
     
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    hell i say throw in that 465!! i know i would be if my tranny pooped out
     
  10. rpm35

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    I want to keep OD so a th350 or sm465 will not fly.
     

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