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tranny problem

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by eds77k5, Oct 20, 2001.

  1. eds77k5

    eds77k5 1/2 ton status

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    i am a newbie here and recently bought a 77 k5, am goin through it, changing fluids ect. it has the th350 and when i had the thing flushed and new filter the mechanic showed me the pan, it was full of sludge. it was slipping a little and i hoped the new filter, fluid would help, it does shift better now, but my question is this, how long will this tranny last if i dont abuse it, i need a little time to save up the 700-800 bucks for a rebuild, any ideas? thanks
     
  2. Tatman

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    the sludge and slipping may be a result of the previous owner's failure to change the fluid (clogged filter). I have found the same sludge (looks like glitter) in a few vehicles I've bought, and means there is SOME wear, but with regular fluid changes, have had some of those same trannies last til the bodies fell off.

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  3. eds77k5

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    thanks for the info, i will change the fluid again and see what happens, again, thanks
     
  4. outlaw612

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    Id agree, as long as there is no metal pieces or chuncks in there, it ought to be good. $700-$800 sounds awful high for a th350 rebuild.

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