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Old 02-24-2011, 12:25 PM
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Ok, I'm thinking about pulling the stock trans, and replacing it. Any ideas on what i should replace it with, and where I should get it from?

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I just pulled my trans out last week (46RE) auto. Out of my 96 1500 4x4 5.9. I'm picking it up from the trans shop tommorow. They are doing a complete rebuild on it. This includes all sensors and solenoids. My rear planetary gear was blown up. The total cost of this was $750 total. This includes a new torque converter also. The warranty is 2 years or 24,000 miles. They are a reputable trans shop out here in Arizona. I called all over before buying. Everyone I talked to told me that it was a great deal. Good Luck
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Ok, I'm thinking about pulling the stock trans, and replacing it. Any ideas on what i should replace it with, and where I should get it from?

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your best to have it rebuilt. These tranny's really rely on maintenance to the T. my tranny has 160,000 miles and is still strong because of proper maintenance.

The thing with buying used is that you don't know the history of the unit.
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your best to have it rebuilt. These tranny's really rely on maintenance to the T. my tranny has 160,000 miles and is still strong because of proper maintenance.

The thing with buying used is that you don't know the history of the unit.
Hey Denny, mine has about 155000 miles, ive owned it for about the last 35000miles. previous owner replaced with a rebuild a few months prior to my purchase. aside from keeping fluid level, what other maintenance to you do to keep it strong?
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I'm just about to get my tranny rebuilt as well. 3rd time in the last 7 years. Hopefully this next rebuild will last longer. Trying to find a "costworthy" shop to give my money to that I won;t have to return two years down the road for another one. right now my tranny doesn't like left turns. It'll slip and need a second to re-engage. And then on straight-aways, it don't like to up shift properly, so I gotta let off the gas in order for it to shift and lower the rpm's. Makes driving a whole heck of a lot more fun, that's for sure.

SINNER, what part of AZ are you in? I'm out in the Avondale area and I'm looking for a shop. your post above caught my eye.

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