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Old 02-27-2017, 12:00 PM
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Default 1999 Dodge 1/2 ton transmission saga continues...

Well after 882 miles on the new (reman) torque converter and rebuilt
transmission. The truck is broke dick again...

The truck makes 'bad' noises in Reverse and Drive, and does not move. It
is quiet in Park and Neutral. Have bounced this off my go to gearheads and
they all concur that it is likely 95%+ a bad TC.

Checked pressures on the ports on the tranny while running and shifting
through the gears and got good pressures, not likely the pump, when we
rebuilt the transmission the pump was good I checked all the tolerances and
they were all in range and mostly in the middle of specifications. Very little
wear on the pump for 170k miles. Drained the fluid afterward and the fluid
was clean and free of any metal, dirt or debris. Have not dropped the pan
yet, will do that and inspect, but do not expect to find anything. The kid and
I ran out of time yesterday.

Have a warrantee claim started and approved by RockAuto.

Just sharing the pain...
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Old 02-27-2017, 12:21 PM
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and approved by RockAuto.

Just sharing the pain...
RockAuto huh? Seems to me the last set of shocks for the car I bought there....helluva deal, lasted about 10 months.
The real odd thing was that I bought a set of 4 shocks for the 1ton and they are still good, just a flaw I guess.
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Old 02-27-2017, 12:38 PM
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RockAuto huh? Seems to me the last set of shocks for the car I bought there....helluva deal, lasted about 10 months.
The real odd thing was that I bought a set of 4 shocks for the 1ton and they are still good, just a flaw I guess.
Some of the RockAuto sourcing is questionable, I will not argue that point.
I do look at country of origin, brand and quality level.

The TC I ordered was Transmaxx, Cleveland, OH. They are reman'ed in the
USA and shipped from the factory for RockAuto. I noted the shipping point
on the first one.

I am hoping I just got a bad one. Splitting the engine and tranny a second
time is going to suck.

http://transmaxx.com/
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Old 02-27-2017, 01:35 PM
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What is the trans model?
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Old 02-27-2017, 02:42 PM
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What is the trans model?
46RE transmission
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Old 02-28-2017, 03:46 AM
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What warranty did you give Robbie ? Yep Arkansas ,if it breaks you get both pieces. As much as I have done I have never had the guts to do a auto transmission.
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Old 02-28-2017, 04:53 AM
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Good luck with the new TC Ron. Hell of a hit to have to pull and replace the TC.
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Old 03-04-2017, 06:48 PM
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What warranty did you give Robbie ? Yep Arkansas ,if it breaks you get both pieces. As much as I have done I have never had the guts to do a auto transmission.
I would substitute 'stupidity' for guts.

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Good luck with the new TC Ron. Hell of a hit to have to pull and replace the TC.
Yeah, I was talking with Windy, he and I discussed the fact that getting a
rebuilt TC is a pig in a poke. I lost of the first one.

We, and by we I mean mostly Robbie, made some serious progress today.
He has been working after school weather permitting, on detaching everything
from the trans to be able to break it loose from the engine. So today we got
the trans moved back enough to squeeze out the TC and put the new one in,
aligning the splines back up was a little challenging but he got it done. We got
the transmission bolted back to the engine and the trans mount put back.

That is where worked stopped as he had a hot date with a girl.

BTW, he is on to a new GF, a few week ago he and the first GF broke it off for
good. Now he is on #2, both are seniors.

So tomorrow he will get everything else hooked up and we should know if I
was right with the diagnosis or not...
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Old 03-05-2017, 07:41 PM
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Well, good news the truck is back in service! The kid did good, he did 90%
of this repair/replace. Some of it was a 2 man job so I was out there helping
when needed. We just disconnected and slid the tranny back enough to swap
out the TC under the truck. Lining up the pump spline gave us a bit of a
headache but we got it done yesterday and got the Trans and Engine bolt up,
Robbie finished the rest of it today after his barn work was done. Did a 10
mile test drive and all it good, actually (and maybe it is just my imagination)
but it seems to shift and drive better now.

Robbie headed into town to buy some clothes and shoes for his new job. He
will be working at the local Farm and Fleet, job orientation starts tomorrow. I
told him the most important thing he needs to learn at orientation is what the
employee discount is...
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