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 Post subject: Re: Removing auto trans from AUII
Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:26 pm 
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thanks for that bondy, always appreciative of a follow up.

So theoretically you can have a spare brand new auto for $1000? Not bad really.



Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution.

 Post subject: Re: Removing auto trans from AUII
Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:49 pm 
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No worries, that's true, one can have a good spare one for under $1,000.

However, what I've been told by a person working in the auto transmission repair industry that most, if not all, trannies going through their workshop replaces everything including solenoids whether it's needed or not....industry I was wonder those companies charge a fortune and the prices of gearbox are so high.

Rip-off merchants in my book

 Post subject: Re: Removing auto trans from AUII
Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:34 pm 
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bondy99 wrote:
As true to my word.

The torque convertor metal tongues ( the two pieces of metal sticking out) were sheared or broke off.

Oil pump was seized Spindle drive was wobbly. everything else is ok.

Bands are good and reusable.

Torque convertor + new oil pump + new seals + filter kit...labour costs to strip and rebuild $980.00


It is great to see an update to a problem.

This is many years later but I had a gearbox do exactly the same thing. I suspect the box I have was rebuilt some time before I got it as the shaft seal was soft and flexible and the pump gasket stayed intact during disassembly.

Once I pulled the pump apart the pump drive was stuck on the stator shaft and the two tabs from the torque convertor were sheared off. First time I had driven the car with a horse float on in traffic. It just lost forward drive. Once the car was home on the back of a tow truck I started it up and drove it up the driveway. After that it never moved.

I can only guess that the pump drive is heating up and binding to stator shaft. The engine has no trouble shearing off the torque convertor tabs. I swapped in another pump drive and so far so good. The first drive was towing a 1T trailer.

The dirty computer connector pins caused the speedo to drop out, which then caused the box to shift down under no throttle in preparation for take off from a stop. Not good at 70km/h the box quickly realised some thing was not right and shifted to neutral.
 Post subject: Re: Removing auto trans from AUII
Posted: Thu May 05, 2022 11:21 pm 
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low_ryda wrote:
It's been a plastic cover on all my autos. It's fairly small so you need to keep winding the motor over to access all the bolts.

The wood and bottle jack under the crankshaft pulley is my chosen method but just pay particular attention to anything that gives resistance.

I've done mine with the harness still attached and the radiator still in. Obviously gearbox harness is detached.

MrFrank also gives good advice, the more extension the better for the bellhousing bolts.

so how long does it take you to do a BTR swap time wise now ?

also are you going pot luck wreckers boxes or ?
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